SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

February 11, 2010 12:57 ET

Leading Maryland Tech Trade Groups Come Together With Maryland Legislators to "Keep the Focus" on IT Issues

Second Annual "MD IT Day Showcase" to Highlight Tech Sector's Impact on Job Creation, Innovation and Long-Term Goals for Marylanders

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - As Maryland's unemployment rate hovers just above 7 percent, the state's leading tech trade associations are joining forces again to show legislators in Maryland's General Assembly that technology is vital to the economy because it is at the epicenter of Maryland's future job growth and prosperity. Hosted by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC), Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), and the Maryland Computer Services Association (MCSA), the second annual MD IT Day Showcase will bring together key legislators and tech executives from around the state on February 24, 2010, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis.

"The economy is creating challenging times for Maryland and Maryland residents. But the tech sector in the state is thriving and growing, and will play a key role in creating new jobs, educational opportunities and long-term security for our community," said Renee Winsky, CEO of the Tech Council of Maryland. "The Tech Tax repeal effort in 2008 was a major win for Maryland businesses, and was the wake-up call needed for both the tech community and our elected officials. It gave us the opportunity to learn more about each other, how to work together to create a positive environment for business and enabled us to start and maintain a constant dialogue about our future."

More than 30 Maryland IT companies will participate in the 2010 MD IT Showcase, which is an intimate trade show that enables these businesses to educate legislators about their products and services. Legislators also will have the opportunity to meet with senior IT executives to gain a better understanding about what laws and issue are impacting them.

WHO:    Leading Maryland IT Executives & Maryland's Legislators
WHERE:  Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD
WHEN:   Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

To learn more about reserving an exhibit table or to obtain a list of exhibiting companies, please call Mark Glazer at 240.243.4045 or e-mail him at

ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND: The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland, the nation's second-largest technology hub. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit

ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE TECH COUNCIL: The Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC) is devoted to one goal: growing the region's technology community. The GBTC asks technology companies what they need to grow and stimulates this growth by providing innovative programming where organizations meet, learn, and do business. Finally, the GBTC celebrates the community's successes, spreading the word that technology businesses thrive in the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit

ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL TECH COUNCIL: The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the area's growing technology industry. Originally founded in 1992 as the Anne Arundel Tech Council, the CRTC offers events, symposiums, educational seminars and other programs designed to foster an exchange of ideas, expertise and business partnership opportunities from the region's vibrant tech industry. More than 200 businesses from the Annapolis/ Washington/ Baltimore region are members of the Council, including many of the area's well-known leading technology companies. More information is available at

ABOUT THE MARYLAND COMPUTER SERVICES ASSOCIATION: The Maryland Computer Services Association (MCSA) is a statewide association of IT professionals dedicated to lobbying on behalf of Maryland's computer services industry. Created in response to Maryland's Tax Reform Act of 2007, MCSA's mission is to help Maryland policymakers better understand the nature of the information economy and the types of public policies needed to drive job growth and prosperity for all citizens of Maryland. Visit us at

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