c-note

Charlottesville, VA Business News

VPTC+CVG unveils new name, new logo, same mission

Posted by lbanner on October 3, 2007

VPTC+CVG, the combined entity of the former Virginia Piedmont Technology Council and Charlottesville Venture Group, has a new name and logo as of October 2, 2007: Charlottesville Business Innovation Council. As noted on their web site, the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council describes itself as “the preeminent private-sector advocate and catalyst for entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development in our region.” Serving its members through “advocacy, educational programming, and by bringing people together through its network of members and contacts,” the council claims a membership base of 300 individuals, companies and organizations, representing more than 15,000 people in the work force.

No slight intended to the hard-working and passionate members of the VPTC+CVG now CBIC, but their mission and tagline are sounding awfully familiar: Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, “dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in the greater Charlottesville communities … the Chamber has 1,200 member businesses and civic organizations. Chamber members employ more than 45,000 men and women in the Charlottesville region …” And the Chamber also supports its members through advocacy, educational programming, and by bringing people together through its network of members and contacts.

What’s the possibility that these two member-based business organizations, sharing much of the same mission and potentially many of the same members, may some day work in conjunction with each other? Dare we propose the CRCC+VPTC+CVG+?

Advertisements

One Response to “VPTC+CVG unveils new name, new logo, same mission”

  1. […] One year ago the former Virginia Piedmont Technology Council (VPTC) combined with the former Charlottesville Venture Group (CVG) to form the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC), their mission to be “the preeminent private-sector advocate and catalyst for entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development in our region.” I believe the year has seen a number of event successes for the CBIC, not the least of which, their annual Innovation Awards Dinner. But the “slowing economy” has had its affect on area business associations, and as of today, what I had dared to suggest last year, has come to pass, The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) today announced that their respective organizations have signed an agreement to jointly support the entrepreneurial and high-tech business community in an innovative affiliation. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: