December 10th, 2009

2009 Teaming to Win Conference

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Teaming to Win conference, where NAFTC staff and other participants learned about exciting new ventures, partnerships, and business growth opportunities in the technology field.

The event, which was held in Fairmont, WV at the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, networked companies with the hopes of making connections and building strong partnerships to better capitalize on the many opportunities in technology.

U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan, said “We’re really trying to help the technology community, build up small business, and work with government folks here and technology companies.”

The conference included numerous speakers and dozens of exhibits, as well as plenty of networking opportunities. Some of the speakers at the event included Dr. Brian Noland, former chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; Dr. Thomas Krepel, President of Fairmont State University; Dr. James Clements, 23rd President of West Virginia University; and keynote speaker, Lori Beth Garver, Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NAFTC Assistant Director – Communications Judy Moore, was on hand at the conference to represent the NAFTC. “This is an excellent venue for building partnerships in the technology field,” said Moore. “The conference is well attended and everyone present has the same goal, which is to open-mindedly discuss their organizations’ capabilities and needs to see if any of the connections made at the conference can enhance those capabilities or fill a need. We were able to make some very good connections at this years’ event.”

Teaming to Win’s charitable purpose is to advance and improve small business prospects in West Virginia, and to facilitate educational opportunities which promote higher business standards, methods and practices.


Participants of the 2009 Teaming to Win Conference had the opportunity to visit various exhibits and make connections. NAFTC Photo.

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