What You Get
As a member of the Tech Council, you have access to a variety of benefits that allow you to have a voice in Annapolis and help you save money on office supplies, legal services, health insurance, and everything in between. We understand that businesses can always use more support, and we make sure that happens. There really is something for everyone, and we know that the people you'll meet and the practical benefits you'll use will positively impact your business.
TCM’s Connected Community is a private and secure gathering place for all sectors of the technology and life science industries where, as a member, you can create peer-based groups to hold discussions and address key issues, connect with other members to learn about industry trends, and share tips, or post a blog on your profile page to contribute valuable content. And, for the in-person experiences that are equally as important, you can access event postings with a direct link to register for roundtables, dinners, forums, and receptions that suit you best. This is an industry community with hundreds of members that you can make your own and build the complete connected experience that is tailored to your needs.
Activate your membership and customize your profile today at community.techcouncilmd.com. It only takes a few minutes to become part of our Connected Community where the information you share and the knowledge you gain results in better business practices that positively affect your bottom line.
The Tech Council provides a forum that promotes leadership, innovation, collaboration, and information sharing among technology professionals within the technology industry. Being a member of a Tech Council committee gives you a voice in the technology and life science communities. Additionally, leading a committee will help you learn and implement leadership skills that will take your career to the next level such as decision-making, planning, problem solving, and evaluating.
TCM offers its members direct access to the political process with a full-time Government Relations staff that provides your business with a strong voice that will be heard by policymakers at the state, local, and federal levels. The Tech Council is the only tech council in the region with a full-time presence in Annapolis working year-round to represent industry interests. We understand that if issues affect the technology and life science industries, they affect your business. Read more about our Government Relations team and our advocacy efforts.
One of our goals is to help our members meet and engage with over 40 Tech Council events each year. We produce both large, signature events and smaller, targeted events that help you reach over 5,000 technology and life science leaders in the mid-Atlantic area. Our events help you learn new skills, keep current on industry trends, and promote your company. All of which help you to grow your business.
The Tech Council maintains an online membership directory that includes comprehensive listings of over 300 member companies. The directory is updated monthly so that new members enjoy quick exposure and listings are always current. The directory is the perfect prospecting tool as you can easily connect to members through their address, phone number, website, and social media sites.
Sponsoring Tech Council events enables you to reach a large audience of technology and life science influencers in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. We offer your company direct access to innovative companies that have discretionary funds for a wide array of products and services. Tech Council sponsorships are the perfect complement to any strategic marketing plan, and our packages are priced for both large and small companies.
Cost Savings Programs
Your Tech Council membership comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes our popular Cost Savings Program. We’ve partnered with local and international companies to offer you big discounts on products and services like office supplies, express mail, lab supplies, staffing, insurance, and more. The money you save with our Cost Savings Program provides you with an excellent ROI to offset the cost of membership.
Members are always informed of Tech Council and industry news and events through our monthly e-newsletter, TCMVibe. The Vibe features relevant, timely articles and news that appeals to both the technology and life science industries. Each issue of Vibe includes a feature article on a member so that you can promote your company, and read about industry news, upcoming Tech Council events, member benefit updates, and special offers.
Each business day, we compile timely industry news and provide it on our website and on Twitter at @TechCouncilMD so that you don’t have to spend time poring over publications. Event announcements and photos are also posted on our Facebook and Flickr site for you to enjoy and interact with the Tech Council members and visitors.
Our text messaging service enables you to be quickly and conveniently updated on Tech Council events. We are mindful of all of the email that you get every day, so we put you in control and make it easy for you to get Tech Council event information. Signing up is easy! Simply text TCM to 74700 to get started.
The Tech Council website is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the organization. You can renew your membership, update your company’s information, connect to our social media sites, read about member news, and enter our Connected Community. You can also check on the progress of policy matters, read about and register for events, and so much more. Think of the website as your knowledge navigator to all things Tech Council.
CORE Career Center
CORE is TCM’s online career center and is a deep resource for posting and finding all levels of technology, life science, and business jobs in the Mid-Atlantic region. CORE provides detailed job/internship listings in 15 categories and recruiter and career articles that are updated frequently and promoted through our social media channels for easy access. Visit CORE to learn more.