Annual Investors

What:  The Annual Investors program recognizes member organizations that have invested either $10K+ in event sponsorship or $15K+ in membership dues and sponsorship in the calendar year.  Organizations qualify once their commitment meets one of the thresholds mentioned above.  The 2014 Annual Investors are recognized on this page, the Annual Investors slide show on our home page and at every signature event.  

Learn More:  To learn more about becoming an Annual Investor, contact Marc Montoro at 919.890.773 or Email Marc.

You can count on EMC to keep innovating ways to store, protect, optimize, and leverage information, all with the aim of contributing to your ongoing success.


Business Wire provides better local support with fast turnaround of your news releases and greater accuracy.


The worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.


IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services. Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives - business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water and healthier populations.


Beacon Technologies supports and assists businesses by designing software solutions for electronic commerce on the World Wide Web.


Our facility and staff provide the ultimate in secure IT solutions and data protection. We can expertly address your most unique business objectives.


Time Warner Cable Business Class Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable, offers a full complement of business communications tools to small-and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its Voice, Internet, Television, Network and Cloud Services are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Through its NaviSite subsidiary, the Company also offers managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998. Today, it serves more than 600,000 business customers throughout Time Warner Cable's markets.


As a business owner, your main focus is growing your business. With WorkSmart’s Integrated IT Operations Management, we serve as your IT partner so you can cost-effectively run your business, optimize resources, and focus on day-to-day operations, free of the stress of supporting the technology you rely on. WorkSmart is the leading IT consulting firm in the Carolinas. We partner closely with local small businesses like yours, giving management and staff the tools they need to be productive anywhere, with anyone, and on any device.


The technology and the methods may have changed, but the goal is still the same - you have a message to deliver. From origination of the idea to distribution of the final product, Keiger is equipped to help you get it delivered. Sure, we print stuff, and we fulfill, mail, distribute and warehouse that stuff. But you need to know that we are more than just printers, much more! If web-to-print, cross-media marketing, branded web stores and multi-channel publishing are unfamiliar terms to you, then call us today and we will tell you why these things should matter to you.


Peak 10 delivers tailored data center and managed services solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based environments through its ten geographic locations from Cincinnati to Ft. Lauderdale.


More than ever, advertising in Triangle Business Journal delivers your best new business prospects. Decision makers at the Triangle's fastest growing companies choose Triangle Business Journal as their preferred resource for local news and information. They dedicate 49 minutes per week to reading our newspaper cover to cover. These money making experts depend on Triangle Business Journal to run smarter, stay ahead of the competition and choose vendors and resources.


The Select Group takes a fresh and personal approach to recruiting. We've based our business on honesty, integrity, and ethics. We believe in strong, long-term relationships, and in our commitment to represent only the top echelon of candidates for the best clients.


We do what nobody else does - cover one very special place, this state, and its economy, which is as diverse as the people who call it home. We produce quality, in-depth journalism, digging behind the news, delivering what we uncover in a manner that, though at times provocative, is always fair, accurate and thorough. Our job at Business North Carolina is to reflect reality and, in doing so, both enlighten and entertain our readers.


Since 2003, iContact has helped small and medium businesses share their stories, ideas, and products through email and social marketing. We take what we know about our favorite small and medium businesses—a trendy boutique hotel in South Beach, the online poster store that helps us decorate our cubicles, even the local coffee shop you'll find us in on Saturday—and we build the online marketing features we know those businesses need to succeed. We then pair our tools with award-winning support and expertise, so our customers never have to go it alone. And we top it all off with great personality, energy, and a commitment to creating a positive wake in our community. iContact is a service of Vocus.


CCCi is an IT staffing leader in service, value and positive impact among our clients, consultants, community and industry. Our IT consultants have delivered more than 10,000,000 hours of expertise. From our headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and regional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, and Dallas, Texas and we are currently providing technology professionals in top tier companies throughout more than 20 US states.


IT expertise and process knowledge originating in over 40 years in the market and over 1,000 customer projects helped us become a successful, comprehensive and international IT service provider. One customer, one project, one project manager. This is our approach to working as closely as possible with our customers.


Our offering is simple: we design, build, own and operate best-in-class multi-tenant data center facilities, optimized for the most discerning large enterprises. Since pioneering the wholesale collocation industry 12 years ago, our mission has remained to align best-in-class facility infrastructure, engineering acumen, technical personnel and operations protocols towards the single obsessive purpose of sustaining uptime for our tenants. Let us introduce you to the power of our offering.


We create and build exceptionally engineered personal technology, but we are much more than a tech company. We are defining a new way of doing things as a next-generation global company. We have our core strength in China, rapid growth in emerging markets and a unique global footprint. Lenovo builds on its dominant position in China to grow globally. The expansion from East to West – introducing our newest products in China and then spreading across the globe – is a new way of viewing the world.


Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. has been providing enterprise-class solutions to government, education and corporate customers for more than 25 years. Carolina Advanced Digital is a leader in IT infrastructure security solutions, network design, access control and network security.


As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP provides guidance and support that helps our clients move forward to reach their organizational goals. Our Firm’s industry specialists understand your marketplace, so we can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. Ranked among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact our clients’ ability to grow. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms, start-ups and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward to their growth destination.


Our global mobile network gives you exceptional call quality, fast data speeds and reliable connections, across the Truphone World bundle of 66 countries* and on to a total of over 200 destinations. We do this by routing calls and data differently from any other network in the world. Our customers range from FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies to millions of consumers around the world. Find out what makes us different.


Used at more than 70,000 sites in 136 countries, including 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list, SAS helps organizations turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use.