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.

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.

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.

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.

CommScope is one of the world's premier network infrastructure providers, enabling and empowering many of the top-performing networks in existence today.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Accenture is one of the world's leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 305,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $30.0 billion for fiscal 2014.

As NCTA's computer partner, Lenovo has provided the NCTA team with the latest round of laptop/tablet technology. Lenovo creates and builds exceptionally engineered personal technology, but is much more than a tech company. They are defining a new way of doing things as a next-generation global company, with their 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 their newest products in China and then spreading across the globe - is a new way of viewing the world.

TEKsystems is a subsidiary of Allegis Group, the largest private talent management firm in the world. Their longstanding history and industry-leading position speak to their success in providing the IT staffing solutions, IT services and talent management insight required for you to actualize ROI and sustain a truly competitive advantage in a fast-changing market.

Eagle Creek is the industry leader in US Onshoring, successfully operating technology centers from North and South Dakota for the last eight years. From CRM, to Java or .NET, to Business Intelligence; superior in capabilities to offshore, more reasonable than on site, while enabling knowledge retention and reliable governance. We are successfully delivering the most sophisticated projects to the world.

We are the industry leader covering business news from a local, regional and national perspective, reaching more than 13 million affluent business decision makers via our websites, mobile, publications and industry events.

For over 65 years, Cherry Bekaert has provided high quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. Thousands of clients look to Cherry Bekaert’s accountants and advisors for innovative and professional guidance on important operational and financial matters that advance their business goals.