By Matt de Simone
Last Thursday, Botetourt County Board of Supervisors member Amy White took home the Regional Leadership Award that recognizes one who not only succeeds in the workplace, but also leads by example by contributing significantly to the community. Through their mentorship, thought leadership, or advocacy they are advancing the region and the people within it.
“As an educator at heart, my first thought is to thank my students,” White said in a recent statement. “They have provided me with purpose, energy, and have shown me the potential that resides in every individual and in our community. I would also thank the teachers in my life. This includes both the teachers that taught me in their classrooms, and the many colleagues whom I had the honor to teach beside. I am fortunate to work in a world every day that values learning—and I continue to learn from both my colleagues and my students. Finally, I would thank my parents for teaching me the value of hard work, the importance of caring for the land, and for raising me in this awesome community.”
The Town of Fincastle’s Micro Harmonics took home the “Rising Star” Award that recognizes a local technology company whose “star is rising.” It may not be a household name yet, but it is poised to be another success story in the Roanoke – New River Valley region. This award emphasizes the importance of small firms to our region’s technology economy.
TechNite is the annual celebration of the Roanoke – Blacksburg region’s technology community. It’s an opportunity to network with leaders in business and innovation. The evening included a keynote speaker and awards presentation to celebrate the leaders, innovators, and successful companies within the regional technology community.