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What It Means to be a Volunteer: Insights from CBIC's 2016 Volunteer of the Year

Why spend time volunteering? Most of the time, it means working behind-the-scenes for the greater good, to be part of something that is bigger than you that’s changing the world or at least your part of it. You don’t do it for the recognition, but because you are passionate about the work. So being recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year was an honor and icing on the cake of my volunteer experience with CBIC.

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Mobile Websites Key to Google Ranking

Today, a significant amount of traffic to your site comes from people using mobile devices. In fact, 94% of people with smartphones in the United States search for local information on their phones.

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Celebrating Innovation in Charlottesville: ArcheMedX Recognized for Tech Innovation

ArcheMedX was honored to be a tech innovator finalist at the recent 18th Annual Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) Awards Gala. ArcheMedX joins a long list of notable past CBIC Gala Awards Finalists and Recipients such as Psikick, WillowTree, Maternity Neighborhood, Hotelicopter, Silverchair, MusicToday, and VividCortex to name just a few.

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Raise Your Profile: Annual Awards Gala Sponsorships Now Available

2016 marks the 18th year that the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) has celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation through its Annual CBIC Awards Gala. Last year’s gala resulted in a 50 percent growth in attendance over the prior sold-out year making it the largest CBIC Awards Gala in history with 360 attendees!

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The Path to a Patent: 5 Things to Consider

If you are a startup or a solo inventor, you may have thought of applying for a patent as one form of intellectual property protection. This blog post attempts to set forth some very basic concepts of patenting that a startup or a solo inventor must be aware of. Of course, there are many more issues to keep in mind, including whether you should even apply for a patent or go for other forms of protection (trade secret, copyright, etc.). Some scenarios are presented below.

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High School Hackathons Spark Interest in Tech

The Hour of Code is a movement that began in 2013 with the ambitious goal of getting 10 million students coding for an hour during Computer Science Education Week in December. To date over 145 million students have participated in the Hour of Code. Many schools throughout our community have joined in the Hour of Code, setting aside an hour in their school day to give all their students an opportunity to get hands-on with coding.

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