Local Tech Wire was honored by the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA) with the 2003 Media Award of the Year at the NCEITA 21 Awards Ceremony last night.

Over 300 IT leaders gathered at the Embassy Suites in Cary to celebrate the winners of the NCEITA 21 Awards, which are the oldest and most prestigious statewide IT awards in North Carolina. These awards are given annually in 21 categories to the leading companies and individuals in North Carolina’s technology industry.

“Local Tech Wire’s commitment to covering the IT and Biotech Industry has been outstanding” said NCEITA president, Joan Myers. “They continually provide quick coverage of events and we are very pleased to present them with this award.”

Local Tech Wire delivers high tech (and biotech) focused news with online convenience to the highest traffic counts of decision makers and C-level executives. They provide exclusive, late-breaking stories every weekday for the high tech community in Raleigh-Durham, the Triad, Charlotte, South Carolina and Atlanta. In their 8 a.m. “First Edition” blast, Local Tech Wire brings its readership more than 10 breaking news stories, plus in-depth features and executive interviews. LTW covers topics and events the competition overlooks – high-tech, biotech, venture capital and finance companies. Each month, LTW generates over 1 million impressions while the average reader is staying on line more than 18 minutes.

“We are quite honored by this award from NCEITA,” said Andy Agrawal, co-founder and chairman of Local Tech Wire. “It is a tribute to the fine team of writers who have worked so hard since January of 2002 to provide daily in-depth coverage of the technology, life science and venture capital industries in the Carolinas and Georgia.”


NCEITA is a not-for-profit membership-driven organization classified as a 501 (c) 6 trade association. NCEITA also has a 501 (c) 3 education foundation which operates and manages its educational programming. NCEITA is the primary voice of the Information Technologies industry in North Carolina dedicated to promoting and strengthening the electronics, telecommunications, software, Internet and related service industries through increased public awareness, and to provide a forum to learn, educate, communicate, promote, network and implement actions. For more information, visit www.nceita.org