Top Tech 2004, one of the region’s major gatherings of the technology community, holds its annual event at the Charlotte Hilton & Towers on May 25.
The North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA), Charlotte’s Business, Innovation & Growth Council (BIG), the Charlotte Chamber, and the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council are the hosts.
Terry Thorson, president of BIG tells Local Tech Wire, “I’d like to see more Charlotte people attend this year.” Thorson says of the 200 or so who attended last year’s event, “about two-thirds were from the Research Triangle.”
Joan Myers, president and CEO of NCEITA says, “We are extremely excited to have national figures such as Medicare, Medicaid acting deputy administrator Leslie Norwalk, as well as some of the top leaders in our industry speaking at TopTech 2004.”
The agenda includes leading industry innovators, security specialists and business visionaries. Attendees will hear from:
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.
Old Houses Online
Copley Internet Systems has launched a site called OldHouses.com offering listing space for sellers of historic houses built before 1950, a growing photo archive, and extensive resources for old house enthusiasts.
The site includes directories of suppliers, publications, organizations
and other resources.
Joe Copley, president, says the site grew out of his passions for both old homes and the Internet. Copley is currently living in and restoring a 1910 American Foursquare near downtown Charlotte, where OldHouses.com is headquartered. The house is on the commercial edge of Elizabeth, a fine example of a Southern neighborhood built at the turn of the 20th century. He has lived in and restored several other old homes.
“Remembering the past is about looking forward, not backward: preserving our heritage enriches and informs our future. That is
why I want to celebrate the glory of our architectural heritage,” says Copley.
According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the United States has more than 30 million housing units built before 1950. “The Internet offers new ways to celebrate and promote the preservation of these old treasures far into the future,” says Copley.
According to real estate industry statistics, approximately one million old houses are sold in the U.S. every year. And roughly 90 percent of the buyers of these old houses use the Internet to facilitate the purchase process.
Copley Internet: www.copleyinternet.com