Local Tech Wire and ClearImage today announced the next TechExec will be hosted at the Raleigh offices of Grant Thornton on June 29. Created by Local Tech Wire and ClearImage, the TechExec is an “invitation-only” quarterly networking event for business and thought leaders in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina.

“The TechExec has provided Triangle area executives a unique opportunity to foster meaningful business relationships,” said Monica Doss, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and TechExec steering committee member. “Events such as the TechExec further demonstrate North Carolina’s commitment to entrepreneurial success, and it’s the support of companies like Grant Thornton that make these professional experiences possible.”

Grant Thornton is a global accounting, business and tax advisory firm and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C. as well as Columbia, S.C. The firm has a dedicated technology and life science practice that delivers professional services to leading companies ranging in size from early-stage, venture-backed organizations to middle-market companies.

“North Carolina’s technology and life science communities are integral to the state’s economic success and growth,” said Mark Larson, partner with Grant Thornton’s Raleigh office. “The TechExec contributes to the development of these industries by providing a venue for the area’s key thought leaders to come together and share business ideas. Grant Thornton recognizes the unparalleled value this offers RTP’s technology and life science companies, and we are thrilled to be a sponsor and host of this event.”

The TechExec is sponsored by SAS, Peak 10, Cisco, Grant Thornton, Mobile Reach and Southern Capitol Ventures.

About the TechExec

Created by Local Tech Wire and ClearImage, the TechExec is a quarterly “invitation-only” executive-level networking event for business and thought leaders in the Research Triangle region. Because of the overwhelming success of past events, the format was altered for 2004 and invitations will be sent to area executives on a rotational basis throughout the year. Tim Tompkins of Grant Thornton serves as the 2004 Chairman of the TechExec steering committee.

About Local Tech Wire

Local Tech Wire delivers high tech (and biotech) focused news with online convenience. The service is free, although registration is required. No other online technology news source provides the breadth of exclusive, late-breaking stories every weekday for the high-tech community in Raleigh-Durham, the Triad, Charlotte, South Carolina and Atlanta. Visit www.localtechwire.com for more information.

About ClearImage

ClearImage is a full service marketing, public relations and business development firm located in Raleigh, N.C. The company combines big agency thinking with small firm attention to deliver high impact programs that generate consistent exposure, increase sales and build brands. ClearImage is known for its thorough research and implementation of targeted programs. The firm’s mission is to raise industry standards with progressive client service and employment practices. For more information, visit www.clearimagepr.com or email info@clearimagepr.com.