CHARLOTTE, NC –CT Communications and SouthSales Communications, Inc. are the latest sponsors to sign on in support of the latest Tech Exec networking event.

The Charlotte Tech Execs, which are put on in partnership by Local Tech Wire, the Business, Innovation and Growth Council of Charlotte and Business Wire, is set for Tuesday, March 8. It will be hosted by SanDirect.

CT Communications is a provider of telecommunications and other services with customers in North and South Carolina. Its headquarters are in Concord, NC.

SouthSales is a provider of services for the wireless industry and is based in Charlotte.

Founding sponsors Grant Thornton, Peak 10, RBC Centura and Got Share Point continue to support the premiere entrepreneurial and technology event.

“The Tech Exec has provided Charlotte area executives a unique opportunity to foster meaningful business relationships,” says Jeff Spalding, vice president of sales and marketing for Peak 10. “The TechExec contributes to the development of the technology industry in Charlotte by providing a venue for the area’s key thought leaders and business leaders to come together and share ideas.”

The event will take place from 5:30-7:30 PM at SanDirect’s corporate headquarters off Yorkmont Road near the coliseum area.

“We are thrilled to play a leading role in bridging together business leaders and supporting growth among various technology sectors by partnering with the community for this event,” says Jim Stikeleather, SANDirect CEO.

This event started in the region in 2003 in partnership with the Business Innovation and Growth Council (www.bigcouncil.com) and Business Wire (www.businesswire.com).

“Promoting this first class executive networking event aligns with
our mission of supporting and encouraging the growth of entrepreneurial companies,” says Terry Thorson Cox, president and CEO of BIG Council.

The TechExec is a free event and will be held quarterly at different locations in and around Charlotte. To register, visit localtechwire.com/charlottetechexec/

About CT Communications

CT Communications provides integrated telecommunications services to residential and business customers located primarily in North and South Carolina. We offer a comprehensive package of telecommunications services, including local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, and digital wireless services. Visit: www.ctcnet.com

About GotSharePoint

GotSharePoint (GSP) offers a wide range of products from leading Microsoft SharePoint ISVs and Partners. With a broad selection of products and services, GSP provides Microsoft customers with fully-integrated SharePoint solutions and the convenience of one-stop shopping. GSP continuously researches and enhances its product mix based on new product introductions and the needs of its valued customers. Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies are designed to enable easy, connected collaboration across an organization. Using the combined collaboration features of Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003, organizations can empower users to create and manage rich, easy-to-build SharePoint sites, and allow those sites to be discovered throughout the organization. Visit: www.gotsharepoint.com

About SANDirect

SANDirect is a privately owned firm based in Charlotte, N.C. that specializes in high availability data storage Solutions. The company offers complete solutions that include both hardware and software to produce the best scalability and increased productivity. Staffed by engineers with industry leading certifications, in a wide range of technology areas including EMC, Oracle, Cisco, Veritas, SNIA, Brocade, Microsoft, HP, and Sun Microsystems, SANdirect is well positioned to help its customers grow their business through technology. For more information visit: www.sandirect.com

About BIG Council

The BIG Council is a member based non profit organization whose mission is to promote economic development in the greater Charlotte region by supporting and encouraging the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies. The BIG Council provides education, mentoring, advisory services, and an invaluable network to help entrepreneurs build successful companies. Visit: www.bigcouncil.com

About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton International is the world’s leading accounting, tax and business advisory organization dedicated to middle market companies. Through its network of 585 offices in 110 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the firm has regional offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C, and Columbia, S.C. Partners of the member firms of Grant Thornton provide personal attention and seamless service delivery to public and private clients around the globe. Visit: www.grantthornton.com

About Peak 10, Inc.

Peak 10 is the Southeast’s leading data center services provider offering a full range of hosting, storage, security and business continuity solutions. Customers such as RDU Airport, Global Knowledge, Ameristeel, LendingTree and Siemens rely on Peak 10 to keep business critical applications up and running around-the-clock. The company owns and operates five enterprise-class data centers that deliver a higher standard of infrastructure, security and performance to businesses nationwide. Peak 10 has data centers in Louisville, Ky., Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., as well as Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla. Visit: www.peak10.com

About RBC Centura

RBC Centura is the personal and commercial banking operation in the U.S. for RBC Financial Group family of companies. We deliver a wide range of financial services, including deposit accounts, investments and mutual funds, financial advice, credit and debit cards, business and personal loans, insurance and residential and commercial mortgages through RBC Centura Bank and other RBC companies throughout North America. RBC Centura serves personal and commercial customers through more than 260 retail and business banking centers in five southeastern states, mostly in North Carolina. We are also one of the leaders in e-commerce, offering a number of services over the Internet. Visit: www.rbccentura.com

About SouthSales Communications (SCS, Inc.)

Headquartered in Charlotte, SouthSales is a premiere provider in the wireless industry for more than 23 years. Offering the first 450 trunking systems, mobile data, GPS services as well as traditional two-way systems. We have in-house service support technicians that are certified in the latest technological advances, plus the best customer and repair service statewide. Three area offices are available to serve you: Greensboro, Charlotte and Shelby, NC. Visit: www.southsales.com