CT Communications, Meca Properties and UNC-CH Business School are the newest sponsors to sign on for the next Charlotte Tech Exec.

The quarterly networking event is set for Tuesday, July 19, 2005.
Hosted by goodmortgage.com, founding sponsors Grant Thornton, Peak 10, and RBC Centura continue to support the premiere entrepreneurial and technology event.

“CTC is proud to sponsor and participate in the Charlotte Tech Exec,” said Randy Madge, vice president of business sales for CT Communications. “With the region’s booming growth, it’s important to stay connected with other business and technology executives in the area to network and exchange industry expertise.”

The Tech Exec will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 PM. at goodmortgage.com’s corporate headquarters area at the corner of Tremont and South Boulevard at Atherton Mill.

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

The TechExec is a free event and will be held quarterly at different locations in and around Charlotte. To register, visit: www.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. See: www.ctc.net

About goodmortgage.com

goodmortgage.com is an Internet mortgage banker, based in Charlotte, NC, providing personalized mortgage services that eliminate excessive fees and paperwork and are faster, less cumbersome and less stressful than typical, offline loan services. By utilizing the Internet and advanced technology processes, goodmortgage.com enables consumers to obtain purchase and construction loans, refinancing, home equity lines and second mortgages from the convenience of their own homes that are consistently lower than the national average. goodmortgage.com has been listed by Deloitte as a Rising Star, a North Carolina Technology Fast 50 and one of the Fast 500 Growth Companies in North America. Founded in 1999, goodmortgage.com provides residential mortgage lending in 12 states and commercial lending across the US. The company prides itself on assisting those in search of the best mortgage for all credit situations by providing education, self-service tools and personal support via knowledgeable Mortgage Professionals to answer questions, in addition to Mortgage Calculators, Mortgage School, Helps and Tips accessible at www.goodmortgage.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. Grant Thornton LLP’s web site is 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. See: www.rbccentura.com