Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Software, Hardware, Gadgets Galore

Blackberry, Bluetooth, Linux and More

The Marshall County Technology Fair is coming to Columbia State Community College in Lewisburg and May 21 and promises to bring seminars and booths with lots of information on the latest in technology and how technology can help your home, office or business.
The Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board is sponsoring the event through its Technology Committee. The committee has been working feverishly over the past several weeks to come up with vendors and instructors on technology and has come up with a great line up of technology information for the whole family, as well as entrepreneurs and local businesses.
“One of the main goals of the Technology Committee was to host a technology fair,” said Three-Star Technology Committee Chair Bruce Ramsey. “We believe this will be a great service to the people of Marshall County as we strive to become more tech savvy as a community.”
According to Ramsey, the key to the success of the Marshall County Technology Fair will be participation from the community. The more people that come out to see and learn what the latest in technology has to offer, the better chance more vendors with even more technological products will be willing to return next year and the year after.
“We have invited all the civic groups to hold their meetings at the technology fair and the Chamber of Commerce will hold a coffee,” Ramsey said. “What we want to do now is get the word out to all the people in Marshall County so that they can come and learn more about the amazing advances in the technological world.”
Some of the vendors who will be there on May 21 include Texas Instruments, CAM Commerce, AT&T, Verizon, The Tennessee Electronic Library, Connected Tennessee, Licentia Designs, Marshall County Internet Service, TnWeb, Hotshot, Radio Shack and MXN Corporation. The MXN Corp. will have its 32-foot technology bus at the fair for people to climb aboard and experience the latest in technology, computers and software.
Seminars will include Web Design for Small Business, Networking for Small Business, Basic Email and Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, Internet Safety for Parents, Using the Tennessee Electronic Library, Data Security and more.
And there will be some great door prizes including a Blackberry, Bluetooth headsets and an HP ProCurve Wireless Access Point. You must show up to be register for these and many more gifts and prizes.
“Technology is not just the wave of the future, it’s the wave of the present,” Ramsey said. “If you are not utilizing technology in your home or especially in your business, you are falling behind. We hope the Marshall County Technology Fair will help open that door to technology for many people in our community and get them caught up a little bit.”
The Marshall County Technology Fair will begin at 10 a.m. on May 21 and will run until 7 p.m. Seminars will be held throughout the day and booths will be open all day for anyone who needs to come before or after work. This event has been months in the planning and is shaping up to be a do-not-miss event.
“We invite everyone in Marshall County to come and see what is being done with technology today,” Ramsey said. “You will be amazed at what technology is making happen in your everyday world and how you can be a part of using technology to make a better world for yourself.”
The Marshall County Technology Fair comes to Columbia State Community College in Lewisburg on May 21, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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