For CompTIA AITP chapters, awards programs are a great way to raise awareness of the association locally, show appreciation for volunteers and members, and celebrate noteworthy individual and industry-wide accomplishments. Here is how a few CompTIA AITP chapters are doing just that:
Chicago Highlights Effective IT Teams
CompTIA AITP Chicago recognizes that teamwork is the fuel that allows professionals to attain uncommon results in the IT industry. On March 8, the chapter recognized the Most Effective IT Teams in the Chicagoland area at a dinner awards presentation. The winning teams (pictured above during the panel discussion) included: Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Zurich Insurance Network and Nuveen. Read about what it takes to be an effective IT team.
Northeast Wisconsin Recognizes Standout Members
Recognizing the hardworking volunteers who make it possible to have a thriving local CompTIA AITP chapter possible is an important aspect of maintaining member participation and engagement. This year, the CompTIA AITP NE Wisconsin Chapter presented the 2017 Chapter Member of the Year award to Thomas Artz (pictured below, left) for his efforts to secure clients and sponsors for the successful 2017 TechHub Conference. In addition, Andrew Shimon (pictured below, right), a student majoring in software development at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), was presented with the Sherry Anklam Memorial Award (SAMA), which included a $1,000 prize. Andrew is an active member of his CompTIA AITP student chapter and part of FVTC’s elite BizSquad team, which provides customized business solutions to select Fox Valley companies. Congratulations to the winners!
Celebrating the Industry in the Ozarks
On March 1, Biz 417, a media company in Springfield, Missouri, partnered with CompTIA AITP of the Ozarks, to recognize Southwest Missouri's technology sector at the second annual Excellence in Technology Awards. Three organizations and three individuals left as winners, including: Mid-America Technology Alliance received the Community Impact Award; Eagle Speak took home the Enterprise Technology Award; and The Daily Scholar was named the Most Innovative Startup. The individual award winners were Stephanie O'Connor for IT Executive of the Year, Myke Bates for Developer of the Year and Aimee Hendrycks for the Rising Star Award. Read more about the winners on the Biz 417 blog.