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Tech Collective Launches New Website

New site engages users with organizational initiatives, industry resources and business and marketing tools.

Providence, RI, September 20, 2009 --( Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industries Association, today announces the unveiling of its new website, The website provides users with information about Tech Collective events and initiatives as well as IT and Bioscience -pertinent information and resources across state industry, government and academic sectors.

In conjunction with its modernized look and alignment with the organization’s recent logo and marketing campaigns, the new Tech Collective website offers users:

· Instant updates with RSS feeds
· Ability to browse and post community news, events and job vacancies
· Flash-driven Featured News section
· View and download Tech Collective photos and reports; and IT and Bioscience industry reports
· View Tech Collective members, including name, logo, website URL and mapped location
· Cleaner and easier to use navigation

The interactive web and multi-media company, Shazamm, has worked closely with Tech Collective in the aesthetic and functionality design, deployment and continued support of the website. The collaboration came about through a relationship grown between Tech Collective, member company, Shazamm, and its parent company, Atrion Networking Corporation.

“Shazamm has been involved with the Tech Collective since its beginnings as RITEC, when we built their first Web site,” said Dana Paul, Shazamm’s CEO. “It is a privilege to once again work with the organization as it continues to grow and evolve. And we are confident the new Tech Collective site will prove to be a flexible, reliable and resourceful asset for that growth, both internally and to the industry it serves.”

“Tech Collective is excited to announce our brand new website!” said Giselle LaFrance, manager of media relations for the organization. “Its features truly align with Tech Collective’s mission of connecting people with the critical resources needed to prosper in the IT and Bioscience industries. There is also the opportunity to utilize our website as a marketing and business tool to help users accelerate their company. Industry awareness and advancement is one of the website – and Tech Collective’s – strongest benefits, especially in an uncertain economy. We are proud to share it with all of Rhode Island’s technology stakeholders.”

Future plans for the website include the addition of a blog forum as well as members’ login and social networking capabilities. For more information, please visit:

About Shazamm:
Shazamm specializes in software development and Web and multimedia design. Clients include ESPN, American Express, Hasbro Inc., Gilbane Building Co., and Field & Stream magazine. For more information, e-mail or visit

About Tech Collective:
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $6M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, Tech Laureates’ Night and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers. For more information about Tech Collective, please visit

Giselle LaFrance
Manager of Media Relations
Tech Collective

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Tech Collective
Giselle LaFrance, Manager of Media Relations
(401) 829-8321

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