Helping our members succeed.
From medical device start-ups to established global manufacturers, the industry, size and needs of our members span a very broad spectrum. To deliver value to such a diverse group, we offer specialized member services across four targeted platforms: Business Development; Talent; Visibility; and Advocacy.
We know that performance matters, which is why we judge our performance in terms of the positive results that we deliver to our members. Whether weâ€™re helping you identify top talent or making valuable business introductions, our mission is to help our members grow and succeed.
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Black Box Builds New Business With PTC Services
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Black Box Corporation is a leading, global provider of communications and infrastructure solutions.
Even though the company is very well known in its hometown, executives felt they were not realizing the full potential of local business opportunities. Black Box joined the PTC to help grow its local business presence. Through our various marketing programs, including a very attractive Member2Member discount program, and numerous networking events, Black Box achieved its objective by increasing sales across each of its major offerings.
“Joining the Council helped us to increase our visibility in the regional market, which in turn helped us to increase revenue,” said Brian Kutchma, director of sales and marketing at Black Box. “The Council’s targeted introductions and marketing programs have helped us to grow our local presence. One of the new customer relationships built through our Council participation generated $150,000 in new business for us in just one year. We have certainly received a very strong return on our membership investment..”
Songwhale Swims in the Pittsburgh Marketplace with PTC
Songwhale is a mobile solutions provider, developing emerging technology and services that facilitate sponsorship, advertising, distribution and monetization of digital content to mobile devices. Established in 2007, the company moved to Pittsburgh the following year to tap into the region’s business, technology and university scenes. The company joined the PTC to make those connections.
According to Ty Morse, Songwhale CEO and founder:
“Joining the Council was a great decision. Through the Council’s many valuable introductions, we were able to very quickly become part of Pittsburgh’s technology and business community. Not only were most of our early contracts a direct result of the contacts we made through the Council, the Council has always been a great promoter of our company with coverage of our new offerings and growth in their magazine, newsletters and radio program. Membership in the Council certainly helped to jumpstart our business in the Pittsburgh market, which set a very strong foundation for our successful expansion to national and international markets.”
Plextronics Builds Top Talent with PTC
Plextronics is an international technology company specializing in printed solar, lighting and electronics. The company was able to take advantage of our Talent services to support its growth.
“We doubled our business in a two year time period,” shared Andy Hannah, president and CEO of Plextronics. “With this dramatic growth came some good problems in terms of recruiting and rewarding top talent. Fortunately, PTC’s Career Connector has proven to be a very time- and cost-effective way for us to identify qualified candidates; it has saved us thousands of dollars. And beyond just identifying the right candidates, the Council’s insurance program has strengthened our efforts to recruit and retain top talent by enabling us to offer valuable employee benefits to our growing work- force, while managing our bottom-line costs.”
The Council has also helped increase the company’s visibility with coverage in our different media outlets and exposure at our award events as both presenter and as a winner of the prestigious Tech 50 award. By working with PTC’s government relations experts, Plextronics has also taken a leading role in working to reshape and positively impact R&D tax policy in Washington, D.C. and in Harrisburg.
Plus Cuts Costs while Raising Quality of Health Care Plan
Plus Consulting helps companies achieve optimal business results from their technology investments. As a PTC member, the company has come to expect member services that help it to achieve optimal business results.
From gaining valuable exposure through our various media outlets to identifying, recruiting and rewarding top talent, Plus Consulting takes advantage of our services to build its business and strengthen bottom-line results. Our PTC Corporate Coverage Group is just one of the Talent services that has delivered valuable results for the company.
According to Steve Smith, president and founder of Plus Consulting:
“The new PTC insurance team pro- vided immediate value to us in our first meeting by recommending we implement a Health Reimbursement Account. This new alternative funding approach will deliver significant savings in premium without changing the quality of the coverage we offer to employees or their access to established doctors. We are very pleased with the strategic approach the PTC insurance team is taking to help us to protect both our employees and our bottom-line.”