Tech Council

The Tech Council — sponsored by Cook Medical — functions as a collaborative forum and think tank, bringing together representatives from more than 350 high-tech companies as well as educational institutions, elected officials and the general business community.

Through this coordinated meeting of the minds, valuable new ideas and insights are generated to enhance our area’s growth as a technology-centered economy. The Council and the Chamber then put these ideas into action.

The Tech Council’s key action areas are:

Education And Workforce Development

The Council works in concert with local businesses and our area’s educational institutions to ensure that our workforce has the appropriate curriculum, training and skills to support future growth in key technology segments.

Networking Events

The Council provides numerous opportunities for talented people to get together to socialize, share ideas and form professional relationships including:


  • The annual Tech Briefing is an entertaining, informative, and fast-moving event open to the public and appealing to a broad audience. It is not a dull science conference! Ten featured presenters speak for just five minutes each about their innovative technologies, designs, and products. This is your opportunity to learn firsthand why we now call Winston-Salem “The City of Arts and Innovation”!


Assistance With Technology Industry Issues & Public Relations

The Council serves as the technology industry’s advocate, educating local and state officials about the unique requirements of high-tech businesses and the issues that affect them.

For more information, please contact Jill Atherton, 336-728-9206.