Don’t Miss This Event!

By | 2016-11-18T14:12:51+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Categories: Beacon News|Tags: , , |

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Beacon Technologies is excited to be a Hole Sponsor for the North Carolina Technology Association’s (NCTA) Annual Golf Tournament.  We have sponsored and participated in this tournament for years and we’ve been extremely satisfied with the tournament activities, prizes, networking opportunities, and the overall quality experience each player enjoys.  I have found that NCTA provides Beacon with a great channel to connect with the rest of North Carolina, particularly the Raleigh/Durham/RTP and Charlotte areas, where they have a strong membership following.  NCTA is making a concerted effort to engage the Triad more with events at Grandover and Furnitureland South and in Winston-Salem.  The Triad has a lot to offer this organization and in my opinion, it’s important for all of us to stay connected with the businesses (and potential opportunities) across the state.

So get your foursome together ASAP and grab your spot in the tournament lineup!  The event will take place at the beautiful Grandover Resort & Spa in Greensboro on Thursday, June 16.  NCTA always pulls out all the stops to make sure you have a great day and all registrations include breakfast, complimentary beverages, lunch, and a networking reception at “The 19th Hole”.

Lastly, I highly recommend that you take part of your day on Friday, June 17th to attend the NCTA Leadership Conference (also at Grandover).  It’s one of the few conferences that I make a point NOT to miss!  You can get more information at or call Rachel Kennedy at 919.890.0772.

About the Author:

Mark Dirks
Before becoming Beacon's CEO, Mark climbed through the technical ranks, starting as an application developer for RJ Reynolds. He then spent 15 years at AT&T, where he led the creation of one of the world’s first corporate intranets. Co-founding Beacon in 1998, he has driven consistent growth, long-term partnerships and a unique culture for 20 years. Mark was instrumental in forming relationships with Google, Accenture, KPMG Consulting, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Department of Education (when Beacon developed FAFSA on the Web). These relationships during the company's early years, coupled with Mark’s leadership and business development skills, foreshadowed the growth of Beacon's Higher Education portfolio over the last 10 years. Mark holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Wake Forest University and an M.S. in Computer Systems from Kansas State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Technology Association, was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and received the Entrepreneurial Success Award by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.