Benefits & Application
LRITA Membership Benefits
- Rights to vote for LRITA Board Members
- Rights to serve on the Board of Directors
- Rights to serve on LRITA Committees
Programming and Events (BIT Talk, Annual Conference)
The LRITA Board and member driven committees regularly schedule
various events throughout the year, most notably our monthly BIT
Talk, giving opportunities for professional networking, education,
and professional development. We also host the Annual LRITA
Conference which is the premier event for information technology
professionals in the region.
LRITA manages an open group at www.linkedin.com where we host
discussions, industry news, and a job board. This is available to
any interested individuals even if they are not LRITA members.
A job board is hosted right here on the LRITA website where our
members and area businesses can post IT related job opportunities
in our region. In addition to that, there is a jobs area located at
our LinkedIn group where anyone can post and view IT related
Opportunity to volunteer on Committees
LRITA is fast becoming a significant resource for information
technology professionals in our region. Because of that, we welcome
and encourage member involvement by joining our many committees
that develop and deliver programming and events throughout the
Along with being actively involved in committees, our members
also chair them and serve on the LRITA board. This presents some
unique leadership opportunities that can further individual
professional development and leadership skills.
Exchange Best Practices
LRITA events present an opportunity to share and exchange best
practices both vertically by industry and horizontally across our
entire member base. Our members enjoy the interactive events that
support the sharing and learning that strengthens individual skills
that in turn benefits the organizations they work for.
Develop Business Through Networking
Of course, professional networking is the glue that binds
professionals together. There are many opportunities for our
diverse base of members, both IT professionals and vendors, to come
together for the sharing of ideas. Many members find solutions at
LRITA events that may include new vendor partnerships.
LRITA's founding was spawned from the workings of government and
industry while seeking strengths that would bolster economic
development within the region. The organization continues to view
that partnership as a key strength for our region. In turn, LRITA
sanctions and its members are actively involved in projects such as
Connect Ohio (www.connectohio.org), which is sponsored by local,
county, and state governments.
Vendors see a value in offering our members discounts for their
IT related products and services. And the LRITA Board welcomes
these opportunities when they become available. This also presents
our members with ideas for solutions they might not otherwise have
Throughout the year, educational events are held to the benefit
of our members. Some are member lead events while others are vendor
sponsored events. LRITA's board and committees welcome the
opportunity to work with both members and vendors alike in
delivering such presentations to the LRITA community.