The VTCRC collaborates with product and service businesses to provide ALL VTCRC companies and employees exclusive BENEFITS and SAVINGS. If you are interested in learning more about our affiliate program, email FOR JULY 1, 2021 - JUNE 30, 2022

MARKETING: Aspire Marketing Agency

Cody Thompson, Co-founder, Aspire Marketing Agency,


  • Discounted photography great for: Company head shots, website content, LinkedIn profile pictures, and social media posts.
    • Normal price $35 an edited photo (10 photo minimum) Discounted rate:$300 +$30 for each additional photo

Drone Photography and Video Footage

  • Licensed and experienced drone coverage for companies who need it for their marketing or business needs. Normal rate is $175 for the first hour and $85 for additional shoot hours and editing hours.

VTCRC discount: 20% off these prices.


  • Special small and new business pricing. Normal price is $1,000.
    • VTCRC discount: 5% or $950
  1. Squarespace website with 30-day turnaround,
  2. 4 Pages: Home, About us/Team/Mission, Products/Services, Contact us. 400-word maximum.
  3. Contact Form
  4. Copywriting
  5. 2 rounds of edits
  6. 1 hour of training
  7. Google my business creation and site linking
  8. 3 still photographs - Recommended: business owner head shot, hero image and cover. Additional photos for site sourced from client.
  9. Payment options available

RENTAL CAR: Enterprise

Contact us for your VTCRC promo code when reserving! Please note drivers must be at least 21 years old.

Mack Crowder, Branch Manager → | 540-382-7970
Leslie Lawson, Area Manager → | 276-618-9515
Elizabeth Peters, Business Rental Sales Executive, Virginia Group → | 336-608-7611

Offer exclusive features for VTCRC tenants, at no extra cost, to include; Pick up and drop off located conveniently across the street at the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport with at least 2-3 days' notice preferred, but will try and accommodate all requests. Drivers must be at least 21 years or older.

  • Corporate discount program for travel originating in Virginia
  • Rates valid at all enterprise locations in Virginia, excluding Northern Virginia.
  • Unlimited mileage in Virginia and surrounding states on certain car classes.
  • No charge for additional drivers.
  • No charge for under 25 drivers.
  • Wide selection of makes and models of vehicles.
  • Rates are also available for personal rentals.
  • 24-hour roadside assistance.


Location 1: Tech Center Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport
Location 2: 55 Ponderosa Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073


Tina Corner: | 410-970-4771
Locally:  Henry Bass:

  • As a valued tenant of the VTCRC an exclusive benefit to LX Council membership is waiver of our one-time initial fee valued between $250 - $500.
  • LX will also provide a 100% guarantee up to two months of participation or your monthly dues completely refunded. Monthly membership starts at $350 and up.

Membership benefits are:

  • Professionally led monthly meetings by a trained, experienced moderator
  • Henry Bass, CEO of Automation Creations and VTCRC tenant, is the local moderator.
  • Meeting styles vary in person (At National Bank) or virtually. In person meetings are held once a month for four hours and virtual meetings are held twice a month for two hours each.
  • Access to National Bank resources and expertise on the economy and financial trends and risk management
  • 1 Leadership Assessment (DISC): value $150
  • CEO tools as introduced in the meetings: Example: Strategic Planning best practice tools and formats
  • Annual social with all our members and spouses locally
  • Access to all LX members nationally: nearly 100 CEO’s and Leaders for insight and connections
  • Receive “Sit Down!, Speak Up!, Cash In!” A CEO’s Guide to Peer Advisory Councils by the founder of LXCouncil, Tina Corner
  • CoreValue Software value assessment of your business: Value: $950


Shirley Gillispie, President | 540-357-3807


Complimentary …

  • consultation and recommendations based on promotional products industry statistics, previous promotions, and marketing goal
  • logo review to determine appropriateness for imprinting
  • assessment of digitized logo to determine appropriateness for embroidery
  • delivery of product samples to VTCRC companies and employee
  • 10% discount on promotional products

AUTO & HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Scott Vaught, Agent | 540-315-5440

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PRINTING: Wordsprint

Bill Gilmer, Owner | 540-382-9111
2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 2050


  • 10% discount on all products and services for VTCRC tenants OR 10% less than any competitive offer, whichever is less. Competitive offer must be current and documented, with same specs, and apply to products/services that Wordsprint offers.
  • Free marketing consultation: One 3-hour overview session, focusing on one or more of the following: strategic planning, branding review, database analysis, demographic targeting, customer survey development and/or return on investment calculator.
  • Free flipping book file: Bring us a screen-optimized PDF of any publication (newsletter, annual report, instruction manual, employee handbook, etc.), WS will create a “flipping book” file for your website or for standalone use – includes page turning feature, key word search and hot links for email and website addresses. Limit one per client per year.

ACCOUNTING: Brown Edwards and Kevin Stieper

Mark Woolwine, CPA, Partner

Email: or call 540-443-3606
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2700, Blacksburg, VA 24060

  • R&D credit feasibility study – free 2-hour consultation
  • Pass through basis analysis for S Corp shareholders and partners – 20% discount
  • Creation of electronic personal property book and tax depreciation records – 25% first year discount

Kevin Stieper, CPA

Email: or call 540-239-7439
2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 1103, Blacksburg, VA 24060

  • Free Initial Consultation for New Businesses at the VTCRC
  • Discussion of issues affecting start-up businesses, selecting the proper entity type, understanding tax implications, setting up an accounting system, and establishing accounting procedures.
  • Free 1-hour Consultation for New COgro Members

Up to 10% Off the Following:

  • Accounting Services
  • Tax Preparation and Planning
  • Government Contract Accounting Services, Rate Development and Tracking, DCAA-Compliant System Setup
  • Payroll Services
  • Accounting System Setup
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Consultations


118 Third Avenue, Radford VA 24143
Phone: 540-639-9696 | Fax: 540-639-0685
Email: |


  • We will provide Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center tenants and employees with across the board absolute lowest pricing plan, augmented further by special pricing on items you use on an everyday continuous basis. Most purchases will fall in the 45-75% off of ‘list’ price.
  • We are proud to offer free next day local delivery - in most cases and for most items (some purchases, particularly furniture items, will require longer delivery times), free planning and workspace design services, free assembly and installation of furniture purchased from our sales staff and free available inventory control service all backed by an experienced customer service team always ready to help. Order placement is easy! You can reach us by phone, fax, e-mail, or online. We welcome you to register for an online account and to browse and shop with us soon!
  • We offer a very hassle free 'return policy' where most times items are picked up [within a day] by our delivery personnel with credit being issued upon return to our location. Under most normal terms and if item[s] are returned prior to 30 days of initial invoicing there are no restocking fees or return shipping hassles for you the customer.
  • 'Try a chair': We feel that pictures of or sitting in a chair for 5-10 minutes won't give a person a true feel for how it will feel after sitting at work for hours on end. Most chairs shown within our catalog are available for customers to try out for 2-3 days so the user can get a true feel of it in their work environment. There is no charge for this service which includes delivery and pick-up if necessary. We deliver the chair on a “on approval” ticket and only actually bill the customer should they decide to keep the chair.
  • Please feel free to contact us and one of our knowledgeable representatives will stop by at your convenience to help in any way possible. We have catalogs showing many items along with sample boxes of ‘day-to-day’ supplies ready for you to try.


James Ealey, main contact
Phone: 540-382-4928 | Fax: 540-731-5112
Email: or
3965 South Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073


SWaM Certified → Goodyear National Accounts → State and Federal Price Support → ASE Certified Technicians
For questions regarding the above, please email

  • In addition to the current tire manufacturer rebate/discount (such as Goodyear, Michelin, Continental and many more) as a VTCRC employee/tenant, you will receive an ADDITIONAL 5% discount. Example: 1st Quarter 2020 Goodyear offered a rebate of up to $300 on a set of 4 select Goodyear brand tires! This will be an additional 5% off!
  • VTCRC employees/tenants will receive an AUTOMATIC 10% off mechanical services. *
  • In addition to the current customer coupon on our website for a standard, non-synthetic, oil change, as a VTCRC employee/tenant you will receive an ADDITIONAL $2.00 off for a total of $5.00 off a regular oil change or an ADDITIONAL $10.00 off a full synthetic oil change. *
  • VTCRC employees/tenants will receive a MONTHLY SPECIAL, not available to the public.
  • FREE SHUTTLE will be available for those who need it to and from VTCRC.

* Offers only available to VTCRC Tenants and Employees for service at Thompson Tire 3965 South Main Street Christiansburg, VA.

* Not valid with any other coupon or discounts, no cash value. See store for complete details. Offers expire June 30, 2022.

HOTELS: Comfort Inn Blacksburg and Courtyard by Marriott Blacksburg

Comfort Inn Blacksburg

Ron Alcorn, General Manager/Owner
540-951-1500 | Fax: 540-951-1530 |
3705 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060


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Courtyard by Marriott Blacksburg

Thomas Norman
105 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060


  • The hotel agrees to offer VTCRC tenants, employees and company clients a 33% discount at a rate of $99 per night (a savings of $60 per night) and a rate code assigned to VTCRC specific reservations. Front Desk associates will visit for a current VTCRC tenant list and promote the rate when qualifying the company during business travel reservations.
  • Tenants, employees and clients can book their rate online by either entering promotional code VJK at or by using this user-friendly link found on the VTCRC Affiliate website where the promotional code is prefilled.
  • In addition, we offer discounted packages for VTCRC group meetings. The meeting room rental will be discounted by 50% from daily rental fee. Complimentary Audio Visual (screen, projector, tv) in the meeting space. We serve a complimentary hot breakfast buffet for meeting room events. The breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fruit, oatmeal, coffee and juice. We will offer double meeting planner points on all VTCRC group events.


Alec Siegel, Owner  | Cell: 540-998-1987
1750 Kraft Drive, Suite 1100

  • Respond on a priority basis to queries and questions from prospective and current VTCRC tenants.
  • Give schedule priority to prospective and current VTCRC tenant projects.


WELLNESS: Carilion Wellness CRC

Jonathan Bennett, CRC Site Manager
1715 Pratt Drive


To receive the VTCRC discount, bring the employee verification form to the VTCRC Administrative Office and our staff will sign for you to provide to the Carilion Wellness staff.

20% discount - per month membership

  • $28 for individual
  • $40 for household

30% discount - per year membership

  • $294 for individual
  • $420 for household

MOVING: Clinton's Transfer & Storage

Mark Parcell, Director of Sales and Marketing, Relocation Specialist
Email or call 540-552-3201
Brian Graves, Owner,
1604 Grayland Street, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060


  • Free estimates for any type of move
  • Ten percent discount on office moves
  • Priority scheduling
  • Complimentary used cartons for any scheduled move (based on availability)
  • Professional packing services available for any move