October 21, 2008

DPR Group Named Finalist for the North Carolina Technology Association’s 2008 NCTA 21 Awards

DPR Group, Inc., a full-service agency that provides public relations and marketing support services to a broad range of technology companies, announced today that the company has been named a finalist in the Technology Support Services category for the 2008 NCTA 21 Awards. Winners will be announced at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, N.C., presented in conjunction with title sponsor Grant Thornton. The theme for this year's event is "The Election of 2008" and will be attended by more than 500 executives and leaders from across the state.

DPR Group vice president Bryan Wyatt said, "It is an honor to be selected as a finalist for the NCTA 21 Awards by the preeminent technology association in the state. This recognition is a testament to DPR Group's long and successful history working with technology companies and service providers to increase brand awareness and capture greater market share."

The NCTA 21 Awards are recognized as North Carolina's most prestigious awards, celebrating innovation and excellence in North Carolina. This annual showcase honors companies and individuals in 21 categories who represent the best and brightest in technology and business. The awards are grouped in five categories: Technology Industry, Stage of Development, Functional, Leadership and Excellence. Each year, NCTA also presents four individual awards, including: NCTA Volunteer of the Year, Public Leadership in Technology, Technology Executive of the Year and an Outstanding Achievement Award to an individual who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the advancement of the technology industry in North Carolina.

For additional information or to view a list of past winners, visit www.nctechnology.org.

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association's mission is "Making North Carolina #1 in Technology and Technology #1 in North Carolina." The organization does this through three main focus areas: executive engagement, public affairs, and enabling member transition to a technology-enabled workplace. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.

About DPR Group, Inc.

DPR Group is a full-service agency that specializes in providing public relations and marketing support services to a broad range of technology companies. Founded in 1998, the firm has a proven track record representing both privately held and publicly traded companies in fields that include software development, systems integration, telecommunications, electronics and component manufacturing, consulting, and specialized services. With offices near Washington, D.C. and in Cary, N.C., DPR Group has the experience and industry contacts to successfully launch new companies and products and to significantly increase the name recognition of larger, more established companies. For more information, call 919-678-9200 or visit: www.dprgroup.com.