January 2017 Meeting

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, December 14, 2016 meeting at the White Palace in Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV.  The White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).

Meeting Topic & Speaker

Four Things Managers Should Know About SQL Server

John Sterrett – Procure SQL LLC

Microsoft SQL Server is rapidly evolving. Today, there are monthly builds and two-year major release cycles. The feature list is growing in the shape of a hockey stick graph. Pricing and your hosting options have changed. Tonight, we will focus on why recovery is vital to your business success. You will learn why the cloud is the future, how performance tuning is easier today, and how to squeeze the most out of your SQL Server budgets.

John Sterrett is the CEO and the Founder of Procure SQL LLC.  Procure SQL LLC, is a Microsoft Data Platform consultancy who focuses on stabilizing performance, availability and operations for clients who are using SQL Server. John is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and is a Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform.

Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com.  John has presented at many community events, including PASS Member Summit, SQL Rally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQL Saturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter Meetings.  John is a leader of the Austin SQL Server User Group and founder of the HADR Virtual Chapter.

John is also a Past President of The Greater Wheeling Chapter of AITP and a Past President of Region 18.

2017 GWC Officer Installation

John Parkinson, past president of the Greater Wheeling Chapter and also past president of AITP Region 18, will be preforming the 2017 GWC Officers Installation.


President – Dolph Santorine (Monoceros Ventures)

Vice President – Anthony Massa (West Liberty University)

Secretary – Bill Fairbanks (Murray Energy)

Treasurer – Graydon Henry (Wheeling Hospital)

Past President – Bill Fairbanks (Murray Energy)


Directors (2) for a 3 Year Term – 2017 thru 2019

David Rapp (Wheeling Hospital)

Marilyn Perhacs (Weirton Medical Center)

Event Schedule

We will meet at the White Palace.  Social time and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The dinner will be at 6:15 p.m. and the presentations will follow the meal.

Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, $12.00 for AITP student members and $23.00 for non-member guests.  We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

RSVP to Join Us

This is a special event with a great speaker and informative topic, so please RSVP early in order to allow the Wheeling Park catering staff the opportunity to prepare sufficient food for everyone in attendance and to ensure there is seating available for our group.

E-mail Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org to RSVP.  Reservations are essential.

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