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February 5, 2013

Big Speaker Event

ATKINSON —Are you ready for a night of inspiration and secrets, shared by successful business leaders, that turned their passions into profitable careers? Helping Young Professionals Excel (HYPE) and The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce are excited to host the second annual Big Speaker Event on Mon., February 11, at Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by guest speakers from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker for this event is, none other than Dr. Ivan Misner. Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur Magazine, Dr. Misner is the Founder and Chairman of the worldwide business networking organization BNI (Business Networking International). He is a world class speaker with expertise in networking and business development. Dr. Misner started BNI when he was only 27 years old, and has grown this successful organization to include 145,000 members, and created over three billion dollars in business referrals just last year!

The event will also feature the local success story of Joe Faro. Joe turned his passion for food into a business plan during his Entrepreneurship class in college. The success and sale of Joseph's Gourmet Pasta and Sauces, has given Joe the opportunity to develop his dream of the Tuscan Villa in Salem, which includes the Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market. Al Getler will be back again this year as our host for the evening! Al is the Publisher of The Eagle-Tribune, a Leadership Speaker, a Blogger, and a ventriloquist in his free time.

Admission is $30.00 per person. Tickets are available at eventbrite –

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