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January 16, 2014

Attention Young Professionals

SALEM —HubSpot’s Brian Halligan and MSI Mechanical Systems’ Brian Hooper headline the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s H.Y.P.E. Really BIG Speaker event. You don’t have to be a Young Professional to enjoy this evening of inspiration and wisdom.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Brian Halligan, CEO and Co-Founder of HubSpot, a marketing software company he co-founded six years ago to help businesses transform the way they market their products. Since its’ founding, HubSpot has accumulated nearly 10,000 customers. Brian is a Senior Lecturer at MIT where he teaches Entrepreneurial Product Development and Marketing. He is author of two books: “Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead” and “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs”. Brian was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 New England award recipient.

Also speaking this year is Brian Hooper, VP of MSI Mechanical Systems, Inc., BusinessNH Magazine’s 2013 Business Leader of the Year. Brian is on a mission to get younger and future workers in New Hampshire involved in the Trade Industry. He participates in career days in middle and high schools in the Greater Salem area, and works with a local Technical High School to have students work in a co-op program. Brian helped ABC NH/VT start a Young Professionals Group, and co-founded Building Dreams for Marines, a non-profit that helps NH Marines modify their homes.

Al Getler will be back again as the host for the evening. Al is President and CEO of Ellie on Wheels, a full service marketing, management and media consulting company.

The event will take place on Thurs., January 23 at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club in Atkinson. Tickets are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door. Appetizers and cocktails start at 5:30 p.m.; Speakers from 6:00–8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please contact the Chamber at 603-893-3177, or email Christine at www.admin@gschamber.com.

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