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January 8, 2014

Chamber hosts Really Big Speaker event

SALEM — HubSpot’s Brian Halligan and MSI Mechanical Systems’ Brian Hooper headline the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s HYPE Really BIG Speaker event Jan. 23.

Halligan is the keynote speaker for this year’s event . He is the CEO 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.

He is a senior lecturer at MIT, where he teaches entrepreneurial product development and marketing. He is the author of two books: “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead” and “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs.” Halligan was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 New England award recipient.

Also speaking this year is Hooper, vice president of MSI Mechanical Systems Inc. He is on a mission to get younger and future workers in New Hampshire involved in the trade industry.

Hooper 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. He helped ABC NH/VT start a Young Professionals Group, and co-founded Building Dreams for Marines, a nonprofit organization that helps New Hampshire Marines modify their homes.

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

The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Appetizers and cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will present from 6 to 8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, call the Chamber at 893-3177 or email Christine at www.admin@gschamber.com.

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