SOURCE: NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter

June 20, 2008 12:48 ET

NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter Earns Top Award at NIRI National Conference

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that it has earned the top award for the Best Overall Large Chapter in 2008. The chapter awards ceremony was held at the Annual NIRI National Conference in San Diego, California on June 7, 2008.

The Best Overall Large Chapter Award honors the local chapter for achieving excellence in chapter programming, special events, member services, communications, professional development and external affairs as well as possessing strong board management, strategic leadership succession, and exemplary use of volunteers. In addition to the Best Overall Chapter Award, NIRI Silicon Valley received the NIRI Chairman's Award for its Annual Spring Seminar, which attracted nearly 150 investor relations professionals from the Bay Area.

"We understand the commitment and collaboration involved for a chapter the size of NIRI Silicon Valley to maintain this caliber of standard and excellence throughout the year," said Jeff Morgan, chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute. "We wanted to recognize NIRI Silicon Valley with the most distinguished award -- Best Overall Large Chapter -- for consistently demonstrating strategic and creative thinking in its chapter membership IR programs. Congratulations on a job well done."

"Our Board members have graciously volunteered their time to help advance the education of investor relations in our local area," said Michelle Levine, president, NIRI Silicon Valley. "We take a tremendous amount of pride in winning these awards which represent the teamwork of our entire Board as well as the countless number of members and sponsors who have contributed to the success of our chapter."

About NIRI Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley Chapter is one of the largest chapters of NIRI, comprising of nearly 250 investor relations practitioners, corporate officers, consultants, and partners responsible for the advancement and discipline of investor relations practices within the local community. To become a member of the NIRI Silicon Valley chapter, please contact Hunter Landers at hlanders@csg-design.com or to learn more about the organization, please visit www.nirisv.org.

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