SOURCE: NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter

April 24, 2008 16:05 ET

NIRI Silicon Valley Launches Password-Protected Website to Deliver Added Value to Membership

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced it has launched a password-protected website to offer its membership timely access to pertinent investor relations and best practices information. The password-protected website features four categories of data, including:

--  Best Practices Documents:  Senior level IROs share best practices
    documents, articles, and templates to members of the NIRI Silicon Valley
    chapter.  These reference materials are used to develop and execute
    successful investor relations programs.
    
--  Seminar and Event Webcasts:  The NIRI Silicon Valley chapter offers a
    full range of educational programs throughout the year.  These programs are
    focused on helping members advance their discipline of investor relations
    practices. Seminar and event webcasts as well as speaking materials are
    made available to membership.
    
--  Professional Development Opportunities: The NIRI Silicon Valley
    chapter provides access to numerous large and small cap companies viewed as
    global leaders in their industry.  Varying levels of investor relations
    positions are featured on the website, offering members direct access to
    newly-posted opportunities.
    
--  Mentor Program: The Mentor Program was established seven years ago to
    tap the wealth of experience from within our membership. Originally
    designed to help educate and support chapter members who are relatively new
    to the field of investor relations, this program has expanded to those who
    seek to refine their IR skill set or for those re-entering the field of
    investor relations.
    

"We are continuously evaluating ways to add value to our membership," said Michelle Levine, President of NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter. "This year we introduced a number of new programs and experimented with various themes and topics. One of those programs was our password-protected website which we completed and launched in a relatively short timeframe. The site is content-rich with material beneficial to anyone in the investor relations profession and we are pleased to offer this to our chapter membership."

About NIRI Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley Chapter is one of the largest chapters of NIRI, comprising of more than 200 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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