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Virtual: A Day in the Life – Training Specialist

1) WHAT DO YOU DO AT VIRTUAL? I’ve been a Training Specialist at Virtual for five-plus years, I’m part of a team that manages the coordination and administration of the Global Certification Programs for one of our largest clients, a security standards council for the payment card industry. Recently I returned from Cape Town, South
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The Lesson of Llandudno

I went to the beach last week.  That’s nothing new for me—I surf year-round in New Hampshire, sometimes trudging through snow to get to the beach. This beach was a bit farther away from my usual surf spot.  While I was in Africa for the PCI Security Standards Council’s annual Middle East & Africa Forum,
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Finding and Creating a Great Place to Work

  Finding and Creating a Great Place to Work Thursday, May 11 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600 Wakefield, MA 01880 Virtual, Inc. invites prospective employees and industry partners to a networking open house and discussion surrounding a theme that embodies Virtual’s core values: “Finding and Creating a Great Place to
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SEMPO 11th Annual State of Search Industry Report Reveals Rise in Mobile Search and Social Media Advertising

WAKEFIELD, Mass.– Mar. 28, 2017 – SEMPO, the world’s largest nonprofit organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and the marketing professionals engaged in it, announced today the results of its 2016 State of Search Report, the 11th annual edition. The SEMPO Research Committee will provide a detailed look at the report’s valuable data
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Virtual: A Day in the Life – Events Planner

Q&A with Brittney Burns, Events Manager at Virtual What do you do at Virtual? At Virtual, I manage events for a technology-focused, non-profit association management company. This might mean planning conferences and member meetings. Virtual’s event planning team plans numerous Board of Directors and association working group meetings every year. We run events in 35
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Musings from the RSA Conference

The RSA Conference is this week in San Francisco. This event is like the annual prom for the security industry—part conference, part trade show, part “place to be.” In the midst of all the Diet Cokes that I shared with various conference participants, a few musings about the world of security have become clear. First,
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Super Lessons

I know the rest of the country doesn’t want to hear it, but all I’ve watched on TV this week is Super Bowl highlights.  I’ve watched the replay of the game.  I’ve watched the NFL films featuring the mic’d up players.  And I’ve watched endless post-game analysis. And I learned quite a bit. Sure, some
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The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

The budget: The lifeblood of any organization. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations wrestle continually with maintaining and improving their overall operations. Regardless of tax status, organizations must constantly strive for sustainability while keeping the mission in mind. Budgets should be a major part of every organization’s plan. The budget is the realistic financial blueprint for the
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‘Tis the Season for Giving

We’re fortunate at Virtual to be in a position to support many worthy causes in the Boston area.  Over the past few years, we’ve given tens of thousands of dollars to charitable causes ranging from the Jimmy Fund, to supporting employees who participate in various charity walks and runs, to volunteering our time at Habitat
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