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Kenexa, a leading provider of recruiting and talent management solutions, brings a unique combination of cloud-based technology and consulting services that integrates both people and processes.Its acquisition will complement IBM’s strategy of bringing relevant data and expertise into the hands of business leaders within every functional department, from sales and marketing to product development and human resources. 

Attention! LinkedIn Passwords Leaked!
According to a CNET report, some LinkedIn passwords have been leaked to the internet. LinkedIn representatives confirm that passwords were “compromised,” that the company is “looking into reports of stolen passwords, and advised users to stay tuned for more information.”

In the meantime, we advise you to change your LinkedIn passwords as soon as possible. Pass this along to your friends and colleagues so they can change theirs, too.

To change your password: Go to Settings. Login to LinkedIn. At the top right of your screen, hover your mouse over your name, and click on Settings. Look near the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see Email and Password. In that list, go to Change Password. In the box, enter your old password, and then your new password, and confirm your new password. Click Change Password.

To see a screen shot that shows you exactly what to do, email iCANny at specialevents@hvcfi.com with Passwords in the Subject line and we’ll be sure you receive the article.

Note: This security message is brought to your attention as a service of iCANny and our continuing efforts to serve the business community!
THE HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR INNOVATION / iCANny HOSTED THE LATEST ENTREPRENEURS BREAKFAST FORUM ON JUNE 6, 2012

CONTACT:  Sarah Burd, Media Coordinator, sarah@iCANny.net

DATE:           June 6, 2012

Featured Guest Speaker: Jan Wallen,

Author of Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less, Speaker and Professional Consultant, Specializing in Social Media

Many business owners lack the skills necessary to navigate markets, secure and maintain customer bases, and conduct business in an increasingly virtual world.  Few individuals understand how they can leverage social media to expand their sales opportunities and further their business development.

The HVCFI/iCANny Entrepreneurs Breakfast Forum on June 6, 2012 addressed the ways a business can develop the social media skills to attract new customers, foster substantial business growth and build a sustainable business. The moderator for the forum was Les Neumann, Managing Director of HVCFI and iCANny. 

 Each month the Breakfast presents an international guest to speak to the business climate from abroad. This month’s international speaker was Tobias Poensgen, Chief Executive Officer at UK- based ScienceWorks Ventures PLC and Managing Director of Momentum Capital.  Poensgen delivered his presentation via Skype on the economic recovery and the effects of Greece, Spain and Ireland on European business.   Neumann then delivered a brief presentation on the New Innovation Business Model and the conversion of innovation and concepts to economic value for business.

 Les Neumann then introduced the featured guest speaker at this month’s forum, Jan Wallen, speaker, author and professional consultant who specializes in social media.  In her presentation “Maximizing Your LinkedIn and Social Media Connections,” Wallen discussed how to leverage LinkedIn to improve sales and business development.  Her presentation specifically outlined how LinkedIn can help you get more clients, receive quality referrals that turn into business and reach the right people.

 Throughout the conference, the in-studio audience participated by asking questions to the presenters and become part of the conversation.  If you are interested in raising capital, accelerating the growth of your business, looking for partners or business relationships, job seeking or just want to let our audience know you exist, become part of the next breakfast forum on July 11th, 2012! 

 Send an email to sarah@iCANny.net to become part of the iCANny mailing list and receive invitations to all future events!

Check out the latest HVCFI/iCANny Breakfast Forum on learning to use new Social Media skills in business!