May Member News

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"A skill I never expected to see on our son's kindergarten report card: 'Can independently mute and unmute himself when requested to do so.' Maybe we should add this to performance reviews at work. I know a few adults who are still struggling with it."
—Best-selling author Adam Grant on LinkedIn today
Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome the following new member to the SIPA community:
Malone Media was founded with a lofty objective: to offer revolutionary video solutions and services, while leading the way for visionary businesses. We believe video production and internet video should be easy and fun. It should leave you feeling successful and proud, with some money left in your budget.

Members Adapt to Crisis to Serve Audience
OneCount's Bold Minds Wednesday Mixers - Kudos to SIPA vendor and ONEcount President, Joanne Persico, for the Bold Minds Virtual Mixers she has been hosting on Wednesday evenings. The next one takes place tonight from 5:30 - 7 pm. If you're interested in joining tonight or another time, email her at
Chartwell Webinar: Connecting with Customers through Social Media During COVID-19 on May 27 - "The global pandemic has forced utilities' social media managers to adapt traditional crisis communication strategies to a complex, dynamic situation requiring rapid response and resourcefulness. Moderator: Scott Johnson, Vice President, Chartwell Inc.
Modern Distribution Management's MDM LIVE – "exploring how distributors and suppliers are rebuilding their futures, while playing critical roles today and going forward to restart our economy as quickly as possible! Can watch on-demand here." Hear Tom Gale, CEO of MDM, at SIPA 2020 on June 1-2!
Ragan's Leading Now - In her latest installment of "Leading Now," Ragan Communications CEO Diane Schwartz interviews Moyra Knight with Astellas Pharma US, as she shares how her communications team is navigating this crisis. Hear Schwartz speak at SIPA 2020 June 1-2.
BVR's homepage - "Let us hear from you... BVR wants to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Tell us how we can best cover the impact on valuations and valuation firms. Share with us how you are dealing with these challenging times. Email your feedback and ideas to Andy Dzamba or Sylvia Golden, Esq. and check out our COVID-19 resource page at"

Dennis Publishing UK Ltd. Selects Triumvirate Content Consultants to Expand Its U.S. Presence
SIPA member Triumvirate Content Consultants has been selected by Dennis Publishing, Ltd., (owner of Kiplinger) to help the publisher identify new revenue opportunities and syndicate its UK content and titles in targeted technology, lifestyle and automotive markets in the U.S. "We're excited to have Dennis Publishing join our growing family of quality content providers," said TCC's President, Paul Gerbino.
"We're pleased to be working with Paul and his team to open up new distribution channels and revenue streams in the U.S.," said Dennis' International Licensing and Intellectual Property Director, Ian Bedwell.  "We chose Triumvirate because they have deep expertise guiding organizations like us on the right approach and partners to help us expand into the U.S."

Industry Dive Adds Three Weekly Newsletters for HR Executives: Compliance, Diversity & Inclusion and Compensation & Benefits
During the last five years, HR Dive has kept human resources executives and managers up to date with breaking news and insightful analysis on hiring and talent acquisition, legal requirements, and the latest industry trends. They've identified three key areas where an even deeper dive is needed—designed for professionals who work in the specialized areas of human resources - Compliance, Diversity & Inclusion, and Compensation & Benefits.
"As the workplace evolves, we wanted to increase our coverage in some critical segments and make it even easier for HR pros to get the news and analysis they need on specialized topics," said Managing Editor Liza Casabona.

Alex Coburn Debuts New Board Game, Urgency
"The oldest known board game was played by kings in ancient Egypt—the game of Ur," Ed Coburn, president of Cabot Wealth Network, writes on LinkedIn. "My son Alex has created a new board game based on that game—Urgency. The Kickstarter campaign starts next week and you can learn more about it here." Looks very cool. Congrats Ed.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…