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Please note that NIRI Chapters take the summer months off to set their plan for the 2015-2016 program year. The majority of events will restart late August 2015 or early September 2015.   
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NIRI New York - NIRI-NY Summer Social at Citi Field – September 1, 2015

We are excited to be hosting a summer social at Citi Field! Come join NIRI-NYand the Philadelphia and Connecticut/Westchester chapters for the Mets vs Phillies game on September 1st.

Location: Citi Field (Flushing, NY) Pepsi Porch
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: First Beer - 6:30PM, First Pitch - 7:10PM
Price: $35 per ticket
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 27th

NIRI-NY Hat Day! Register in advance and receive a NIRI-NY hat at the game. Tickets are available in a limited quantity on a first-come, first-served basis. You must prepay in order to receive your tickets.
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NIRI Orange County – End of Summer Social – September 2, 2015

Join us for cocktails and conversation at the NIRI Orange County End of Summer Social. Come learn about the upcoming CFO/IRO Golf Tournament and discuss current events on Wall Street.
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NIRI St. Louis - Fall Kickoff Social Event – September 9, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park. Don't miss this great opportunity to re-connect with your NIRI peers, learn about programs scheduled for the 2015-16 program year, and generally fret about the state of the markets. Come when you can, stay as long as you like. We hope to see you there!
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NIRI Twin Cities - Observations from NIRI's New President and CEO – September 10, 2015

NIRI’s new President and CEO Jim Cudahy will share his preliminary observations and insights about NIRI and the state of investor relations.
 
You’ll hear about:

The status of NIRI’s certification program and its regulatory advocacy agenda including:
• Equity ownership position transparency - full and frequent ownership disclosure by all institutional investors;
• Evaluation of the current shareholder voting and communication system;
• Transparency and regulatory oversight of proxy advisory services and processes;
• Evaluation of market stabilizing systems and processes;
• Initiatives to strengthen the US IPO market;
• Initiatives to modernize and streamline corporate disclosure rules.
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NIRI Philadelphia - Investor Relations Certification is Coming!  Are You Ready? – September 11, 2015

With Spring '16 beta testing right around the corner, NIRI is in the final countdown to the official introduction of the new Investor Relations Charter (IRC) designation.  NIRI Philadelphia Announces "An Introduction to the new IRC Designation." 

NIRI Philadelphia is proud to announce that the new NIRI year will be getting off to a fast start with an exciting and informative September meeting on the "First Ever" Professional Investor Relations Designation; the Investor Relations Charter (IRC). This is a great opportunity to quickly gain a thorough understanding of this important new program. As home to both the current NIRI Chairman and two members of the IRC Development Team, NIRI Philadelphia is uniquely qualified to answer all of our questions, including:  
1. Who should apply to be an IRC?
2. What are the requirements to earn the IRC?
3. Is the IRC for experienced, or new Investor Relations professionals?
4. What are the benefits of the IRC?

 This year, each NIRI Philadelphia monthly meeting will be focused on the topics into which the IRC examination has been divided. The September meeting will provide an overview on the entire IRC program, as well as our schedule for the rest of the year.

As an added bonus, admission to the September event is free to both NIRI members and non-members.
 
So please, encourage those you believe will benefit from the designation to join us.

Register now, you won't want to miss this exciting, free event.
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NIRI Cleveland - The Changing Face of Trade and Business Media – September 15, 2105

PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter cordially invites NIRI Cleveland members to attend  "The Changing Face of Trade and Business Media" .
The changing face of trade and business media is the subject of a panel discussion for PRSA's annual Business and the Media luncheon program on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Windows on the River in the Flats.

For more information, please visit NIRI Cleveland’s website -  http://www.niricleveland.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=129437&p=irol-EventDetails&EventId=5202036
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NIRI Rocky Mountain – Corporate Governance Panel – September 15, 2015
Save the date!   Network with IR peers after the summer break and learn what our panel on corporate governance has to share.  Hope to see you at the Denver Athletic Club!

5:00PM – 6:00PM: Drinks and appetizers
6:00PM – 7:00PM: Panel presentation

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NIRI Charlotte – 2015-2016 Program Year Kick-off Dinner – September 16, 2015

Building and Tracking a Sophisticated Targeting Program
Rich Pontillo and Foli Pontillo, of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, will discuss best practices for building a sophisticated targeting program and tracking the effectiveness of IR efforts, through meeting analytics and perception studies.  They will describe the approach being used by a wide spectrum of IR professionals, across various market capitalizations and industries. Key points to be covered include:
• Trends in targeting and how they might influence your investor relations program
• The key elements of a sophisticated targeting program: reach, alignment and outcome
• How data analytics and new platforms are enabling IR departments to fine-tune their engagement efforts
• How effectively monitoring the outcome of investor interactions can enhance targeting strategies
• Keeping the pulse on investor sentiment is critical for best-in-class shareholder management programs

Join your peers for a dinner presentation on September 16, 2105 at Maggiano’s (South Park Mall).  Networking from 6:00pm – 6:30pm, followed by dinner and presentation from 6:30pm -8:30pm.

To register, use this link - http://community.niri.org/e/in/eid=37.  For additional information, please contact Kevin Powers at Kevin_Powers@PremierInc.com.
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NIRI Atlanta - Investor Activism “When not If” with Integrated Corporate Relations (ICR) - September 18, 2015

Southern Company 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308

More details forthcoming
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NIRI St. Louis - DIY Targeting – September 18, 2015

Join Belden IRO Matt Tractenberg and a panel of St. Louis NIRI members who will share successful ways to target potential institutional investors without using 13(f) databases or sell-side “matchmaking." This program will be particularly useful if you have only a few industry peers or if your financial metrics don’t match your business outlook.
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NIRI Virtual -  FED UP? How Looming Rate Hikes May Impact Equity Markets – September 24, 2015

The NIRI Virtual Chapter is pleased to announce our first webinar of 2015-16 with a discussion on the likelihood and potential impact of rate hikes on the equity market.
 
The session moderator will ask the question: Are rising rates already priced into market valuations or are investors betting on the Feds to delay in the wake of the recent market correction and strong U.S. dollar? As well as providing insight into:
• The indicators (jobs, economic growth, inflation) the Federal Reserve monitors as the catalysts for rate hikes.
• Which of the 10 major sectors of the economy are safer or more vulnerable.
• How IROs can prepare and anticipate the effect on balance sheets, capital allocations and the company's ownership base.
 Learning Objectives:  After completing this program, participants will be able to:
• Describe and discuss the indicators that the Federal Reserve Monitors as catalysts for rate hikes.
• Describe how their company's industry sector may be impacted by rate hikes relative to other sectors.
• Advise their management team on potential adjustments to their IR messaging strategies in response to rate hikes.

Questions:  You can submit questions in advance of the program to NiriVirtualChap@bellsouth.net (please put "Question for Upcoming Fed Up Webinar in the subject line), during the webinar by using the "chat" block, or on Twitter to @NIRIVC #FedUp.
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NIRI Chicago - 2015 IR Workshop - Global Convergence: The New IR Reality – September 25, 2015

This year’s full-day workshop will discuss how globalization impacts the work of investor relations officers. We’ll cover a wide range of topics, including global economic trends and capital flows, the impact of currency fluctuations on our financial information and messages, the best ways to approach corporate access and disclosure in an increasingly international investor universe, and the global economic impacts found in our financial statements. We’ll also discuss topics of day-to-day value to IROs – such as how and why your company’s stock price moves in today’s complex and fast-paced trading environment. In short, we’ll range from the macro to the micro in preparing our IR colleagues for strategic-level conversations with the C-suite on global IR themes.
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NIRI Boston – 2015-2016 Kickoff Event – September 28, 2015

Join fellow members and attendees of NIRI’s Fundamentals of Investor Relations program at NIRI Boston’s 2015-2016 kick-off event. Attendees will enjoy great views and drinks from the roof deck of the Taj Boston, a fun round of Speed Networking and dinner featuring a fireside chat with NIRI CEO and President James Cudahy moderated by NIRI Fellow and Honorary NIRI Boston Director Maureen Wolff.  Topics of discussion will include:
 
- The upcoming launch of NIRI's IR Certification program
- [insert others]
 
Don't miss your chance to network with NIRI Boston members and friends, meet IR professionals from around the world, and join in on this interactive discussion.  It will be a truly exceptional start to NIRI Boston's programming year!
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NIRI New York - Investor Insight in the Boardroom – September 29, 2015

Recently, shareholders have focused on board accountability and have voiced concern about whether some boards are effectively carrying out their oversight responsibilities. Increasingly, investors are conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments of board composition and structure.

Consequently, director tenure, diversity, how a board measures its performance, and the right for investors to nominate board members have become key issues.

Panelists will address these questions:
• What is the catalyst for investor focus on the board? Why now?
• How can IR take preemptive measures to address investors’ concerns?
• What is proxy access and why do investors and issuers believe this is the next big boardroom • issue?
• Do proxy advisors influence investor sentiment or voting behavior?
• How can IR and governance teams collaborate to insure that shareholders understand the • company’s governance policies and board structure?
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NIRI Orange County – Orange County Chapter CFO/IRO Golf Tournament – October 5, 2015

You are invited to come play a round in the third National Investor Relations Institute - Orange County Chapter CFO/IRO Golf Tournament .  The day begins with a 12:30p.m. shotgun start at Tustin Ranch Golf Club.   Watch NIRI Orange County’s website for additional information.
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NIRI Chicago - NIRI in Your Neighborhood West Suburban Breakfast Roundtable – October 6, 2015

Informal breakfast roundtables are open to NIRI-Chicago members and invited guests.
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NIRI Connecticut/Westchester – Kick-off Dinner – October 6, 2015

Please join us for our first dinner meeting of the 2015-2016 year. Further details on topic and agenda to follow.

Giovanni’s - The Waters Edge
Darien, CT
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NIRI Chicago - NIRI in Your Neighborhood Downtown Breakfast Roundtable – October 7, 2015

Informal breakfast roundtables are open to NIRI-Chicago members and invited guests.
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NIRI Chicago - NIRI in Your Neighborhood North Suburban Breakfast Roundtable – October 8, 2015

Informal breakfast roundtables are open to NIRI-Chicago members and invited guests.
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NIRI Richmond – Breakfast at “Can Can” in Carytown – October 8, 2015

Join NIRI Richmond for croissants, café au lait and conversation!  Save the date and watch your e-mailbox for more information.  
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NIRI Atlanta – Not the usual Market Update with Rich Barry and John DeBono - October 16, 2015

Location: Home Depot Corporate Campus 2455 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, Georgia 30339
More details forthcoming
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NIRI Orange County - A Discussion about the Private Market – November 3, 2015
        A panel discussion with:
       - Jeff Thomas, VP Nasdaq
       - Nils Erdmann, Partner at Battery East
       - Peter Oey, CFO at LegalZoom
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NIRI Atlanta – NIRI Atlanta Fall Conference – November 2015

Featuring Jeffrey Sprecher the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Exchange and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange
More details forthcoming
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NIRI Orange County - Holiday Mixer & Professional Development/Toys for Tots Drive – December 8, 2015

Reserve the date  to enjoy drinks with colleagues, and to bring holiday cheer to deserving children!  Look for more information to follow at a later date.
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NIRI Atlanta – Holiday Party- Party like you are in IR! - December 10, 2015
More details forthcoming

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