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Dateline June 16, 2010 – It was the monthly Simplex-IT Lunchinar and the turnout was our best ever! In fact, it was so good we were afraid we were going to exceed the room’s maximum allowable limit as set by the local Fire Department! Lucky for us there were a few no shows.

The Social Media panel members

Chris Brown, Norma Rist, Deborah Chaddock Brown, Bob Coppedge

The strong turnout was no doubt highly influenced by both our topic and method of presentation. Social Media for the Small-Medium Business was moderated by our own Bob Coppedge and discussed by an esteemed panel of local experts:

Norma Rist – ( author of Small Business Savvy and owner of Norma J. Rist CEO Consulting Inc.

Chris Brown – ( publisher of Branding & Marketing and owner of full service marketing firm Marketing Resources & Results

Deborah Chaddock Brown – publisher of and owner of All Write Inc LLC

And what a discussion it was! Here’s what one of the attendees reported to us in an email after the event: “Just wanted you to know that I have attended several different informational meetings on social networking in the past 6 weeks or so and today’s lunchinar was outstanding. I learned so much…”

Attendees at the Simplex-IT June 2010 Lunchinar

Just part of the crowd at Social Media for Small-Medium Business

Perhaps appropriately, the majority of attendees learned of the event through LinkedIn, although we did also communicate the details through our eNewsletter (if you’d don’t currently receive it and would like to you can sign up here).

We host these monthly Lunchinars to promote the latest trends in IT, share a free lunch, present the attendees with a networking opportunity and meet new people with whom we have not yet become acquainted. We hope you will keep in touch and join us!

Bob presents to Hudson Chamber

On May 25, over 50 members of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a relaxed and informative presentation at their monthly luncheon meeting by Bob Coppedge, President of Simplex-IT, on some of the latest and greatest developments in the world of Information Technology.

The range of topics was broad, as you can well imagine, and included the latest Microsoft offerings, Windows 7 and Office 2010 (Simplex-IT is a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and Partner).

Cloud-based services, like Microsoft’s BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), were covered as they continue to generate great response from the marketplace. It seems like everyone likes the idea of eliminating the expense and hassles of keeping hardware, software and administration all onsite when instead they can offload those issues to a reputable business partner for a low, fixed monthly fee. What a great concept!

Also of significant interest among the attendees were the many different kinds of Social Media that many companies are rushing to use to stay in touch with their customers – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs being the big ones many people are familiar with.

And, as it just so happens, Social Media is the topic for our next Simplex-IT Lunchinar that will be held at Hattie’s Café in Hudson on Wednesday, June 16 from 11:30am-1:00pm. If you’d like to join us you can reserve your seat by calling 234.380.1277, or emailing We’d love to have you join us!

As you can probably tell, Bob really loves to talk about technology and how, when properly managed, it can help companies lower costs, increase productivity and grow the bottom line. If you would like him to make a presentation to your group or organization, contact him and he will be more than willing to make that happen!