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Virtual, Inc. Announces Initial 2011 Webinar: Starting an Association or Consortium Off on the Right Foot

Leading Association Management Company Kicks Off Its 2011 Webcast Series

 WAKEFIELD, Mass. – January 18, 2011Virtual, Inc., a technology-focused association management company, today announced the date of its initial 2011 webinar as part of the company’s ongoing webcast series on a variety of association management-related topics.

Who:                Virtual, Inc., in conjunction with Gesmer Updegrove LLP
What:               Is conducting a webinar:  Right from the Start ‒ Tips on Starting an Association or Consortium Off on the Right Foot
When:              Friday, January 28, 2011, Noon-1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Where:             Register online at:
Why:                Starting an association or consortium is a complex endeavor ‒ especially in the critical first few months. For those who are starting these types of organizations, this webinar will provide valuable advice on how to drive it forward. Join our experts as they share their real-world experiences and best practices so you can be on the road to success.

Those who participate in this webinar will:

  • Learn the importance of carefully crafting a Board of Directors
  • Explore the connection between budget and dues
  • Get advice on developing an effective sales plan

The Experts:

  • Andy Freed, who has more than 20 years of experience working with associations from small startups to multi-million dollar international organizations, is executive vice president and COO of Virtual, Inc., an award-winning association management company.
  • Andy Updegrove, who has helped launch or represent some of the largest and most influential technology associations in the world, is a partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP, New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses.

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 About Virtual, Inc.

 Founded in 1999, Virtual, Inc. is a full-service association management company that successfully combines advanced technology, best practices and innovation to provide its clients with world-class business operations and processes so they can efficiently focus on their core missions. The company was named to Inc. magazine’s 2010 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and also recently earned accreditation by the prestigious AMC Institute. For more information about Virtual, Inc. and its various service offerings, visit, or call 781-246-0500.