President's Letter

Note from Kathleen Pingelski, August 2016

hulaHoopThe MicroKnowledge team is having a great summer, highlighted by our team social where we all learned how to hula hoop.  Did you know that if you hula hoop for 15 minutes a day you will strengthen your core?  Try it out and you’ll see that it’s both fun and productive.

I am excited to announce that the MK team is growing!  Tammy Mayer and Karen McGovern recently joined our staff and we’re pleased to have them with us.  Tammy will be running the day-to-day operations of MicroKnowledge and Karen is responsible for overseeing finances for both MicroKnowledge and ProKnowledge.  The next time you come to our office for a session, please introduce yourself to Tammy and Karen.

On Thursday, September 15, we’re offering a Customer Appreciation Session on SharePoint, a collaboration tool that can assist with project or team management, regardless of location of resources. Learn how to utilize SharePoint 2013 as a tool to centralize documents, schedule, share ideas and pool contact information.  At the session we hope you’ll help us support the Capital Region Sponsor A Scholar program by adopting a duck for the organization’s 2016 Duck Derby and Back2School Fest on September 17.  With a $5 donation you will have the chance to win $1,500 and you will give local students the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

The MicroKnowledge and ProKnowledge teams have been working with clients in many ways — delivering training at clients’ locations using their training labs or bringing our MobileKnowledge units to their sites, and delivering customized training sessions using clients’ data files as examples in an Excel or Access training sessions.  When we deliver your customized professional development session, we use scenarios and examples from within your organization so they are relevant to the work you do.

Check out this edition of Tech Valley’s Brightest for information on WorkSmart Albany 2016, hosted by our friends at AdNet (formerly Sage Computers), on September 15 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  WorkSmart Albany has evolved into one of the largest technology and business conferences in the Capital Region. Previously known as Making Business Smarter, this event brings together talented speakers and experienced professionals to discuss how to improve the way you do business.

This month we have a great tip for you from the New York Times, learn how to teach Siri to correctly pronounce even the toughest of names.

You’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks, but please save the date for MicroKnowledge’s 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 6 at our offices in Latham.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. And if you do try out hula hooping, be sure to share some photos with us on our Facebook page!

Kathleen Pingelski
President

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