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Linkedln Picks Montgomery County for First 'Linkedln Live' Event

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Representatives from one of the world's largest professional networking sites has picked Montgomery County to be the first stop on a 'Linkedln Live' tour.

Whether you're trying to get a job or find the right person to hire, there's no better way to go than getting on LinkedIn, says Charlie Jewell, the project manager for the Montgomery County Economic Development Department.

"Linkedln will have a big impact on Montgomery County," Jewell says. "Having a company of their stature actually pick us to host the first 'Linkedln Live' event, out of anywhere in the U.S., is going to certainly help us elevate our national profile."

Linkedln is hosting the event Thursday at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The goal is to help small businesses and start-ups in the region grow their businesses.

At the event, people in our area will get to see one of Linkedln's newest products, not even out on the market yet. One, 'Linkedln Maps,' allows you to see an map of all your connections with people around the world.

Derick Maggard, the executive director for the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, is working with the Montgomery Economic Development Department to host the event.

He says Linkedln's choice in Montgomery County further proves the area is becoming a hub for technology.

"Linkedln will help us take it to the next level," Maggard says.

Maggard says these business leaders will really be learning from a site known as a global powerhouse to those in the tech world.