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Pub Talk

"Biz Ink's Buzz on Business"


By Mr. Dennis Taylor, Managing Editor
Ms. Christina Bellantoni, Tech and Finance Reporter; &
Mr. Erik Linden, Tech Reporter
Silicon Valley Business Ink

Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

Members from the editorial team from the weekly publication, Silicon Valley Business Ink, will discuss "the buzz" about Silicon Valley business. Get the low-down from the perspective of journalists who cover technology, finance, real estate, and lifestyles. This will be an informal discussion with members from the editorial team.

Dennis Taylor has been a reporter for 13 years. He has reported on venture capital, securities, and technology in the valley for the past six years. Before that, he worked for a group of dailies in south Santa Clara Valley where he held the posts of sports editor, business editor, and night managing editor of Gavilan Newspapers, Inc. Mr. Taylor has won two California Newspaper Publishers Association awards and a Peninsula Press Club award for his reporting. He joined Silicon Valley Biz Ink in July 2000.

Christina Bellantoni has been reporting business news in Silicon Valley since May 2000. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Biz Ink in July 2000, Ms. Bellantoni was a reporter at The San Jose Business Journal. She was with that business weekly for two years where she also served as research director. She serves on the board of nonprofit Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and volunteers with the YWCA Santa Clara Valley.

Erik Linden began his journalism career three years ago in Washington, D.C. where he was a staff writer at a community weekly newspaper. In 1999 and 2000, he covered crime, then local politics and development for the Journal Newspapers, a chain of dailies in the suburbs outside of Washington. In May 1999, Mr. Linden earned an M.A. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

Silicon Valley Business Ink ( is a weekly business publication focusing on technology, finance, real estate, and lifestyles. Known for its concise but informative articles, the publication has become "the voice of the valley economy." Launched in September of 2000, Silicon Valley Biz Ink is now a nationally recognized award-winning business publication, having been honored in the category "Breaking News" by the University of Missouri's Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc., the largest association for business editors and writers in North America. Silicon Valley Biz Ink holds many events throughout the year; the next will be the April 11 panel discussion, "Developing Silicon Valley: Land, Leases and Loans." For more information on this event and Silicon Valley Biz Ink in general, please refer to their Web site.