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About Us

Speaking Engagements:

Recent Speaking Engagements:
Faith Summit: Facing a Bad Economy in Good Faith, Greensboro, NC, May 26, 2011

National Gluten Intolerance Group Conference: Implementing Social Media for Community Minneapolis, MN, June 10, 2010

Internet Librarian: Focused on Datamining Social Media Monterey, CA, October 27, 2009

Spring 2008 - AIIP Conference
Collaboration Beyond AIIP

CLE Approved Courses
Legal Researching on Google
Finding People Information on the Web and Web 2.0
Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Conducting Competitive Intelligence
Public Records Research Online and Offline and Ethics
Finding it Fast and Free on the Internet: Caselaw, Motions, Briefs

Donna Fryer's Webinars
How to Find People on the Web and Web 2.0
Maximize Social Networking
Ins and Outs of Industry Research
Jump Start LinkedIn
Setting Up Information Monitoring System
Mastering Google for Hiring
Social Media Workshop

WSTalk Radio - Internet Talk Radio - RSS Ray Show  
Internet Talk Radio Interviews Donna Fryer "Information Research via the Internet"

Internet Talk Radio Interviews Donna Fryer "Information Research via the Internet" Part 2

College of Dupage Soaring to Excellence Program
"Technology Skills: Survival Skills for Everyone".  Live Satellite program reaching 4,000 different locations teaching basic skills on e-mail, Internet, privacy protection, and search techniques. 

WebSearch University
Presented "Searching Google Efficiently" to 500+ Attendees.  Presented "Competitive Intelligence Strategies Using the Web". Presented "Search Engine Overlap & Comparisons".

TEC Executive Association 
TEC CEO's - Presented "Competitive Intelligence Sources and Strategies on the Internet".
TEC Associates - "Competitive Intelligence on the Internet".

North Carolina Bar Association
Technology Training several times a year since 2002
"Legal Research on Google". On-site training and Webinars.

SCIP Chapter Meetings 
Presented "What Types of Information Can Be Found In Databases".
Presented "How To Do CI On The Internet".

Who We Are
GLOBAL Information Research & Retrieval, LLC, was formed in 1995, specializes in online research and training using various database engines and websites. We provide in-depth research on fee-based systems and the “invisible web”. Our research helps clients achieve their goals with respect to product development, business strategy, marketing, public relations, International business, and competitive intelligence.

We are members of SCIP, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals and AIIP, Association of Independent Information Professionals, and AALL, American Association of Law Libraries. Being members of theseAssociations, we adhere to the highest ethical standards as set by each Association’s guidelines.

Managing Director
Donna Fryer is the Managing Director of GLOBAL Information Research & Retrieval, LLC. She has been in the Information Industry for 19 years. After obtaining her Series 7, stock broker’s license, she was recruited by LexisNexis as a Financial Specialist specializing in helping LexisNexis’ Legal and Accounting clients find financial, public records, business, legal, tax, and international information. She worked closely with the Sales Force and Product teams producing video training material for the LexisNexis’ Sales Force and Customer Service to keep informed of complicated database material.

Donna later trained attorneys, paralegals, accountants, and government branches on how to conduct efficient research. Discovering that companies don’t always have the time or resources to perform comprehensive and efficient research, she launched GLOBAL Information Research & Retrieval, LLC, www. to fulfill this need and help companies with their research needs.

Professional Positions Held
AIIP Conference Program Chair 2006
SCIP Charlotte Chapter Coordinator 2000-2002
SCIP Chapter Planning Committee 1996-2002
AIIP Service Corp. President 1998-1999

Our Goals
Ethically research and gather timely, meaningful information to help with business decisions, marketing, and strategy.

Help clients obtain a competitive edge using competitive intelligence or by empowering clients through research training on the web.

Articles written by or about or quoting Donna Fryer     

Fumsi, January 4, 2009
People Information: Finding Accurate, Authoritative and Well Organised Data

Fumsi, April 10, 2008
Legal Research: Turning it into Competitive Advantage

Legal Assistant Today  July/August 2007                            
Education on the Go - Obtaining CLE Credit through podcasts is the next big thing

NCPA Forum  Winter Issue 2005 Be a Technical Miracle Worker

Online Magazine March/April 2004 Federated Search Engines

New York Law Journal & Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine 
2004 Competitive Intelligence, Will More Firms Begin To Offer This Service To Clients?

Online Magazine September/October 2003 The Renaissance of Yahoo! Search

SCIP Magazine 2003 Web Tools That Make Life Easier

NationsBank Business 97 April/May 1997 Work Less, Do More

E-Mail SearchitRight for Training or Research
GLOBAL Information Research & Retrieval, LLC
4016 H Battleground Ave. , Suite 176
Greensboro, NC 27410
Please note the new address. 
(336) 456-7895 PHONE