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Explore Your Opportunities during “Social Media Summit”!

September 26, 2013 from 11:00am – 3:30pm

Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven St., New Bern, NC

We want to help non-profits and businesses understand the necessity of being visible online from a non-technical standpoint. There are a staggering number of businesses and non-profits without websites and/or social media sites and others who don’t know how to effectively use the sites. If you are one of them, the Social Media Summit is for you and your organization!

Local business owners and individuals are “teaming up” with New Bern Now to help our community increase their revenue by either becoming visible online or increasing their customer/client base.

We want you to take away the “big picture” of how using websites and/or blogs along with social media outlets can enhance your client/customer base, ultimately increasing your profits.

We won’t be using computers to teach the “how to” create accounts each social media tool/outlet (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and more). We want you to walk away with a general understanding so you can decide which ones work best for you.

We want this to be a fun learning adventure vs. a classroom setting and inspire people to improve their marketing efforts.

Tentative Agenda:

11:00am – 11:30pm: Welcome and Hors d’oeuvres/beverages

11:30pm – 12:30pm: Visualizing the “big picture”

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Learn how local businesses/non-profits are successfully using social media

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Meet local website developers and social media businesses – learn about their services so you can decide who to call for help

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Discussion and questions

You will receive the tools, a CD with useful information and contact information so you will know who to call for help (web developers and social media businesses) and what resources (classes at the college…) we have in the Greater New Bern, Havelock, and Pamlico areas.

Learn how key organizations in our area can help you spread your message. Meet Colleen Roberts, the City of New Bern’s Public Information Officer; Kevin Roberts, the Executive Director of the New Bern Chamber of Commerce; Stephanie Duncan, the Executive Director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce; Joyce Swimm, Executive Director of the Pamlico Chamber of Commerce; Don Elmore from the New Bern Sun Journal; Cindy Blot from Craven Community College’s Small Business Center, and A spokesperson for the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Learn how they can help you spread your message!

The Summit is open to everyone. There will be an attendance limit of 100 people and if we have an overwhelming response, we plan on offering additional days.

The cost is $10. Please fill out this registration form and print it. You can send it with a check payable to “NC Life Media” to PO Box 13614, New Bern, NC 28561 or save a stamp and drop it off at the Isaac Taylor House (ITH), 228 Craven Street. Deadline for dropping off registration forms with check/cash at the ITH is September 25th.

For more information, please call Wendy Card at 252-638-6858, send an email with your contact information to include: your name, business/non-profit name, and phone number or visit NewBernNow.com.

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Wendy Card