Newark Patch is pleased to announce that Bill Davis of Internet Muscle Marketing will join us at next week's p to help share his wisdom about how local businesses can improve their online presence.
We still have spaces available at Tuesday's free event, set for 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 's community meeting room. To RSVP, leave a comment on this article or email Nika.Megino@patch.com by Friday.
Our guest list so far includes: , , the Newark Chamber of Commerce, , NewPark Mall, AllCare Veterinary Hospital, Newark Rotary, ReMax One Alliance, Evergreen Oil and Jazzercise Fitness Center. Thank you all for signing up!
Davis, who has attended two similar business events with Patch, is excited about our website and this workshop and enthusiastic about offering some tips for businesses.
He started doing computer consulting in 1995 and got into the design and SEO aspects in subsequent years.
Tuesday's event features a continental breakfast, door prizes and cool Patchy swag and three hands-on learning stations about social media, business directories, blogging and telling your story online.
What’s the catch? Just one! We’ll be helping business owners claim their Patch Places business page on our site, a free service that you can use to better promote your business. That’s it. It’s really that simple.
And if you’re already an active Patch user, we’d still like you to come and help your fellow business owners and the Patch team learn more about what works when it comes to navigating the web.
(If you want to claim your listing NOW, here are some .)
If you're a new business that needs a listing created, click the green "Add it" button at the bottom of the Places page and fill out the form. Our directory team will get in touch with you in a couple of days when your listing is ready.
Main Street Meet-Up was born at a Patch.com leadership conference held in Atlanta, Ga., in January where more than 180 company leaders representing 864 community websites came together to form a vision for 2012 and beyond.
Main Street Meet-Up was one of 11 proposals chosen from more than 30 to be presented to the company's leaders, who see the success of small businesses nationwide as being integral to Patch's future and our mission of being a community information platform.
The first event was held in Livermore, where participants scored it a 4.5 on a 1-5 satisfaction scale.
Attendees of the Livermore event ranked the overall event a 4.5 on a 1-to-5 scale.
"It changed my way of thinking regarding my business and advertising money spent," said one business owner.
We hope you learn something, and we hope it makes Newark Patch a better website.
For an invite, contact Newark Patch Editor Nika Megino at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us your contact info in the comments below.
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