All posts filed under: Social Media Lunch Meetings

Social Media Lunch, January 22nd

The first Wednesday of the month was a busy time – so in reviewing what Wednesday would work better… with the Chamber meetings on the 2nd Wednesday, we’ve moved the new scheduled date for the Social Media Lunch to the third Wednesday of the month.  (However, to note, there will be no meeting in February)  We can discuss the 2020 schedule further at our next meeting to make sure this fits and schedule accordingly. January’s Topic:  Facebook Event Pages Why are they important How to Create a Facebook Event A hint on the “why”… there are a few reasons, but one is that your event can be added to the MNbump Event listings for the County.  As of today’s insights, the MNbump Facebook page has reached 8,742 different Facebook users over the past 28 days – but we not only reached them… the stats show that the posts in the last 28 days received 11,728 engagements (which is the number of times people have engaged with our posts in the last 28 days – likes, …

Presentation: Branding

November’s Social Media lunch was held on November 20th with Kelley Nemitz of 360 Design House, Inc.  We had a number of our “regulars” that could not make it to the presentation that day so Kelley was kind enough to let me videotape so that they were able to view later.  And, since then has ok’d my request to post the video on our website for all of our businesses to view!  The handouts from the presentation are being emailed to those that had registered for the meeting.  Check out the Gallery section (LINK) of her website for examples of her work. On a side note, it was great to have Jackie Turner of the Southwest Initiative Foundation join us for this Social Media Lunch!  Jackie and the Foundation were instrumental in starting our Social Media Lunch program several years ago.  Things have evolved but the concept is still in place. This was a great presentation – hope you get a chance to take a look!  I did not include the question and answer portion at …

November Social Media Lunch – Branding

We will have a speaker/presenter from Canby for this month’s Social Media Networking Lunch. We are changing up the “Wednesday” to November 20th Time:  Noon Location:   Ortonville Media Center, 412 2nd St NW, Ortonville, MN (lower level of the Ortonville Library) Branding is one of the most important parts of your business. An effective brand strategy will set you apart from the crowd, tell your unique story, help you attract your ideal customers, and establish trust, all while staying true to who you are. Whether you are starting a new business, or just need to clarify your existing one, crafting an effective brand strategy is essential. If you’re thinking about branding but you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed, join us on November 20th. Kelley Nemitz from 360 Design House will present the basics of branding and give tips on how to get started. Topics will include: What is a brand? Telling your brand story What is my brand purpose? Brand spirit/personality Defining your ideal customer Establishing brand positioning Crafting your brand style (logo, colors, fonts, images, …

May 2019 Social Media Networking Lunch

The first Monday of the month is here again! Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Time:  Noon Location:   442nd Street NW, Ortonville (Lower Level of the Community Center) This is a meeting you’ll want to attend for the full benefit on the topic!  Patrick Buttke will be providing the training for this meeting. Topics: Google Listing (It is important to have one!) How to get your Google Business listing to rank higher on the search results Reminder:  These are informal lunch meetings where everyone brings their own lunch and drink – and joins in conversation after the initial agenda.  Of course, there will be discussions throughout the hour! If you plan to attend the meeting, please fill out the form below – so that I gauge if we have enough seating.  However, if you do not RSVP and at the last minute decide to come – please do!

Facebook – Promoting Your Business or Organization

Our Social Media Lunch tomorrow will be promoting your business with Facebook. Time:  Noon Location:  44 2nd Street NW, Ortonville (Lower Level of the Community Center – or just North of Shady Oak Realty) Tips on topics to post on Facebook Tips on Engaging your Followers & Getting more Followers Where to find the Analytics so that you can evaluate your activity What do the numbers mean: Page Views Post Reach Post Engagements Page Followers Those in Attendance – How do you currently use Facebook? Tips on Facebook activity that you’ve found engaged your followers? If you do not have a Facebook Page and are considering one, this is still a great lunch to attend.  You’ll be able to hear how it used which will help you in formulating your Facebook Marketing plan.  Either I (Vicki) or Janine Teske would be happy to set up an appointment to work with you on an individual basis to help set up your Page. Reminder:  These are informal lunch meetings where everyone brings their own lunch and drink …

Social Media Lunch – February!

After reviewing the survey responses, the best day of the week is Wednesday.  So, the monthly meetings will be scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.  As noted before, these will be informal lunch discussions focused on a topic of interest to the group at large.  Although the intent was to focus on online tools, there were other topics that were noted on the initial survey so we’ll leave the scope of discussion topics a bit more open-ended! Big Stone Area Growth has committed additional funding for the MNbump Initiative in 2019 expanding the scope of their workforce recruitment and community development work – so we’ll kick-off the monthly meetings with the topics below. MNbump Update (admin changes & expansion) How MNbump & EDA Can Assist Business Promotions How residents/businesses can help promote the area Recruiting Employees – how we can help you Brief Discussion items: Child Care & Housing Share topics of interest for future meetings Reminder:  It is a “bring your own lunch & drink” meeting! If …