This April we held our annual Main Street Boot Camp conference with community members gathering to discuss the overall agenda aimed at Local Solutions to Local Problems. Discussions and concerns left many without answers due to limited time. Executive Director of the MARK Project, Margaret Ellsworth, sparked the decision to save these ideas and needs for a series of ‘brown bag lunches’ where attendees come and bring their lunch for an informal meeting and workshop would be set up to iron out any lose ends. The majority of attendees voiced a considerable interest in improving their social media marketing skills.
Shortly after Boot Camp, MARK Project staff launched #Social Media for Marketing; the first was for beginners and a follow up session for the intermediate/advanced groups. The extremely talented and experienced, Renee Alexander, was brought in to lead these classes, bringing her bright personality along to help ease the stress of those trying to use Facebook and Instagram to promote their small businesses and themselves.
This is just the start! We would love to hear ideas for future workshops. Based on feedback already gathered, continuing social media and website creation is definitely in the forefront. Please contact Stephanie at the MARK Project to send in suggestions for future brown bag lunches.