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Rockland Business Owners: Free Social Media Training

RSVP to Patch's Main Street U, to be held 6 to 8 p.m. on July 23 at Clarkstown Town Hall. Scroll down for details.

New City, Nanuet, Nyack and Pearl River Patches are pleased to announce the launch of a free, two-hour event designed to teach business owners how to improve their connection to the community online.

Business owners can learn about how to take better advantage of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, with mini-workshops delivered by Patch staffers, community bloggers and social media experts on how to use Patch and add your own content to the online conversation.

RSVP by filling out the form posted above to attend Main Street U, to be held 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at .

Partnering with Patch are the Business Council of Westchester, the New City Chamber of Commerce and the Rockland County Clerk's Office and the Clarkstown Town Clerk's Office.

Jill S. Pryor July 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Thanks!
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Welcome to our first businesses to sign up for Rockland’s free social media training -- we look forward to seeing you in one week (Patch directory listings included; don't worry if you don't have a listing yet -- we're creating it for you now!): • South Mountain Studio, LLC • Blimpie (http://patch.com/L-5Nf) • Graybow & Associates • Pitkofsky PLLC, Attorney at Law (http://patch.com/L-sHvV)
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 17, 2012 at 04:01 PM
A “Thank you” and “Welcome” to our most recent group of business owners to register for Monday’s free social media training (I’m including a link to the Patch business listings for those that have them – if you don’t, don’t worry, we’re creating it for you now!): • Decorating Counselor Inc. • LANline Communications • Cable Beverages • Kumon Math and Reading Center Of New City of • Prestige Beauty Supply (http://patch.com/L-cp7Q) • Keller Williams • New City Bowl & Batting Cages (http://patch.com/L-5Rn) • unREAL Education: Beyond Report Cards
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Welcome to the following Rockland businesses and organizations — see you Monday! • Independent Contractor • Clarkstown North High School PTSA • L'Bar Events • rockland community foundation • M&M Electric • Score • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland • Critters RRRR Us • AP Language and Learning Resources, LLC • The Flickmaker
Linda R July 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM
There is a lot to Social media...and I think parents especially need to know about it.
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
@Linda: Totally agree! The session we’re offering Monday targets businesses and organizations specifically—however, if you’re a parent who wants to come, check it out and ask questions of our expert panel, we’d love to have you. We are seeing great response from our Rockland Co. business owners. Here’s a welcome to our latest group that registered for the session: • St. John's Episcopal Church, New City (http://patch.com/L-5SW) • AAccess.Net (http://patch.com/L-pj2J) • Sign Creations (http://patch.com/L-6sm) • Special Education Consultant, Advocate and Tutor • Stepping Stones Yoga Studio
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Another shout-out to the Rockland businesses and organizations that have RSVP’d for tonight’s free social media training. Welcome! See you in a little while: • Better Homes And Gardens Rand Realty • Franks Carpet Service • Pauls Window and Door Repair • Rockland SCORE • WordWorks • Fitness Bootcamp 4 Life • Bruce & Carol Kocher, Realtors • Marla Party Central • Historical Society of the Nyacks • Critters RRRR Us • Comfort Inn & Suites • MTM Capital Partners LLC • The Chocolatier
gwen w July 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Hi, Michael - I just found out about this and would have loved to have attended to learn more about social media. Is there any way to get a copy of the presentation or of any literature that was distributed. It would be greatly appreciated. I own a nutritional counseling business in New City and Pomona. Thank you
Elaine July 24, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Thanks for all your help last night! Looking forward to increasing my exposure of my new book: unREAL Education: Beyond Report Cards (A behind the scenes look at our Special Ed system)
Kim Tran July 25, 2012 at 02:05 AM
There are also two more sessions coming up in Westchester. http://patch.com/A-wvVs Also, if you want to talk more about developing your business's online presence, you can also stop by and chat with a Patch local editor during one of our community office hours. Pearl River Patch has office hours on Thursday http://patch.com/A-wpgP
stephany July 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
was anyone selling anything a this meeting like hosting or facebook fanpage set up
William Demarest (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Stephany .... the Patch Main Street U social media workshops are free and offer insight on social media, its impact and ways in which businesses - especially small businesses - can take advantage of the power of social media even if they only have a small budget or even no budget. Experts offered advice on "best practices" as well as some simple "Do's" and "Don't's" of social media. The next free workshop is on Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at the Mamaroneck Library if you would like to attend.

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