Tapping into social media: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold a two-session "Business Success through Social Media" workshop series this summer.
The first, a 101 beginner's course, will take place Wednesday, with an intermediate 201 course to follow Aug. 25. Both sessions will run from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the chamber, 151 Third St. NW, Largo.
Presented by CEA Marketing Group of Clearwater, the programs will educate and demonstrate the strategies and objectives for utilizing social media in today's business climate. In addition to an overview of social media, it will provide hands-on demonstrations in maximizing use on social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
"Thousands of businesses are using social media to make new connections, to find new clients, employment and to keep current," says Tom Morrissette, chamber president. "To be successful in these times, utilizing these sales and marketing tools is essential. If you're not using them, rest assured that your competition is."
Cost is $30 per session for chamber members and $50 to attend both sessions. Nonmember cost is $40 per session. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
networking event is on a roll: The chamber will hold its sixth annual Shake, Rattle & Bowl from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Bowling Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. The business networking event will feature bowling, summertime picnic treats and a variety of great prizes.
Cost is $200 to sponsor a lane, which includes a team of four to five bowlers, company name advertised on bowling lane, food and beverages, name and logo on commemorative program and prize contests. Basic team registration is $125 for a team of four to five players, food and contests.
Space is limited to 16 teams. To register, or for more information, please call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.