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Learn the ins and outs of using social media at chamber workshop

Learn the ins and outs of social media: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop, Introduction to Social Media, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on April 29.

It will take place at the chamber, 151 Third St. NW, Largo.

Presented by CEA Marketing Group of Clearwater, the program will educate and demonstrate the strategies and objectives with utilizing social media in today's business climate.

In addition to an overview of the social media phenomena, it will provide demonstrations in maximizing use on 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," Tom Morrissette, chamber president, said.

"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!"

The cost of the session is $50. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail tom@largochamber.org.

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Exhibits also featured at Baseball Bash: The sixth annual Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber Ballpark Bash is scheduled for April 29 beginning at 6 p.m. at Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.

The event will be at the park's Hot Corner Cafe and feature a game between the Clearwater Threshers and Brevard County Manatees. Tickets are $16, which includes the Hot Corner Cafe's all-you-can-eat menu featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, peanuts, chips, ice cream sandwiches, soft drinks, bottled water and $2 draft beers.

The event also will feature exhibits by civic and nonprofit member organizations promoting their programs and services as part of the Quality of Life Showcase. Tickets are available at the chamber's 151 Third St. NW office or call (727) 584-2321.

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Coffee An'Networking at Wealth Builders: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber's popular business leads program, Coffee An'Networking, has a new location for the spring and summer months. Beginning with the session on May 6, the event will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. at Wealth Builders, 13498 Walsingham Road, Largo. As customary, it will feature an informal meet and greet followed by a networking exercise and door prizes. The cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail events@largochamber.org.

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Counseling services are by appointment: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it offices by appointment every first and third Thursday. SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. There is no cost involved. Counseling appointments can be made only by calling (727) 584-2321.

Learn the ins and outs of using social media at chamber workshop 04/17/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:47pm]
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