I've been doing this for so long, sometimes I forget how lucky I am to not be stuck in a cubicle or a windowless office.
While visiting Pamlico - Tar River Foundation in the beautiful town of Washington, NC, today I was reminded of how lucky I am to work with the clients I do. I used to pass through here on my way to the beach with a dear friend who passed away much too young, and seeing the boats and water brought back many wonderful memories.
If you love oysters and would like to help support a great cause, consider attending PTRF's 29th Annual Oyster Roast on Nov. 15. Fresh steamed oysters, cold beer, chili, live music and a silent auction - what more could you ask for?
Hurry up, though, because tickets usually sell out early. Tell our friends at PTRF that Glerin sent you, and we'll see you there!
And keep an eye out for the soon-to-launch live reservations site for their awesome Camping Platform Trail...
September 18th and 25th kicked off our free marketing workshop series, Grow Social, which is part of Virginia's Growth Alliance's "Think Bigger" business empowerment initiative. We had great groups in both South Hill and Farmville, but you can still attend the next workshop whether you attended the kickoff or not.
The next scheduled workshops will be on October 16th and 23rd, and will focus on Twitter. Even if you think you don't want to use Twitter, though, you should still attend the workshop because the second half of the session will be brainstorming to come up with marketing campaign ideas for workshop participants! Both weeks will be the same presentation, so choose the location convenient to you and register here (link coming soon). To find out more about the Grow Social marketing workshop series, read this blog post.
If you do plan to use Twitter, please try to bring a laptop or tablet with you. It would also be helpful if you create your Twitter user account ahead of time, but don't worry - you don't need to even understand how to use Twitter to create a user account.
September 26, 2014
Lisa Kipps-Brown, CEO of Glerin Business Resources, has been invited to speak about Marketing in the Economic Development Sector at IndustryWeek magazine's Roundtable in the Desert, October 6-9 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"I'm extremely pleased to be speaking with such a great group of professionals about the dynamic topic of integrated marketing and how economic developers can simplify the way they think about using new tools to market their communities," said Kipps-Brown.
IndustryWeek's Expansion Management Roundtables are the premier source for education and networking in the Economic Development Industry. Economic Developers in both the public and private sectors from throughout the US attend the conference for the opportunity to meet leading industry consultants, network with other professionals, and get one-on-one advice from Roundtable speakers.
Speakers typically include experts on topics such as tax incentives, site location, negotiations, and crisis management. Popular demand for marketing advice led IndustryWeek to invite Kipps-Brown to speak.
She is a pioneer of business use of the web, founding Glerin in 1996, and as a former Board member of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has insider economic development experience that is rarely found in a marketing firm. An expert on integrated marketing, she is a veteran of almost 20 years of adapting marketing strategies and tactics to ever-changing technology.