Posted by Yuri Artibise
CenPhoCamp is back again to help greater downtown Phoenix business owners, their customers and residents succeed in the new economy. The free event will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Rooms 202, 252 and 256 at the Cronkite School, located at 555 N. Central Ave. on the Arizona State University downtown campus.
The conference will feature 12 35-minute sessions designed to teach small business owners and the like how to better use the resources they may not know they have access to.
The volunteer-run workshop is comprised of local practitioners willing to show others exactly how to do what they do. Kirk Yuhnke of ABC15 will discuss how to make your business story worthy, Gary Campbell will present on how working with universities can help your bottom line and pundit-turned-marketer Kevin Spidel will show how branding is the new customer loyalty program. These three, along with nine other hand-picked presenters, will highlight the afternoon workshop.
Food will be provided by the attendees themselves, as conference organizers hope to create a community learning forum rather than a lecture environment.
Following the conference will be an after-party at “The District” at the downtown Sheraton with hosted appetizers and drink specials from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, visit http://cenphocamp.com/register.
Posted by Yuri Artibise
CenPhoCamp is back again to help greater downtown Phoenix business owners, their customers and residents succeed in the new economy. The afternoon conference will feature 12 35-minute sessions designed to teach small business owners and the like how to better use the resources they may not know they have access to.
The volunteer-run workshop is comprised of local practitioners willing to show others exactly how to do what is they do. Kirk Yuhnke of ABC15 will be presenting on how to make your business story worth, Gary Campbell will present on how working with universities can help your bottom line, and pundit-turned-marketer Kevin Spidel will show how branding is the new customer loyalty program. These three, along with nine other hand-picked presenters, highlight the afternoon workshop to be held at the Cronkite building on the ASU downtown Phoenix campus.
Food is being provided by the attendees themselves, as conference organizers hope to create a community learning forum, rather than a lecture environment. The social media style even allows everyone to get back exactly what they put in.
Following the conference will be an after-party at “The District” located in the downtown Sheraton with hosted appetizers and drink specials from 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
CenPhoCamp is an “unconference” designed to bring together businesses, business leaders, customers, teachers and other interested people and entities who connect to downtown Phoenix for sessions of sharing and collaborating on how to build a greater downtown community culture and enterprise.
Originally organized by Tyler Hurst, a downtown resident writer and consultant, this year he partnered up with Si Robins, a downtown editor and writer for many local Phoenix publications as well as a host of green focused web sites like 1-800-Recycling to create a more streamlined version of the event.
The event, speakers, and attendees share a passion for promoting downtown business, culture, and success for that segment of the Phoenix market and population. The ultimate goal is to build a better downtown.
WHERE: Cronkite School, 2nd Floor, 555 N Central Ave Phoenix, 85004 (map)
WHEN: October 9, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Posted by JWM
[Source: Social Media Club Phoenix] — On one hand, governments exist to serve the people, so you might expect Social Media to be an easy engagement for them to make. Unfortunately, things like open meeting laws, limited budgets, and stressed resources can make it a challenge. We’re seeing unprecedented use of Social Media at the national level, both in the Presidential campaigns and with a growing number of officials, but is it starting to trickle down to the state and local levels? YouTube has pulled together videos for the President to answer — could virtual town halls become the norm? What about using Social Media for greater access to government information and resources?
This is a significant topic, and interested individuals are welcome to participate in this discussion. You do not need to be personally working with government entities to have good ideas and input for the panel. This area of Social Media does not get as much discussion as business applications, but in some ways is even more important to all of us.
- Date:February 11, 2010
- Time: 6:30 p.m.
- Place: Jobing.com, 4747 N. 22nd St., #100, Phoenix
- Jenn Maggiore, President/CEO, Our Business is Growing Yours: firstname.lastname@example.org, @jenn_ex (moderator)
- Charlie Meyer, City Manager, City of Tempe: email@example.com, http://www.tempe.gov/citymanager/cmeyershortbio.htm
- Samuel Richard, Columnist, Downtown Phoenix Journal; Spirit of Service Coordinator, ASU; Board Member, YNPN, firstname.lastname@example.org, @samuelisaac
- The Honorable Onnie Shekurjian, Member of Council, City of Tempe: email@example.com, http://www.tempe.gov/elected/shekerjian.htm
- Matt Wynn, Senior Data Reporter, Arizona Republic: Matt.Wynn@arizonarepublic.com, @mattwynn
Posted by JWM
[Source: Yuri Artibise] – CenPhoCamp is an unconference designed to bring small, local central Phoenix organizations together with the customers they serve. Unlike a typical seminar, participants are encouraged to ask questions, to leave sessions they don’t think are helpful and even contribute to the learning as they see fit. Developed as a series of tracks, each session (45 minutes of presentation; 15 minutes of questions and interaction) adheres to one of the following themes:
- Beginner, where those new to marketing can learn about basic approaches
- Technology, offering instructions on the latest web apps
- Community, designed to help businesses enable their customers to be their best advertisers
- Roundtable discussions will take place concurrently with the other presentations
CenPhoCamp, held free of charge, is being run by volunteers only. Rent for the downtown Phoenix facility is being paid by generous session and room sponsors (session sponsorships still available for $20).
Speakers include Designer Nina Miller of ASU; Innovators Derek Neighbors and Chris Conrey of Gangplank; Channel 12 News Anchor Brahm Resnik; Freelance journalist Nick Martin; Light Rail bloggers Nick Bastian and Tony Arranaga; and Small Business Manager Brandon Stout. All of these professionals will share solutions that have worked for them, instead of theories they’d like to see happen.
- Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
- Time: 1:30 to 8 p.m.
- Place: ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave. Use Park & Ride and Light Rail to Van Buren Station; parking adjacent to building.
- Cost: Free (although organizers ask that participants bring food or drink)
- Registration: Online registration is open