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CenPhoCamp focuses on downtown Phoenix succeeding in the new economy

[Source: ahwatukee.com]

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.

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CenPhoCamp returns to downtown Phoenix on October 9

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.

About CenPhoCamp:

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.

Details:

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.

COST: FREE


Contact:

Tyler Hurst

tyler@tdhurst.com

253.234.4032

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How “social” should your government be online? Info session, Feb. 11.

[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

Panelists:

Jan. 23 CenPhoCamp offers businesses sell­ing, marketing, communication 101

[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