Thursday, 6 October 2011

Getlisted.org Local University on November 1

  Local University is nearing the completion of its second year of SMB education. We just finished up a great session Burley ID with Mike Ramsey. I am incredibly excited that our next Local U event, November 1st, is being held in my backyard in Ellicottville NY at the Holiday Valley Resort . It will feature a presentation by Cecelia Stewart of Google Places. During the session we cover a lot of ground and try to provide SMBs with a framework for either doing the work themselves or hiring it out. Getlisted Local University WNY Like the first Getlisted Local U in Spokane in 2010 there will be two identical 4 hour sessions. The speakers include Matt McGee, David Mihm, Mary Bowling, Ed Reese, Cecelia Stewart and myself. To bring the event to rural Western NY took the cooperation and sponsorship of a large number of profit and non-profit groups. Community Bank, N.A., Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency, Cattaraugus County Economic Development Team, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, MetroWNY, Google Places and Holiday Valley have already signed on as corporate sponsors, and several area chambers of commerce have partnered with event organizers to promote the event to their members, including Hamburg, Ellicottville, Olean, Wellsville, Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, Chautauqua County, Seneca Salamanca, West Seneca, South Buffalo, Bradford, Pa., and Warren, Pa. Google’s sponsorship allowed GetListed to award 25 free “scholarship” tickets to area college students in related fields. Pricing for the event is $129. If you order the ticket with the discount code MB2011 it will be $89 on an early bird special through October 8th and $99 there after. Head over to Getlisted.org/WNY and order some tickets now. Hope to see you there! If you are thinking of coming in from out of town, Holiday Valley is offering a special rate of $90/night (discounted from $147) to attendees. Simply mention you are attending the GetListed conference when you call (800)323-0020 to place your reservation. While the event is targeted to SMBs, we frequently see other marketers attend. Ellicottville is 3 hours from Toronto, Cleveland & Syracuse and only two from Rochester, NY. If you do decide to come, let me know you are attending so we can try to meet up. We are also planning our 2012 schedule so if you are interested in bringing a Local U to your community, let either David or myself know and we can give you an idea of what is required.

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