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UPDATE: Regretfully, the November 18th meeting of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the BMA has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Are you a small business owner or marketer in the Hudson Valley? Have you been wondering how you can maximize the benefits of social media? We’ve got some great news for you. The Business Marketing Association of the Hudson Valley is holding a dinner meeting on November 18th, with our own Ric Dragon as the featured speaker.

Social Media Marketing for Local Businesses

Ric DragonRic will explain how to increase your current search engine rankings and exposure, the importance of online reputation management and how you can squash any poor publicity, and how you can improve your long term return on investment.  His presentation will include tips on social networking training and consulting, including:

  • A discussion of case studies on how major social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace can be used, as well as tips on maximizing the benefits
  • How small businesses can measure the costs and potential return to evaluate how much they should be involved with social media.
  • How to engage employees with social media.
  • Developing social media policies.
  • Social media monitoring.

Hudson Valley Business Owners: Don’t Miss This Social Media Networking Event!

This event is sponsored by Daybreak Virtual Staffing Solutions. The event will be held Thursday, November 18, from 6:00-9:00pm at Cappucino’s by Coppola’s, located on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie. The cost of dinner is $25.00 for members and $35.00 for nonmembers. Payment can be made at the door by check or cash only please. You can register for the event by clicking here. RSVP’s can be made via the website at or by contacting Burnelle Roser via e-mail: [email protected] or phone 845-790-2940.

Bring your questions (and your appetite), and join us for an evening of social media enlightenment, and networking with local marketing professionals.  How do you see local businesses using social media? Do you have any questions for Ric? Let us know!

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 and is filed under Digital Branding, Hudson Valley Networking Events, Integrated Marketing, Social Media in Marketing.

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