Second Round of Social Media Workshop Opens

Back for another round: The Town of Danville is hosting an event to give businesses some tips and tricks for navigating the rapidly evolving world of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Linkedin, Groupon and Yelp are just some of the many applications residents are using to receive information, and the workshop is designed to help business owners to know how to use them to create buzz about items and promotions they may be offering.

The workshop is set for October 4, 2011 at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street. From 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. attendees will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast. Then, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. the seminar on prospering in the digital marketplace will be held.

Attendees at the event will get a first-hand view of how social media and business work together and how to use the various platforms to generate buzz and promote events. Panelists include:

Panelists include:
Lisa Waldman: General Manager, Bridges Restaurant
David Gibson: Assistant Manager, The Vine at Bridges
Marty Breen: Owner, Forward Motion Sports
Dave Riek: Marketing Director, Diablo Magazine
Tony Kallingal: Vice President, Mechanics Bank
Colleen Edwards: President, EMC Creative

For more information, or to sign up for the workshop, contact Economic Development Manager Jill Bergman at (925) 314-3369 or