Business meetings, seminars and events

July 29, 2012 

Tuesday

Build Your Business with Social Media, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Lead by Cherilynn Stone, class covers the "ideal five" social media marketing platforms for business: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and blogging. It will also cover the newest social media platforms for small business: Pinterest and Google+. The class focuses on utilizing these platforms in an automated system that leverages your efforts, giving you online domination in your industry without a huge time commitment. $35. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Wednesday

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber forum, noon, Bear Mountain Grill, 12300 Old Glenn Highway. The guest speaker is Anchorage Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Bill Popp, who will do a mid-year economic update. $3-$16. (694-4702, cer.org)

Social Media Marketing: LinkedIn and Twitter, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Learn tips and tools on how to increase your Twitter following to up to 1,000 followers in three months as well as how to use LinkedIn for your business. Instructor Tracy Williams, a marketing consultant and certified social media expert, leads a class perfect for business owners who do not currently have a Twitter and LinkedIn page, as well as those looking to maximize their presence. Pre-registration is mandatory at aksbdc.org or by calling 274-7232. $20. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Thursday

Starting a Business, 3- 4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Topics include basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Free. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

COMING UP

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's Make It Monday forum, noon-1 p.m. Aug. 6, Dena'ina Convention Center. Guests from the city's medical centers will discuss industry updates, medical technology advances, upcoming priorities and share concerns over the current health care reform issue. Confirmed: Jon Zasada, director of development/marketing for the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center; Tom Hunt, director of physician services for Providence Alaska Medical Center's Alaska's health care center. R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org, 272-2401)

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