Register Now for 3rd Social Media Summit

Are you ready to take the leap and learn more about Social Media?

Then join us for New Bern Now’s Social Media Summit on October 12th!

This year’s theme is “Navigating our Future Together”. Why? Because we believe that if all of us join forces with local media, businesses, and non-profits, it will help us learn and work together to make our community stronger.

By attending the Summit, you will learn how to be more effective when using social media; you will find out how you can spread your message thru traditional media (television, newspaper, and radio); and you will meet new people among other things.

The Summit is a fun-filled day of learning and networking in the relaxing atmosphere of the Isaac Taylor Garden.

The event kicks off at 11:00am and runs until 4:00pm with a “roaming lunch” between 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

New this year is a Networking after Party from 5:00pm – 7:00pm!

We’re very fortunate as we have some terrific speakers to “show you the big picture” of why you need to being visible online. There’s a big difference between having a website or social media site and using it effectively and efficiently.

If you’re looking for a technical workshop where you learn “how to” create social media accounts, this isn’t it, but we can introduce you to the people who can help you! The speakers won’t be using technology to relay their messages as we want this to be an exciting learning adventure in a natural setting.

We also include a unique perspective to the event as we’ve invited traditional media companies.  Wondering why? Because they can help you promote your non-profit and business.

Our goal is to help your organization reach potential clients/customers, enhance your brand awareness, and ultimately increase your revenue.

Thought leaders will teach you the benefits of using social media sites. We will also have special guests share their success stories with us. Lastly, we will introduce you to local thought leaders, web masters and marketing firms so you can leave the Summit knowing who to call for help.

Here’s the schedule of speakers:

Traditional Media: Colleen Roberts, City of New Bern’s Public Information Officer – City 3 TV; Representative, New Bern Sun Journal; Joanna Johnson, WCTI New Channel 12; Mike Afflerbach, New Bern’s News Talk Radio Station WNOS 107.5FM; Representative, Beasley Broadcasting Media Company; Angelina Doyle, All About Craven – CTV 10.

Visualizing the “Big Picture” Interactive Forum with: Shannon LuQuire – Branding/Identity; Jeremy LeRay – Websites/Mobile and Email Marketing; Dawn Baldwin-Gibson – Podcasting; Joanna Johnson – Digital Marketing; Blogging Representative pending;  Peggy W. Barnes – Getting motivated and focused; Susan Braaten – Facebook; Darlene Brown – Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite; Breanna Kusnierczyk  – LinkedIn, Google+, and Snapchat; Claudia Houston – Pinterest and Forever.

Interactive Forum with: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society and local non-profits; Heather Noto, The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County; Alex Freiler, Craven Community College’s Small Business Center; and Angela Doughty, Intellectual Property and Trademark Attorney with Ward and Smith.

Sign up today by filling out this registration form and returning it to us to. There is a $20 fee that includes lunch, beverages, networking opportunities, take away information, and more!

If you prefer to pay via PayPal, click the below button and please email your registration form to us:


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Let us help you reach more clients, customers, and/or donors!

Register by close of business, October 10th.

Rain date is October 13th.

Please send us an email or call 252-638-6858 with any questions.

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