Its Worth The Drive Go Local

Published
06/22/2018

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Are you a business owner of the Southport-Oak Island area?   We invite you to attend this seminar series to get you prepared for the temporary closure of the G.V. Barbee Bridge to Oak Island (after October 7, 2018 thru mid April 2019).  The Swain Cut Bridge to Oak Island will remain open and ready to serve your transportation needs to/from Oak Island, NC.

June 14th @ 6:00pm -  7 Ways to Grow Your Business

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road

Presenter:  Melanie Diehl, Melanie and co Marketing Collective.

Discover 7 easy things you can do right now to market your local business and connect with customers using a combination of digital and traditional marketing strategies.  In this 90-minute session, you will learn some key points that will help generate leads, drive website traffic, and grow your email list. 

Free. Open to the public.   Online Registration required.

July 12th @ 6:00pm  Driving More Business with Loyalty programs & E- Commerce Sites

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road

Presenter:  Melanie Diehl, Melanie and co Marketing Collective.

This seminar will discuss ways for small businesses to show appreciation for existing customers, how to utilize these relationships to attract new customers and how to evaluate what's important to you and your business moving forward using loyalty programs and e-commerce sites. Free. Open to the public.   Online Registration required.

July 16th @ 6:00pm - G.V. Barbee Bridge Temporary Closure Preparation Panel

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road

Presenters:  NC Rural Center, Thread Capital, SCORE, BCC Small Business Center, NC Workforce Center

Disaster Planning isn’t just for natural made events, it can include events such as the temporary closing of the G.V. Barbee Bridge to Oak Island for renovations.   Topics that will be discussed in the two hours:   Modify marketing & sales strategies, financing opportunities, employee reduction & unemployment rates and insurance.  This session will be repeated on July 17th @ 8:30am. An event of the NC Rural Center, BCC Small Business Center, Thread Capital and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. Open to the public.  Online Registration Required.

 

July 17th @ 8:30am - G.V. Barbee Bridge Temporary Closure Preparation Panel

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road

Presenters:  NC Rural Center, Thread Capital, SCORE, BCC Small Business Center, NC Workforce Center

Disaster Planning isn’t just for natural made events, it can include events such as the temporary closing of the G.V. Barbee Bridge to Oak Island for renovations.   Topics that will be discussed in the two hours:   Modify marketing & sales strategies, financing opportunities, employee reduction & unemployment rates and insurance.  An event of the NC Rural Center, BCC Small Business Center, Thread Capital and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. Open to the public.  Online Registration Required.

July 19th @ 6:00 pm -  Customer Service, Creating Customer Loyalty and Data Collecting.

We will discuss the small additions to customer service that make huge impacts on customer loyalty, and ways to add more value to your customer’s experience without spending any more money. We will also make sure you have an Email Marketing System in place, are collecting contact info on everyone and analyzing your email campaign results.  Lastly we’ll do a quick review of all of your data (Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.) and learn how to ‘read’ the reports to gain the best understanding of your customer journey.

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road Presenter:  Jeanne Eury, NC Retail Merchants Association Free. Open to the public.   Online registration required.

August 2nd @ 8:30am Webinar -Revamping Your Sales Strategy During Times of Change

This webinar will cover identifying and understanding your ideal customers, evaluating your current marketing strategies and 4 free sales strategies to level up your sales efforts. Presenter: Toya Wilson NexGeneration Digital Marketing. Free. Open to the public. Online Registration required. Webinar information will be emailed to those registered three days prior to event.

August 16th @ 8:30am Webinar - Online Marketing Strategies to Find New Customers

Presenter: Toya Wilson NexGeneration Digital Marketing

How to use Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to find new customers within miles of your business.  Learn how to combine strategies like geofilters and mobile advertising with social media to get the attention of people near your business with a promotion that's perfect for them. Free. Open to the public. Online Registration required.  Webinar information will be emailed to those registered three days prior to event.

September 6th @ 6:00pm – Merchandising

This workshop will focus on the best visual representation of your business and your merchandise/products/offerings. We will review product placement for fastest inventory turn, to avert as much theft as possible, and to guide your customers along the most pleasurable for them, and profitable for you, path through your business. We will touch on the outside of your business and your use of windows, doors, porches and other inviting touches. We will also discuss your website since it is the visual of your business when you aren’t physically open.  Colors, sounds, smells, textures, we’ll cover it all! Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 4433 Long Beach Road. Presenter:  Jeanne Eury, NC Retail Merchants Association. Free. Open to the public.   Online Registration requested.

September 13th @ 6:00pm Webinar - How to Use Your View of Community News to Get New Customers and Brand Champions for Your Business

Presenter:  Toya Wilson, NexGeneration Digital Marketing

How to Use Your View of Community News to Get New Customers and Brand Champions for Your Business-Taking a stand and sharing your view and solutions to community news can land you attention that will attract new customers. Free. Open to the public. Online Registration required. Webinar information will be emailed to those registered three days prior to event.

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