Upcoming social media classes and networking events around Buffalo

“The Business Minded People Buffalo, NY” will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 in the upper level of the Wegman’s Café at 675 Alberta Dr. in  Amherst. The groups offer informal discussion about business challenges and offers advice and a way to share experiences among business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed people.  Join their LinekdIn Group, Business Minded People Buffalo NY online.

2011 BarCamp Buffalo

The Advertising Club of Buffalo is offering a one-time class on “Social Media Marketing” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at The Bijou Grille, 643 Main Street, Buffalo. Learn about the tangible benefits of using social media marketing with your company and clients from social media professionals in the field like Matt Hames, Social Media Strategist, Eric Mower and Associates;  Kelly Papke, Senior Copywriter, Gelia; and Charlie Riley, Interactive Services Director at theSKM Group.

Tickets are available online to reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/ACB-Social_Media

The Advertising Club of Buffalo also holds a paneled discussion on all things advertising on the last Tuesday of every month for AdLab. A different topic related to advertising is presented each month. The group is open to students and working professionals alike interested in advertising.

For more information, visit the Advertising Club of Buffalo’s website or their group on LinkedIn.

2010's Social Media Day Buffalo

From the WGRZ.com: “The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders, a group for young professionals across Western New York, is hosting a night of networking on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The event is 5:30– 7:30 p.m. at Uniland’s Avant building, 200 Delaware Avenue in Downtown Buffalo.”

“The Emerging Business Leaders are connecting tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging peer-to-peer networking with other young professionals at their monthly events.” The event will feature complimentary drinks, appetizers, a raffle and tours of the buildings, condos, hotel and meeting space.”

“The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information or to make a reservation for this event, please visit the Chamber online at www.amherst.org or www.facebook.com/eblwny or call 716.632.6905.”

Social Media Day (#smday) will be held from 6 – 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at The Eights Bistro, 888 Main Street in downtown Buffalo.

“Whether you are a social media super user, or a total n00b, come and see what the social media scene in Buffalo is all about. Meet and greet other social media enthusiasts and find out exactly WHO you are chatting/fighting/twirting with!”

RSVP and be entered to win an “awesome door prize” at  http://www.meetup.com/Mashable/Buffalo-NY/102912/. Visit the Buffalo Social Media Day 2011 MeetUp.com page or the Facebook event page for more information.

Do you have an upcoming social media class, networking group or event? Drop me a line to let me know about it.