Month: April 2013

Free social media for job search class, May 2

Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for job searches at the “Social Media for Job Search” class, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the N.Y. State Department of Labor location in Williamsville. Learn how to: create a complete LinkedIn account and the benefits of this powerful tool how

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Leadership is the theme of this year’s Entrepalooza, May 16

Leadership will be the main focus of this year’s Entrepalooza, Western New York’s only full-day regional business festival, Thursday, May 16 at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, N.Y. More than 300 business professionals will be brought together for a day-long expo and round-table discussions with local experts and business leaders about leadership issues. Presentation topics include:

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A Morning Conversation with Editor and Vice President of The Buffalo News Mike Connelly, April 25

Editor and Vice President of The Buffalo News Mike Connelly will share his insights into the future of The Buffalo News in a “Morning Conversation” talk at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 25. Connelly will also answer questions from the audience and a brief tour of the News building will be offered afterwards. According to

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Why Content Marketing Matters panel discussion, April 30

Learn what content marketing means and why you should be adding it to your social media strategy at a panel discussion on “Why Content Marketing Matters” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. According to a 2012 report from the Content Marketing Institute, “B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends–North America”: 91% of B2B

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WordCamp Buffalo 2013 date announced, volunteers sought

The 2013 WordCamp Buffalo, the one-day community organized conference about all things WordPress, will be held on September 14. The goal of WordCamp is to “increase knowledge about WordPress for people who already are working with it, and show some benefits of using it for anyone who may be interested, but aren’t currently working with

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David Meerman Scott to speak about business growth with real-time marketing in Rochester, April 19

Real time marketing and how to instantly engage your market, connect with customers, and create products that grow your business will be the topic discussed by marketing strategist and author David Meerman Scott at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. Scott, author of “Real-Time Marketing & PR,”

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Think like a journalist in order to get media coverage

When it comes to getting local media coverage, you will need more than a local politician coming to your ribbon cutting in order to get coverage from Jeff Wright, Editor of Buffalo Business First. “Ground breakings and ribbon cuttings – we simply don’t take those pictures,” said Wright. “We don’t cover those events typically, unless

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