Social Media Breakfast started in Boston in the summer of 2007. The concept is simple: grab a bunch of people who love social media, gather them together in person, and have a bunch of food ready and waiting. There are now breakfast chapters in over 40 cities.
Social Media Breakfast Bangor started in June 2011 when a group of Bangor-area social media
addicts enthusiasts (Tanya, Christina, Justin, Angelia, and Gibran) decided to bring the Social Media Breakfast concept to the Bangor area. With more and more people using social media in northern and central Maine, we thought it was a great time to have a monthly meeting with tips and examples of how we can use the tools we have.
Who attends SMB Bangor?
The breakfast attendees are a large part of what makes Social Media Breakfast Bangor great. We have a diverse group every month, and no two breakfasts are the same. Some breakfast attendees have been with us since the start, but every month we’re very happy to welcome newcomers to the group. The people who join us for breakfast range from social media newcomers to people who have been using social networks since they first appeared on the web.
Breakfasts usually have a focus on business, and in most cases we try to schedule speakers who can appeal to social media users of all experience levels. We’re happy to say that we’ve heard people at all levels tell us that they walk away with new information and ideas at the end of each month.
What’s the structure of an SMB Bangor meeting?
We start each breakfast at 7:30 on the first Thursday of the month. To reward you for waking up early, we’ll have a buffet of bacon, eggs, and other yummy breakfast foods when you arrive, as well as an ample supply of coffee, juice, and water. The buffet is included in your ticket price.
Each breakfast will feature either a single speaker or a panel. The event page will give more information about the morning’s speakers; in the past, we’ve welcomed owners of area tech companies, business owners who have benefited from social media, social media educators, and more. Before and after the speakers, there’s time to meet and socialize with the people behind the tweets and posts you read online. We want to make everyone feel welcome at every breakfast!
Be sure to stick around until the end; we usually have door prizes or giveaways after the speakers finish. There’s no telling what we’ll have this month: we’ve had concert tickets, cupcakes, gift certificates, and much more at past breakfasts!
How is SMB different than other networking events?
Like we’ve said, an SMB is a great time to meet some of the people you see online every day. It’s also a fantastic way to hear from others about how they’ve used tools to help their businesses.
Then again, there’s bacon. How many other social events have bacon?