SMB Bangor #47: Apples and apples: technology in education

Posted on July 24, 2015

It’s almost time to break out the backpacks and bag lunches – back to school! We’re sharpening our pencils, charging our laptops, and bringing Dan Ryder to Social Media Breakfast Bangor to talk about technology and education.

Whether you’re a teacher or not, join us for a fun morning of learning how educators (and others) can add technology to their daily routine in ways that make what they do more engaging and entertaining.

Dan Ryder is a 16-year veteran English teacher and improve coach at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine. He’s also an adjunct instructor at the University of Maine at Farmington and teaches workshops on design thinking, technology integration, and improvisation throughout Maine and beyond. He’s the co-founder of Wicked Decent Learning, an education-based podcast and blog, and he’s also known to hang with the Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv crowd.

Can’t see the ticket form above? Visit our event page on Eventbrite.


Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #47: Apples and apples: technology in education

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Dan Ryder
@WickedDecent 

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.


Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank


Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

The 2015 SMBBGR Awards

Posted on July 6, 2015

It’s that time of year once again! Let’s celebrate those who are doing it right in social media with the 2015 SMBBGR Awards. Who will be the newest recipients of the Bangor area’s most coveted award for social media? (OK, maybe the Bangor area’s only award for social media.)

Vote now for who you think should win! Your votes determine the winner. Voting is open until Wednesday, June 8th at noon. Learn more about this year’s amazing set of nominees at the nominees page.

Join us for breakfast on Thursday, June 9th to be there when we announce the winners! There will also be plenty of time for you to meet some of your fellow social media stars in person. And of course, there will be bacon… you wouldn’t want to miss out on the bacon, would you?

Hope to see you at this year’s awards breakfast!


Can’t see the ticket form above? Register on our event page on Eventbrite.

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #46: The 2015 SMBBGR Awards

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Breakfast and awards: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 


Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #45: Social media potluck

Posted on April 29, 2015

We’re mixing things up for this month’s Social Media Breakfast. We’re having a potluck – but instead of food, bring your questions about using social media! (We’ll have plenty of bacon, eggs, coffee, and everything else you need to start the day.)

Here’s how it works. You can ask your question in any of three ways:

  • Submit your question beforehand using our potluck form
  • Ask on Twitter with the hashtag #SMBBGR
  • Bring your question to the breakfast and ask it there

At the breakfast, we’ll ask the submitted questions (and any that people bring that morning) to the room. Lend your expertise by sharing your experience of what’s worked (and what hasn’t). Recommend people you know who are doing things well. Or just listen and find out what other people have been doing.

As always SMB is also a great place to meet other people using social media in the area, and we’ll have plenty of time for introductions and networking, too.

It’s the breakfast where everyone is the speaker and the room is the panel. Join us and bring your questions and knowledge!

Can’t see the ticket form above? Visit our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #45: Social media potluck

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Breakfast and potluck: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #44: Finding your voice on social media

Posted on March 25, 2015

Do you spend your time on your business Facebook page trying to find ways to connect with your fans and better engage them to expand your social media reach? Have you tried different ideas but nothing seems to work and you could use a little help finding your voice? This month we are bringing in the big guns (literally) to talk about finding your voice on social media. Sgt Tim Cotton of the Bangor Maine Police Department will join us to talk about how the Police Department in our beloved city of Bangor has reached almost 48 THOUSAND likes and had garnered media attention and fans from all over the US and abroad.

Sergeant Tim Cotton of the Bangor Police Department attended the New England School of Broadcasting (now NESCOM) and was in radio as an announcer and news director from the fall of 1983 until 1989. He became a Bangor officer after working for the department in Hampden and has served as a DARE officer, crisis negotiator, firearms instructor, and detective, including cases in homicide, child abuse, and embezzlement. He has completed over 300 polygraph examinations of police officer candidates and criminal suspects and was given the American Police Polygraphists Association Region 3 Directors Award for excellence in polygraph. The award was based on a case in which a confession of a co-suspect allowed the department to put away the murderer for life. He teaches interview and interrogation and spend the rest of his time NOT tweeting about it.

Can’t see the registration form above? Visit our event page on Eventbrite.


Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #44: Finding your voice on social media

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Q&A / Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Tim Cotton
Bangor Police Department

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.


Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank


Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #43: Mobilize your audience

Posted on March 6, 2015

All those followers and likes are great but how do you get your audience to take action outside of social media and IRL? This month’s guest panelists know a little something about mobilizing the forces through platforms like Facebook and Twitter to get positive results for their mission and the community.

Mike Tipping is Communications Director for the Maine People’s Alliance and the Maine People’s Resource Center, progressive organizations dedicated to involving all Mainers, especially underrepresented groups, in civic life. Mike also writes a political column for the Portland Press Herald and a blog for the Bangor Daily News. He’s the author of As Maine Went, a book on politics in Maine since 2010, which was partially funded through Kickstarter.

Mike studied political science at Dalhousie University where he served as President of the Dalhousie Student Union and Chair of the Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations. Mike is happy to have just moved back to his hometown of Orono, where he lives with his wife and two 11-month-old sons. 

Can’t see the registration form above? Head to our Eventbrite page.


Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #43: Mobilize your audience

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Breakfast and panel: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Q&A / Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Speaker

Mike Tipping (@miketipping)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.


Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank


Side Order Sponsor

Sephone Interactive Media

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #42: I Want to Podcast. Where Do I Start?

Posted on January 27, 2015

At our January breakfast we talked about trends and predictions for 2015. One of these predictions was that 2015 would finally be the year of the podcast. Creating and producing this content is not as hard you might think to make happen for your business/organization. Showing us the way is a panel of local podcasters. Join us as we discuss how to record, produce, publish, and market your own podcast content.

Our panelists:

Jera Feldmus and Jeremy Stover reside in Glenburn and Orrington, respectively. They have known one another since the Reagan administration, both having grown up in the greater Howland area and attended the same church and school throughout their formative years, where they managed to consistently amuse one another in a hard-luck but generally friendly community where very little happened and entertainment options were slim at absolute best. Having reconnected over the past couple of years after lengthy college stints, random jobs, and with both having somehow convinced otherwise intelligent women to agree to marry them, they have put their fondness for pop culture and off-color conversation to arguably good use in the form of Please Like This Podcast, a monthly recorded discussion wherein the two old friends force each other to experience films, programs, games, books, or musicians that mean a lot to them, in the hopes of broadening their entertainment horizons. It doesn’t always work out. One year and a surprising number of downloads later (many of them originating in Brazil for some reason), Please Like This Podcast is starting to hit its stride, and Jera and Stover hope to continue recording raucously inane banter for the foreseeable future, or at least until they accidentally break one of the mics and are unable to afford a replacement. Those things aren’t cheap.

Flip Florey is one of 4 panelists on the locally grown podcast “Flip the Table”. They review the cheesy weird and most obscure board games of the boardgaming world. Everything from Murder She Wrote to Elmos Birthday Party and Mall Madness. Now entering their 3rd year they have recorded 69 episodes and have hit a total of  300,000 downloads. Flip provides the Flip the Table team with a unique insight on show production by drawing from his years of experience as a professional clown as well.

Jason Clay, the moderator for the panel, is the Director of Marketing for Governor’s Restaurant, and an avid fan of all social media. He listens to many different podcasts including the BS Report from ESPN, Please Like This, The Owners Mind from Chris Brogan, and just starting listening to Serial.

We serve breakfast starting at 7:30; be sure to arrive before 7:45 to grab your meal in time for the program. If you need to leave at 9:00, that’s not a problem, but we’d love to have you stay for Q&A and networking afterwards!

If you can’t see the registration form above, register on our event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #42: I Want to Podcast. Where Do I Start?

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Breakfast and panel: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Q&A / Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

Panelists

Jera Feldmus & Jeremy Stover (@Pleaselikethis)
Please Like This Podcast

Flip Florey (@GameKnight)
Flip the Table Podcast

Moderator: Jason Clay (@JasonPClay)

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsors

Sephone Interactive Media  Angelia Levesque, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - The Masiello Group

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #41: Trends and Predictions for 2015

Posted on December 30, 2014

As business professionals we all want to make sure we are ahead of the curve and allocating budgets correctly. Our January breakfast will be devoted to looking ahead at 2015 to make sense of the current state of social media, trends and predictions about what is coming.

To help us all navigate the waters for 2015 we have online marketing and design professionals from the BDN to explain what is working and what to look for in the coming 12 months.

Topics touched on will include:

  • Trends and predictions
  • Content shock
  • Niche spaces
  • Guerilla marketing
  • Live events
  • Online tracking
  • List building
  • Lead generation
  • Online design
  • Social media ad design
  • Design trends and what’s getting noticed

Start your year off right by investing a breakfast into learning about all of the above and more.

If you can’t see the registration form above, register on our our event page on Eventbrite.

Pat Lemieux has worked in media for just shy of a decade. Currently working at the Bangor Daily News as the part of their market department, he is one of the few people in media to have worked in sales, circulation, and editorial departments. Pat works to grow audiences and subscriptions through promotions, marketing, audience development and events. He blogs about business and social media on LinkedIn and for Dream Local Digital, and parenting on his personal blog manchild, which can be found on bangordailynews.com. He is involved in the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce events planning group, Fusion Bangor and also as part of Social Media Breakfast Bangor. In his personal life, Pat resides in Bangor with his wonderful wife, toddler and 2 wild dogs. He enjoys running, hiking, reading, live music and playing with his son’s toys.

Martha Ward is the Lead Generation Manager for the Advertising Department at the BDN.  She joined the company in February, 2010 as a New Media Product Manager after taking a 6 year professional hiatus from her work in Information Systems to enjoy being a full time Mom to children Megan and Eddie. Since returning to her analyst roots, Martha has focused on audience data to build stronger relationships with BDN advertisers.  Her role of Lead Generation Manager involves helping Maine businesses effectively connect with their customers and providing solid statistics that drive their results.

Bridgit Cayer designs print and digital media for the Bangor Daily News, family and friends. She enjoys blending simplicity with unexpected words and elements. She believes in the process of creating effective messages using strategies that are surprisingly common. “Advertising doesn’t have to be a daunting equation, but it does involve planning. Most blunders are the result of trying too hard. Get back to basics, but do your homework.” Bridgit fuels her creativity with visual browsing, fitness classes and drinking. Coffee. Drinking coffee. Yes, that.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #41: Trends and Predictions for 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

Panelists

Pat Lemieux (@PatrickJLemieux)
Martha Ward (@Martha_Ward)
Bridgit Cayer (@bcayer9)
Bangor Daily News

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsors

 

Sephone Interactive Media

 

Angelia Levesque, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - The Masiello Group

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #40: What’s new with LinkedIn

Posted on November 25, 2014

If you haven’t been on LinkedIn lately, you may not have noticed that the site has been very busy. Over the past several months LinkedIn has ramped up their mobile and desktop appearance, and they’ve also allowed you to publish your own content directly on the platform.

Come to Social Media Breakfast and find out what has changed with our speakers Abbie McGilvery and James Westhoff, and how to leverage the platform to do the following:

  • Network
  • Publish your own professional articles
  • Search for your next exciting career
  • Apply for positions right on LinkedIn
  • Use LinkedIn to hire great people and post jobs
  • Pull in leads with your profile summary
  • Leverage the platform to build your B2B contacts and generate leads
  • …and much more

Born and raised in the lovely town of Yarmouth, Maine, Abbie McGilvery is a super-social, nature-loving Mom who has a passion for helping businesses get bigger through the use of social media. Abbie specializes in social media strategy, content creation, strategic network-building, and audience engagement. She has 4 years of robust experience helping Maine businesses leverage a number of social media tools including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. She has been involved in web design, marketing strategy, and communications for a number of local organizations and has experience building creative, professional, and business-to-business networks in Southern Maine.

James Westhoff has worked in the career development field for almost 20 years. He started his career at Colorado State University’s Career Center and worked there as a Graduate Assistant. He moved to Brunswick, ME in 1998 to work in the Career Planning Center at Bowdoin College where he stayed until December 2007. While at Bowdoin, he served as the Internship Coordinator, pre-law advisor, and Assistant Director. In 2010, he became the Director at Husson University and works with students at every class level and area of interest. When James is not at work you may find him at concerts, hiking, and mountain climbing. In addition, James makes his home in Waterville with his wife, Angela and 9 year old daughter Caroline, who is his pride and joy.

If you can’t see the registration form above, visit the event page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #40: What’s New with LinkedIn

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

Panelists

Abbie McGilvery (@FunkyFabAb)

James Westhoff

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsors

 

Sephone Interactive Media

 

Angelia Levesque, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - The Masiello Group

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #39: Advertising on social media

Posted on October 30, 2014

Is your business on Facebook or Twitter but you’re not quite sure how to take it to the next step? Our speakers this month will talk about how you can utilize social media platforms to help engage and grow your audience through paid and non paid advertising. We’ll welcome two speakers to talk about topics including promoting your mission and making strong connections to the public and thus increasing your chances of getting your information shared in a timely manner. They will also be showing us some examples of paid vs organic reach on page posts.

Kristin Harmon is the lead adoption counselor at the Bangor Humane Society, an organization that promotes the adoption, humane treatment, and education of companion animals. She has been with BHS for 3 years, and on top of her job as an adoption counselor also comes up with and makes the graphics for their special promotions, visits 3 media partners once a week to feature a Pet of the Week on live radio and TV, helps the PR manager coordinate events, and runs the Bangor Humane Society Facebook page.

Alicia Barnes is a Social Media and Marketing consultant who specializes in increasing ROI by building brand trust through engagement and real time data analysis. Some of her clients include the Red Barn Restaurant, the Red Barn Cares Foundation, and Norm’s Seafood and Chicken. Alicia’s experience with Social Media began as a volunteer for Glenn Close’s Foundation, BringChange2Mind, where she was the Twitter account manager for two years. After being honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2005, Alicia returned to school where she received a degree in Psychology from Purdue University. Her background in statistics and psychology has provided her with the tools to successfully engage and analyze her techniques using social media and the ability to organically build brand loyalty for her clients.

Can’t see the form above? Register for this event on this event’s page on Eventbrite.

 

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #39: Advertising on social media

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

Panelists

Kristin Harmon
Bangor Humane Society

Alicia Barnes (@Alicia__Barnes)

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.

 

Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank

 

Side Order Sponsors

 

Sephone Interactive Media 

Angelia Levesque, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - The Masiello Group

 

See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

SMB Bangor #38: Being a go-to source

Posted on September 23, 2014

People often have a person they trust when they need information about something – a place to eat, what to wear, or who to ask. The same is true online; using social media, you can become a topic expert who dozens, hundreds, or even more turn to when they’re looking to know more.

For our October breakfast, we’ll welcome local social media users (and past SMBBGR Award nominees) who have become the trusted source for information about a particular subject, whether it’s what they do for work or something completely different. We’ll talk about how they started to share what they know, what the experience has been like, and how other people who want to be a go-to source can do the same – for business, for fun, or both. It’s a great chance to see how being the first person in people’s minds can help you, whether it’s for emergency information, the latest arrivals at the local airport, or something of your own.
 

If you can’t see the ticket form above, visit our page on Eventbrite.

Specifics

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #38: Being a go-to source

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

 

Panelists

Andrew Emery (@FyrAndWyr)

Anthony DelMonaco (@3315aviation)

 

Directions

Take exit 185 (Broadway) on I-95. Turn right onto Broadway and drive a half a mile, then turn left onto Husson Avenue. Take a right at the stop sign. The Center for Family Business will be on your left.


Bacon Explosion Sponsor

 Machias Savings Bank


Side Order Sponsors

 

Sephone Interactive Media

 

Angelia Levesque, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - The Masiello Group


See you for breakfast! And don’t forget to use #SMBBGR on Twitter to let other people know and to share your say during the morning. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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