Upcoming Events

August Business After 5

’20 on the Trestle’ hosted by the Town of St Marys and Quadro Communications

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 ~ 5:15pm – 7:00pm

St Marys Trestle, Wellington St North Trail Access Point

 
Every month the Business After Five is the best place for those in the business community to meet some new faces and re-connect with some familiar ones. Experts agree that networking is the single most powerful marketing tool to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. After all, people do business with those they know, like and trust. 
 
Our August BA5 will be hosted in the heart of beautiful St Marys. In the mid-1990s, the Town of St. Marys purchased the then-abandoned CN rail line which spans the Thames River. In 1996, a volunteer committee turned the eyesore and safety hazard into the Grand Trunk Trail, now an integral part of the trail system.
 
Now we celebrate this milestone and the trail’s continued importance to the St Marys community!
 
The ’20 on the Trestle’ celebration began May 18 and will conclude Saturday, Oct. 5 to coincide with the October 3, 1999 dedication of the trail. There are 20 — and counting — events happening high above St. Marys. This particular ’20 on the Trestle’ event will be bringing together the business community that helps to make St Marys thrive.
 
Come on out and join Quadro Communications, along with the Town of St Marys and the staff & board of the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for a drink, some snacks, prizes, and lively networking!
 
PLEASE NOTE* Parking is available at the Wellington St. North Trail Access. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
 

Social Media Academy: Content Planning & Scheduling

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, August 29th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Social media is a powerful marketing tool if you use it correctly and that is what this workshop will teach you to do! We’ll consider what you want out of your social media presence and then teach you how to leverage your content to support your goals. This workshop is all about finding, creating and sharing the best possible content: how, when and where! We’ll also cover how to schedule your amazing new content.

Topics Covered: 

  • How to create appealing content 
  • Tools for making engaging content 
  • How to create a social media calendar
  • When to post your content 
  • How to use scheduling platforms: Hootsuite etc.

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

Social Media Academy: All About Instagram

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, September 12th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Instagram is considered social media royalty and one must be utilizing this platform to enhance their reach! Instagram changes their rules and algorithms frequently making it extremely difficult to stay on top of best-practices. This workshop will discuss the changes to Instagram and how to leverage this ever-changing platform for your brand positioning.

Topics Covered: 

  • What’s new with Instagram
  • Instagram features and tricks
  • Growing an active following 
  • How to utilize video 
  • Instagram stories and highlights 
  • Instagram Shopping

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

Social Media Academy: Looking Professional With LinkedIn

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, September 26th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

This workshop will cover how to properly utilize LinkedIn for making professional connections and positioning yourself as an expert in your field. We’ll look at tips and tricks for: making your profile pop, for persuading your employees to share your business, for writing effective articles and communicating with other professionals in your network. 

Topics Covered: 

  • How to write an effective LinkedIn professional profile
  • Why you should create LinkedIn articles 
  • LinkedIn business page VS. professional profiles 
  • How to get your employees involved 
  • Participating in discussions

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

Social Media Academy: Exploring Facebook Land

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, October 10th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Facebook has been evolving since the day it launched – growing into a platform which is much more than profile browsing and photo sharing. This workshop will cover how to use Facebook’s: marketplace, events, groups, stories, shopping page and more. The goal is to help you get the most out of your Facebook account! 

Topics Covered: 

  • Features at a glance 
  • New ways to use Facebook 
  • How to use Facebook as your website or an extension of your current site 
  • Running Facebook groups
  • Managing Facebook reviews 

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

Social Media Academy: Social Media Ads, Contests & Sweepstakes

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, October 24th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Are you getting the most of your ad or social media contest? Are you using the information gained to make your presence stronger? If not, this workshop is your guide for setting the best possible social media ad and running the most engaging contests.  

Topics Covered: 

  • How to optimize your Facebook ad
  • A/B testing & utilizing results 
  • How to run an effective social media contest 
  • How to incorporate sweepstakes and collect email addresses 

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

Social Media Academy: Application and Analytics

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, November 7th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

You’ve come to understand the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of social media, but now you must implement everything you know! This workshop is your chance to work as a team to create the best possible campaign. You can get ready to go live or we can go live together! Then, we’ll chat about using analytics to perfect your social media strategies. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Setting a campaign outline 
  • Tweaking your campaign idea 
  • Using Google analytics and social media results to enhance your strategy

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!