GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. (Evening)

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Name: GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. (Evening)
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Grab your laptop and come join us for a tech working session. We'll have social media, IT, marketing and Google My Business experts on hand, but we can all help each other and share resources. This is a great opportunity to work together to enhance our online profiles, get nagging questions answered, and network with other businesses in Rogers Park.

Refreshments will be served. 

Andrea leads the team at Black Rhino Marketing Group. Her education in communication across various media serves as the backbone of her understanding of how visual and verbal messages reach people, and why they are effective, giving her a unique edge at developing marketing plans suited to a vast array of businesses.

Belia is the founder of Chicago Info Tech. She provides expert IT tech support to small businesses, retail stores, restaurants, non profit organizations, and charter schools specifically within Chicago city limits.  Belia is a passionate business owner who loves technology and helping people overcome technical challenges.

Kate Alpert is the co-founder of Women Belong, a new kind of networking group with the mission of advancing business growth through deepening personal relationships. Kate's background is in marketing strategy and understanding how businesses need to network, create word of mouth, and grow and strengthen their customer base.

Rachel Bowen is RPBA's Membership and Business Services Coordinator. She is also the in-house expert for Google My Business were she can help businesses get a free website and update or verify their listing to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.

RPBA strives to bring our business community the tools and resources to GROW their business. With that in mind, we are launching GEM: Grow. Engage. Meet. quarterly events.
GEM events have 3 key goals
GROW - cutting-edge education about business trends and best practices.
ENGAGE - connect with experts and learn about resources offered by RPBA.
MEET - get to know RPBA and each other.

GEM events series will feature a 30-minute presentation by an expert speaker on topics such as marketing, sales, legal FAQs, finance/loans and more. GEM will also include structured networking for attendees to connect with each other, announcements about programs, opportunities and events. Light refreshments will be served. 

GEM events are free for RPBA Members (Enthusiast, Visionary & Cornerstone) and $25 for non-members. 

Save the date for the GEM events at RPBA, 1448 W. Morse Ave.
Wednesday, September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m.


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Event Media:
Rogers Park Business Alliance
1448 W. Morse Ave.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Rachel Bowen,
Free for RPBA Members (Enthusiast, Visionary & Cornerstone)
$25 for non-members
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