January Board Meeting

Please join us for the January CPNBA Board meeting at 10am on January 11, 2012. We will meet at Pongos Interactive (7309 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 119).

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December College Park Business Beat

Please check out the latest edition of the College Park Business Beat. The Business Beat is a bi-monthly newsletter prepared by the City of College Park Planning, Community and Economic Development Department covering local business news including openings, closings, expansions, leases signed, and other information of interest to College Park businesses.

Highlights from the December Business Beat include the opening of six new businesses, including local businesses Fishnet, Pho Thom, and Shanghai Tokyo Cafe.

Questions about the Business Beat can be directed to Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater, he can be reached at (240)487-3543 or mstiefvater@collegeparkmd.gov.

Promoting Your Business Online: Notes

We covered a lot of free and low-cost resources for business to promote themselves online. Here are the links that were promised during the event.

Measuring Success

Blogging Platforms (can be used for a whole web site in some cases)

Social Media

Business Directories

Advertising (NOT FREE!)

December Board Meeting

Wednesday December 14, 2011 – Wednesday December 31, 1969

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Description:

Join us for the December CPNBA Board Meeting. All are welcome, and we especially encourage business owners that might be interested in becoming a board member to attend. At the December meeting we will discuss plans for upcoming events, membership, and the winners of the CPNBA survey.

Please note that we record the audio of the meetings, but do not have plans to make them publicly available. They are for record-keeping purposes only, to make it easier to create accurate minutes. You will be asked to sign a consent to record when you come to the meeting.

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Networking Event: Promote Your Business Online

Monday December 5, 2011 – Monday December 5, 2011

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Description:

Learn how to leverage blogging, social media, online advertising, and group buying sites to drive customers to your business. Local business owners will share their success stories, and give you information about free tools you can use to join their ranks. Networking will start at 6pm, with a short panel discussion from business owners on this month's topic at 6:30pm, and more networking to follow

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City of College Park’s 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide

Download a copy of the City of College Park’s 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide. It includes gift ideas and some special offers from local independent businesses, including 20% off orders over $20.00 from Honey Glow; free wire service charge on any order sent out of town, or 1/2 off any local delivery fee from Wood’s Flowers and Giftsand a 15% discount on all in-stock accessories, clothing, and shoes from College Park Bicycles.

October Business Beat

Please follow the link to the October edition of the College Park Business Beat. The Business Beat is a bi-monthly newsletter prepared by the City of College Park Planning, Community and Economic Development Department covering local business news including openings, closings, expansions, leases signed, and other information of interest to College Park businesses. Questions about the Business Beat can be directed to Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater, he can be reached at (240)487-3543 or mstiefvater@collegeparkmd.gov.

October Business Beat

Networking Event: Build a Greener Business

Monday November 7, 2011 – Monday November 7, 2011

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Description:

Join us for happy hour, and learn more about making your business greener, and the Cornerstone Grille and Loft. We will have presentations, discussion, and information about ways to make your business more environmentally friendly, often while saving money. Speakers include:

  • Charis Egland-Smith from MOM’s Organic Market
  • Laura Armstrong, Maryland Green Registry Coordinator, Maryland Department of the Environment

Please register for this event so we can let the venue know how many to expect.

This event is part of DCWEEK 2011

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