This past Saturday, eight businesses and charity efforts in the Rocky Mount Area took another step in their development by establishing presences on Facebook and Twitter through the first #StartCamp for Social Media. This would not have been possible without the support and generosity of the following:
- Fred Brooks & Nash Community College Small Business Center
- Clint Williams
- Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation, especially staff members Julie Watson, Andre Jenkins, Jean Andrews and Cameron Fenderson, who volunteered their time
- Brad Proctor
- WHIG-TV & Rocky Mount Telegram for helping market this event
100% of the registration fees will be going to Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program. We are very happy to have the opportunity help this worthy cause out while providing a valuable service to local businesses and nonprofits.
Overall, the event was a big success. We learned a great deal about how to improve this event in the future, and we look forward to offering it again this fall. In the meantime, we want to foster ongoing support for local business use of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media Internet applications and sites. This blog, along with #StartCamp on Facebook & Twitter, will help facilitate this, as we share articles, tips, and observations on best utilizing these new resources.