Laconia, NH, May 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In recognition of the growing importance of social media marketing to the success of businesses large and small, the NH Division of Economic Development, in coordination with social marketing and success strategies firm Epiphanies, Inc., Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), and the “Stay, Work & Play” initiative, will host the first annual "A-Ha!" NH Social Media Business Summit at PSNH, 780 North Commercial Street, Manchester, on Monday, June 15th from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The event, which is sponsored by PSNH and geared towards entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, business owners, and companies of all sizes and industries, is designed to support the Division's broader mission: To retain and help expand existing New Hampshire businesses, and to attract new companies to the income-tax-free state.
"Social marketing isn’t just a buzzword or a fad. It’s the way that more and more savvy business professionals are choosing to communicate," says Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director for the NH Division of Economic Development. "If you’ve never tweeted or posted a photo of your new product on your Facebook account, you’re missing a valuable, low cost marketing opportunity."
Sessions for the event include:
« Beyond the Hype: A No-nonsense Introduction to Social Media's Real Power and Promise for NH Businesses (Especially in This Untamed Economic Environment)
« 7 Powerful Ways to Use Social Media Right Now to Boost Visibility, Cultivate Relationships, Outshine Competitors, and Get Results
« Yes, It Can Be Measured! How to Tell If Your Social Marketing Efforts Are Delivering Results
« Social Marketing Success Stories: Panel Discussion with Q & A
Workshop sessions will be presented/moderated by Lani & Allen Voivod, co-owners of Epiphanies, Inc., whom Boucher calls the Division's “social marketing gurus,” with other featured speakers to be announced. Outgoing University System of New Hampshire Chancellor Stephen Reno will deliver opening remarks, and there will be a facilitated networking lunch as well.
As a special gift to New Hampshire’s business community, admission is free. However, there are only 100 slots available, so early registration is strongly suggested. To register, go to www.AhaNH.com. For more information, call Epiphanies, Inc. at (603) 524-5248.
About Public Service of New Hampshire
PSNH is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, generating and distributing clean electricity for more than 490,000 homes and businesses in an environmentally friendly manner. Each year, PSNH supports dozens of forest protection, energy conservation, and environmental organizations through both financial contributions and generous employee volunteerism. PSNH is proud of its commitment to the environment and willingness to create innovative solutions to environmental issues. To learn more, visit http://www.PSNH.com.
About the NH Division of Economic Development
The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, comprised of the New Hampshire Business Resource Center and the International Trade Resource Center, offer resources to enhance the economic activities of the state through business attraction outreach, in-state business expansion efforts, and facilitation of government and international sales. To find out more about why New Hampshire's low business tax burden and sales and income-tax free tradition makes it the "Most Livable State" in the nation, visit http://www.NHEconomy.com, or check out their new "No Bull" Business Blog at http://blog.NHEconomy.com.
About Epiphanies, Inc.
Lani & Allen Voivod, the Content Lovers of Epiphanies, Inc., help imperfect-preneurs, multi-million-dollar businesses, and mission-driven organizations learn and use social marketing and success strategies to boost visibility, community, competitive edge, and profits. Get their Free 19-page Special Report, “37 Easy Ways to Boost Biz Visibility, Revenue, & Results With Twitter,” at www.EpiphaniesInc.com/twitter.