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Shawnee Chamber of Commerce to offer social media workshop on Feb. 6

January 31, 2018

Area small businesses have new tools designed to help their businesses grow with the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Exchange program.

Businesses that are looking for new ways to build their brands will want to attend the Build Your Brand Using Social Media workshop on Feb. 6.

During the workshop, a panel of experts will demonstrate how to build a business brand using social media.

Panel members include: Julie Breithaupt, communications manager, City of Shawnee; Beata Foreman, owner, By B! Boutique; and Mike Montague, Sandler Systems, Inc.

Montague has written a book and created a social selling course on LinkedIn for Sandler Training.

“Branding is an important part of marketing for any business,” said Shawnee Chamber President and CEO Ann Smith-Tate. “This session is designed for small business owners, and our panel members will present ideas that attendees can implement quickly and effectively.”

This workshop is one of six sessions offered as part of the Chamber’s Small Business Exchange program.

“There is power in education and connections,” said Smith-Tate. “We created SBX as a place to get together to learn and exchange ideas, tips, insights and leads.”

Smith-Tate said all sessions will focus on topics to help small businesses succeed.

“SBX workshops will offer important information on business trends and innovative ideas for business growth, and are designed to help small businesses increase profitability and productivity,” she said.

Cost is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for nonmembers.

Special pricing is available when individuals participate in multiple sessions offered this year.

RSVPs are due by Monday and may be completed online at or by calling Marlene Shirley at 913-631-6545.

Upcoming sessions include: Brand Development Challenge Feb. 20; Website Development March 6; Small Business Insurance Needs March 20, and Financial Planning for The Small Business Owner April 3.

All sessions are from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee.


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