At the 6th Northbay Growth & Innovation Forum held in Santa Rosa, Joey Shepp, founder of Earthsite, spoke to a large audience of business professionals and entrepreneurs. Speaking along-side Steve Weiss, co-founder of the North Bay Angels, Joey presented on the topic of social media and how small to medium sized businesses can leverage “customer powered marketing.”
After the two keynote speeches, there were three rounds of breakout workshops. Joey led the social media workshop, and fielded questions of “how-to,” privacy, and strategy. Once again the response was terrific as many people were excited around the topic and buzz of social media.
Following the workshops, five entrepreneurs presented their business plans in front of a panel of judges. The event was well organized and well attended. If you you made it out to the event, thank you for all the great questions, thoughts, and ideas that you shared with us! Below you’ll find the presentation from the event.
“The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and the City of Santa Rosa are pleased to announce the sixth event in our ongoing series of local forums dedicated to supporting new business growth. Experts say a downturn is a good time to reposition and renew. Our region, like others, must deal with the realities of this economic downturn. The Forum will present ideas on how to improve business when times are tough and also take steps to prepare for the next wave of growth or innovation. Santa Rosa is a great place for entrepreneurs and larger companies. We have a competitive infrastructure, good services, and a strong labor pool. The Forum will address these and other benefits of locating in Santa Rosa.”