Past Kreate Events

May/June 2011 Kreate [Develop] Training Events:

FREE WEBINAR

Topic: Connecting from Start to Facebook!: Be a Better Connector Using Facebook
05-20 | Friday at 10:00am PST

How’s your Facebook Connecting skills? Are you ‘kinda’ using Facebook but really not sure what to use it for? Or are you trying to separate your business and personal pages and not sure how to go about this? Or maybe you just want to connect better in general…then attend this webinar!

We will cover the following:
– Making ‘quality’ posts and what this really means
– How to find good ‘Groups’ to mingle with and interact with like-minded people
– What ‘sharing’ and ‘cross-promoting’ really mean and how to do it
– Connecting from Start to Facebook!
– And much more…

This 40-45 minute webinar is FREE and is part of a series that will be weekly in 2011 with revolving topics on current marketing trends facing small business and entrepreneurs.

Webinar

Topic: Get Linked with LinkedIn: Boost Your Profile and Connections
05-26 | Thursday at 1:00pmStill wondering why you’re not connecting with people on LinkedIn, but merely clicking the ‘accept’ button and nothing more? Or maybe you are still trying to finalize your profile to 100%?

This webinar will focus on the following:
– Perfecting your profile to get you on the road to successfully connecting with professionals online and offline to create longer-lasting relationships
– Strengthening your profile to maximize your expertise, talents and personality
– Proper etiquette and connecting techniques
– Using ‘Groups’ to connect with like-minded professionals and to start and interact in conversations
And much more!

FREE WEBINAR

Topic: From Start to Facebook!: Fire Up Your Facebook Business Page Design
06-01 | Wednesday at 10:00am

How’s your Facebook Business Page looking these days? Do you even have one setup yet? Is your page setup and you are wondering why you have no traffic or ‘likes’? This will help!

If you’re looking to boost your Facebook presence and business strategy and make your business page really shine, then this is the event for you! We will cover the following:
– Resources to design your own ‘landing’ page in Facebook without hosting
– What important ‘Action’ elements to consider in design and layout
– What your Facebook ‘profile picture/tower’ really should look like, and why!
– How to maximize your Facebook online strategy by pointing people in the right direction

WEBINAR: Maximizing Your Time and Marketing on the NEW Facebook
03-19, Saturday @ 10:30-11:30am online

We’re all immersed in Facebook-land, and every month there seems to be some sort of major update! So what if you were never even 50% up-to-date on the changes from a few months ago!? In this 101/102-level Facebook training we will explore some daily and weekly strategy ideas you can implement to keep in front of your clients and target audience without breaking a sweat!

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Kreate CONNECT Afterhours Networking at Gene Juarez Salon & Spas, Bellevue Galleria

April 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

Complimentary mini services which include “a dry styling and consultation from a top designer, chair massage, and a cuticle cocktail,” first come, first served. Make some great new connections, meet your next power partner or referral buddy all while enjoying a great time within a wide open networking space at Gene Juarez with light appetizers and wine served on-site for guests to enjoy and share. Expected attendance is between 75-100 so make sure to book this one in your planner or online calendar!!

Cost: $15, includes wine & beverages, light appetizers and some great conversation!
Win door prizes from Gene Juarez, make sure to pick up your swag bag full of goodies from our sponsors and Gene Juarez, available to first 50 guests.
Sponsored by Gene Juarez, Harris Wine Sellers (correct spelling), the FinancialRevivalGroup.com, Email Synergy and WEventSource.com
Register and find more info here

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Kreate CONNECT B2B Afterhours Networking at Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz

March 22nd, 6:00-8:30pm

Make some great new connections, meet your next power partner or referral buddy all while enjoying a great time in a classy venue with great food and wine provided! Sponsored by Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery, Financial Revival Group, Port Gardner Bay Winery, Email Synergy and WEventSource.com

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WEBINAR Mobile Marketing Strategy & QR Codes for Small Business and Entrepreneurs
03-25, Friday @ 3:30-4:30pm online

The World of Mobile is here…and it’s not going anywhere!! Scary thought, but these days if you don’t know how to utilize mobile marketing soon, you might get left behind. This includes using ‘Text Message’ marketing and strategies, QR codes, geolocation, and more! Join us for this look into the world of how this will/can play into your marketing strategy in the near future and what you need to think of from now on about your web and print designs, marketing pieces and your overall approach to staying in touch with your audience and generating traffic via mobile.

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April CONNECT Afterhours Business Networking Social

April 26th, 5:30-7:30pm | Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, Bellevue Galleria

Sponsored by Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, Michael Harris Wine Sellers, Financial Revival Group, WEventSource and EmailSynergy

64 attended/68 registered

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March CONNECT Afterhours Event

March 22nd, 6:00-8:30pm | Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, Seattle

Sponsored by Phil Smart Mercedes, Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery, WEventSource.com and EmailSynergy

50 attended/62 registered

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February Connect Afterhours Event

Feb 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm | Kreate CONNECT Networking Social sponsored by WEventSource & ESP
Location: Avalon Bay Towers, 15th Floor
Address: 10349 NE 10th St, Bellevue 98004

58 attended/64 registered

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January Connect Afterhours Event

Jan 25th, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Brix Wine Cafe, Juanita Beach area
About: BACK TO BUSINESS!! Time to get out of the holidays and back to business and great networking! This event will utilize the same great venue we used for our December bash that drew nearly 85 attendees last month, and we expect at least 50 this time out!! Meet your next client or power partner! There are networking socials, and then there are networking events with some ‘meat’ to them where you feel like you really made some quality contacts, enjoyed a quality experience in a classy venue, and learned a few great facts or practices to help you and your business. At this event you can expect to meet people who are well connected locally and online, to share with other passionate business owners about your business, and to make a few contacts that you’ll want to definitely follow-up with!

45 attended/56 registered

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CONNECT Eastside Holiday Networking Social

Dec 16, 2010
5:30-8:30pm | Park Place Pub, 529 Parkplace Ctr, KirklandIt’s HOLIDAY time!! Time to bring out your holiday spirit and have a little more fun than usual! This event is hosted by several outgoing Biznikers and networkers that have large networks so expect this to be THE Networking Holiday Event of the season!!

Meet your next client or power partner! There are networking socials, and then there are networking events with some ‘meat’ to them where you feel like you really made some quality contacts, enjoyed a quality experience in a classy venue, and learned a few great facts or practices to help you and your business.

At this event you can expect to meet people who are well connected locally and online, to share with other passionate business owners about your business, and to make a few contacts that you’ll want to definitely follow-up with!

Bring lots of business cards, a great attitude, some stories to share about your business, and be thirsty for A+ drinks made by their mixologists!

We look forward to hosting a great time for all…
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!!

82 in attendance!!

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January 2011 Featured Workshop Event

Facebook & Mobile Campaign Strategy for Businesses
Jan 11, 2011, 9:30am-12:30pm
by Julian Michael

This intensive class will be limited to the about 10 attendees and will get you on track to incorporate the mobile space, geolocation and Facebook into your overall marketing and brand campaign strategy. Some workshops show you ‘How to Use Facebook’, we’ll talk about how to use Facebook with other platforms and jump into the mobile space, where EVERYthing is headed very soon!!
A few skills you will learn at this event:– Constuct a new Facebook business page and landing page
– Make your own custom avatar/tower to highlight your business
– Generate new fans & likes relevant to your business
– Receive ideas on how to ‘maintain’ your social campaign strategy weekly
– Learn how to create an event and registration page and promote it properly
– Incorporate a basic mobile strategy into your current marketing plan
– Get a clear understanding of what geolocation can do for your business and promotions

December 2010 Featured Workshop:

Dec 3, 2010 – Bellevue
Jumping Into Facebook Places & Location Applications for You and Your Business

Let’s talk ‘location’! With so many new mobile applications and social media websites, ideas and campaign ideas and suggestions, it leaves many of us thinking, “Which ones should I invest my time into?” And some even ask their self, “Is this even worth my time??”

Well rest assured that indeed using social media is well worth your time because this is how people are ‘socializing’, communicating and SHARING about their self and about their business!

Using ‘Geolocation’-based services such as FACEBOOK Places and [Foursquare](http://www.foursquare.com) are nothing new for the Gen X and Gen Y demographic, but for everyone else above this the learning and adopting curve will take some time…but it’s the NEW thing coming and will BENEFIT your brand of business in the coming months!

If you’re curious to learn more about Facebook, come check this out!

November 2011 Networking Social

CONNECT Eastside Happy Hour Networking Social

5:00-7:30pm | Lot No.3, Bellevue Towers, 460 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue
Whoa! Meet your next client or power partner!

There are networking socials, and then there are networking events with some ‘meat’ to them where you feel like you really made some quality contacts, enjoyed a quality experience in a classy venue, and learned a few great facts or practices to help you and your business.

At this event you can expect to meet people who are well connected locally and online, to share with other passionate business owners about your business, and to make a few contacts that you’ll want to definitely follow-up with!

Bring lots of business cards, a great attitude, some stories to share about your business, and be thirsty for A+ drinks made by their mixologists!

– Connect with a potential power partner or new client
– Network with lots NEW business professionals
– Enjoy a new scenery at one of the hottest new venues in Downtown Bellevue
Enjoy food and beverages of their choice

Lot No.3 is connected to ‘Purple Wine Bar & Cafe’ on the corner of 106th & 4th Ave NE

OCTOBER 2010 EVENTS

10/27 Eastside Happy Hour Networking featuring ‘Experts Night’

4:30-6:30pm | Lot No.3, Bellevue Towers, 460 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue

10/12 Northend Networking Lunch & Learn

11:30am | The Olive Garden, 4221 196th St SW, Lynnwood

Facilitated by John Erdman of Ideal Companies

Admission is $15 pre-registered, $20 at the door and includes lunch. We can accommodate up to 25 people so please pre-register as we nearly hit our limit last lunch. Lunch is served Italian-buffet style and our speaker for this month will be announced later this week. Register here

10/15 Pro Skills Workshop: Creating Captivating Content

2:30-4:30pm | 13256 NE 20th St, Ste. #7, (Cascade Professional Complex), Bellevue

Presented by Julian Michael & Haidn Foster & Joe Hauser

Last month’s ‘Creating YOUR Brand Culture’ event hosted about 15 guests and we expect even more this month! Make sure to bring your notepads and/or laptops or I-pads as we’ll be exploring your writing styles and providing some MUST HAVE tips on creating schnazzier content to help sell your business easier through your writing!

During the third portion of our event, Joe Hauser of Email Synergy will share some insight on his company’s email marketing system and walk everyone through a brief interactive demo.

for September

09/30 Seattle ‘Experts Night’ Afterhours Networking at Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz

kreate bellevue networking, seattle networking, kreate events, business development, branding, brand

6:00-8:30pm at Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz | 2025 Airport Way S, Seattle
Sign up when you arrive for your favorite expert and you’ll get a free 8-minute consultation! Join us for ‘experts consulting’ night as we are hosting several professional experts in different categories of business so you can ask your ‘burning’ questions and maybe gain some insight on a current campaign, project and/or issue. Make sure to bring lots of business cards and your best business questions to ask our experts!

– Professional Organizing & Efficiency for Busy People
with Linda Deppa of Uncluttered
– Getting the Most Out of Your Business Communications & Elevator Pitches with Sandy Bjorgen of Improv-able Results
– Online Local Search Tactics with Richard Geasey of Practical Local Search
– Crafty & Effective Content Strategy
with Glenn Froehlich of Local Market Sense
– Impactful Graphic Design with Diane Bridgwater of Visual Communication
– Legal Consulting with Madhu Singh of MK Singh Law Offices

09/22 ‘Signature’ Interactive Brand & Business Development Event, 11:15-1:45pm, Bellevue

kreate networking, seattle and bellevue brand and business development, september events, social media, brands, chamber

Why attend a ‘Signature’ style event?

Our Signature events are where our ‘stamp of approval’ is! We offer the following features:
– Dynamic, insightful and innovative presenters with great information on current trends
– Two interactive rounds of action networking to make sure you make a few new contacts
– Catered lunch, and it’s usually really good!…this month by ‘Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery
– Lots of great Door Prizes to win
– Free parking
…And a nice double cappaccino-like kick in the pants or skirt to get you fired up!!

Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. May/June events hosted 50 guests on average!

Featured Presenters for September

Leigh Fatzinger | CEO of Nology Media

Keynote: “The Three C’s of Social Media Branding”

Leigh has grown Nology in a very short period of time into a flourishing enterprise with nearly a dozen employees! Nology Media is a content publishing, measurement, and marketing agency using social media tools and platforms to intimately connect brands with their audiences. 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Their key offerings are ‘Social Media Management’, ‘Social Media Research & Analytics’ and ‘Social Media Marketing’.

Matt Heinz | Principal at Heinz Marketing and Author of ‘Are You Selling Pants, or Selling a Dream? and ‘Move the Mouse and Make Millions’

Keynote: “Kreate More Time to Execute Your BIG Ideas.”

About Matt: Matt brings more than 12 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations, vertical industries and company sizes. His career has focused on delivering measurable results for his employers and clients in the way of greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. He has held various positions at companies such as Microsoft, Weber Shandwick, Boeing, The Seattle Mariners, Market Leader and Verdiem. In 2007, Matt began Heinz Marketing to help clients focus their business on market and customer opportunities, then execute a plan to scale revenue and customer growth.

Ron Schott | Project Lead & Digital Strategist, Communities and Campaigns (i.e. LinkedIn & Facebook) at Spring Creek Group

Keynote: Mobile 101: Bringing Brand Everywhere

Today’s consumer and active user is interacting with brands, both personal and corporate, across three screens. The only screen they’re usually within about three feet of, though, is their mobile device. Ron will talk about how integrating mobile with your brand can have a big impact and change the way you talk with your audiences.

SpringCreekGroup is an interactive marketing agency focused on social media brand analytics and campaign services located in Seattle, Washington. He has handled marketing and PR efforts for industry-leading software, hardware, and mobile companies. Prior to joining Spring Creek Group, Ron was an account manager at Owen Media Inc.; a technology PR agency.

Ron was part of a team that was awarded the 2007 Interactive Media Award for computer software, been awarded the JEA/NSPA honorable mention in sports writing, and covered the Intel Developer Forum as a blogger. Ron is also quickly earning a place on the list of plugged-in Northwest marketers with his insights on trends and practices in social media.

09/14 Alderwood ‘North’ Lunch & Learn

11:45-1pm at The Olive Garden
4221 196th St SW, Lynnwood
Facilitated by John Erdman of Ideal Companies

Admission is $15 and includes lunch. We can accommodate up to 25 people so please pre-register as we nearly hit our limit last lunch. Lunch is served Italian-buffet style and our speaker for this month will be announced later this week. Register here

09/09 Pro Skills Workshop Series

Understanding the Creative Process (click on ‘Workshops’ up top for more info)
9:30-11:30am | 13256 NE 20th St., Ste. #7, Bellevue
In this intensive two-hour session guests will walk away with a better understanding of how creative ideas are formed, stored, produced and how to become more effective at cataloging your bright ideas, concepts and strategies so you can access them when you’re ready to move forward and TAKE ACTION!! This workshop is facilitated by speaker Julian Michael. This class is free and limited to the first 20 participants so act fast! Also, following this class is a free email marketing tutorial hosted by Joe Hauser of Email Synergy from 11:45-12:30 in the same room. Registration at 9:15, events starts promptly at 9:40.
Register here

August 25th . 6-8:30pm

rock bottom, bellevue

click here to register

connect.mingle.taste.kreate.great.relationships in the open and spacious environment at Rock Bottom Brewery at the Bellevue Galleria (next to Gene Juarez and LA Fitness). This event is expecting to draw at least 60-75 guests if not more throughout the time period for some open networking, interactive activity, variety of door prizes, Rock Bottom appetizers and an open bar area for everyone to get their after hours ‘drink on’! Expect to meet lots of new business connections and potential power partners and expect to have a great time and learn something while you’re at it. See you all there!! -JM

june 30th . 5:30-8pm

novelty hill/januik winery

Kreate Brand and Business Development Wine Tasting Networking Social event

connect.mingle.taste.kreate.great.relationships in the fabulous networking environment of NOVELTY HILL/JANUIK WINERIES in Woodinville (just next to Columbia Winery and Chateau Ste Michelle). We expect around 50-60+ attendees so get your networking hats on and get ready to enjoy yourself while connecting in an interactive evening!

Woodinville, WA
www.noveltyhill.com

Let’s have some fun!!

Private room reserved just off the main bartop area and pouring room with great access to the veranda and lots of open seating indoors and outdoors. The Novelty Hill Winery even has an outdoor bocce ball arena for those looking for some added challenge! Lots of door prizes will be handed out and we’ll have just a few announcements, but about 95% of the time you’ll be having a great time NETWORKING and CONNECTING with some new and familiar faces! The Kreate team has been networking all over the area and will be inviting a great deal of their networking colleagues and power partners to this event.

A private tour of the barrel room will be provided midway through the event to those interested at no additional charge.

REGISTER either at the event by cash or check only or pay online by using the registration link above, where you can click the ‘PayPal’ option to use either a credit or debit card, or your PayPal account if you have one. Tell your friends and colleagues that this is a MUST ATTEND event this coming week as the last Kreate networking event of June!!

Cost is $12 and includes private tastings of some great Novelty Hill/Januik wines and some light appetizers. Parking is free and so is having a great time! See you there!!

lunch & learn admission

Tickets to luncheons are $15 pre-registered online by 5pm the day prior or $20 at the door (cash/check only). This includes a great lunch spread and beverage, entry into all the door prizes and a great ‘Kreate’ experience! Pre-registration is always preferred so we have an accurate headcount before event day, so please use the link above for any KREATE LUNCH & LEARN you’re able to attend. Thank you!

Past Signature Event Themes for 2010

July : The WORDPRESS Event: Let’s talk Blogs, about design, development, strategy and what you need to know about WordPress!

June : The FACEBOOK event: All things Facebook and Incorporating an Effective Marketing Strategy

May : The ‘GOOGLE’ Event: Utilizing the Google Platform Successfully for your Business Model and Workload Strategy

April : Blogging and Self-Publishing for Success

March : Be a Rockstar Expense Tracker

February : Networking Etiquette and The Power of Non-Verbal Communication

January : Goal Setting for the On-the-Go Entrepreneur