Southeastern LSBDC to host Facebook for business class

Friday, May 16, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, along with the Amite Chamber of Commerce and Tangipahoa Economic Development will host a seminar on Thursday, May 29, on effective techniques for using Facebook in business.

The free event will be held in Amite at the Tangipahoa Parish Library, located at 204 N.E. Central Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"The presentation is a guide for small businesses or nonprofits that have been using Facebook for social media marketing," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center, "but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level."

Summers said core concepts will include a closer look at Facebook; how to tell if it is right for business; what kind of content to create and post; etiquette; how to tell if content is working; suggestions on what to do next; and why social media and email marketing must be used together.

"Kim Walker, owner of 5 Stones Media, will instruct the class," Summers said. "Kim is also a regional representative for Constant Contact and travels throughout the state to educate businesses on ways to reach and keep their customer base through effective and affordable marketing technologies."

There is no charge to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at


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