Like it or not, Fall is upon us. With forecasts soon promising rain, now is a great time to start putting away summer gear and start focusing on your business. TMMPDX has selected the top events for October with our top pick just a few days way, GoGreen Portland 2010. Enjoy this leap into cooler days and we hope to see you at our top events.
1) Pacific Power presents GoGreen Conference 2010 Portland – Tuesday October 5, 8:30am – 5pm
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
The Portland Go Green conference is coming up nex week and TMMPDX readers can get a discount. Last year the event was jam packed with great speakers and informative panels. This year we expect no less. Be sure to use the discount code: TMMPDX when registering for this year’s conference and get $25 bucks off the regular registration fee.
The GoGreen Conference is a unique opportunity to learn the latest in sustainable practices for your business. This one day conference is designed to educate, motivate and inspire you – the aspiring or established business owner or professional – to take your green quotient to the next level and to give you actionable next steps to make your business more sustainable. Cost: $170 for a full-day pass for TMMPDX readers ($195 regular registration fee)
2) Love @ First Website - Thursday October 7, 1pm – 5pm
The Ecotrust Building, 721 NW Ninth Ave. Portland, OR 97209
The event will focus on real stories from organizations that have gone to extreme lengths to build remarkable online experiences that delight and WOW. Attendees will hear first-hand stories from Rue La La, Foiled Cupcakes and Ecotrust about how to build a culture of delight that differentiates the brand and fosters connections. Wine reception to follow. Cost: $50, registration required.
3) SEMpdx October Event: Local Search With David Mihm – Tuesday October 12, 4:30pm -6:30pm
About Us.org, 107 SE Washington St. #520, Portland, OR 97214
If your company sells products or services to a local market, it’s never been more important to have a comprehensive local search marketing strategy in place.
Portland’s own David Mihm will walk attendees through the most current strategies and tactics to make sure that your company has all of its Local bases covered, and a foundation to build on for future success. Cost: $43.00 non-members, registration is required.
4) AMA Lunch: REI Manager of Digital Engagement – Tuesday October 12, 11:30am -1pm
Bridgeport Brewery, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR 97209
Jordan Williams, an intrapreneur and marketing rabble-rouser, works for REI as Manager, Digital Engagement. In this role, Jordan is responsible for creating deeper customer engagement through the creation of digital social connections throughout all of REI’s customer touch-points including REI.com, on the web or in the mobile space. Cost: $40 non-member, registration is required.
Bridging the interests of renewable energy generators, marketers, and utilities with those of purchasers, policymakers, and the communities that benefit from clean energy, REM is the nation’s premier forum for the energy community to gather, learn from each other, and recognize best practices for promoting renewable energy. This year’s conference will take place in Portland, OR from October 19–22, 2010.Cost: $895 full conference, $395 one-day rate, registration required.
6) Fostering Innovation Through Social Media - Wednesday October 20, 7:30am – 10am
Oregon Zoo, Portland
This event will feature both the industry perspective and the media/marketing perspective on how companies are and should be using these new social media tools foster innovation on company products, services, distribution and customer service. They will discuss collaboration, creating community environments, data mining, facilitating customer feedback and how to integrate this information and collaboration into the company’s product/service development culture. Learn to balance the opportunity promised by Social Media with the real need to protect your Intellectual Property. Cost: $75 non-members, registration required.
7) Oregon Rehabilitation Association Presents Social Media for Non-Profits – Thursday October 21, 3pm-4:30pm
The workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning and developing a marketing strategy around social networking. This is an overview of social networking, why it matters, history, users, the role of social media today and benefits of social media. You will learn how to develop a strategy, what sites are best, how to increase client retention and revenue, how to market and sell your products and services, how to get closer to customers and how to get started. This session is part of The NW Conference On Professional Development in Disability Services. Cost: $280 full conference/$155 day rate, registration required.
8) Search Marketing Tactics for the Holidays – Wednesday October 13, 5:30pm – 7pm
Formic Media Inc., 300 NE Failing St. Portland, OR 97212
As part of the Formic Media Seminar Series, the event will present several strategies and tactics to ensure website visibility within the search engines, including website optimization, shopping feed optimization, PPC strategies, website usability tactics and more. Utilizing these strategies can help increase site traffic and revenue, which will lead to a happy holiday season. Cost: Free, registration required.
9) Portland Intensive Social Media Workshop – Thursday October 7, 9am – 6pm
University Place Hotel & Conference Center, Multnomah Room 310 Portland OR 97201
This one-day, intensive workshop series offers the world-class academic rigor and case study research from the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative, combined with the practical know-how from instructors at the Online Marketing Institute. Cost: $579, registration is required.
10) Buzz on a Budget PR Workshop – Thursday October 14, 8am – noon
LT Public Relations, 930 NW 14th Ave. Suite 280, Portland OR
The workshops are designed to equip small businesses with tailored communications strategies and tactics that can help significantly—yet inexpensively—raise awareness, complement the brand, and meet business objectives. Cost: $49, registration is required.
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