February 18, 2010

Media Advisory -- Social Networking Workshop

More than 65 business people from throughout the region will be attending a free social networking workshop today (Feb. 18) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center located at 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale. Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the Southern Illinois University Carbondale event.

The workshop filled to capacity, according to Lynn Andersen Lindberg, director of business innovation and research at SIUC. Participants will learn how social networking can help their businesses. Presenters include Jenni Janssen, assistant director of the SIUC College of Business’ Center for Innovation, and Aimee Wigfall, certified business specialist with the Illinois Small Business Development Center. They’ll focus on how businesses can use popular social networking avenues including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and blogging to help their enterprises grow and prosper.

Sponsors for the workshop are the SIUC Illinois Small Business Development Center, Small Business Incubator and the College of Business Center for Innovation along with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.