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Thursday, April 24, 2014

2:30 p.m.

"Simple Strategies for Success with Email Marketing" is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a 2.5-hour workshop in which you will learn to build the relationships that are key to your business success with easy, inexpensive and highly effective email marketing~!

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Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Presenter: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Room 311

In this seminar, we will provide tips to increase your email deliverability and open rates, write good headlines and content, and perhaps most importantly, strategies for getting and keeping high quality prospects, customers and members.

Topics include:

  • Become a trusted email sender in the eyes of your prospects, customers, and members;
  • Build your list! How to find and keep email list subscribers, offline, online and especially via social media;
  • Get your sent emails opened and read;
  • Turn your readers into more frequent buyers/visitors/donors;
  • Target your communications -- how to get the right message to the right people at the right time;
  • Use email communications to improve customer/member loyalty; and
  • Enhance your email marketing with social media marketing - even if you don't have a social media presence!


PRESENTER:
Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

6:00 p.m.

Explore the many document creation possibilities of this powerful desktop publishing software. Microsoft Publisher is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and PowerPoint

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Publisher window
  • Explore a variety of templates and their document creation requirements
  • Create a calendar, a greeting card, business cards and letterhead using the installed design templates
  • Format and link text boxes; insert WordArt and other graphics
  • Insert grid and ruler guides; manipulate margin settings
  • Insert additional pages and delete unwanted pages
  • Import a Word document into one of Publisher's stylized formats

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Paul ShorttIn this hilarious interactive workshop, Paul Shortt leads participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots, and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.

RSVP for this event with Transformer.

This event has limited seating.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. 

Transformer LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Transformer.

Monday, April 28, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Words Beats & LifeJoin The Studio: Emcee & Beat Production Classes

Create your own music, write songs, produce beats, and collaborate on music projects with other youth. Learn from some of the best D.C.-based hip-hop artists about the music business! This program is brought to you by Words Beats & Life.

Mondays | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Recording Studio in Teen Space of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Monday, May 5, 2014

7:00 p.m.

KCDC logoThis course will explore the meaning (if any) of corporate social responsibility (CSR), a buzzword that’s cropped up all over the business world. Can corporations be socially responsible? Why would they want to be? Is this just another means of covert advertising?

The class will cover CSR from two different angles: the viewpoint of the company and that of the public. We’ll start out with the history of CSR, its evolving definition, and its current controversies, then examine the private sector’s view of CSR (what it means at the employee, manager, and organizational levels) and policy-oriented recommendations on how to streamline and improve different CSR programs. The final portion of the class will be a CSR challenge among students.

Instructor Halley Aelion is public policy Ph.D., political consultant, and devoted KCDC volunteer. She won an award for her master’s thesis on corporate social responsibility in 2010 and has continued to research the topic from various angles for the past three years.

This class has limited seating.  Please pre-register with Knowledge Commons DC.

This class is presented in partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join local business Takoma Bicycle for a bike repair workshop until 12 p.m.

Learn about basic bike maintenance like cleaning and what to take with you for safety and emergencies. Even learn how to change a flat tire.

There will be time for questions after the presentation. 

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Join Pop Artist Michael Albert as he shares his talent for collages at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

Michael has been creating Art since his college days at NYU where he studied Business. His art involved doodles of pen and ink, serious wax oil drawings, and the cubist cereal box mosaics he has become known for.

His presentation will include a talk, collage creation and a signed poster.

This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

6:30 p.m.

piggy bankCome learn about the library's business databases, including Morningstar, Business Insights and Dun and Bradstreet.

Time will be given to explore each database and ask questions.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop, in Room 219, will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program
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This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free 2-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin?

Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. 

Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program

This program is made possible through our partnership with the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

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