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Main Street Meet-Up Announces Guest, Sponsor

Make sure to RSVP to ensure you have a spot at Walnut Creek Patch's free networking event April 25 designed to educate business owners about their online profile.

Walnut Creek Patch is pleased to announce that Heather McNeil will join us at next week's Main Street Meet-Up to work with local business owners on how to improve their online presence via social media.

Heather McNeil, a foodie blogger and business social media consultant extraordinaire, has more than 2,900 followers on Twitter, so we're excited to hear some of her secrets. She also just helped plan Walnut Creek's first , taking place this week.

We're also pleased to announce our official sponsor of the Walnut Creek Patch Main Street Meet-Up is , which offers a full array of financial/brokerage services to its clients. Thank you, Alamo Capital, for your support!

The event will be held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Oak View Room in, 1644 North Broadway. We’ll serve refreshments, give out door prizes and cool Patchy swag and set up learning stations about social media, business directories, blogging and telling your story online.

So far attendees include: , , , , Diablo Valley Oncology, Creative Retailing, Ease and Grace Solutions, Dual Coast Creations, , Parkside Pooch, Assistance League of Diablo Valley, ASP Design Solutions, WCANNC, and . Thank you for your RSVPs. 


We’ll be helping participating business owners claim their Patch Placesbusiness page on our site, a free service that you can use to better promote your business. And if you’re already an active Patch user, we’d still like you to come and help your fellow business owners and the Patch team learn more about what works when it comes to navigating the web.

Reviews so far of our first two Main Street Meet-Ups, held in Livermore and Newark, have been stellar, with more than 50 participants giving us high survey marks and feedback that they found the event extremely valuable.

(If you want to claim your listing NOW, here are some .)

If you're a new business that needs a listing created, click the green "Add it" button at the bottom of the Places page and fill out the form. Our directory team will get in touch with you in a couple of days when your listing is ready.

For an invite, contact Advertising ManagerAric Martinez at aric.martinez@patch.com or leave us your contact info in the comments below.


About Patch:

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Sherry Ellingson March 16, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Hello I am the founder of Creative Retailing, business consultant to individual owned business to help increase their profits. I would like to join this event and would also like to be listed in the Patch. Please check out my website for more information: www.creativeretailing.net. Thank You, Sherry Ellingson 925-451-2171
Kari Hulac (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Thanks Sherry, we will add your listing and put you on the guest list!
Tricia Hoekwater March 26, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Hello, I'm the CEO/Owner of Ease & Grace Solutions, providing Home Inventory, archiving and organizational documentation services to homeowners and small business owners -- simplifying insurance planning, insurance claims and estate planning. I'd like to join this event and be listed in the Patch. Tricia Hoekwater 925-206-0103 Tricia Hoekwater 925-206-0103
Kari Hulac (Editor) April 16, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Thanks Tricia!
Craig Bosse April 24, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Hi, I believe I already have a free listing with you but I would like to RSVP for the meeting on Wednesday. Thanks, Craig Bosse J Rockcliff Realtors (925) 381 6577 http://www.craigbosse.com
Lance Howland (Editor) April 24, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Thanks, Craig. We've put you on the list. -- Lance Howland, editor, Walnut Creek Patch

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