Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Dec 12

Hello, everyone-
I hope this note finds you enjoying the fall weather and our wonderful weekend events. Attached you will find the agenda and minutes for our meeting on November 14th, 9 am, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. We will meet in one of the conference rooms in the hotel. Please arrive before the start of the meeting to enjoy the coffee and breakfast provided so generously by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

Other news:
1.      Save the Date: December 12th, Thursday, 5:30 pm, will be Amador Council of Tourism’s general meeting. Larry Angier and Add Art Gallery are hosting.
2.      Raffle: Only 500 tickets will be sold. 1 ticket for $10; 3 for $20. Proceeds benefit Amador Council of Tourism. Drawing: Dec. 12, 2013. Need not be present to win.
Tickets are being sold for the following prizes: Lake Tahoe 5-day Getaway, February 9-14, 2014 Jackson Rancheria Entertainment Package, including Lodging, Dinner, Show Tickets, Slot Play, Dinner and Lodging, Taste Restaurant and Shenandoah Inn
3.      Savor Amador, January 9-15, 2014: California Tourism has declared January as Restaurant Month and Amador is going to participate in 2014. Dates are January 9-15, 2014, Thursday through Wednesday.
Please consider participating, whatever your business. Send us your ideas no later than November 22nd. We will continue to add to touramador’s website, as we receive programs from you.
Here are some suggestions: Winemaker meals, prix fixe menus w/local wine pairings, Thirsty Thursday, Beer Thursday, family-style menus, cooking classes, corkage free, seasonal pairings, dinner and a movie, Open that bottle, progressive meal, mixology, ZAP tie-in, sampling (coffee, chocolate, olive oil, teas, vinegars), themed meals, value-priced options.

What are current programs you already offer? Send those to us and we will add them to ACT’s website. We have already submitted an ad to Via Magazine for this event and plan to: submit to visitcalifornia.com; partner with El Dorado and Tuolumne Counties, that have their events on either side of ours; advertise in our regional publications and send press releases.

Not a restaurant? Partner with someone: a winery, restaurant, caterer, food producer and offer something to your customers.
What else? Send photos, dates, ideas and let us start posting them on the website now. More to come.
4.      Look for an email regarding marketing opportunities with Amador Council of Tourism. We are rolling out a branded campaign and getting great results. Want to know more? Call us and we will fill you in.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support of Amador Council of Tourism, for opening up your places of business day after day, and providing a wonderful experience to our visitors.

Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way
PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Friday, November 8, 2013

Workshop: Google for Business - Thurs Nov 21

WORKSHOP: GOOGLE FOR BUSINESS - Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jackson City Hall, 33 Broadway, Jackson. Cost $10.00
This three hour class is intended to familiarize business owners with the capabilities of the Google platform, so that they can make informed choices about using Google services in their own business. As the Internet's dominant search engine, a good understanding of how Google ranks and presents search results is critical to all local businesses. In the area of cloud based applications, Google is continuously adding to and improving their services, many of which are available at low or no cost.
Topics to be covered include:
·         Principles of search engine optimization
·         New Google search technologies
·         Google Maps and local search
·         AdWords and AdWords Express
·         Google Plus, including Hangouts and Communities
·         Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar and Drive
While the class is designed to include people who have not used Google services before, prerequisites include: basic computer use, familiarity with a modern web browser and basic knowledge of the Internet. Classes will use live, online examples of the services being described, whenever possible. Attendees are encouraged to use their own connected devices throughout the sessions

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Greg Falken has been helping businesses and organizations develop their Internet presence since 1995. He brings a strong background in media and communications, along with technology expertise that extends back to the earliest days of personal computing. Currently, his attention is drawn to the intersection of computers, the Internet and communications, especially social media and other efforts to humanize technology.  Pursuing a growing interest in the Internet and World Wide Web, he founded webdancers, an Internet development firm, in 1995 and is currently a partner at Sierra Online Services, in Sonora, CA

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association – Upcoming Events

Just a couple reminders…

-          We are accepting nominations for SCBPA Board of Directors.  The term of office is two (2) years, with a limit of two (2) terms, and will commence in January 1, 2014.  Please submit names ASAP to Linda at 267-9314 or creekycupboard@hotmail.com.  We will hold elections at our Holiday Party/General Membership meeting on November 21.
-          You all should have received your Evite to the Holiday Party, November 21, 5:00 p.m., Hotel Sutter.  If you have not, please let us know and we will be sure to send it out to you again.
-          Next Board Meeting will be on Thursday, November 7, 8:30 a.m., Hotel Sutter.  Meetings usually conclude by 10:00 a.m.  All members are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at any time.

Linda Meadows
Secretary, SCPBA