Milpitas Businesses Invited to Free Patch Workshop in Newark

Please RSVP by noon Monday to ensure you have a spot at Patch Main Street Meet-Up.

Patch would like to invite Milpitas businesses to join us for a free breakfast workshop Tuesday in Newark.

The event is our second East Bay p, an event where Patch staffers and local experts help business owners learn how to better use our site and social media to promote their business.

Our special guest this time is Bill Davis of Internet Muscle Marketing.

The Main Street Meet-Up will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 's community meeting room. To RSVP, leave a comment on this article or email Nika.Megino@patch.com by noon Monday.

Our guest list so far includes: , , the Newark Chamber of Commerce, ,  NewPark Mall, AllCare Veterinary Hospital, Newark Rotary, ReMax One Alliance, Evergreen Oil and Jazzercise Fitness Center

Tuesday's event features a continental breakfast, door prizes, cool Patchy swag and three hands-on learning stations about social media, business directories, blogging and telling your story online.

What’s the catch? Just one! We’ll be helping business owners claim their Patch Places business page on our site, a free service that you can use to better promote your business. That’s it. It’s really that simple.

And if you’re already an active Milpitas 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.

(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.

Main Street Meet-Up was born at a Patch.com leadership conference held in Atlanta, Ga., in January where more than 180 company leaders representing 864 community websites came together to form a vision for 2012 and beyond.

Main Street Meet-Up was one of 11 proposals chosen from more than 30 to be presented to the company's leaders, who see the success of small businesses nationwide as being integral to Patch's future and our mission of being a community information platform.

The first event was held in Livermore, where participants scored it a 4.5 on a 1-5 satisfaction scale.

"It changed my way of thinking regarding my business and advertising money spent," said one business owner.

We hope you learn something, and we hope it makes your hometown Patch a better website.

For an invite, contact Julie Dowling, juliedpatch@gmail.com or reply in the comments below.

About Patch:
Twitter: @MilpitasPatch, @eastbaypatch, @ebaypatchbiz
Claim your business listing: www.milpitas.patch.com/places
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/milpitaspatch
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