Sonoma County: News and Notes

To start with as a reminder I am co-hosting a Workshop on "Building an Integrated Marketing Plan" with N2 Publishing and Fuze (the Fuzeviewer Team). This workshop is being held at Stout Brothers on September 24th @ 5:30PM. Expect about 1 hour of presentations followed by about an hour of networking. I have a few spots available and the event is free! If you have any interest, contact me at There are some interesting events coming up in the near future. First is offered by the Sonoma County Economics Development Board. It is an Economics Outlook presentation by Dr. Chris Thornberg. It will be held at the Hyatt on Railroad Square in Santa Rosa. I went to last year's presentation and found it both interesting and fun. He hit one of the things that has been a highlight of this year - lack of single family home construction. If you want some general information about the Economy, this is the place to be. You can visit the EDB's website for more information.

A different view on things will be the North Bay Business Journal's Impact Sonoma Conference. These have a great list of speakers and panels on important industries for Sonoma County. This event will be held October 10th @ the Hyatt as well. It is a great chance to meet the owners of all kinds of businesses.

I am also asking people to take a look at the Professional Services Marketing Group - North Bay. They have a great conference coming up on October 16th at the Sonoma Mountain Events Center. Last year, the Keynote was delivered by a LinkedIn VP. The Conference is called "Ahead of the Curve" and is all about the forefront of Marketing. I highly recommend the group and the conference. Visit their website HERE to learn more!

Finally, I am offering an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) Workshop/Coaching Product. This is intended for businesses to create a plan for 2015. The product will be broken into 4, 60-90 minute Workshop on Vision & Clarity, Marketing & Branding, Financials and Strategic Initiatives. There will also be 2, 60 minute one on one sessions to document the AOP and a Dashboard. A Dashboard breaks the 2015 AOP into measurable objectives. Those measures allow you to understand where you are during the year against your AOP in an objective way. This way you can do more of what is working and change what isn't. The classes will be held in Santa Rosa starting on October 30th. The . The cost for this product is $900 and for more information you can contact me at

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