Social Media & Google Workshop for Small Businesses
Posted: August 10th, 2016
Struggling to find the right social media platforms that work for you and your business? How does this all tie in to your Google marketing and SEO efforts? So many business owners feel overwhelmed when thinking about implementing a social media strategy. We’re here to help you figure things out!
This two hour workshop will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of each social media platform so you can find the perfect fit for your business.
Join us for this free workshop and you will learn how to:
* Determine your social media goals.
* Identify which social media platform will work best for you.
* Promote your business in a way that will earn you real engaged followers.
* The role social media plays and how it works within the Google model.
* And so much more!
Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Platt College San Diego – Term 1 Classroom
Please arrive early and on Facebook since seating will be limited. This is not a webinar and will not be streamed live, you need to attend in person. We have free Wifi for our guests!
**This is a FREE Workshop Open to the Public**
About the Instructors:
Natasha Englehardt has been a Social Media Manager for Platt College San Diego for over 4 years. She’s also a board member for the College Area Business District’s Board of Directors. Helping small businesses, artists and nonprofits discover the benefits of social media is something she is passionate about and loves collaborating with the local community. Thanks to her social media and design skills she has had her work featured by the band No Doubt, Disneyland, The San Diego Safari Park, Adobe and NBC San Diego.
Louis Nava is a Consultant and Technology Coach specializing in helping organizations, businesses, and communities grow online for the past 20 years. He is recognized statewide for his work in helping bridge the digital divide and increase digital literacy for the community. In 2012, Louis became a Google partner and community liaison to help deliver new tools and strategies for business owners, enabling them to increase their visibility and revenue. His IT Technology skills include, but are not limited to, technology instructor, computer education, graphic design, web design, video production, photography, Virtual Reality and animation.
Google Workshop; Let’s Put Your Business on the Map
Posted: July 12th, 2016
It’s time to put our Businesses on the Map, Google Map that is!
Join the College Area Business District for an exclusive Google workshop that will give you all the tools to make your presence on Google known.
This workshop will include the following tips and tricks, to maximize your business’ web presence:
- Enhance your business listing
- Claim and verify your Google “My Business” listing
- Learn the difference between a Local page and a Brand page
- Maximize your business’ Google presence, and more!
This workshop will also give you the opportunity to connect with a Google specialist who can inform you about Google’s new 360 Tour.
Active participation is encouraged, so bring your laptop along with you.
Mark your calendars, as this is a must attend workshop!
See you all on Wednesday, June 27th, 2016 at 8:30am in the College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue).
Register for the this Workshop, HERE
Join Us for the College Area Food Experience/ CAFE Event!
Posted: April 29th, 2016
Join the College Area Business District for the College Area Food Experience, C.A.F.É. Visit with over 20 diverse dining destinations on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This foodie event promises to be more delicious than ever. Scope out new favorite eateries and visit your regular “go-to” favorites as you satisfy your stomach with scrumptious samples from quaint cafés to budding bistros around the evolving College Area!
You will work up an appetite on this self-guided tour. Whether you prefer authentic Mediterranean flavors, down home cookin’ like your mom’s, mouth-watering gastropub fare or other sweet or savory treats. The College Area Food Experience has something just for you. Stop into try some of the new restaurants that call the College Area home like Dirty Birds College Area, Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen or Mirch Masala 2go.
Tickets to CAFE are only $25 in advance and $30 the day o the event. Tickets are available on line (see below) or at some of the participating restaurants. See the list of restaurants and other details here.
College Area Business District’s Annual Meeting and Elections Breakfast
Posted: March 28th, 2016
This year, the College Area Business District will be hosting an Annual Meeting Breakfast at Bistro Sixty (5987 El Cajon Boulevard). Included with breakfast will be the final vote for the 2016 Board Elections . We encourage all Commercial Property owners and Business owners of the College Area Business District to attend.
This will be the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with the over 750 members of the College Area Business District and to get to know the board members of the College Area Business District.
Join us for this year’s Annual Meeting and Board Elections at Bistro Sixty. Tickets are only $10 which includes Food and Drinks. Come mix and mingle with your fellow business and property owners of the area, and bring your ballots with you (if you haven’t already voted), to help the College Area Business District pick the best composition of Board Members to represent, you!
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Where: Bistro Sixty (5987 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 AM
Ticket Price: $10
Visit us at the Rolando Street Fair
Posted: March 18th, 2016
Stop by to visit with the College Area Business District at the Rolando Street Fair, Sunday, March 20, 2016 as we offer Early-Bird Special pricing for College Area Food Experience/ C.A.F.É. tickets.
During the Rolando Street Fair ONLY, get your pre-sale CAFÉ tickets for ONLY $20!
CAFÉ will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This foodie event promises to be more delicious than ever. Scope out new favorite eateries and visit your regular “go-to” favorites as you satisfy your stomach with scrumptious samples from quaint cafés to budding bistros around the evolving College Area!
After the Rolando Street Fair, tickets to CAFE are available for $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Tickets are e available online NOW and will soon be available at the participating restaurants. CAFE promises to be one of the best food experiences you can imagine!
Nominations are now Open!
Posted: February 22nd, 2016
It’s that time of year when the College Area Business District elects new board members. At this time, we are requesting nominations from YOU, the general membership.
Eligible College Area business tax certificate holders and property owners are asked to nominate themselves or another eligible person to run for this election. Some of the incumbents are running for their previous seats, however, every seat will be elected by the general membership of eligible business of the College Area Business District and property owners of the College Heights Maintenance Assessment District. The elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday April 20, 2016.
If you would like to nominate yourself or another eligible person, Click Here. All Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 11, 2016 to be reviewed and considered for election ballot.
This year’s Nominating Committee will review the list of nominees and determine eligibility. A final ballot of all eligible nominees will then be presented at the March 16, 2016 Board Meeting.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office by telephone at 619-582-1093 or email, Executive Director, Jim Schneider.
SD County Fair Banner Photoshoot
Posted: January 22nd, 2016
You are invited to be a part of the San Diego County Fair Banner Marketing! The San DIego County Fair, through the College Area Business District, has created an opportuntiy for YOU to have your picture on one of the Street Light Pole Banners promoting the Fair. Just attend the photoshoot on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:30 in the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Avenue) to get your photo taken for your very own banner.
These banners will be displayed throughout the College Area on El Cajon Boulevard from June 2016 through July 2016. Early in August, you will have the oportunity to pick up the banner with your photo to take home as your own memorabilia!
The theme of this year’s SD County Fair is “Mad About the Fair” based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with a wacky and whimsical steampunk twist. It is welcomed to wear costumes for the photoshoot based on Alice in Wonderland characters, either traditional or with steampunk elements. While costumes are encouraged, they are not mandatory. If you choose not to wear a costume, please wear a solid color shirt with no logos/graphics and no bare shoulders. Please arrive promptly as the photographer will only be here for an allotted amount of time. Once your portrait is taken, you will be free to enjoy the rest of your Saturday!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the College Area Business District via email firstname.lastname@example.org, we would be happy to help answer your questions!
We thank you for your interest in being a part of this amazing community building opportunity!
Don’t forget to register here!
College Area Neighborhood Social
Posted: January 5th, 2016
The College Area Business District is working with various College Area Neighborhood organizations to coordinate an evening social on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Social Life Pizza (6011 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego CA 92115). The event is meant to celebrate the volunteer efforts of the community groups and SDSU’s Associated Students to make the College Area Neighborhoods a better place to live, work and shop.
With so many willing to volunteer their time and efforts, it can be important to bring those volunteers together to share ideas about the future of the College Area and continue to work cooperatively and in unison. The College Area’s future seems rather bright with all of the great volunteer work accomplished throughout the neighborhoods and we will be taking time to gather and celebrate all of these good works.
Please join the College Area Business District and our neighborhood collaborators in celebrating the volunteer efforts of the College Area. Tickets are only $15 with $5 of the ticket price being donated to one or more of the College Area organizations to support & continue their efforts.
Join us at Social Life Pizza and celebrate the amazing efforts of all of our community members who make the College Area neighborhoods awesome.
Purchase your tickets now!
• When: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
• Where: Social Life Pizza (6011 El Cajon Boulevard)
• Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
• Cost: $15 ($5 being donated to one or more College Area groups/organizations )
We sincerely thank all of the businesses who have taken part in sponsoring the event, and we thank everyone in support of this great cause!
See you at the Social (Life Pizza)!
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Bistro Sixty & San Diego Desserts, MOXIE Theatre, Keg N Bottle, Uber, SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Aztecs Basketball, Oggi’s Pizza Express SDSU, Jazzercise College Area Fitness Center, Big 5 Sporting Goods, iTAN Sun Spray Spa – SDSU and Lessons In Motion.