Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Think Local First Santa Cruz Scotts Valley & Social Media

Think Local First, County of Santa Cruz will celebrate its first Community Affiliate, TLF Scotts Valley, with a county-wide Spring mixer

- Next Tuesday, April 12, 5 pm to 7 pm.
- Bruno's BBQ at 230-G, Mt. Herman Road in Scotts Valley.
- Food, drink, free raffle, networking and more Fun!

This mixer, which is open to owners, management and staff of the locally-owned business community of Santa Cruz County, will feature food from Bruno's BBQ and other Scotts Valley area eateries, drinks from local brewers and vintners, a demonstration of the new Think Local First smart phone app, an introduction of the TLF Scotts Valley's Business to Classroom campaign, and brief presentations by Rosanna Herrara, Michael Olson, Chris Ow, and Teresa Thomae (Central Coast Small Business Development Center).

All locally-owned businesses joining Think Local First at the Scotts Valley mixer will receive six months of free membership with their annual registration.

Think Local First, County of Santa Cruz, established its Community Affiliate program to help locally-owned businesses more efficiently communicate the Think Local First message to all county communities and neighborhoods.

Join us to celebrate Spring and our first Community Affiliate, Scotts Valley!

2. TLF Social Media Campaign

Think Local First is taking advantage of its talented membership to institute a social media campaign. The objective of this campaign is to build a strong local economy by helping to make the Think Local First message ubiquitous within Santa Cruz County.

TLF's social media campaign is being headed by Judi Oyama of Maximum Impact Design ( Judi is directing UCSC Economics interns Anna Mkhitaryan and Amy Adonis in the development of Facebook and Twitter campaigns for TLF. Following are comments from Anna and Amy: UCSC Intern Anna Mkhitaryan on

My name is Anna Mkhitaryan, I am a Marketing Intern for the Think Local First Organization. My current project involves working closely with the Steering Committee in order to increase awareness of the benefits of buying locally through the means of social media. I would like to invite all of the participating members to help reinforce our goals of supporting locally owned businesses and creating a strong community by "liking" our official Think Local First page on Facebook as well as featuring it on your front page. Thank you for your support.

UCSC Intern Amy Adonis on

Follow Think Local First on Twitter at #thinklocalSCC to stay updated on our efforts to promote and support locally owned businesses. By following us on Twitter, not only will you be able to see our Twitter updates, but you will also be able to see tweets from our member businesses. You can see which local businesses are members on our Think Local First Member list. If you are a Think Local First member and currently do not have a link to your Twitter account on your website, please send us one so we can add you to our member list.

Get social, with Think Local First social media

TLF on Facebook

TLF Twitter

New Think Local First Scotts Valley stickers!

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