Make the web work for your business.
Join patch.com for our groundbreaking Main Street U Summit, where we connect local business owners with digital experts and industry veterans. Focused on educating and inspiring small business owners, the program features the following seasoned speakers:
You’ll walk away with powerful tips and practical tools to help grow your business through email, social media and online marketing. Plus, you’ll get to rub elbows with fellow entrepreneurs and learn the secrets of their success.
Let us help you navigate the digital landscape. Reserve your seat today! Registration also available at the door.
8:00am – Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – Welcome with Andrew Margie, VP of Business Engagement and Revenue, Patch
8:45am – Small Business Marketing Panel moderated by Andrew Margie with Frank Felker, Founder and President, The Customer Factory; Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder, Distil Inc; and Sharon McLoone, Local Editor, Patch
9:30am – Any Business Can Compete (SEO & Messaging) with George Bounacos, COO, Silver Beacon Marketing
10:00am – The Power of Email Marketing with Gina Watkins, Regional Development Director, Constant Contact
10:30am – Break
11:00am – Social Media Tips and Tools with Nick Schaper, Executive Director of Digital Strategic Communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
11:30am – Keynote with Paul Valentino, President, Greater Washington DC Metro, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
12:10pm – Closing with Andrew Margie, VP of Business Engagement and Revenue, Patch
Parking & Transportation Details
Complimentary parking for event attendees. If arriving via Metro, a complimentary shuttle to the Crowne Plaza will be available at gate 5 of the Ronald Reagan National Airport stop.
**Please note that this event is open to adults 18 and older**