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Crystal Lake Wedding Networking Event

Last night, I had the honor of attending a local business networking event at the Crystal Lake Weddings venue, on the Crystal Lake Golf Club grounds. I have driven by and often thought  I should stop in and check out the venue, but never had. Wow was I missing out!  The golf course and the wedding venue features gourgeous views of Crystal Lake and the Benzie County country side. The sunset over the lake was wonderful. I know I was there for work but it certainly didn’t feel like it. The food was provided by Odette’s Custom Catering and was FANTASTIC as well. 

Crystal Lake Weddings Event

Jamie and Liz From Crystal Lake Weddings

There were many wedding vendors from the area and it was great to meet new folks and learn more about just how vibrant the wedding industry is in this area. Northern Michigan is quickly becoming a destination wedding spot for folks all around the country. There was talk about using modern online services such as skype to chat with brides and grooms who were not able to meet in person due to the long distance from where they currently live. It was obvious that developing a network of local professionals that you trust and feel good about recommending is crucial for many of these businesses. When a bride and groom are planning a wedding from a long distance, they have to rely on those networks to make their wedding day perfect. This network offers accountability and a level of trust between the vendors and keeps business local.

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Krista Odette of Odette’s Custom Catering

Another topic of conversation was how the online reach of larger companies has caused stress on the local vendors. Certainly a large company with a massive budget can throw their weight around and impact local business, but with the right strategy and planning local businesses can compete strongly online! One of the first things we recommend is for all small business to create a local business listing on Google, Bing and Yahoo. Make sure that the business profile is filled out completely and great looking photos are included as well. There are lots of listing services available, but start with the search engines first. I will be perfectly honest, they do not always make creating a free listing easy, and it can be a lot of work to do this. There are many more listing options available out there as well.
 

If you need help competing online, give us a call. Pro Web Marketing offers a full range of services from social media advising and implementation, local business listings, to Google and Bing search advertising. Your business should and can stand out online, and we can help. Give us a call at 877 577 6932 or get a quick quote here!

A Small Business Conference – Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Pro Web Marketing will be attending! See you there!

Attention entrepreneurs! Whether you are an established business owner or have an idea for a soon to be business, you’ll find relevant topics, ready-to-use information, and essential contacts. From the featured speaker, Russell Springsteen-owner of Right Brain Brewery to the hot-topic sessions and the networking lunch to the resource exhibits, this conference is packed with core information, best practices, inspiration, and fresh ideas. For a detailed list of the hot-topics, presenters, and resource exhibitors. This NMC event is Friday, April 16, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Hagerty Center. The cost is $125. A limited number of scholarships are available. For questions or to register, contact NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700.

Pro Web Marketing will be attending! See you there!

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Iceman Race Results

The race had an amazing turnout. The venue was packed with vendors, hundreds of spectators and close to 4,500 racers. The event went all day. They released the racers in waves, based on age and skill level. Our racer Rob took off at 10:20am and had a strong finish 2 hours and 22 minutes later. We congratulate Rob and look forward to sponoring him again next year!

Pro Web Marketing Sponors Iceman Race

We are proud to announce that Pro Web Marketing is sponsoring a mountain bike racer Rob Hulwick, in the annual 2009 Iceman Cometh Challenge Race. Rob is an avid biker, enjoys training with his wife Robin Hulwick and has prepared for this race all year.

The race is to begin this weekend, Sat. Nov. 7th, 2009.  The trail route is a grueling, off-road 28 miles starting in Kakaska, Michigan and ending at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort on the eastern edge of Traverse City, Michigan. Ages range from 3 years to 82 years old and range in all skill levels.  The race attracts thousands of spectators and athletes from all over the country and in 2008 3,001 athletes from 36 states competed.

We wish Rob the best of luck and are happy to be apart of this event. For more information about this race please visit: www.iceman.com

Pro Web Marketing Joins Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

We are now proud members of the local Traverse City Chamber of Commerce!

It has been about two years since our last membership. Our company has been growing and we have not had time to allocate to organizations such as this . Although, over the last few years we have worked hard to bring on more resources. Having these resources in place, now gives us the chance to take full advantage of all the opportunities the Chamber has to offer.

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