Social Media Week

Coming April 14-17, 2014

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Monday, April 14
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

100 Reasons to Love Kalamazoo

Wings Stadium

Event Cost: Free
Participant Fee: $20


Everyone has seen the largest "something" at any given time, but have you seen 100 people painting on 100 canvases at the same time? We're asking people from the community to come together for one night to paint why they love Kalamazoo!

Each canvas will reflect different colors from the rainbow. When the canvases are put together, they'll become a full rainbow!

Event Sponsor: My Art on Canvas

Location Sponsor: Wings Stadium


Tuesday, April 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Social Media Etiquette 101

Consumers Credit Union, Downtown Kalamazoo

Cost: Free     Map

A lunch and learn event featuring Denise DeVries, director of marketing for Consort Display Group, sharing social media etiquette and best practices for an individual social media user.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Denise.

Sponsor: Consumers Credit Union


Tuesday, April 15
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Beard & Mustache Competition

Bell’s Brewery

Cost: $5     Map

Calling all bearded and mustache people! Come out and raise money for a local charity by participating in a friendly competition of who has the fanciest beard/mustache.

Entry fee is $5 per person, donated to the local charity. Winner will receive a grand prize including specialty products from Damn Handsome Grooming Company.

Sponsor: Bell’s Brewery


Wednesday, April 16
Foursquare Day
11:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Food Truck Lunch

Bronson Park

Cost: Free     Map

Food truck culture reflects the sheer spirit of entrepreneurship as well as social savviness. Many of the food truck attendees use social media as a way to share where they are and what's featured on the menu.

Gather with us while we celebrate Foursquare Day over a delicious lunch with our food truck friends!

Sponsor: TweetUp Kalamazoo


Wednesday, April 16
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cereal Cartoon Night

Alamo Drafthouse

Cost: $7     Map

Watch throwback cartoons featuring "Tough Ladies" while chowing down on your favorite cereal. A great evening for everyone to gather, be social and watch some awesome cartoons.

Sponsor: Alamo Drafthouse


Thursday, April 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Social Media 101 for Business

Consumers Credit Union, Downtown Kalamazoo

Cost: Free     Map

A lunch and learn event featuring Lynne J. Johnson, chief marketing officer of Consumers Credit Union, sharing the basics of social media as well as some best practices.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Lynne.

Sponsor: Consumers Credit Union


Thursday, April 17
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Social Media Awards

Wellspring Theater

Cost: Free     Map

Social Media Awards recognizes individuals and businesses in the Kalamazoo area who have incorporated social media successfully into their overall communications strategy.

There are a number of people in our community who are doing amazing social media campaigns and initiatives to engage with their audience.

Nominations are now closed! Stay tuned to see who won in the following categories, and we hope to see you at the Awards!

  • Best Check-In Special
  • Best Facebook Business Page
  • Best Locally Produced Video
  • Best Blog (Business Category)
  • Best Blog (Individual Category)
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Business on Twitter
  • Best Overall (Most Engaged Business)

Award Sponsor: Consumers Credit Union

Location Sponsor: Charter Business



Thank you to our sponsors and organizers for all their support!

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