Communications for Technology-based Community & Economic Development. Betsey helps businesses improve their communication effectiveness to attract and build community with new technologies. Betsey is a skilled, • Coach, mentor and trainer • Engineer, collaborative technologies for connected neighborhoods and regions • Publisher, social media, social networking, communications, campaigns and research • Author, Open Source Economic Development • Designer, I-Open Civic Forum Process "Betsey Merkel is all about using new technologies to build communities." - Mark Zust, Professional Trainer & Coach, Zust & Co., Westlake, OhioSee MoreSee less