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chamber Social Media

trustees Conference
Friday, June 5, 2009
holiday inn & conference Center
PNC Bank 5400 holiday Drive (off rt. 85), Frederick
SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
The Frederick News-Post Join us for our first-ever conference on social media – A unique opportunity to learn
how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media to listen to
customers, build relationships, make business and social connections, and gain
valuable marketing exposure.
Featuring breakout sessions for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. Those
Morgan-Keller, Inc.
with little or no experience will have as much to gain as those who are skilled users!
St. John Properties
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for interactive breakout sessions and
demonstrations. Those who register will receive email confirmation and a pre-conference
workbook. The PDF workbook will include instructions for signing up on major social
Frederick Magazine media platforms, a glossary of commonly used terms, and other essential information.
GTI Federal
The Plamondon Companies

8:00 a.m. Registration & networking

8:30 a.m. Keynote: Mario Armstrong, Radio & TV
BB&T Frederick
Technology Talk show host, heard & seen on:
NPR, XM/Sirius, WBAL-TV, & more
First United Bank & Trust
Frederick County Bank 9:15 a.m. Breakout sessions for beginners, intermediate,
Indiggo Associates, Inc.
and advanced tracks: Topics include time
Keller Stonebraker Insurance, Inc.
management & finding your audience, HR &
M&T Bank
adminstrative policies, and etiquette & monitoring
Matan Companies, LLLP
McLean Koehler Sparks & Hammond 12:00 p.m. Buffet lunch & networking
Penn National Insurance Optional social network demonstrations
Rager, Lehman & Houck, P.C.
Rodgers Consulting 1:00 p.m. Final breakout session: Strategic marketing ideas
Sandy Spring Bank
Smart Company Magazine
2:00 p.m. Panel discussion with local organizations that are already effectively
Specialized Engineering using social media to promote and improve their business
The Columbia Bank
The Gazette
Woodsboro Bank

Audio-Video Group
Creekside Plaza Office Suites & Conference Ctr. Making connections.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Rogers Engraving & Stamps + Plus, LLC
Spectrum Federal Credit Union Registration Deadline: May 26, 2009
Support Unlimited, Inc.
The Law Offices of Jeanne F. Singer, P.A. To register, complete the form on the reverse side.
Turning Point Commercial Real Estate For more information, call 301.662.4164 or visit
Mario Armstrong is a radio, TV & online media personality, motivational speaker, public servant and
8:30 a.m. – KEYNOTE social entrepreneur. At his heart, Mario wants to better people’s lives by educating them to leverage
technology to enhance their personal and professional lives. He translates technology for non-tech
Mario Armstrong audiences, through his radio shows, TV segments, public speaking, print and online programs.

Mario covers the stories, headlines, issues, gadgets and news makers of the day through the
Radio & TV Technology lens of technology! He entertains and educates audiences as to how technology impacts our
Talk show host, heard & society and businesses. He appears regularly on NPR’s Morning Edition program, reaching 17
seen on: NPR, XM/Sirius, million households. He hosts and syndicates his own technology talk shows on XM/Sirius radio,, WYPR & WEAA. & more
On TV, Mario’s segments air weekly on NBC WBAL-TV, and He has
appeared on CNBC, TV-One, PBS, C-Span and CNN. Some of Mario’s radio and video online show
guests include: President Barack Obama, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, Google co-founder Larry
Paige, U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughhead, Entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, Sprint CEO Dan
Hesse, Entrepreneur Michael Dell, Filmmaker Spike Lee, Founders of Guitar Hero Kai & Charles
Huang, Nintendo President Reginald Fils-Aime, and Entertainer Stevie Wonder ... just to name a few.

Mario has worked in the tech industry for 12+ years and was the youngest and first Chief
Technology Officer in City government for then Mayor O’Malley of Baltimore City, now Governor
O’Malley, and also served as the IT Director for the State of Maryland’s Tourism Department. He
also was one of six chosen in the United States to be a part of a Technology Delegation to meet
with tech entrepreneurs in Seoul to discuss new international business partnerships between the
United States and South Korea.

Mario is also an entrepreneur, and is CEO of Mario Armstrong Media, LLC, a technology-media
company that creates content for traditional, mobile & online media outlets for syndication. In addition
to content syndication, the company offers tech consulting, digital lifestyle events and public speaking.

101 – Beginners: 201 – Intermediate: 301 – Advanced:

9:15 a.m. How will I make time for Managing social media with a Advanced social media
BREAKOUT SESSIONS social media? How will I system, personal accounts vs. management, including
choose which networks to use business accounts, finding an time-saving ideas, new
Time Management & and monitor? How will I gain audience for your business, & applications and plug-
support from my managers, developing an efficient system ins, integrating multiple
Finding Your Audience co-workers, and customers? for managing social media. accounts.

Presented by Edward Wright, Presented by Tatiana Santos, Presented by Marci De Vries,

Mount St. Mary’s University PNC Bank IMRE

9:55 a.m. – BREAK – Visit exhibitors in the lobby! Coffee, tea, and water will be available for participants.

102 – Beginners: 202 – Intermediate: 302 – Advanced:

10:15 a.m. Who will be responsible for Who will be responsible for Creating an organizational
BREAKOUT SESSIONS your organization’s social your organization’s social culture that embraces social
media? How will employees media? How will employees media: How to help co-workers
and/or volunteers contribute? participate? How will your accept, learn, and use social
HR & Administrative
Are employees allowed to company use social media to media to improve internal and
discuss their work online? attract/retain employees? external communication.

Presented by TBA Presented by Lorne Epstein, Presented by Chris Coleman,

Arlington Soho Yakabod
103 – Beginners: 203 – Intermediate: 303 – Advanced:
11:05 a.m. Basic etiquette – What to do, Social media suicide – How Advanced monitoring tools.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS what not to do. Discussion to avoid common pitfalls. Best practices for finding and
will also include listening Discussion will also include engaging new connections.
& monitoring, copyright & best practices for optimizing Best practices for solving
Etiquette & Monitoring intellectual property, and customer service experience customer service problems
responding to incorrect info. through social media. through social media.

Presented by Beth Schillaci, Presented by Bob Carney, Presented by Carie Lewis,

VillageWorks Long & Foster Real Estate Humane Society of the U.S.

12:00 noon – BUFFET LUNCH – View optional demonstrations on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

104 – Beginners: 204 – Intermediate: 304 – Advanced:

1:00 p.m. Integrating social media with Innovative marketing ideas. Beyond Facebook and
BREAKOUT SESSIONS your existing marketing plan. How to use social media Twitter: Niche networks,
How to use social media to augment your traditional new platforms, mobile web,
to make your traditional marketing and make your and the future of social
Strategic Marketing
advertising, PR, and web site brand more recognizable. media for business.
even more successful.

Presented by Jon-Mikel Presented by Philip Graves, Presented by Jim Hardy,

Bailey, Wood Street, Inc. Out of the Mud Multimedia Hemacell Perfusion

1:50 p.m. – BREAK – Visit exhibitors in the lobby! Water will be available for participants.

2:00 p.m. Guest Panel Includes:

• Sarah Straw – Maryland Ensemble Theatre
• Cliff Cumber – The Frederick News-Post
• Betsy Collings – The Plamondon Companies
Local organizations that • Beth Schillaci – VillageWorks
are already effectively • Jessica Hibbard – Frederick Chamber
using social media

ALL DAY 1 2 3

Speaker Info
Table display space Tables 4
will be available for Main
up to 8 companies to Entrance
exhibit in the lobby.

$200 Chamber members 8 7 6 To Courtyard

$300 non-members
To Ballroom
Social Media Conference
Friday, June 5, 2009 • Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Frederick

Presented by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce


Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Company: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Please choose your level of experience with social media, so we may place you in breakout sessions:

Beginner (100-level) – I’m not very familiar with social media, and have little or no experience with blogs, social networks, etc. I’m
wondering what social media is, and if it will be a useful tool for my business.

Intermediate (200-level) – I have some experience with social media. I’ve read blogs, and I’m signed up for one or more social
networks, mostly for personal use. I’d like to learn about transitioning to using it to promote my business.

Advanced (300-level) – I’m already using social media. I have a blog of my own, and/or I’m sharing content on sites like YouTube or
Flickr and/or I’m maintaining profiles on social networks for personal and business use. I have an understanding of the technical and
social aspects of new media, but want to learn how to use it more effectively to promote my business and professional identity.


Table display space is available for up to 8 companies to exhibit in the lobby. This is a great way to promote your marketing, technology,
media, or related business to conference attendees during registration and breaks. Your 8 ft. table space includes two chairs, cloth cover,
electric outlet, and wireless internet access.

$200 Chamber member company exhibit space

$300 non-member company exhibit space


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Please return completed form & PAYMENT to: Chamber Trustees:

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce • 8420-B Gas House Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Call 301.662.4164 x 201 • Fax 301.846.4427 for benefits & discounts.