As we enter the holiday season, we know our local businesses are vying for opportunities to attract customers to their storefronts and websites. It can be challenging to stand out in the midst of so much noise – especially in these challenging and unprecedented times and as more and more people turn to online retailers for their holiday needs. Whether you’re focused on Small Business Saturday or the weeks beyond, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber are here to help.
As part of the Prosper Jefferson series, JEDCO will host a holiday marketing webinar for local businesses on Wednesday, November 18th, at 11:00 am. JEDCO and the Chamber have invited a number of experts to share important information about marketing and marketing tools to help your business make sales and increase revenues during the holidays. During this special Spend Local JP webinar, our experts will provide tips, tools and resources to help you navigate the holiday season with ease and impact. Topics include:
- Best resources to ensure your business is seen by local consumers
- Easy and effective marketing strategies to attract business
- Using gift cards as a holiday season marketing tool
- And more!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded and shared on the JEDCO and Jefferson Chamber websites following the event.
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Alison Burns is the Founder and CEO of Precision Payment Systems, a customer-focused broker of leading merchant service providers and POS systems serving the entire US. Alison runs her certified Women-Owned business with the needs of other small business owners in mind, and offers cost saving solutions customized to each business, with special focus on retail, restaurant, medical/dental, automotive and professional services. She is an alum of Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses.
Jacquie Bonano is the owner of Metairie-based integrated marketing and advertising firm JB Communications, LLC and founder of ShopLocalNola.com, the largest directory for verified, locally owned businesses in the Greater New Orleans area. She has over 30 years of marketing and communications experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for countless businesses and organizations across the country in nearly every type of industry. As Jacquie and her team guided clients through COVID-19, they realized there was more they could do to provide all locally owned businesses the opportunity to stay visible during and after the pandemic. ShopLocalNola.com is a user-friendly platform in which consumers can search locally owned businesses in their area, and business can easily increase their online visibility and searchability.
Maryann Miller directs StayLocal’s efforts to support a thriving local economy. She manages StayLocal’s alliance of local, independent businesses by connecting business owners to consumers, and to one another. Maryann is a certified real estate finance professional with more than 20 years working in the non-profit sector. StayLocal is an initiative of the Urban Conservancy.