SMBME 55 – Technology Changing Our Daily Lives
You know it. I know it. Technology is changing the way we do almost everything.
At this month’s breakfast we are going to look at three cool new advances in technology, that are social media and crowdsourced influenced, that are going on around us.
Katie Clark is going to come and show us Google Glass. You may have seen it and not known what it is or you have an idea and want to learn more. This wearable technology is getting noticed.
Joel Bolton is going to show us the work he has been doing as a Google Business Photographer to enhance Google Local profiles. People can go from looking you up online, to looking inside your company and walking around!
We also have Kyle Rancourt, from Rancourt & Co., is coming to talk about how they have used social media and their online custom shoe design tool to grown their local business.
What: SMBME 55 – How Technology is Changing Our Daily Lives
When: Mar. 28, 2014, 7:30 – 10am
Where: Portland’s Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St. Portland, Maine
Where do I park? There is a list of options at the bottom of this page
How: We would never be able to pull these events off without the help of our sponsors: Mainely SEO, Vreeland Marketing, Hall Internet Marketing, Casco Bay Tech Hub Business Innovation Center and Others! Fair Trade Coffee
Katie Clark – Katie Clark, aka “InsightsGal”, is a self described hybrid market researcher/project manager/social media diva. She works with companies large and small to help them tune in to the ”Voice of the Customer” through research and social media to create actionable insights to drive the business forward. Currently the Senior Research Manager at Diversified Communications, Katie has worked with and for a smorgasbord of different companies and industries, from software to seafood, from fragrance to finance, and more. Katie is uber-connected and intensely curious early adopter, fascinated with how people (and brands) connect and interact digitally. She has been deeply immersed in the Internet as long as she can remember (case in point: she was the only girl in computer programming “summer camp” in grade school…and this is back in the ’80′s). True to her early adopter ethos, Katie was thrilled to be selected as a Google Glass Explorer in 2013. You can find her on LinkedIn or at About.Me… And of course, on Twitter!
Kyle Rancourt – Kyle Rancourt is VP Sales and Marketing at Rancourt & Co., a family-owned company that makes handmade shoes right here in Maine.
Kyle has been in the shoe industry his whole life, and in a family that has always depended on US manufacturing to thrive. The Rancourt family has been making handmade shoes in Lewiston, Maine for three generations – for some of America’s finest men’s footwear brands. In 2010 they decided to launch their own brand, with the goal of offering shoes and boots of exceptional quality, made completely in the USA, at a fair price.
Kyle has successfully grown the brand’s online presence with an interactive ecommerce website, and through various social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
The Portland Masonic Temple is at 415 Congress Street and there are plenty of parking options in the area.
- Elm Street Garage, 15 Elm Street (Metro station)
- Temple Street Parking Garage, 11 Temple Street (Nickelodeon)
- One City Center Parking Garage
- Top of the Old Port Parking, 119 Pearl Street
One Hour Parking enforced behind the Portland Masonic Temple on Cumberland and side streets.
We are sorry but bacon is ordered one week in advance. To transfer or refund a ticket, please contact us 7 days prior to the event and we can process that for you.