Small Business and Nonprofit Networking Events to Merge

As of this month, the library’s Networking Night for Entrepreneurs is no more. In it’s place, though, is a very exciting project that we think will be of great value to the local community.

Misty Jones, our Foundation Center coordinator for the past few years, started a great Nonprofit Networking Lunch series a couple of months ago. She and I regularly compared notes on the business and nonprofit communities here in town, and we had talked about how great it would be to hold a joint networking event for small businesses and nonprofits. From our perspectives, we could see that nonprofits and small businesses share many concerns and could benefit from getting to know the other community better.

Well, we’re getting our wish in a really happy way!

Misty has become the manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library in the West Ashley area where I began my public library career 11 years ago. Since she is leaving her post as the Foundation Center coordinator for CCPL, we decided that now is the perfect time to merge CCPL’s two networking events.

We invite you to bring a bag lunch and join us this Thursday at 11:45 A.M. for the first Small Business and Nonprofit Networking Lunch. Each month, we’ll have a speaker who will address a topic of interest to both nonprofits and the small business community.  Our first presentation will be What Is News: How To Make Your Organization’s Story Newsworthy.  Jamie Thomas will share tips on how to tell your organization’s story so it catches the eyes of newsmakers.  With a 24-hour news cycle, it’s essential to know how to make your story more relevant and timely.  Jamie is currently the Library’s Public Relations/Marketing Manager.  She has 28 years experience in public relations, marketing and news reporting.  She joined CCPL in 2005 after 15 years as PR director for Charleston County Government.  We hope to see you there!

What: Small Business and Nonprofit Networking Lunch

When: Thursday, July 9th from 11:45 to 1:15 PM

Where: Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St.

For more information, email us or call 805-6930.

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