Twelve businesses in Jefferson learned more about the use of Facebook, Yelp & Trip Advisor with the help of four local college students. Kate Larson, Connor Wilkins, Beth Teusch and Westley Long met one on one with businesses owners to help them learn how to connect with their customers using this technology.
The Promotions Committee laminated signs with the three logos so they could be displayed in the windows or near check-out points. With the terrific customer service and high quality of products, we hope visitors will also write reviews and post them to encourage others to check them out.
The volunteer efforts of these students is very much appreciated by Jefferson Matters: Main Street!
Months of work yarn-bombing bicycles and bike rims has created a colorful display in downtown Jefferson. The Tower View Team from Jefferson Matters: Main Street is the group responsible with Amy Roberts leading the charge. Artists, both young and old, put their creative juices to work to welcome the many bicycle enthusiasts to Jefferson especially for the upcoming Pedaler’s Jamboree scheduled for Sept. 5.
Approximately 2,000 bikers will ride the Raccoon Valley Trail to Jefferson on Saturday stopping to enjoy live music at venues along with way. Music at Cooper will be from 3-5 p.m. so we can expect them to arrive late afternoon for the overnight stay.
Main Street restaurants are encouraged to make plans to feed many people as they come to town. With many visitors using social media, the reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor are important. Please continue to review our local businesses and have visiting friends and family do the same.
The yarn-bombed bicycles will be available by Silent Auction beginning on Aug. 22 with bid sheets at each location. These bikes will be moved prior to Sept. 5 to the Thomas Jefferson Gardens to complete the bidding. Proceeds will go to Alphabet Alley on the west side of the square.
Are you interested in how social media can benefit your business? Learn how on Monday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson Telecom. Five local college students want to help you learn how to connect with your customers through popular and free social media sites: Facebook, Trip Advisor, and Yelp. After an overview presentation, you will be able to sign up for an individual session this summer to get your business started. Social media makes a difference – come and learn how it can make a difference for YOU! Thanks to Kate Larson, Westley Long, Konnor Wilkins, Beth Teusch and Jasmine Mobley for offering this wonderful opportunity for all of our businesses.