“EDGE” (Educate to Drive and Grow the Economy) Business Seminar Series
by Seal Beach Chamber starts September 13


Six lunchtime seminars provide business tips to help local businesses prosper

We are offering  the EDGE (Educate to Drive and Grow the Economy) Business Seminar Series from September 13 through October 18, 2012.  Sessions will occur at the Marina Center Community Hall on consecutive Thursdays.  On-site registration and check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. Sessions will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Once the sessions conclude, lunch and networking will continue until 1:00 p.m. Interested participants can pre-register by contacting the Seal Beach Chamber at 562-799-0179 or via email at [email protected]. Space is limited. Sessions are $15 per session for non-members and are free for Seal Beach Chamber members.

Lunches are available for pre-order for $8-$10 per meal provided by local Seal Beach restaurants including The Abbey, Dogz Bar and Grill and Crèma Café.

Presenters include local business experts from Long Beach, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. Erik Dreyer-Goldman, owner of Ask Erik Computer Services in Seal Beach and John Zahn, co-founder of Omnibeat in Los Alamitos are co-chairing the event.

“Entrepreneurs and local businesses are critical to revitalizing the nation’s economy,” said Nat Ferguson, president of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce. “The EDGE series gives business owners in the greater Long Beach area access to powerful business leaders with the insight and knowledge that can help take business to the next level.”

The EDGE includes the following topics:

  • Thursday, September 13 – The Dirty Side of Email Marketing – Benchmark Email, Daniel Miller (http://www.benchmarkemail.com – Register by September 6, 2012
  • Thursday, September 20 – A Conversation about Marketing and the Importance of Storytelling –

Brad Pollak Company, Brad Pollak (http://www.bradpollak.com) – Register by September 13, 2012

  • Thursday, September 27 – Identifying your Target Customer & Acquiring them through SEO –

Black Market Business Solutions, Seth Eaker & Deb Machen (http://www.blackmarketbusinesssolutions.com)
Register by September 20, 2012

  • Thursday, October 4 – Social Media Engagement – Omnibeat, John Zahn &

Nate Trimmer (www.omnibeat.com) – Register by September 27, 2012

  • Thursday, October 11 – How to Find and Capitalize on Your Unique Value Proposition –

Chunk of Change, Olga Mizrahi (www.chunkofchange.com) – Register by October 4, 2012

  • Thursday, October 18 – Business Mixer and Expo ( Mixpo

The Seal Beach Chamber is offering its members the chance to showcase their business for $65, which will provide a shared 8 x 10 draped table for literature display. The event is free for attendees and open to the public starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Marina Center. The Expo will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Space is limited and vendors are encouraged to register as soon as possible.