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In this workshop that also includes optional office hours to discuss your competitors, customers and selling approach, you’ll uncover how to improve your current selling process by understanding the needs and wants of your customers. By discovering the customer groups that are the best fit with your company, and then finding which of those customers need your business, at the end of the workshop you will walk away with a solid selling strategy.
Your non-profit organization or small business is probably already on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or other social media platform. But you may not be getting the full benefit from the time and investment you make in social media. Join a panel of experienced marketers to learn how to achieve success in your marketing program.
On June 29, 2017 Dayton SCORE is conducting a workshop on effective social media marketing. The workshop will consist of presentations on Social Media Marketing followed by a one hour question and answer session with our expert panel.
Agenda: 10 am to 1 pm with networking lunch.
- Basics of Social Media Marketing – Art Helmstetter
- Effectively Use Facebook and You Tube – Donna Amos
- Using LinkedIn and Twitter – Lori Thomas
- Non-profit case study for FOA – Lori Eron
- Open Panel Question and Answer
- Networking Lunch
Presenters and expert panel:
- Donna Amos – Owner, Solopreneur Solutions, LLC Digital Marketing and website design.
- Lori Erion – Executive Director, Families of Addicts. Non-profit organization providing support and advocacy for anyone touched by addiction
- Art Helmstetter – Owner, B2B Planner Ltd. Non-profit and small business mentor
- Lori Thomas - Digital Marketing Coordinator, AKA “The WebLady”, OVABC Education Foundation
Join Kansas State University (KSU) research lead Charles Nick at the UAS Maintenance Research Roundtable at the Wright Brothers Institute 2nd Street facility to discuss maintenance trends in the industry today. The two-hour session includes an overview of research objectives and an open forum to discuss maintenance considerations for each of the unique areas of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The unique areas discussed are divided into five areas of interest: ground control systems, support equipment, communication links, software, and unmanned aircraft.
The topics of discussion include maintenance technician training and certification requirements, ASI familiarization training, and repair station requirements. Survey questions and a Q&A session will also be included. Some applicable Federal Aviation Regulations to be discussed include Parts 43, 65, 145 and 147.
- Introduction of A5 research project and objectives
- Research approach and survey questions addressing the following topics:
- Maintenance technician training and certification requirements
- ASI familiarization training
- Repair station requirements
- Q&A session
Charles Nick is the UAS Maintenance Research Lead for Kansas State University. He has worked in the aviation industry for 20 years: 7 years as an avionics technician, 8 years as a technical writer and 5 years as a reliability and maintainability (R&M) engineer. Some recent companies and projects include Virgin Galactic's White Knight 2 & Space Ship 2, NASA's International Space Station, Mitsubishi's Regional Jet, Aerion's AS2 Super Jet and more.
How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.
AFRL’s APTO challenges the public to come up with an improved method for dropping humanitarian aid to the public and vital supplies to the warfighter. It will replace the current mobile weather system.
The ability to quickly and accurately collect and assess atmospheric changes to execute military and humanitarian operations is critical to today’s warfighter executing missions in increasingly remote and complex battlespaces. Current mobile weather platforms, used since the 1960s, rely on helium—a heavy, scarce and costly resource—carried by hand to remote regions.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Power Technology Office is turning to the public as they seek a creative, cost effective solution to the mobile weather challenge—with $27,000 in prize money up for grabs.
In partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, Air Force Special Operations Command and the Battlefield Airmen System Program Office, the APTO team challenges public innovators with this challenge.
Details:Innovators are asked to design a system able to sense wind direction and speed, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and density altitude from ground level up to 10,000 feet. This aerial platform must be capable of carrying sensors to the proper altitude to gather data that can be assessed by operators on-the-spot to determine optimal drop points for mission activities.
The overall best system proposal will receive $15,000 in prize money, with the second place winner awarded $9,000 for overall capability and a single part solution winner awarded $3,000 for the proposal that best solves either 1) the transport concept (getting the sensor to altitude) or 2) the sensor concept (collecting and transmitting data) better than the first and second place winners.
Challenge and prize competitions are one resource that federal agencies use to drive innovation by inviting the public to help to solve perplexing, mission-centric dilemmas. An agency “seeker” poses a problem or question to the public, and “solvers” respond and submit solutions.
Innovators can submit proposals through www.challenge.gov, which is the government’s vehicle for seeking novel solutions to agency problems using tools such as prizes and challenges.
Systems that meet minimum requirements will be graded against each other based on their ability to go even higher, be automated and maintain low costs.
To learn more and to submit a proposal, visit https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/mobile-weather-station/.
Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, May 18, 2017 - 5 p.m. ET, Jul 18, 2017
Public Voting Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Jul 19, 2017 - 12 a.m. ET, Jul 22, 2017
Judging Dates: Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017Winners Announced: Aug 01, 2017
The AFRL APTO team and the Wright Brothers Institute will review the proposals to determine the best solution for an efficient, cost-effective system that meets the warfighter needs.
Dayton Business Journal will team up with The Black Box Improv Theater to facilitate a one of a kind workshop to hone skills in a way that only improvisation can.
Simply establishing a board isn’t good enough. If the board isn’t performing effectively, it can have a negative effect on your business. Learn the traits of high performance boards and how to ensure your board is operating at its highest potential.
After the 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire, the Make It Dayton team took a long, deserved break – mostly so we could spend a little time getting back to our own maker projects! We had a fantastic first year for our Maker Faire on July 16, with over 2500 attendees and more than 50 exhibits and hands-on activities scattered across Carillon Historical Park. Now that we’re all rested and refreshed, we’re gearing up for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire.
This year, the Dayton Mini Maker Faire is expanding to a 2 day event, August 5-6 2017. We’ll be launching our Call for Makers this January, so keep an eye out for our newly revised and simplified application form. This year we are focusing on adding classes, speakers and more hands-on workshops to the event. We are working on bringing in a 2-day HAM radio certification course, and a very big name speaker and author who has been featured in Make: Magazine.
You can learn more about all our new ideas for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire this weekend, November 5-6 from 12-5pm, at the Dayton Mall Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. We’ll be one of the featured exhibits along with Dayton Diode, STEAMWorks Labs, Proto Buildbar and Boro Moms & Beyond. Get an up-close look at the winning go-cart from the Boneyard Build-Off, check out some cool EL wire, HAM radio and electronics projects, and see some 3D printed stuff at our table. We are excited to be partnering with Barnes & Noble for 2017, and look for their pop-up shop at Carillon Park during the Dayton Mini Maker Faire August 5-6.
If you can’t make it to the Barnes & Noble event this weekend, mark your calendars because Make It Dayton will also be at the Science Festival during Super Science Saturday at the Boonshoft Museum, November 19 from 10am-4pm.
Finally, if you’re looking for a way to get involved with Make It Dayton, or want to volunteer at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire this summer, be sure to follow @makeitdayton on Facebook and Twitter, and join our Meetup group at www.meetup.com/Make-It-Dayton/. We have been holding casual meetups at local coffee shops called Maker Mornings. We have them every few weeks on Saturday mornings, and we try to rotate locations around town. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for people interested in being part of the planning committee, but also for our street team that hangs flyers around town and for our day-of Maker Faire set-up, tear-down and event teams. These are all great opportunities for high school or college students, boy and girl scouts, or other youth groups looking to record some volunteer hours supporting Dayton History, the non-profit that runs Carillon Historical Park.
We hope you’re getting excited about next summer’s Dayton Mini Maker Faire! We can’t wait! For all the latest news and announcements, be sure to subscribe to this blog as well as follow @makeitdayton and @makerfaireDAY on Facebook and Twitter.
- E-Presence Setup and Management and Cyber Security will discuss the method to set up and manage social media marketing. Cyber security will deal with the responsibility inherent in using social media. This is a free seminar hosted by SCORE and SBDC.
It’s an ever-evolving field, they say, and the job of a front-ender these days is broad. It’s not just “I write the HTML and CSS” anymore, if it ever was. It’s part designer, part coder, part empath, part interaction designer, and part futurist. Let’s talk about all that by actually building a website. We’ll start from scratch, work through the stages of the process, and end up with a finished website. This will give us an excuse to talk about all the big topics in front-end development and what our jobs really are.
The Build Right: Maker Series brings relevant voices to the forefront through down-to-earth conversations about real-life experience along with “anything-goes” interactions. At each full-day workshop (10am – 5pm EST), you’ll have an opportunity to spend the day learning from an industry leader—and in-person attendees enjoy a lunch and happy hour together.
We promise you’ll leave inspired, full of new ideas to take back to your organization or team, and ready to tackle your next challenge.
10:00am–1:00pm Eastern - Morning Session
1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern - Lunch (in-person attendees only)
2:00pm–5:00pm Eastern - Afternoon Session
5:00pm–6:30pm Eastern - After-Party
Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred.
Please review our Build Right: Code of Conduct prior to attending. We look forward to a positive and constructive time together!