Community Connection at Seattle Cider Company/Two Beers Brewing
Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

Community Connection at Seattle Cider Company/Two Beers Brewing

We're taking over The Woods Tasting Room at Seattle Cider Company & Two Beers Brewing for an evening of beer and cider tastings + food pairings!

You and a guest invited to Yelp Seattle's Community Connection: a free, private event for local business owners, managers, and marketers!

A biz bash? What can I expect?

You're invited to mix and mingle with Yelp Seattle and other business leaders while enjoying complimentary beer & cider with food pairings by Bread & Circuses. JayLee Photography will also be snapping free professional headshots that you can upload to your Yelp Business Page and social profiles. Sonos will also be showcasing their latest speakers now with Alexa. Visit our helpdesk offering one-on-one support and chat about free ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page for 2018!

I'm intrigued! What's in it for me?

Solutions to common questions about Yelp, connect with other Seattle business professionals, and score 20% off Sonos speakers–plus a chance to win the new Sonos One by putting your networking skills to work!

I'm in! Now What?

RSVP, include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do, and tell us who you’re bringing!

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Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Restaurant After Hours
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Restaurant After Hours

Enjoy bites and brews from local restaurants and caterers, mingle with 800+ Chamber members and foodies, while bidding in a value-packed silent auction inside the iconic Seattle Aquarium. Visit the Yelp booth for free swag and to sign up for access to exclusive events throughout the year!

The Seattle Metro Chamber's annual Restaurant After Hours is one of their most popular events, for good reason. It's a can't miss event for making business connections and getting your fill of the best food in the city. This event has sold out in the past, so don't wait to register! 

Last year's participants include: 

Frosted Cupcakes & Cakes
Costco Business Center
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
Fremont Brewing
Seattle Public Utilities
DRY Sparkling
Six Seven Restaurant
Seattle Aquarium
On Safari Foods
Pike Place Market Foundation
Sweetgrass Food Co.

Lowercase Brewing
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches
Copperworks Distilling Company
Poquitos
Cater2.me
Wilridge Winery
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Pike Brewing Company
The Confectional
Honest Biscuits

Cost:
Members: $25 pre-paid ($35 as of 2/19)
Non-Members: $35 pre-paid ($65 as of 2/19)

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Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Seattle business leaders
  • Complimentary happy hour including hearty appetizers, beer & wine.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Parking is available at the Motif parking garage and will be validated. Be sure to bring your laptop!

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Impact Hub Lunch + Learn: Your Business on Yelp
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Impact Hub Lunch + Learn: Your Business on Yelp

A Bright Local study found that 91% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses. As a local business, it’s important to note that many consumers are finding you online and making a decision about whether or not to spend money with you based on information available on review sites. You’ve probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you taken advantage of the free tools available to ensure consumers can make a purchase decision?

Christy Augsburger, Yelp’s Seattle Local Business Partner, will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward on Yelp and tell the story of your business in an online channel consumers are looking to find you. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page and tips and tricks for managing the world of online reviews.

Specific topics include:

  • Who uses Yelp and how they make purchase decisions
  • Free tools Yelp offers for business owners to move the needle
  • Understanding the value of reviews, how to respond to them, and what you can do to get more

Cost:

  • Free to Impact Hub Members
  • $5 for general public
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Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Seattle business leaders.
  • Complimentary lunch!

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Parking is available at the Motif parking garage and will be validated. Be sure to bring your laptop!

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Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Seattle business leaders
  • Complimentary happy hour including hearty appetizers, beer & wine.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Parking is available at the Motif parking garage and will be validated. Be sure to bring your laptop!

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Business Impact NW Business Lunch Series
Dec
7
11:30 AM11:30

Business Impact NW Business Lunch Series

A Bright Local study found that 91% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses. As a local business, it's important to note that many consumers are finding you online and making a decision about whether or not to spend money with you based on information on review sites like Yelp. You've probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you taken advantage of the free tools available to ensure consumers can make a purchase decision?

Christy Augsburger, Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward on Yelp and tell the story of your business in an online channel consumers are looking to find you. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page and tips and tricks for managing the world of online reviews.

Specific topics include:

  • Who uses Yelp and how they make purchase decisions
  • Free tools Yelp offers for business owners to move the needle
  • Understanding the value of reviews, how to respond to them, and what you can do to get more
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[Webinar] How to Market Your Business Using Yelp Wifi
Nov
28
11:00 AM11:00

[Webinar] How to Market Your Business Using Yelp Wifi

Learn about Yelp WiFi, a tool that lets you use your existing WiFi router to effortlessly collect contact information from your customers.

You can then easily send out personalized promotions and messages via the communication method your customers prefer to keep them coming back. Use your WiFi for everything from promoting an upcoming event to letting your customers know you appreciate their loyalty. WiFi marketing gives you the ability to send them the right message at the right time.

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Business Leaders Community Night with Latino Community Fund
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Business Leaders Community Night with Latino Community Fund

Yelp Seattle and Latino Community Fund of Washington State are hosting a free educational event to help you get holiday ready!

Please join us at The Factory Luxe on Thursday, November 9th from 6-8pm for an evening of community resources and tools to grow your business. There will be drinks and light bites to enjoy while you mingle and network with business and community leaders.

We will have a brief presentation from Yelp Seattle's Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger, on the free tools available to get your business more exposure during the busy holiday season. There will be staff available to answer all of your Yelp related questions. LCF’s community partners will also be on-site with free resources and more information to help you get holiday ready and grow your business.

Join us for an evening of announcements, networking, and learning. See you there!

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to make a donation, email our program manager at jennifer@latinocommunityfund.org

Agenda

6:00-6:15pm: Arrival and Check-in
Our event starts promptly at 6pm.

6:15-6:45pm: Meet, Greet & Eat
Enjoy lite bites and beverages while you network with business and community leaders. 

6:45pm- 7:00pm: Welcome & Address
Yelp Seattle and Latino Community Fund will welcome you and talk about the work that they do and how your business can get more involved and connected to the community.

7:00-7:20pm: Learn From the Pros
Christy Augsburger, Yelp's Local Business Partner, will talk about best practices and unique ideas for making the most out of your Yelp listing during the holiday season using the free business user tools available to you on Yelp.

LCF’s community partners will be on-site with free resources to help you get holiday ready. 

7:20-8:00pm: Eat, Chat & Learn
Yelp's team will have laptops ready to help answer questions about your business page while you mix and mingle.

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Yelp Photo Help with U District Partnership
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

Yelp Photo Help with U District Partnership

People shop with their eyes–get creative and think about photos that best represent both you and your business.

Photography is no longer an industry run by professionals with expensive and complicated equipment. Today, staying relevant and engaging consumers means being proactive. In this discussion, we'll cover some ways that better photos and better experiences can help you stand out, bring customers through the door, and boost your business.

You will also have the opportunity to chat with Yelp's Local Business Partner about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page with unlimited photos and use Yelp’s mobile app for business owners on the go.

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ALL-Chamber After Hours 2017
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

ALL-Chamber After Hours 2017

Join 300+ networkers and 15 local business organizations under one roof at the 13th annual All-Chamber After Hours! Hear about what these groups are doing in the community and learn about how you can get involved all while enjoying The Canal's breathtaking views and delicious appetizers.”

The 13th Annual All-Chamber After Hours is your once-a-year opportunity to network with hundreds of members of business organizations and chambers of commerce from around the Puget Sound. Last year’s event welcomed over 300 attendees, making this one of the biggest networking events of the year for the Puget Sound business community.

All-Chamber After Hours 2017
Date: Wed, Oct. 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Canal in Ballard
Address: 5300 34th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
Cost: $20 ($30 after 10/23)
Register: Online or contact Leigh Jacobson at (206) 389-7311

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SCORE Local Workshop: Your Business on Yelp
Oct
19
1:30 PM13:30

SCORE Local Workshop: Your Business on Yelp

Attend this free Yelp workshop hosted by Greater Seattle SCORE

91% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses and consumers rank Yelp the number one site for finding them. With 99 million monthly unique visitors via mobile and another 84 million unique visitors to the desktop site, it can be a powerful tool to help grow your business.

Join us as Yelp's Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger, discusses the free tools Yelp offers business owners, managers and marketers to manage your online reputation and learn ways to use these tools to build relationships with potential customers and grow an engaged business. 

Specific topics will include:

  • How consumers discover local businesses online and make purchase decisions.
  • How to claim your Yelp Business Page and download Yelp's mobile app for business owners.
  • The key tools in your business user's account that drive page views and leads. 
  • How to respond to reviews & reputation management.
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Seattle Interactive Conference | Yelp Workshop
Oct
17
3:50 PM15:50

Seattle Interactive Conference | Yelp Workshop

Attend the Seattle Interactive Conference and join our 5 Star State of Mind workshop Tuesday, October 17th at 3:50pm

A Bright Local study found that 91% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses, with average star rating the most important factor that consumers look at when judging a local business on review sites. Businesses don't have to have a perfect five-star rating to have a five-star state of mind. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting goals for customer service excellence, developing a strategy for dealing with customer feedback, and getting reviews organically. Gain insights from Yelp's Local Business Partner on how to raise the bar for your online reputation.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
3:50PM – 4:40PM
LEVEL 2 CHELAN 2

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Seattle Search Network Workshop
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle Search Network Workshop

Learn from experts Ian Lurie, and Christy Augsburger on two different, but insightful topics. 

Beating up the Bullies - Using Small Sites to Push Down Hate Speech with Ian Lurie

Hate speech and "fake facts" sites are a fact of life. But you can push them down in the rankings with a few simple strategies.

About Ian Lurie
Ian Lurie is the CEO and Founder of Portent, Inc. and 22-year digital marketing veteran will talk about the basics, and the implications for reputation management. Among other things, Ian is also an expert in content strategy.

Your Business on Yelp: Managing Your Online Reputation - Christy Augsburger

A Bright Local study found that 91% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses. As a local business, it's important to note that many consumers are finding you online and making a decision about whether or not to spend money with you based on information on review sites like Yelp. You've probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you taken advantage of the free tools available to ensure consumers can make a purchase decision?

Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward on Yelp and tell the story of your business in an online channel consumers are looking to find you. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page and tips and tricks for managing the world of online reviews.

Specific topics include: 

  • Who uses Yelp and how they make purchase decisions 
  • Free tools Yelp offers for business owners to move the needle 
  • Understanding the value of reviews, how to respond to them, and what you can do to get more

PRICING 
Cost for this event is $10 at door. 

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Get A Handle on Hiring: An Educational Event with Instawork for Restauranteurs
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Get A Handle on Hiring: An Educational Event with Instawork for Restauranteurs

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, with the cost of living continuing to rise. It's near impossible to hire and retain great talent when housing prices exceed what most can afford.

Whether you’re a brand new business, or need some inspiration to fill roles that have been vacant for far too long, join Yelp’s Seattle business community and Instawork for a conversation about how you can tackle this issue. We'll discuss creative ways to hire and keep the talent you've brought on.

Before and after the presentation, attendees will be able to speak with staff from Instawork as well as Yelp. Your Yelp Local Business Partner will be on hand to answer any questions pertaining to your Yelp listing and the free tools for business owners. Instawork will have staff on site to discuss their platform, as well as insights and the topics they present on. You are encouraged to come with any and all questions!

AGENDA

6:00 - 6:15pm: Arrival and Check-in
Our event starts promptly at 6pm.

6:15 - 6:45pm: Meet, Greet & Eat
Enjoy lite bites from ____ and beverages and network with Yelp staff and some Seattle's highest rated restauranteurs on Yelp.

6:45pm - 7:00pm: Welcome & Address
Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner will welcome you.

7:00 - 8:00pm: Learn From the Pros
Sumir Meghani, Co-Founder and CEO of Instawork, will talk about best practices and unique ideas for hiring front and back of house employees for your restaurant. He will be joined by 2 restaurateurs -

8:00-8:30pm: Eat, Chat & Learn
Yelp's team will have laptops ready to help answer questions about your business page while you mix and mingle.

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Business Owner Family Picnic at the Park
Aug
28
3:00 PM15:00

Business Owner Family Picnic at the Park

Before the kids head back to school and the summer heat gives way to autumn, join other great local business owners for a picnic party at Warren G. Magnuson Park.

This is a free event for business owners and their families with great eats, games, and good times!

Napkin Friends will be serving up their famous latke press sandwiches while you engage in friendly lawn game competition with fellow business owners. Enjoy free caricatures from Over the Line Art, as well as water games, a bouncy house and face painting for the kids (and adults too).

We have reserved a picnic shelter for shade and seating with direct access to Lake Washington. Bring a blanket, sunscreen, and your picnic must-haves!

Please note: All attendees must be registered in order to receive your wrist band for access to food and entertainment.

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