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Yelp Community Connection: Start The New Year Off Right
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp Community Connection: Start The New Year Off Right

New Year, New You. Let’s start 2019 off on the right foot and make sure your Yelp page is firing on all cylinders. You and a guest are invited to Morton's Steakhouse in San Francisco for a Community Connection! This is a great opportunity to meet other Business Leaders in your community, just like yourself!

What’s in it for me?

This free event will be a unique opportunity to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page using the free tools available, ask questions of Yelp staff members, and meet like-minded business owners.

Enjoy complimentary bites and beverages, courtesy of Morton's, (so you know it's gonna be good) with fellow business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members of our San Francisco team, including other business owner mentors, will be on hand to mix, mingle and answer your burning questions about the site.

What else can I expect?

Phil, from Unique Products and Promotions will be raffling off some gift baskets, as well as a dinner-for-two from Morton’s Steakhouse.

Register now to enjoy a great night of networking and set yourself up for a successful year!

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How To Manage Your Online Presence
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

How To Manage Your Online Presence

You’re invited to our San Francisco Bay Area Local Business Networking Mixer and Yelp 101 Workshop on Tuesday, 10/16 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Yelp Headquarters located at 140 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA.

This event is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about increasing their brand awareness and improving their online reputation. Meet representatives from Yelp, along with other local business owners. From restaurant owners to auto shops, ghost tour businesses and more, learn how to best utilize Yelp to bring brand awareness to your business and deal with reputation management. So let’s have fun, learn and connect with other people like you!

Event Agenda and Info:

6:00pm to 6:20pm: Networking & Check-in (Drinks and Snacks)
6:20pm to 6:40pm: Presentation by Matt Donzella | Local Business Outreach, Yelp Inc.
6:40pm to 8:00pm: Networking (Drinks and Snacks) and one on one hands-on trainings as needed 



Our Event Host - David Mitroff, Ph.D.

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David is the Founder and CEO of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. Davis is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics from social media to peak performance. Through his consulting, lectures, training and keynotes David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) has educated more than 25,000 business owners. He is an Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley's International Diploma Business program and a Google Mentor for the Google Developers Launchpad program. He has been featured media expert for NBC, ABC, San Francisco Business Times, Hospitality Technology, California Lawyer, and more.

Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. 
We organize and promote hundreds of Bay Area business networking and social mixers to specifically target Business Strategies and Small Medium Business Enterprises and provide industry professionals with a chance to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why & Who should attend this event?

Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event.

Want to learn more about reputation management. Join the event and learn about how to deal with customer reviews.

Getting started with Social Media for your restaurant? San Francisco restaurant owners, join us at the event to learn more about Yelp for your business.

How many people show up?

Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving. 

What to Bring:

Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer. For those would want to take best advantage of the workshop we recommend bringing your laptop.

How to Dress:

This is after work networking, so even if you did not work...pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best!

Photography:

Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.




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Yelp: Fall 2018 Community Connection
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp: Fall 2018 Community Connection

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You and a guest are invited to Monroe Bar in San Francisco for a Fall Community Connection! This is a great opportunity to meet other Business Leaders in your community, just like yourself!

What’s in it for me?

This free event will be a unique opportunity to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page using the free tools available, ask questions of Yelp staff members, and meet like-minded business owners.

Enjoy complimentary bites, courtesy of Upper Cut food truck with fellow business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bartenders from Monroe will also be on hand to serve up some delicious cocktails! Members of our San Francisco team, including other business owner mentors, will be on hand to mix, mingle and answer your burning questions about the site.

What else can I expect?

DarnellJustin will be spinning awesome tunes from every generation, Christa from Hey! Cookie will be sharing her delicious treats with all the guests who have a sweet tooth, and Russie from New Rev Media, will have a photo station setup to take professional headshots.

Is that it?

Nope! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, near the end of the night, Phil from Unique Products and Promotions, will be giving away 3 "unique" gift baskets and SF Giants tickets to lucky raffle winners! 

Register now to enjoy a great night of networking and set yourself up for a successful holiday season!

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Learn All The Tips & Tricks of Your Free Yelp Business Page
Aug
3
8:30 AM08:30

Learn All The Tips & Tricks of Your Free Yelp Business Page

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Learn How To Take Full Advantage Of Your Yelp Page

  • 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 San Francisco Local Business Partner, Matt Donzella, at this 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 South Bay business leaders
  • Complimentary bites will be provided.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback and responding to reviews.

Register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Remember, be sure to bring your laptop!

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Yelp University | Your Business On Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

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

Class Is Once Again In Session!

  • 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 San Francisco Local Business Partner, Matt Donzella, 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 San Francisco business leaders
  • Complimentary bites will be provided.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback and responding to reviews.

Register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Remember, be sure to bring your laptop!

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Yelp Rainbow Bazaar
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Yelp Rainbow Bazaar

Come enjoy the Yelp Rainbow Bazaar! We are hosting a Pride Party for Yelp employees and local business owners on June 20th. We'll be featuring local queer owned businesses. So come shop, eat, drink some bubbly, and celebrate with us.

This event will include a market of queer owned businesses from Stationary Makers, Delicious Empanadas Vendors to Tasty Cookie Bakers.

So bring yourself, or bring a partner, and we'll see you on June 20th!

 

 

Rainbow Bazaar Opens - 5:00 - 7:30

Thank You!

-Matt Donzella & the Yelp OUTburst Squad

Questions? matthewd@yelp.com 

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Yelp's Social Media Workshop: Lafayette CA.
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp's Social Media Workshop: Lafayette CA.

Help your Yelp Business Page Stand Out!
Free Yelp University 101 workshop

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Our upcoming Social Media Strategies for Local Businesses Workshop Series is held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. The Community Hall is a separate building at the corner of Mt. Diablo and 1st Street. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is requested to reserve your seat.

Join us for insights from Yelp's San Francisco Local Business Partner, Matt Donzella, at this workshop which will include:

  • Review tips including best practices for review response and how to gain more reviews.
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of free business tools on Yelp.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Bay Area business leaders.

To attend, register today and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on participation!

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Spring Into Spring Community Connection 2018!
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Into Spring Community Connection 2018!

You and a guest are invited to Morton's Steakhouse in San Francisco for a Spring Community Connection! This is a great opportunity to meet other Business Leaders in your community, just like yourself!

What’s in it for me?

This free event will be a unique opportunity to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page using the free tools available, ask questions of Yelp staff members, and meet like-minded business owners.

Enjoy complimentary bites and beverages, courtesy of Morton's, (so you know it's gonna be good) with fellow business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members of our San Francisco team, including other business owner mentors, will be on hand to mix, mingle and answer your burning questions about the site.

What else can I expect?

Elijah Wilson from Dr. Kombucha, will be giving out free samples of his organic and 100% raw Kombucha. We will also have Molly from Madrone Acupuncture – who not only specializes in acupuncture, but massage as well. She and her staff will be on hand to give free massages and health advice. At the end of the night we will raffle off a free acupuncture and massage session!

Register now to enjoy a great night of networking and set yourself up for a successful Summer!

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Your Restaurant On Yelp: How To Gain More Exposure
Apr
23
12:30 PM12:30

Your Restaurant On Yelp: How To Gain More Exposure

You and a member of your team are invited to Your Restaurant On Yelp! A free, networking and educational event here at Yelp head quarters in San Francisco for local restaurant owners, operators, managers, and marketers!

What can I expect?

  • A unique opportunity to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page and learn more about the platforms available specifically for restaurants. Members of Yelp's San Francisco team — including other business owner mentors — will be on hand to mix, mingle, and answer your burning questions about the site.

  • There will be a brief 20-30 minute presentation on the free tools that will help you make the most of your restaurant's Yelp listing, as well as ways to level up your operations and guest experience. Staff from Yelp Nowait will be there to answer questions you may have and show you how the products work to grow your audience and optimize your waitlist.

  • Remember! The attendees will all be restaurateurs so plan to mix and mingle with your peers and connect with them as well to grow as a restaurant community.

  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Bi-Rite.

 

12:30pm-12:45pm: Arrival and Check-in

Our event starts promptly at 12:30pm.

12:45pm-1pm: Meet, Greet & Eat

Enjoy lite bites and beverages from Bi-Rite and network with Yelp staff and some of the Bay Area's highest rated restauranteurs on Yelp.

1:00pm- 1:15pm: Welcome & Address

Yelp's Local San Francisco Business Partner and Yelp Nowait team will welcome you.

1:15pm-1:50pm: Learn From the Pros

Matt Donzella, Manager of Business Outreach at Yelp, will talk about best practices and unique ideas for making the most out of your Yelp listing without spending any money on ads. He will be joined by John Garnin- who will talk about how Yelp Nowait can help your restaurant attract new diners and increase waitlist conversions. 

1:50pm-2:30pm: Q&A, Chat & Learn

Yelp's team will have laptops ready to help answer questions about your business page while you mix and mingle.

 

**Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet**

 

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Your Business On Yelp: How To Stand Out & Generate More Leads
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Your Business On Yelp: How To Stand Out & Generate More Leads

  • 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 I’LL ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE!

Join me and our friends from the SFCDMA for complimentary pastries, coffee, and insights from Yelp's San Francisco Local Business Partner, Matt Donzella. This presentation will feature:

  • Top 5 Free Tools for Business Owners: Introduction to Yelp for Business Owners, Using Yelp’s Free tools to optimize your listing and attract new customers
  • 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 San Francisco business leaders
  • Complimentary bites and coffee will be provided.

In addition to best practices for getting your page fully optimized, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, and responding to reviews.

See you April 12th! Register now and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. 

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Drive 12x More Leads to Your Page! Make Your Pictures POP!
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Drive 12x More Leads to Your Page! Make Your Pictures POP!

Will a little pizazz set your Yelp page apart? Absolutely! People shop with their eyes, so learn how to make your business look even better online!

New Revolution Media has been kind enough to lend us their photography studio and show us how to take awesome photos! Regardless if you are using a smartphone, or an actual camera, Russie and her team will walk us through a few simple tricks for giving your business photos that wow factor.

You will also have the opportunity to mix and mingle with with members of Yelp's SF team, who will be on hand to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page and use Yelp’s mobile app for business owners.

Our event starts promptly at 6:00pm at New Revolution Studios

6:00-6:15pm: Arrival & Check-in

6:15-6:20pm: Welcome & Address         

6:20-6:40pm: Meet, Greet & Eat

6:40-7:40pm: Learn From a Pro

Russie will talk about secrets to taking great business photos that will encourage customers to spend with you.

7:40-8:00pm: Sip, Chat & Learn

Yelp's team will have laptops ready to help answer questions about your business page while you mix, mingle, munch & drink.

So come network with other business owners, share some ideas and learn from one of the best photographers in the business. Snacks and drinks will be provided, along with a fun photo booth of course! 

Don't forget to bring your cameras!

Below is an example of their work:

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Yelp University | Your Business On Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

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

Class Is In Session!

  • 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 San Francisco Local Business Partner, Matt Donzella, 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 San Francisco business leaders
  • Complimentary bites will be provided.

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.

There are two dates to choose from, so register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Remember, be sure to bring your laptop!

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Yelp San Francisco Community Connection Kickoff 2018
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp San Francisco Community Connection Kickoff 2018

You and a guest are invited to Yelp HQ in San Francisco for a Community Connection and to meet the new Local Business Partner and other Business Leaders in your community!

What’s in it for me?

This free event will be a unique opportunity to chat about ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page using the free tools available, ask questions of Yelp staff members, and meet your new connection at Yelp.

Enjoy complimentary bites and beverages with fellow business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members of our San Francisco team, including other business owner mentors will be on hand to mix, mingle, and answer your burning questions about the site.

What else can I expect?

There will be a photographer on site snapping free professional headshots that you can upload to your Yelp Business Page and/or website.

Before Valentines Day kicks off, "Be Mine" for an evening. I hope to form a great relationship with you, as the new Local Business Partner in San Francisco! Enjoy bites and beverages with fellow business owners in the Bay Area like yourself.  

Register now to enjoy a great night of networking and set yourself up for success in 2018!

 

 

Questions? Email bizoutreach@yelp.com

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