Hello fellow Small Business Owners!! I am co-hosting a great {free} small business networking event at an awesome venue some of you may not know about.  I am partnering with Blue Mark Studios to host a Thank You Small Business Growth Challenge and Celebration.  I learned about Thank You Small Business (TYSB) late 2012 / early 2013 when I accidentally stumbled upon information regarding some free webinars they were hosting.  I enrolled, and well…here we are today.

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TYSB is an organization whose mission it is to help small businesses, like ours, grow and prosper.  They have partnered with some big businesses to help in that mission.  In fact, some of their partners and sponsors have offered up their services and expertise to help small businesses in an effort called Thank You Small Business Random Acts of Thank You.  Through this program TYSB is awarding deserving business owners some great prizes!

They offer information on their website such as “Should You Really Send That to the Cloud?”, “5 Things Your Business Should Do Right Now to Profit From Facebook”, and “10 Small Business Tips and Tactics for Pinterest.” All information I’m sure we can each use to run our businesses and make them better.  Here is a link to their website – http://www.thankyousmallbusiness.com/

Beyond the topics I’ve mentioned above they are offering these free networking events, such as the one being hosted by me (GeminiRed Creations) and Blue Mark Studios.  This event is extra special to me because not only will I get to spend time with people who are passionate about small business like I am, but we will be taking up donations for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) who are neighbors with Blue Mark Studios.  Our event, on November 7th, is very close to the kick-off of the holiday season and there will be many people in need of food this year.  We hope you will come to network, but all to bless others with some canned goods this holiday!

We will be doing a few drawings to thank those that attend, and you will get extra entries for bringing goodies to share with those in need!  I have some incredible small business friends across the country who are kindly donating beautiful handmade items for this giveaway (their logos will be listed shortly on the registration site).  Also, Blue Mark Studios is graciously donating some light appetizers and wine for the event.

ACFB_Horizontal-Color logoPlease register today!  Don’t miss out on this great evening.  And…if you bring a guest who I don’t know you will get an extra entry in the drawing.  I know many of you have crazy schedules, and some of you are far away – please share this information with anyone in the area who could benefit from learning more about Thank You Small Business and meeting lots of other small business leaders.  Small business make a BIG difference in our economy and our communities.  You can register here – http://www.doitinperson.com/Atlanta-TYSB-Small-Business-Growth-Challenge-Celebration

The items that are especially in demand at the ACFB are: Peanut Butter Canned Tuna Canned Beans Canned Soups, Stews and Pastas 100% Fruit Juice Canned Fruits and Vegetables Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals Paper products Diapers Toiletries Thank you on behalf of myself and Jen and Bryan at Blue Mark Studios, and we look forward to seeing you!