The Empowered Ideas Team is proud to wrap up a 2-day Communications Campaign Training for the North Carolina Technical Training & Assistance Center (NC TTAC). The 40+ participants represented communities and coalitions from all over North Carolina. Nationally recognized trainers included James Wong & Virginia Johnson from NC (Empowered Ideas), and Stacey Stottler from Illinois.
Annual #HolidayParty & Game Night at #FuquayCoworking. While not everyone could attend due to travel and other family events, we’re grateful for those who could. It’s truly our members that make Fuquay Coworking such a tight knit and collaborative environment that it has become over the last few years. We love each and every single one of you!
Congrats to our Co-Founder, James Wong (Empowered Ideas & Fuquay Coworking), on a well received Keynote presentation this morning for the North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA). Mr. Wong’s presentation, entitled “Community Management 2.NEXT: Building ‘Online’ Communities of Tomorrow,” used INGRESS and GORUCK as shining examples of how organizations can bridge the gap between offline and online communities, and how brands can effectively empower their advocates.
Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade Ruck (3.1 Miles), in support of the FV Chamber of Commerce. The Fuquay Coworking Team helped pass out candy and fliers for the NEW FV App, available on iOS & Android. Special thanks to Lauren Wong, James Wong, Virginia Lynne Walser Johnson, Steve Pinkham, & Jessie Bowden for rucking the Christmas Parade.
DID YOU KNOW? Innovate Fuquay-Varina has been hosting regular monthly business development workshops since August? These *optional* workshops are designed to assist individuals and businesses planning to participate in the InnovateFV: A 52-Hour Startup & Business Growth Weekend, Jan. 27-29th, 2017.
The Empowered Ideas Team is presenting two different marketing sessions at the Eastern AHEC State-of-the-Art Conference in Greenville, NC today. Co-Founders Virginia Johnson, CSAPC and James Wong were invited to once again present at this year’s Conference. Workshops included: Marketing Your Programs, and Using Social Media & Digital Analytics in Outcome Reporting.
The Empowered Ideas Team was invited to work with several Youth Prevention Clubs in Washington State this week, including the White Swan Dream Makers (White Swan, WA) and the A.C. Davis C.C.A.N. Navigators in Yakima, WA. Our team worked with these youth leaders on their club’s branding, marketing, and communications strategies around substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and several other mental health and wellness initiatives within their communities.
Empowered Ideas Provides “Sustainability Through Marketing & Branding” Training Through NCCI to North Carolina Coalitions. “We’re proud of the accomplishments each of these Coalitions have made throughout the program, and we look forward to staying in touch with them as they grow and strengthen the communities in which they serve.”
The Empowered Ideas team is honored to present a webinar today as part of the U.S. President’s “NITT” Plan, a signature initiative under #SAMHSA. Over 130 #MentalHealth professionals and communities were in attendance, including several communities we’ve recently visited!
The Empowered Ideas Team is honored to work with three Communities in Colorado on their PROJECT AWARE initiatives. We worked with Community Leaders and assisted them in re-branding and optimizing their collaboration into a much more cohesive organization. In fact, the Community of Thompson, CO took it a step further and after working with the Empowered Ideas Team for a few days, developed their new branding, “Thompson CARES.”