I am currently celebrating five years of providing community training to northern Michigan business owners and their staff! Web design is my bread and butter, and providing marketing training is the fun stuff! In January 2015, I was a co-founder of HarborActive community training. Our goal was to provide marketing classes and social media training for the Petoskey and Harbor Springs business community. All classes were offered as hands-on learning opportunities. Since we learn better by doing, everyone was learning on their own laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Oh, I can't forget Wine & Web - we found that learning is much more fun with alcohol! Michigan Broadband Conference One of the highlights in 2016 was representing HarborActive at the Michigan Broadband Conference. We competed in the Connected Community Project Awards where we took second place and received funding for our program. The HarborActive team took part in the Community Education Panel at the same Michigan Broadband Conference. We were on the panel on stage and participated in a lively discussion about starting a community training program and what to expect for attendance. Marketing Training from Abuzz Creative I now offer personalized marketing training and corporate training for business groups through my business Abuzz Creative. My Lunch & Learn classes always sell out which tells me people are hungry for learning (see what I did there?). I recently hosted Google My Business & Local SEO Workshop with Social Guru 4 You and we filled a room with attentive business people ready to learn. Collaborating with a team like Social Guru 4 You has made something I love doing even more fun! We are planning more events and classes and will be rolling out a schedule soon. Follow Abuzz Creative on Facebook for Class Updates!