Community Camp at RISD
By Sara Streeter
I found my inspiration for Community Camp when I ran into a friend in the aisle of the Farmers' Market in Pawtucket.
We struck up a conversation about the artists who succeed in selling their art as well as holding down jobs and raising families. It occurred to us that these micro-businesses benefit from reaching a global audience online as well as from the patronage of local consumers.
Business owners may be hesitant about an online presence. The fact is that the internet is a crucial vehicle for the growth of any business. Social media and online marketing has become one of the most effective ways to maintain the human quality of a business, enabling person-to-person connection in what might have been merely a faceless transaction.
With this in mind, I invite you to Community Camp to share knowledge and ideas about marketing, social media, sustainability, and local activism.
We need help to make this event the best it can be. Please consider becoming a volunteer, a speaker or a sponsor, and please make sure to register today at http://ricommunitycamp.eventbr.... You can find more information at http://freegeekpvd.org/communi....