“I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the YEGTweetUp handle on Twitter in March of 2013. After touching base with both Kim and Steve and realizing they had a real passion for their networking via Tweet Ups and bringing people together, I knew I was in great company. We quickly drew up a plan for a charity donation at an event in April of 2013 and thru that, we raised just under $2,000 for two charities; The Operation Friendship Seniors Society of Edmonton and Prostate Cancer Research.
Thru these continued efforts, my exposure thru Twitter grew 60% and has had a modest but positive effect on my business, none of which would have happened without working with them. If you have an opportunity to work and become involved with Steve Russell and Kim Quibell, and a TweetUp event, do so. Your business will thank you for it.”
Gerry Graziano – Owner/ Operator
Little Italy Pasta, Panini & Catering
“One of the great advantages of social media is the connectivity that it brings, whether far or near, it allows one to make connections that can be helpful to businesses and associations. Steve and Kim have taken it one step farther I must add, together they add a twist on social “local” gatherings through the use of social media.
The ability to meet peers and make associations has never been easier with their bubbly social skills that has taken twitter to a whole new level. Before the introduction of social media it would take months, even years before creating solid contacts. Today, it only takes a matter of 160 characters or less. Now add two characters like Steve and Kim to the power of 160 characters and you’ve got a whole social media team promoting the awareness of your business and organization through twitter and “TweetUp Events” where you get to mingle in a fun and inviting atmosphere to meet other local area businesses and bring more awareness to your company and that of its people behind it.
You could spend $500 or more a month in advertising that may or may not bring you more clientele, or invest your time interacting with “Like Minds” bringing business associations together that truly support the “Buy & Support Local” ideology and have money to spare. These two YEGTwitterStars “ROCK” and it is a great pleasure to both know them and support that of their efforts.
Gary, NVE Institute Phyto-aroma Cosmetology
“I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for everything YEG Tweet Up has done for Saol Wellness in the short time we have become friends.
Your support over the last 8 months which includes allowing Saol Wellness to be a featured business on your website, retweeting continually on Twitter, making announcements about our specials or events, partnering with us and brainstorming to have specials that are geared solely to the YEG Tweet Up event attendees, among so many other generous things does not go unnoticed and we hold a very special place in our hearts here at Saol for you.
Not only are you supporting local business through this amazing endeavor but you ACTUALLY support the businesses you help to promote and we love having you as clients.
We are so grateful to have connected with you and will continue a long and supportive relationship with you for years to come. Any business should be honored to be teamed up with you.”
Thank you for being such amazing friends to Saol Wellness.
Jaylene Black Owner, Saol Wellness
“YegTweetup has provided an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded businesses in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. My involvement with YegTweetup has led to business opportunities and friendships within our community. I would highly recommend YegTweetup events!”
Linda Patterson, Timeless Edge Photography