Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 4, 2009
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (http://www.GAHCC.org) is excited to have launched what may be the first ever Social Media Ambassador Program established anywhere in the USA. The program will be launched with eight Social Media Ambassadors who will help promote GAHCC community initiatives via popular social media outlets.
In the past year, Social Media has been adopted at astronomical rates with new terms such as tweets, followers, LinkedIn, Facebook, and fans now commonly discussed around the family dinner table. GAHCC recognizes the fact that, from major corporations like Wal-Mart to the average Austin professional, keeping in touch with long lost friends is now using Social Media. The new Social Media Ambassador Program intends to create plenty of buzz across the web on behalf of GAHCC's worthy efforts in the local community.
So who are these GAHCC Social Media Ambassadors? They are all professionals who actively use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter daily and have chosen to support the chamber as volunteers to "spread the word" about all the various activities that the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is involved with to educate, enhance, and engage the local community.
Program Chairs are Abel C. Ruiz and Elizabeth Quintanilla. Other Social Media Ambassadors for the GAHCC are Eduardo Contreras, Scott Ingram, Mario Perez, Maura Thomas, Marion Sanchez, and Armando Rayo.
Collectively, the group represents various industries and interest groups including community involvement, entrepreneurship, technology, real estate, and more.
And now a brief description on each ambassador (in 140 characters or less and their twitter accounts included):
Abel C. Ruiz (@RCSAustin): CEO of RCS-Austin, which is a full-service social media company. We meet our goals when you meet yours.
Elizabeth Quintanilla (@equintanilla): Not just your Average ATX Girl and Private Consultant focusing on Product Mgmt and interests in business, tech, food, Austin, and things 2.0
Eduardo Contreras (@ALCON_DTS): President of ALCON DTS, delivering professional services in computers, networking, telephony and cabling for small to medium businesses.
Scott Ingram (@ScottIngram): CEO & Founder of NetworkInAustin.com, the networking hub of Central Texas. Entrepreneur, Father, Speaker, Blogger, Cyclist and more.
Mario Perez: Creative Marketing Director for RamzyDezigns.com, which uses modern marketing methods that all started from his passion in media art.
Maura Thomas (@mnthomas): Productivity trainer, speaker, small biz owner, some-time martial artist, environmentalist, naturopath, wife, daughter, and friend.
Marion Sanchez (@marion3sanchez): Multi-Faceted Public Relations (day time job), Salsa Instructor (night time job), mom (forever my job). Writer, Dreamer, Ideaneer, Believer, Social Media Addict.
Armando Rayo (@elmundodemando): I'm a nonprofit guy with a Si Se Puede attitude! I do community engagement, Hispanic engagement, social media & tacos at tacojournalism.com
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