Curacao Hosts Social Media Workshop & Community Assistance Forum

Established retailer Curacao holds events in Tucson, Arizona to educate the community about the importance of social media and assistance programs.

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“Our promise to give back a portion of every sale to our community is an everyday commitment for Curacao; we want to be present when families need an extra hand," said Ruth Garcia-Corrales, Advertising and Marketing Manager.

Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) February 22, 2013

Department store chain Curacao presented a free Social Media Workshop for its community partners in Tucson, Arizona in an effort to show how the platforms can be used successfully.  The Social Media Workshop, attended by educators and community outreach organizations, was held to keep attendees up to date on the latest social media tools and the various ways to obtain and engage fans. A Community Assistance Forum was held that provided information about various donation programs that Curacao is offering for the Tucson community. 
Digital marketing expert Katie Main was the speaker at the Social Media Workshop, educating attendees about today’s top social media websites, as well as how to determine which platforms work best for specific target audiences.  Ms. Main also spoke on how school districts can integrate social media in their curriculum as a way to engage students and teach them about technology.
Additionally, Curacao presenters outlined the requirements on how an organization can register with Curacao in order to participate in the “Community Assistance Program” (CAP).  Organizations are encouraged to refer low income families they may know who are lacking basic home necessities such as refrigerators, stoves, beds, dining sets, sofas, dressers, or cribs.  Families will be assisted within a 10 mile radius of any Curacao store.
Hosting these seminars is another example of Curacao’s community outreach events in the Tucson area.  Previous community engagements in Southern Arizona include joining forces with the Teletón USA Foundation to raise donations for underprivileged populations in Tucson’s local communities, and Curacao’s ongoing work with the Children’s Hospital of Tucson.
“Our promise to give back a portion of every sale to our community is an everyday commitment for Curacao; we want to be present when families need an extra hand," said Ruth Garcia-Corrales, Advertising and Marketing Manager.
About Curacao
Pronounced: Koo-rah-sao
Curacao, formerly La Curacao, is a leading retail department store chain ranking consistently among the top 50 consumer electronics retailers in the U.S.  With its complete company transformation and a fresh new image, along with its knowledgeable and fully trained sales force, it is positioning itself for the future by embracing a broader base of shoppers.  Each of its eleven stores averages 100,000 square feet and offers shoppers a 360 experience that is fun and easy to navigate.  Curacao has become known as an innovator and trendsetter having successfully captured consumers for three decades. Founded in 1981, today Curacao is headquartered in Los Angeles with retail locations in California, Arizona and soon Nevada.
For additional information about the company, visit http://www.icuracao.com. 
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Ruth Garcia
Advertising & Marketing Manager
(213) 639-2069
ruthg(at)icuracao(dot)com
Twitter:  @lacuracao
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/CuracaoUSA


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