The Social Media Association of Michigan Announces Official Launch on October 18th

New Organization Unites Social Media Professionals Across Michigan.

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Our mission is to promote social media as an impactful communication vehicle through state-wide education, adoption of social platforms and dissemination of successful social media solutions in public and private sectors.

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 12, 2012

The Social Media Association of Michigan (SMAMi), a coalition of social media professionals based in every region in Michigan, will host their official launch party on October 18th.

The organization will create a platform for social media professionals across the state to network and leverage their skills to meet some of the challenges Michigan is experiencing. Sola Obayan, Founding Member of SMAMi and Principal at BTO Solutions, stated “In certain regions there is a wealth of social media education and opportunities for professional development which aren’t readily available to professionals outside of those areas. SMAMi’s goal is to provide opportunities for social media education to Michigan-based organizations and professional development to every corner of our state; so that we can all learn, grow and succeed together.”

The launch event will take place at Tre Monti Ristorante, 1695 East Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083 on Thursday, October 18th from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres from Tre Monti, social media games, giveaways from Yelp and a prize of a Google Nexus for the best social media themed costume.

Please visit SMAMi.org to RSVP.
Admission is complimentary but registration is required.

SMAMi’s launch event is sponsored by:
Tre Monti Ristorante
BTO Solutions
Infused PR

Held in partnership with:
Yelp Detroit
Adcraft Club of Detroit
Peoplemovers.com
Mobile Technology Association of Michigan
Social Media Club Detroit

The SMAMi Founding Members include:
Alex Beaton, Queen Bee at The Awesome Mitten
Amber Shinn, Owner at Shinn Marketing Communication, LLC
Andrea Petoskey, Social Media Marketing Professional at AndiePetoskey.com
Buck Head, CEO of Severely Social, LLC
Cathleen Louisignau, Community Relations Specialist at United Way of Midland County
Chad Wiebesick, Head of Social Media at Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Charlie Wollborg, Chief Troublemaker at Curve Detroit Advertising, Marketing & Design
David Murray, Social Media Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Jeffrey Barrett, Owner and Founder at Status Creative
Jessica Cheney Soulliere, Communications Officer at Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
John Hill, Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn
Jordan Miller, Director of Social Media at University of Michigan
Julian Bond, Social Media Manager at Quicken Loans
Laura Caprara, Social Media Strategist at Stellafly
Mallory Loren Woodrow, Social Marketing Director at Enlighten
Marc De Schweinitz, Account Executive at Google
Mike McClure, Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group
Nick Nerbonne, Online Marketing Specialist at Fine Design Group
Pam Perry, President/CEO at Pam Perry PR & Branding Solutions
Sarah Lee, PR & Marketing Manager at Greenleaf Hospitality Group
Shannon Paul, VP Social Media Strategy at Fifth Third Bank
Sola Obayan, Principal at BTO Solutions
Terry Bean, CEO at Terry Bean

About SMAMi:
Our mission is to promote social media as an impactful communication vehicle through state-wide education, adoption of social platforms and dissemination of successful social media solutions in public and private sectors.

About Tre Monti Ristorante:
Tre Monti Ristorante offers exquisitely prepared and elegantly presented fine dining in classic Italian surroundings. Located in an stunning facility behind the San Marino Club, Tre Monti Ristorante offers a wide selection of the world's finest wines to pair with dishes created by its executive chef to tantalize the most discriminating palates. Tre Monti Ristorante also features a large patio and private rooms ranging in size to accommodate up to 150 people for your event or meeting. Dine with us today and find out why we are becoming the most talked about restaurant in Metro-Detroit!
Buon Appetito


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