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Journos and Bloggers and Bacon and Beer: Oh, my! #SMBMSP #20 October 31, 2009

Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-St. Paul convened Friday morning at Summit Brewing in St. Paul, MN  for a superb panel on Journalism, Bloggers and where do we go from here?   And Yes, there was beer to go with our bacon! 

Panel Discussion: Social Media and Journalism
A spirited panel discussion with local journalists on how traditional media is using/adapting/ignoring/embracing social media.

Facilitated by Julio Ojeda-Zapata (@jojeda), a technology writer and columnist at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and author of the book, Twitter Means Business.

Panel members:

  • Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ), investigative reporter, WCCO-TV
  • David Brauer (@dbrauer), media reporter, MinnPost.com
  • Gene Rebeck (@generebeck), senior editor, Twin Cities Business Magazine
  • Julia Schrenkler (@juliaschrenkler), interactive producer, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Dirk DeYoung (@ddeyoung), editor, Business Journal

Wind and Rain threatened the outside of the building located on the Mississippi River; as we tossed between the panel of Twin Cities Journalists and the ever questioning social media geeks in the audience, the sunshine suddenly streamed through the windows.    A few photos for your memory book below:

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Hey: it IS the day before Halloween...........

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and a huge thank you to our host, Summit Brewing!

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what better place for post-event networking than the bar at the back of the room?

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Robert K. turns the lens......

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#smbmsp #20: just too good to leave...........

Rick Mahn and Mykl  Roventine have done a superb job of organizing Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul (#smbmsp).   Shareology is especially impressed with their use of sponsorships to power this group.  A tip of the beer stein to them both and a huge Thank You! to Rick, Mykl and all the SMBMSP sponsors!

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire

 

Bloom in the Right Garden October 29, 2009

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Having spent four years as a Career Counselor, Shareology often draws on a garden concept to clarify where people are in their lives.  (A garden analogy?   Are you surprised?  Use the search box on the right to find the post on morning glories, Shareology Shares Gardening Glory.) 

A cactus cannot bloom in the rain forest.  An orchid cannot bloom in the desert.  Each plant is elegant and perfect in itself, but it needs the right garden to bloom and grow.   The same applies to people  — are you in the right garden?  Finding the right garden to bloom in makes all the difference.  

One way to transition from your desert to your tropical rain forest is to begin with non-work activities, whether volunteer work, education or networking.   This softens the transition, but ultimately?   Finding the right garden to bloom in makes all the difference.

Kay Roseland     @KayLoire

 

Shhhhh….Soft opening of StyledLife….. October 10, 2009

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in their new space in Galleria in Edina, MN.   If you like accessories or music, this is the space for you!  Accessories nirvana, in twice the space of their previous Galleria location.   Necklaces to die for, scarfs, purses….it goes on and on…..

Shareology is just back from the soft opening, and as she composes, she’s listening to some spectacularly addictive music on www.styledlife.com.  This is one amazing web site….as it boots, it tells you what percentage is loaded, and……….this amazing music plays…..move your mouse over the screen…best fun since the 4th of July!  Shareology doesn’t need a radio anymore; she has www.styledlife.com

StyledLife has moved to their new space in Galleria!

StyledLife has moved to their new space in Galleria!

Grand opening of the new space in Galleria is November 12 — but don’t let that stop you from taking a peek before then!

Kay Roseland     @KayLoire

 

Retail Revitalization in Uptown October 9, 2009

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As a former Uptown Girl, Shareology has a deep affection for the corner of Hennepin and Lake in Minneapolis.  Trusted sources alerted her to a retail revitalization in progress.  (As a former East Isles Residents Association member, let me tell you, this particular revitalization has been in the works  for literally years and through multiple developers.)  Calhoun Square ain’t done yet:  but the bones are starting to emerge:

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The space between Calhoun Square and the parking ramp is in transition: this half:  not so done

The space between Calhoun Square and the parking ramp is in transition: this half: not so done

The northern half shows the outdoor strolling, sipping a glass of wine potential  ...

The northern half shows the outdoor strolling, sipping a glass of wine potential ...

Amazingly, quite a few of your Calhoun Square favs are still open....

Amazingly, quite a few of your Calhoun Square favs are still open....

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Yep, a boatload of new square footage is under construction....

Yep, a boatload of new square footage is under construction....

The more things change, the more they stay the same....

The more things change, the more they stay the same....

Placeholder, NOT the new name of the old Figlio ...

Placeholder, NOT the new name of the old Figlio ...

A reminder that not all of Uptown is under construction....

A reminder that not all of Uptown is under construction....

Hot off the press:    Figlio has become … Il Gatto    and it’s on Twitter! –>  @ ilgattouptown  

Shareology does wonder if the romance between the residents of Uptown and Calhoun Square will continue after this separation of sorts.   Shareology can’t wait to check out the traffic when the new square footage opens.

Well folks, that’s it     …    time to head over to Lucia’s for some soup and a minicupcake….

For more information go to www.uptownminneapolis.com  or check out Uptown author Thatcher Imboden on Twitter at @OurUptown — he’s got up to the minute information on who’s moving where in Calhoun Square.

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

More photos from MIMA Summit! October 7, 2009

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The Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) ( #MIMASUMMIT ) met Monday, October 5 at The Hilton Minneapolis and Shareology was there!   Jackie Huba:   “…We are the 1%!!…”

Pictures below:

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Jackie Huba, Morning Keynote "...google doesn't forget...."

Jackie Huba, Morning Keynote "...google doesn't forget...."

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Sharla Wagy, ShopNBC, and Peter Goldreich, CotterWeb

Sharla Wagy, ShopNBC, and Peter Goldreich, CotterWeb

Robert Koski, Stone Arch Creative, and Kara Murphy, Popular Front

Robert Koski, Stone Arch Creative, and Kara Murphy, Popular Front

@RKoski turning the lens on @KayLoire

@RKoski turning the lens on @KayLoire

Sini Ross of Sexton Strategic

Sini Ross of Sexton Strategic

Mykl Roventine in mid-tweet

Mykl Roventine in mid-tweet

Standing and Sitting on the Floor Room Only

Standing and Sitting on the Floor Room Only

Shareology was holding up the left wall.....

Shareology was holding up the left wall.....

Seth Godin, afternoon keynote

Seth Godin, afternoon keynote

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After MIMA  or......  Before Vikings?

After MIMA or...... Before Vikings?

MIMA and Vikings and Twins, Oh My!!!   Thanks to all the great people who organized and hosted a superb event!

For more information, go to http://www.mima.org/ or follow:  @MIMASummit

See you at the UnSummit (@UNSUMMIT) !!

(Anybody miss the ginormous photos I usually publish?  Send me a comment if you do…..)

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire

 

 
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