Simplifying Social Media for Business

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor, University College at Washington University, hosts the second of its two-part Social Media Series: Simplifying Social Media for Business at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, in Centene Plaza, 7700 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton. This program presents information and formulates discussion about the presence of social media in the business world. The second part is Thursday, Nov. 29, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m, with requested check in at 8:45 a.m.   This session will focus on Twitter, YouTube and how to manage a PR crisis.


Social media continues to expand its presence each day. Businesses need to be familiar with the different social media tools available to stay connected to customers. Knowing what social media tools work best for a company is a key advantage in the company’s success.


Simplifying Social Media for Business explains what social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest can bring to modern-day companies. Businesses and individuals embrace social media platforms at an ever-increasing pace. This series presents the tools needed to navigate this new phenomenon and provides the knowledge to help businesses understand social media to gain a competitive edge.


Participating companies include Brighton, KolbeCo, MB Consulting Group, MSW Marketing and Polansky Group. Presentations cover various social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. Other topics focus on how to monitor social media and how to handle negative feedback and/or PR crisis.


“We are really excited to offer this special social media series,” said Ellen Gale, executive director for Clayton Chamber of Commerce. “As a chamber, one of our responsibilities is to do what we can to see that our business community thrives and becomes all that it can be. This series addresses one of the critical steps modern companies need to keep pace with competitors. The sessions are set up to assure participants come away fluent in these areas.”


Simplifying Social Media for Business is open to the public. The final event costs $40 and attendance for both $70 (retroactive for those who already attended.) Reservations must be made to Clayton Chamber of Commerce online at or by phone at 314-726-3033. Sorry, no walk-ins are allowed due to building security. RSVP by  Monday, Nov. 26.


Call Mary-Ellen Tobin, associate director for Clayton Chamber of Commerce, at 314-726-3070, or visit for more information