Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Social Media Drop-in Clinic May 27

Benefit for End Polio now

My firm, Kring Lerner Group, is hosting a social media drop-in clinic to benefit clients, colleagues, friends, neighbors and End Polio Now campaign of the Rotary Club of Evanston. My husband Joel and I are members.

Drop in with your questions about LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc. between 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27 to Kring Lerner's office at Coworking Evanston, at 600 Davis in Evanston. Whether you are new to using social media tools, or more experienced, you'll learn something.

Suggested donation to End Polio Now fund is $1/minute.

Come casual. Prepare to leave smarter.
Our credo: There's not such thing as a dumb question. Being an expert is only a relative term. There's always something to learn.

Snacks will be served.

RSVP by messaging me with approximately time we can expect you. Deadline to reply: 4 p.m. on May 27. I ask for this so that if no one comes, I know I can eat all the guac, popcorn, cupcakes, whatever snacks I get by myself.

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By the way, social media for business is the topic of discussion at the next Evanston Women in Business luncheon May 31.

Also, if you're needing a new headshot for LinkedIn or other sites, Kring Lerner's next BizPics shoot is June 12.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hazardous To Your Health: Radiation, Oil Spills, and Coal Mine Collapses

Join a lively discussion on May 10 in Chicago

This just in from journalist Laura Washington...

From oil spills to coal mine collapses, disasters have, unfortunately, become commonplace. And now, after being struck by earthquakes and tsunamis, Japan is facing a nuclear crisis. Closer to home, Chicago is only 60 miles from its own nuclear power plant and Illinois has more of these facilities than any other state in the U.S.

Join us for a panel discussion about how we get our energy, measure the pros and cons, and discuss how the aftermath of recent disasters affect life in our city today.

When: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago History Museum

Laura will moderate this discussion. Panelists include Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program-National Resources Defense Council, WBEZ’s Michael Puente, a bureau reporter who has covered a range of topics related to energy use in the community and Kennette Benedict, the Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine established by Manhattan Project scientists in 1945 to inform the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons and other catastrophic threats to humanity.

The event is free, but we request you make a reservation on our website