As part of the CREATE Opportunity Initiative, the City of Bluefield’s Community and Economic Development Department is proud to offer Instagram 101: An Introductory Course on January 31, 2017 at The Corner Coffee Espresso Bar & Bistro at 8:00 am to 9 am.  This is a free seminar.

Do you want to have a bigger social media presence for your business? Instagram 101 is a beginner’s course that will help you get set up and show you the basics of the visual sharing app. There will even be an opportunity for help with your very first post if you need it! This course will serve as an introduction to future courses that will explore marketing opportunities within Instagram and other social media networks. Included with Instagram 101 is a case study of local company 3Up2Up.  Ansel Ponder will share how he has utilized Instagram to grow his business and increase his brand recognition. Ericca Farrington, a marketing specialist for the City of Bluefield, WV, will be teaching this course. She has a Master’s of Science in Internet Marketing and a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, concentrated in Production & Performance. If you would like to attend this class, please RSVP by emailing: