Atlanta, GA April 14, 2010 – On May 20th, 2010 the Atlanta Metro Chamber will host the Small Business Day at the Chamber event. The chamber believes that small businesses will drive the economic recovery. The event is designed to promote the local small business community as well as to give the community to network and meet other chamber members.

Jennifer Dunphy will present at 10AM on how to reach people through the latest social media strategies. Jennifer Dunphy began her career in brutally tough yellow page advertising sales. She was a part of the team that launched yellow book in the Atlanta market. However, she quickly realized that there was a consumer shift from traditional media to internet based marketing on the way. She left her safe and secure sales job to form Vayu Media. Vayu Media offers strategic internet marketing solutions. The company’s approach is consultative acting as a partner to clients rather than selling prepackaged services. “I couldn’t be happier about the response I have received to our approach in the Atlanta Metro market. We’re using Atlanta as our launching pad and have already expanded into other markets across the United States” explained Jennifer.
Schedule of Events:

9 AM – 2 PM
Small Business Showcase: Participate in Small Business Day by displaying your company or attend and make business connections. Open to all members.

10 AM
Social Media Presentation: Learn how to reach people with the latest and up-to-date social media marketing methods with advice from Jennifer Ecclestone, Southeast Regional Communications, General Motors; Jennifer Dunphy, VP of Sales & Marketing, VAYU Media; Rich Wilson, Creative Director, Big Scary Cranium and Mike O’Neil, Founder and President, Integrated Alliances, the #1 LinkedIn training company.

11:30 AM
Expert Speaker Steve Kaplan, and Recognition of the 2010 Small Business Person of the Year Finalists and Winner: For the past 25 years, Steve Kaplan has impacted over a thousand businesses of all sizes and industries, enabling them to get big customers, restructure themselves, improve efficiency, boost morale, expand into new markets, and evaluate exit strategies, among other things. He is also the author of The New York Times Bestseller, “Bag the Elephant.”