What a month it’s been. I lost and gained a national speaker for aimWest. I almost lost a dear friend, and got her back. My dog lost a giant growth on her mammaries. Lucky I still have her too.
It’s been a hot and cold month in Michigan, but the hots have been really hot and the colds manageable. Not so with the events. Losing the USAF, as a speaker, for aimWest was really tough. I had to scramble. Gaining the Navy was awesome – if you’re near Grand Rapids MI tomorrow, you should plan on coming. Cmdr Servello of the US Navy is an awesome speaker. I am in 2 people’s debt because of it. But it doesn’t bother me. Almost losing my friend Donna was a huge mental drainer. Taking in the dog wasn’t difficult. I’m doing trade for the surgeries and she’s doing wonderfully.
There are various and sundry other things that happened, including some very cool things and some not so hot events. I’m not going to get into them today, however. Next month, I’m hoping for some rest and a complete lack of craziness. Wish me luck?
This month I was able to secure the Social Media Director for the US Navy to come speak to aimWest. If you live anywhere with in 2 hours of Grand Rapids, MI, I invite you to join us for this awesome event. It’s not every day the Navy becomes transparent, with out cloaking themselves… You won’t want to miss this inexpensive opportunity to network with other marketing folks from West Michigan and hear an awesome speaker.
I would definitely consider a self-driving car. There's no train to ride to work here.
Every year, in Grands Rapids, MI, a local tech genius speaks on future trends that he predicts will happen in the next 5,10,15 years. aimWest has hosted Keith Brophy for 10 years. Keith predicted that cars would be driving themselves w/in 15 years. Now we’ve all heard about Google’s efforts with this regard, but what about this guy: http://t.co/FcO83BVG <-A Blind man driving!
If you’re looking for more information on how to do content curation I recommend joining us or following the live stream for Grand Rapids Social Media this Thursday. A blogger and writer from the JW Marriott and an avid writer and tweeter from the Amway Grand Hotel will be talking this week. http://www.grsml.org for details.
Hey if you’re on a board somewhere, I’d love to hear some of your experiences. What do you like about your seat, your board, your organization – or the converse.
I am really looking forward to a couple events next week. An old friend is speaking on Thursday to GRSM (google it) and a huge panel is talking about small business at aimWest (more googling). Then next month aimWest is doing our anual Tech Trends with Keith Brophey, it’s going to rock! A Fishbowl event! You should go. Check the events page at aimWest.org. GRSM is doing a series on Social Content, starting with Audience Analytics. What events are you attending in the next 45 days?
I blogged over at my Posterous site today. But I don’t know how many of you go there, so I’m mentioning it here. Go check it yo. It’s on the Filter Bubble. Do you even know what that is? Do you know about Bio-Metric filtering? Wanna get scared? It’s also about a Fishbowl event. go wikipedia that. (we’re planning another one in March-you should join us)