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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Shannon Pratuch 4419 NE Fremont Street Portland, Oregon 97213 O : 503.477.7155

A New Social Media Training Program Continues the Northwest’s Tech Savvy Reputation Starting August 10, 2011. Get SMART NW is a recurring, nine-class comprehensive program to educate businesses in successfully managing their social media. PORTLAND Ore. (April 27, 2011) - The Northwest is known as a frontier in the technology industry; now a social media training program expands this reputation. In Portland on August 10, Get SMART NW launches a complete curriculum created by local social media professionals Shannon Pratuch, CEO of The Scene Marketing Group and Jeffrey Kingman, CEO and Co-Founder of Chalkboarder. The recurring program takes members through the ins and outs of professional social media content management, optimization and strategic planning. Every member is evaluated for placement so each class has students with a similar level of social media understanding. The nine classes of hands on learning, worksheets and a collaborative online community of past and present members, and instructors, gives participants a complete and in-depth understanding of social media. The 32 hours of social media classes are divided in two sections, Beginner classes and Advanced classes. Beginner classes are designed to be taken either in sequence or individually. These classes give members the tools to successfully manage content for their personal or business profiles. Advanced classes are taken in sequence to teach members a strategic approach to social media and to get the most assistance promoting their businesses, ending with members implementing a solid Social Media Optimization Plan for their organization. Get SMART NW is located at the Jupiter Hotel, a boutique hotel known for its unique social media campaigns. For more information or questions regarding Get SMART NW visit: http:// or contact Shannon Pratuch, Get SMART NW Co-Founder, 503.477.7155, #####

About The Scene Marketing Group The Scene Marketing Group provides supportive and proactive public relations, marketing, event management and consulting services to private businesses, associations and non-profit organizations across the nation. Sustainable business practices are a focus for our clients, who actively provide positive growth and development in our community. The Scene Marketing Group supplies the comprehensive tools and programs you need to be successful, visible and reputable with a wide range of affordable, personalized services. About Chalkboarder We are relationship engineers, assisting clients and brands with strategic networking business-to-business, business-to-consumer and human-to-human, both through proprietary contact networks and through experienced digital and social web strategies. We provide strategic and highly creative digital community management, consulting, strategic brand/concept development and operational management of social media for organizations nationally. Our team has extensive hospitality and retail experience. Our clients range from extremely complex associations dealing with legislative and multifront issues both locally and nationally - to hospitality, nonprofits, manufacturers, retail and performance groups. About The Jupiter Hotel The Jupiter serves as a home-on-the-road for modern travelers, cultural creatives and business nomads alike looking to indulge in urban life. The 81 modern guestrooms, including the DreamSUITE, connect guests to the vibrancy of Portland at affordable rates– with any number of ways to get around town. A variety of transportation options offer guests “alternative” ways to explore the city – from pedicabs and Electra bicycles on site to car share options and even a charging station for electric cars. Travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality find their destination at the Jupiter, with Wack Salon and Massage Spa on site and rooms equipped with iPod compatible speakers, down comforters, pillow-top queen beds and complimentary Wifi. The adjacent Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and offers cutting edge musical acts most nights in its underground music venue. The Jupiter Hotel is located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR. For further information visit our online e-media kit or to make a reservation visit or call 503-230-9200 or 877800-0004.

New Social Media Training Program Continues the Northwest’s Tech Savvy Reputation Starting August.  

This is a press release for Get SMART NW, a new social media training program in Portland Oregon and starting on August 10, 2011.

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