RelyLocal Asheville Local Business Expo coming March 3, 2012

A great Business Expo is coming to Asheville North Carolina thanks to RelyLocal AVL and several others. The date is Saturday March 3, 2012 and it will be held at the Crowne Plaza Exposition Center on the Westside of town, just 5 minutes from Downtown Asheville. Businesses are invited to rent booths for as little as $125 for the whole day. This is an event that your business needs to be represented at, and people need to attend. I am looking forward to attending, buying things, selling things, making connections  and having a great time. You should too!

You can find out more about the event on:

The RelyLocal website

The RelyLocal blog

The RelyLocal Facebook event page

Asheville’s Social Media Movers & Shakers

I am just amazed by the community and social media efforts in Asheville North Carolina. When G Social Media first developed AskAsheville, the networking was just beginning. There was already a great group of local bloggers, and now Twitter and Facebook  was taking hold and moves were being made. Top Floor Studio… a web, social and mobile company in the Asheville area had not only helped the online world, but was also a key business that brought people together in person locally as well, and still do.

Social Media is not just about online networking and marketing; but it is also about who you are and what you do face to face in your everyday life. Being sociable is what many define as “old fashioned people skills.” Our goal here in Asheville North Carolina is to not only move and shake online, but to forward our local community hands on.

The NEW Ask Asheville blog by Amazon Design

AskAsheville decided to go with a new blog design recently and commissioned Emily Gough of Amazon Art and Design in South Asheville to come up with some ideas. We wanted to keep it simple with our social media widgets in the columns to the right, and we wanted the Purple gone! Goodbye!!!

Here is a little more information about Emily – Bio:  Graduate with a degree in computer info technologies. Freelancing online with several companies for the past three years. She has worked with projects such as Ashe County Chamber of Commerce,  Tanger Outlets Blog, Old Castle Surfaces,, and many more. Owns and operate several niche sites as a hobby. Specializes in WordPress powered sites. She own and operates Amazon Art & Design and offer a variety of WordPress based web packages.

WordPress is a powerful tool for those who want more from their website or blog but do not want to invest a lot into a content management platform. WordPress provides everything from photo galleries to ecommerce. It is easy to navigate and maintain without being overwhelming or time consuming. It is open source so it is 100% customizable. It is what she recommends to all clients based on their project needs.

The new Ask Asheville blog site features WordPress powered functionality, a fresh new design,  and a mobile version to the site. There is an emphasis on functionality and cleanliness. Gone are the days of clutter and overwhelming purple!

*Also, please check out the blog post Emily wrote about “Ask Asheville has a new Blog”

Social media by GSocialMedia.