On July 24th I am going to be teaming up with Sindi Lindberg, of SindiwithanS and the Seattle Bartending College to hold a workshop for restaurants, taverns, pubs, bistros, breweries, wineries, and really anyone in the food and beverage service industry who wants to learn the basics of social media marketing. The purpose of the class will be to introduce the basics of setting up social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter; establishing your businesses presence on sights such as Google Places and Yelp; and using promotional tools such as Foursquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla. We’ll also talk about the importance of blogs and key words to drive traffic to your websites and to your business. It’s going to be an awful lot of information but Sindi and I are planning on providing a CD-Rom full of material and resources to help the attendees out. You can get more details from our press release.