TCC Foundation Presents “Make Your Own Rules”

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 22, 2009 - - No Comments

Social media will be the topic of two fund-raising events sponsored by Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Avon Old Farms Inn. Admission to “Social Media for Business,” which runs from 7:15-9 a.m., is $75 and includes breakfast. “Social Media for Parents & Teachers,” which will be held from 9:15-11 a.m., costs $25 and includes coffee and pastries.

Proceeds from the sessions will support student scholarships and projects that enrich the educational experience at Tunxis. For more information, email Tim Fitch at

Session 1: Social Media for Business

For leaders of big or small businesses interested in discussing the social media landscape and its influence on their organizations.

In this new age of Facebook, Twitter, and the crowd-driven realm, winning organizations understand they must embrace their audiences as they make new rules for conducting business and marketing. The distinguished panel includes Brent Robertson, co-founder and executive creative director of award-winning marketing and creative consultancy Fathom; Charita Johnson, vice president of production migration at ESPN; and Jay DeFrank, vice president, Pratt & Whitney Communications.

Companies and community members are encouraged to become event sponsors. Each level provides a package including recognition of the sponsor in the printed breakfast program and multiple tickets to the breakfast. Each of the top three levels includes a scholarship to a Tunxis student in the sponsor’s name. For more information on the session and reservations, visit

Session 2: Social Media for Parents & Teachers

For parents and teachers interested in learning more about social media and how to connect with younger generations online.

The trends of today are Facebook and Twitter, but these platforms are just the result of a greater mindshift that is transforming how we interact. While the younger generations are driving many of these changes, we have an opportunity to learn from each other and make our own rules in the online world. Keynote is Suzi Craig, published author, grassroots marketer, and director of marketing & engagement for award-winning marketing and creative consultancy Fathom. For more information on the session and reservations, visit