LES DAMES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR: The Ins and Outs of Influencer Marketing
This one-hour webinar will cover: why work with influencers, and some success stories; how to determine which influencers are a good fit for your company and goals; how to vet influencers you find (or who find you); how to work with influencers; negotiating dos and don'ts with influencers to get the most ROI and avoid costly mistakes.
Speaker Casey Benedict will also leave time to answer your questions.
As founder and CEO of Kitchen PLAY, Benedict has been at the leading edge of influencer marketing since 2010. She has guided many of the world's top brands, agencies and agricultural boards in successfully navigating the ever-changing world of influencer marketing while developing effective strategies to drive their growth. Benedict has built a community of over 2,000 culinary influencers across the globe and her groundbreaking conferences have brought together major brands including KitchenAid, Calphalon, OXO, Sun-Maid, California Avocados, Sugar in the Raw, US Potatoes to move the industry forward through education and connection.
DATE: Thursday, February 27
TIME: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: ZOOM online platform. More information on how to connect through ZOOM under RSVP.
PRICE: Free for Les Dames Members, $10 for the general public
RSVP: Click here to register. Note, the maximum capacity for the webinar is 100. We will open it to the general public next week, so please register now if you are interested before it fills up.
GUIDED TOUR OF PARK VIEW FARMERS MARKET AT HOOK HALL - DAMES AND PROSPECTIVE NEW DAMES
Join us for a special tour of this year-round Sunday market which opened January 12 and is a first for this neighborhood. It connects local farmers, growers and producers to local consumers in the Park View, Petworth, Columbia Heights and surrounding communities.
Park View Farmers Market features the largest meat and seafood counter in Northwest DC and will grow to more than 30 vendors who represent some of the best farmers, growers and producers in the region. Vendors have been carefully curated for the dedication they demonstrate in connecting people to healthier food.
Market products will include fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat, eggs, honey, bread, pastries, and plant and meat-based prepared foods. The venue at Hook Hall is one of the finest in the city and the perfect backdrop for a farmers market. With beautiful covered outdoor space, grand indoor space and a full-service bar, it truly is a community gathering spot.
DATE: Sunday, February 9
TIME: Between 9:00 a.m.and 2:00 p.m. More detailed info to come regarding meeting time and spot.
PLACE: Park View Farmers Market at Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Avenue NW.
RSVP: More information to come soon.
DAMES WHO DINE
Join us for dinner and a tour of Savor at Studio 3807, Prince George's County's first artisanal food hall. It is the brainchild of business attorney and food entrepreneur April N. Richardson, Esq. and Peter Siegel, a socially conscious developer, who partnered to bring this exciting opportunity to PG County. Before we eat, we will tour the artist studios next door which houses about 25 pieces of amazing art from local artists.
Savor boasts over 8,000 square feet of space designed for the community to eat and meet. It will feature local culinary artists who will create mini-restaurants, an indoor farmers market, an artisans market and a commercial kitchen for emerging food talent to rent. In addition, you will find pop ups where new food concepts can be tested and a stage for live music performances. As a committed supporter of the arts and community, Savor offers an exciting culinary space so residents and neighbors can explore a variety of exciting local culinary options.
DATE: January 11, 2020
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
PLACE: Savor Food Hall 3809 Rhode island Ave, in Brentwood, MD.
RSVP: Click here to sign up.
PARKING: Neighborhood parking is limited. More transportation information to come.
We are looking for a Dame to assist with our social media as part of the Communications committee. She will post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter promoting our events, give shout outs for Dame "sightings" at non-Dame events and post photos taken at our and non-Dame events. This volunteer will work with Vice President of Communications Jill Collins. Please contact Jill if you are interested in doing this important job.
SAVE THE DATE - WINTER POTLUCK
DATE: Sunday, January 19, 2020
TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: The home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcum Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22207
PRICE: Free, bring an appetizer, entree, or dessert to share. We will send out a link soon where you can register through SignUpGenius to let us know you can come and what you would like to bring.
DIRECTIONS: Linda's home is located at the intersection of Randolph Road and Lorcom Lane. There is street parking on Lorcom Lane, and an entrance by the gate that leads directly to the kitchen. There is also street parking on Randolph Road where the front door is, close to the dining room. Both entrances are good to use.
METRO: The closest metro stop is Virginia Square. From there walk .4 mile to North Quincy Street and 10th Street North. Take the #53A Bus towards East Falls Church Metro. Get off at Military Road and North Lorcom Lane. Walk .1 mile to the intersection of Lorcom Lane and Randolph Road.
DC DAMES MEMBER-TO-MEMBER KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
A series of Dames-Only events with our members sharing their skills INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS
If you have a business or product to promote, knowing how to use Instagram can help you grow. It is not just about selling; it is building a brand, telling a story and engaging with prospects. We are bringing in an expert to help us on this one. LaShondra Booker is the Founder and CEO of Raspberry Social, a Digital Marketing Consultancy dedicated to designing social media strategy and increasing engagement. She has over 10 years of experience implementing successful strategies for local restaurants, caterers and food industry professionals.
Instagram Tips and Tricks with LaShondra Booker
DATE: December 2
TIME: 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Home of Deb Lindsey, 11909 Falkirk Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Plenty of street parking.
Maximize the value of this program by including questions about Instagram when you RSVP, along with your Instagram handle.
PRICE: $10 (pay at the event)
Registration is now open for the meeting and luncheon. Please click here to let us know you can come.
DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019
PLACE: RIS Restaurant, 2275 L Street, NW, Washington DC
Board Meeting: 10 a.m.
General Membership Meeting: 11 a.m.
PRICE: Meeting (FREE); Luncheon $55/per person (includes taxes and gratuity)
REGISTRATION: Registration is a quick and easy process. Please click here to register for the meeting (FREE) and if you plan to stay for lunch, you can purchase your luncheon ticket at the same time.
PROXY: Attendance, in person, at one general membership meeting per year is a requirement of membership. If you cannot attend this meeting, you may ask an attending Dame to serve as your proxy. You will find your proxy form at www.lesdamesdc.org or by clicking here. Please email or send the completed proxy form to Robin Kurtzman (email@example.com) BEFORE the meeting. Instructions to complete the proxy are on the form.
PARKING/METRO: The nearest Metro Station is Foggy Bottom on the Blue, Silver and Orange Lines.
DAMES WHO READ: DAMES ONLY BOOK CLUB
DATE: Monday, November 18
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: The home of Susan Callahan, 1016 Greenock Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
BOOK SELECTION: From Scratch: Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke.
PRICE: Free. The host provides refreshments.
DATE CHANGE: AUTUMN GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
DATE: Saturday, November 9
TIME: Board Meeting: 10 a.m.
General Membership Meeting: 11 a.m.
PLACE: Ris Restaurant, 2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
PRICE: Meeting is FREE; Lunch price $55.
REGISTRATION: Registration information coming soon.
PROXY: Attendance, in person, at one general membership meeting per year is a requirement of membership. If you cannot attend the AGMM, you may ask an attending Dame to serve as your proxy. You will find your proxy form at www.lesdamesdc.org or by clicking here. Please email or send the completed proxy form to Robin Kurtzman (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE the meeting. Instructions are on the form.
LES DAMES DC MEMBER-TO-MEMBER KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - DAMES ONLY
Join us as we launch a Les Dames DC Member's Only Knowledge Exchange series. First up...SEO
Do you have a website and wonder how you can get more visibility? Les Dames DC President Stacey Adams and owner of Tastings Gourmet Market in Annapolis will share her business strategies and provide tips and tools for online growth. Topics to be covered:
What is SEO and why is it important?
What's the difference between a keyword and a keyphrase?
What is a keyword strategy?
How does Google work with SEO?
What tools can you use to improve your SEO?
DATE: October 1
TIME: 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Home of Lori Gardner, 13521 Coachlamp Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906 (approximately one mile from Glenmont Metro. Need a ride from the Metro? Let us know)
PRICE: No Charge!