Online marketing workshop set for Feb. 15 in Holdrege

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Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director,, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Lyons, Neb. - Holdrege, Nebraska - Small business owners are invited to learn about “Online Marketing Strategies,” on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., at AgWest, 415 West Fourth Street, (northeast entrance), in Holdrege, Nebraska.

This free event is organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center in collaboration with Phelps County Economic Development, Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce, and South Central Economic Development District.

“Online Marketing Strategies” focuses on building online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

“Many small business owners get caught up trying to use social media, but then forget the basic necessity of having a broader online presence," said Monica Braun, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Eighty-one percent of shoppers conduct online searches before buying. This session will help potential clients see only the best of your business in those searches.”

Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the session. She specializes in social media and email marketing for small business owners.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Carley Bruning at 308.995.4148, or

Visit for more information or to register online. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.