The Corona Conundrum Solved: Zooming Thru—and Past—the Pandemic

Zoom is ubiquitous now, but turn the clock back to March 2020 and many of us thought zooming meant moving really fast. But when all in-person relationship-marketing (Chamber/industry meetings, trade shows, client lunch meetings, etc.) stopped, we needed to learn Zoom—really fast.

Steve Kaufman sent an Email to a few business colleagues asking if they wanted to connect regularly on Zoom…and 18 months later, the JAX Corona Connection and Gainesville Corona Connection STILL meet every other week.

A few months into Corona connecting, a division of Gainesville-based Santa Fe College asked Steve to host a Corona Connection-like monthly roundtable for its network of entrepreneurs from around the country. Evidently, the idea held merit—and still does.

What are you doing to stay connected to YOUR network? Perhaps starting your own version of Corona Connection is the answer. Steve, and some members of JAX Corona Connection, will discuss the structure and benefits of Zooming long-term to your advantage.

EVENT Postponed!  Watch this page or look in your email for future dates!

Members: $20 / Non-Members $25
Includes Lunch

Steve KaufmanFeaturing: Steve Kaufman

After earning his degree from Northwestern University and his “sea legs” in the Navy, Steve started STEPHEN J. KAUFMAN • PUBLIC RELATIONS in 1992 in Jacksonville. With offices in Jacksonville and Gainesville, the firm serves a variety of industries, enhancing client brands, communications and marketing.

Steve continued in the Navy Reserve and was recalled in 2009 as an active-duty commander. He earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his 15-month mobilization.

Steve serves on numerous boards of North Florida nonprofits, and as a regular guest speaker at Chamber, small business, and industry-focused meetings, discussing small business startups, branding and public relations strategies.


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Digital Strategy in 2022: The Right Tools and Tactics to Drive More Leads

COVID-19 has changed the way we market to our prospects and customers online. What worked before the pandemic may not be the best fit now, and if your digital strategy is lagging behind, the right tools and tactics can fix it. We’ll talk about what’s changed, what’s working, and how to launch a strategy that will connect with your target audience and get results.

January 26, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WJCT – 2nd Floor Community Room
100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Members: $20 / Non-Members $25
Includes Lunch

Chris RamagliaFeaturing: Chris Ramaglia

Chris leads the digital strategies at BroadBased, both for our clients as well as our own business development efforts. He works closely with our CEO to ensure that clients are getting the best possible results based on their goals through our unique process and approach to integrated marketing. He holds 11 digital marketing certifications, including content marketing, copywriting, search marketing and analytics among others.


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