Kansas City is a lovely city. There are lots of things to do, great places to stay and wonderful people. What was our problem then? It’s still a city.
We are having a conference for small businesses in the middle states of the US to learn how to use social media. We want to make it easy to drive to a smaller town for our attendees. We also want to be sure they have a great time. And walk away with information that they can apply to their business when they get home.
Let me tell you a story. I started using twitter about a year and a half ago. I searched for social media types to follow. I found a lot of them. One of those people was Becky McCray. Turns out Becky is the point person for small business and social media. Becky paid attention, and learned that I live in a small town and believe in the power of community. Becky introduced me to Cody Heitschmidt. Cody invited me on a bloggers tour to Hutchinson Kansas. I went.
Because of all the hard work Cody put into that bloggers tour, I fell in love with Hutchinson. I also met other key players in this social media sphere.
Those key players suggested we have our Summit in Hutchinson Kansas. I agree. We’re going to Hutch!