Visit to Northern Virginia
Who loves Facebook, Instagram, and the other Social Media platforms? Whether you own a business or not, more than likely, you're on one of the social media platforms. Last month, the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce hosted a social media panel to help business owners develop strategies to help increase their business visibility and social proof.
The panelists included John Fillipone from Western Prince William Chatter, Tamieka Smith (me) from Military Wives & Moms of Woodbridge, Liz Whitt-Lee from Get Social with Liz and ST Billingsley from What’s Up Prince William.
Their were a lot of great recommendations such as when is the best day or time of day to post on your business page (to get the most visibility and interaction), what information are people in groups looking to know or asking, and how to introduce yourself (your business) in groups.
“The biggest way to grow your business online is find a way to help people without being overly promotional,” Whitt-Lee said.
Each business will find success with different social media platforms. That's why it's essential to try different platforms to determine which one will work best for your company. “Don’t worry about being on every platform, it’s too much work for one person,” Billingsley said. “The other thing I say is — don’t hire a kid just saying because they know how to post something, that doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing. There’s a lot that goes in behind it.”
Air Force Promotion Ceremony at The U.S. Capitol
Last month, I had the honor of photographing Colonel Veeder's promotion ceremony at the United States Capitol building on the Speaker of the House balcony. It is a beautiful location as the balcony overlooks the National Mall in Washington D.C. In addition, the Washington Monument is in the background. That morning, there was an inch of snow on the ground, which provide a white ground surface.
It was a beautiful day in Washington D.C. at The National Archives museum for an Air Force promotion ceremony. Captain Kravitz's friends and family began gathering outside the museum before entry.
Congratulations are in order for Lieutenant Colonel Ono. He is one of the Air Force newest promotees. Yesterday morning, Major Ono and his family arrived at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. for his promotion ceremony and greeted their friends and guests.
It was a beautiful blue sky day at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. today. It was beautiful and ready for Navy Promotion ceremony. Lieutenant Dougherty and her family arrived at The National Archives with excitement for her promotion ceremony to meet and greet friends and family.
Today, I had the honor of photographing Major Turner's promotion ceremony, an Army Officer, in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Major Turner was surrounded by her husband, Mom, siblings, and other family and friends. This promotion ceremony was extra special, because this was the first time her family (outside of her husband) was able to witness her promotion.
Is that the Stanley Cup National Championship Bus driving down Constitution Ave in front of the National Archives? Why yes it is! Major Templeton and his family has selected a day to have his military promotion ceremony in Washington D.C., that's the same day as the celebration parade for the Washington Capitals. What a celebration! There are so many people walking the streets with banners, noise-makers, and anticipating the winners of the Stanley Cup and it's only 7:30 a.m.
Congratulations are in order for one of the Air Force newest Lieutenant Colonels (Lt Col). Major Berge arrived at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. with his family for his promotion ceremony. Thankfully, Major Berge's family was able to have a beautiful no rain day for his promotion ceremony. (It's been raining in the Northern Virginia and surrounding area for almost two weeks straight).
Prior to entering the museum, Major Berge's family took a few pictures on the steps of the Archives to post on Facebook to share with friends and family.
Yesterday morning was off to a great start in Washington D.C....there was no rain! I arrived to the National Archives Museum to photograph the outside of the museum while I awaited the arrival of my client and their friends and family for a promotion ceremony.
The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. is a special and highly coveted location to have a military ceremony. Military families have to request availability as soon as possible to ensure they're able to to get their desired date for the promotion, reenlistment, or commissioning ceremony. Yesterday, Major Yerrick has been blessed to received one of those highly prized dates for his promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel. Major Yerrick's family arrived and we were able to photograph them having fun and welcoming their guest prior to their ceremony.
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