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It has come to my attention that a number of Western Sussex Small businesses are looking for guidance and training in the area of Social Network Media.  It seems that the most are looking to War Wic Tech in Salisbury for this type of training.  But local follow up and support is non-existant.

While there is a lot of training and support in Northern Delaware, as well as Eastern Sussex, it seems that western Sussex County is out of the loop.

Therefore I am calling on all or any Delaware Social Media Pros “geeks” who would be interested in helping out in this area.  Lets bring ALL of Delaware closer to being number one in the area of Social Network Media.  

I am looking to bring the Social Network Media Train to Western Sussex County.  Lets get these people incorporated into Delaware’s Social Media Network.  We need a source for these small businesses to go to for training and support.

My job…I will get the word out, make the contacts and locate a venue.  I need your help to put together a panel of Social Media “Pros” from Delaware to present and support.

If your on board with this idea, and would like to be a part of this Dream, Believe, Dare and Do opportunity, please contact me via twitter or by email at sdehappyhour@comcast.net and we will start planning this event.

Thanks in advance for your help Delaware.

 Bring the Social Media Network Train to Sussex Delaware


Well our first #DeHappyHour for Southern Delaware was a great success !  All in attendance, about 30 tweeps (I lost count as other patrons came in and just joined in) and non-tweeps, had a great time at Abbott’s Grill in Downtown Milford.  We had a great time meeting each other, many of us for the first time, and networking with one another.

Thanks to Chrissy Sarro and Abbot’s Grill for hosting this event.  Abbott’s offers a great menu with upscale appetizers and wonderful entree’s and sandwiches.   We took over Bald Jason’s Pub, and even included those who were sitting at the bar.

 Networking and meeting new people were they key to this event, but we also had fun getting together.

Shortly before the 8:00 the Mayor, Joseph “Ronnie” Rogers and some of the City Council showed up and were incorporated into the group.

We didn’t solve all of Kent and Sussex County’s problems but we did discuss possibilities for future events.  The need for more local Social Network Media training and a Delaware Poken.  While the business Cards were flying around (a no no for #DeHappyHour) it was OK this time, we were newbies to this event.  Pokens would have been great.  So I’ll be checking into that possibility.

Thanks to Elizabeth Purcell of DwntwnMilford for Suggesting the location and helping with crowd control.  

Elizabeth Purcell (left) Assistant to Executive Director and Lorraine Dion, Executive Director for Downtown Milford

Everybody I spoke with is ready to do it again.  So stay tuned to #DeHappyHour for information on our next Event for Southern Delaware.

To all of you who attended, Thank you.  You all made this a great event !



Just a few months ago, I attended the Social Media Network Train….Well I jumped on board the train.  So many interesting people, so many people interested in Social Networking.  I have come across so many interesting people since then and have enjoyed talking and tweeting with you all.

It seemed like most of the networking was going on in New Castle County, and well it’s a little hard for me and probably many of us in Lower Delaware to make it to those social events.  

My DREAM:  Though the use of #NetDe brings us all closer, my Dream is to make Delaware ONE from New Castle County to Kent and Sussex Counties.  Through the use of Social Media we are ONE and the First State Rocks when it come to using social media to unite us all.

But I wanted to see more participation from lower Delaware.  And I wanted to see a more regular events that gets us all together.

Enter #DeHappyHour.  Lets make it State Wide.  Lets have some #DeHappyHour’s downstate.  Rodney Jordan was my inspiration.  It’s hard enough for Rodney to keep up with the #DeHappyHour’s upstate, so I’m pitching in to help.

I BELIEVE:  That #DeHappyHour could work in Lower Delaware.  Maybe not as often as once a week, but maybe start out once a month.  I BELIEVE I can do this, and I BELIEVE there are others out there who are also interested.

The DARE:  So I took a dare and Flipped it out there.  I tweeted it and got responses of interest.  With the help of Elizabeth Purcell, I got a contact and venue that was interested in doing this.  After contact Chrissy from Abbott’s Grill, I found that she was excited to help me out and host our first downstate even.  What a perfect place, beautiful Downtown Milford.  What a cool place, Abbott’s Grill.  Big enough to accommodate a crowd.

DO:  Half the battle of getting something new started is stepping over the thresh hold and making it happen.  Well I did just that. I’m on the DO !  It’s starting to come together and I’m excited to be able to share this with all of you.  Lets all be Doers and help make this a success !

So to anyone, from New Castle, Kent or Sussex County.  If your into Social Media or NOT.  If you want to meet the best people in Delaware, I’d like to invite you to our first #DeHappyHour in Southern Delaware, Thursday June 3rd. from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Abbott’s Grill in Downtown Milford.

You can get tickets (FREE) and directions by going to http://sdehappyhour.eventbrite.com

Lets all be Doer’s and come out to #DeHappyHour on June 3rd.

Thanks to Rodney Jordan, Elizabeth Purcell and Abbott’s Grill and to ALL of You who are my inspiration.

Anyone wishing to help out in future events, or in hosting or sponsoring a #DeHappyHour please contact me at sdehappyhour@comcast.net

Thanks and See you all there.