Join us for our Kitsap Business Forum meeting on Tuesday, February 8th where our featured speaker will be Jennifer Filzen, owner of Rock Star Marketing in Monterey, California. Jennifer’s marketing agency is the category king of storytelling for the auto repair industry, and she will be sharing her marketing wisdom with our group.

Some of the topics we will be covering include:

  • What is new for social media in 2022?
  • What do the changes in Facebook mean for the average business owner?
  • Why are video marketing and podcasting so important?
  • How can you use social media to attract workers and clients to your business?

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to spend some time with Jennifer Filzen and learn more about how you can use social media to your advantage. This will be an interactive discussion, so bring your questions for Jennifer to answer.

An access link and password will be sent to you after registering.

The Kitsap Business Forum exists to engage business leaders and stimulate thinking so that collectively, we grow a healthy Kitsap economy.

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Social Media is a world all its own. Marketing your business on social media is easy to do if you understand how to use the various platforms to your advantage. Social media specialist Valarie Harris will help you get a leg up on your 2021 marketing efforts by increasing your knowledge of paid and organic reach on popular platforms.


  • By the numbers: social media platform significance and stats
  • Pros and Cons: The differences between paid and organic reach on social media
  • How to maximize your time, efforts, and money using paid reach
  • Learn a variety of techniques to increase your organic reach


Valerie HarrisValarie Harris is the founder and president of Varris Marketing and the Soul Intensified Entrepreneur. Valarie is a certified business, branding, and marketing coach who specializes in social media marketing. Her passion is creating purposeful and soul-driven plans of action to help businesses build their brand stories. Before starting Varris in 2012, Valarie enjoyed a 28-year career in corporate retail management.

REGISTER HERE  An access link and password will be sent to you after registering.

Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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Social media marketing can impact your entire customer life cycle. Success is built on highly-focused strategies that elevate your customer base, your brand, and your bottom line. Find out how you can gain the social edge and achieve your business goals.

In this informative and entertaining session, you will learn to leverage these key ideas:

  • Tactics and techniques to boost your visibility
  • Elements of compelling content that meet customer expectations
  • When to pay to promote
  • Social insights to empower your business

Meet Your Presenter

Steve Sack, Social Media Expert

Steve Sack is a social media expert with over fifteen years of integrated digital marketing expertise. Steve develops digital marketing strategies to address the complete customer lifecycle including social channel management, social paid media, reporting and analytics, content creation, influencer engagement and search engine optimization.  He leads cross-functional teams to execute integrated digital marketing campaigns and has worked with brands such as Starbucks, Microsoft, REI, Pearson Education, and Vulcan.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and bagels compliments of Panera Bread Silverdale. The program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m.

JOIN US! Register today.


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