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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #77

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DSM Networking: dsm Magazine

Anyone and everyone is invited to attend (for free) dsm Magazine‘s amazing events. I find out about their events via their Facebook Fan Page.

dsm is published quarterly, with a fifth edition, The Men’s Book and The Women’s Book, published in the fall. The magazine’s monthly e-newsletters include Giving City, Savor and dsmArts. In the fall of 2012, the magazine group will launch a new magazine, called ia, that will showcase the best of the state of Iowa.

dsm’s popular events, attended by the metro area’s influentials, include unveiling parties; Sages Over 70; and The List party.

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Mars Cafe Panda Mocha Fundraiser

Looking for a caffeinated way to support Project Panda (I'm in the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2013)? You're in luck!

Mars Cafe will be offering a special Panda Mocha (white + dark chocolate mocha) from April 1 - April 5. For each Panda Mocha sold, Mars Cafe will donate $1 to Project Panda.

Please stop by Mars Cafe and help support a great cause!

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3 Reasons Why Brands Need to Respond to Customer Tweets

Apparently, 70% of companies are ignoring customer complaints on Twitter. This is a huge no-no! When companies do reply back to tweets, the percentage of users who liked and loved it combined was at a little over 73%. These statistics should motivate you to engage your customers on Twitter. The 3 reasons why brands need to respond to customer tweets:

  1. It's a need.
  2. It's not that hard to respond (or follow up).
  3. Put yourself in the customers' shoes.

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Suzanne Hull
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As the "Get It Done Girl", I help small businesses become more efficient by offering a variety of services on an as-needed basis:
  • Social Media Coaching and Community Management
  • Marketing Plan Development
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Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.


I have worked with Suzanne on several projects and have been more than impressed with her. Suzanne is committed to understanding my business needs, she is extremely empathetic to our needs and she is wonderful at creating solutions that work within the scope of those requirements and resources. She is a consummate professional and she always provides value to the working relationship. Aside from being a great business person, she is also wonderful to work with and an absolute joy to be around. Suzanne can help you on so many levels and her expertise would be a feather in the cap of any business...big or small. I would gladly hire her again and would highly recommend her.

Brian VanHeuverswyn
Electronic Media Director
August Home Publishing
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