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ACTION ALERT: Keep South Bay Pride free

We’ve kicked off our donation drive for the 2014 South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival with a bang, well … really a business mixer.

Everyone came down on Thursday, Nov. 14 to meet and mingle with the fantastic businesses members that helped make this past year’s Pride such a success and support next year’s Pride festival.

The energy around this great come-back Pride celebration has a lot of people talking about how to make a difference and one of those differences is to create an LGBT-supportive business network to reach out to the people in the South Bay. The business mixer was held at Scott Styler’s new Celebration Hall, 1351 Palm Ave., in Imperial Beach.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were served and the “Art of Elegance” was spinning music for us. The opportunity drawing grand prize was an overnight stay at the elegant Loews Coronado Resort in nearby Coronado. In addition to the great music, food, drinks and prizes, Melanie Peters—of Melanie Peters Productions and Agent AKA—made a special presentation “10 Minute Facebook Ad Dash” where she talked about the advertising outreach of social media, in particular Facebook, the difference between a “Promoted Page” and a “Promoted Post” and what companies can really expect from Facebook and other social media networks as a sales tool. All said it was a great time and a great opportunity to check out Celebration Hall for the upcoming holiday parties.

Read the full column on SDGLN content partner Gay San Diego HERE.