Sep 03, 2009 (The Charlotte Observer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
As a Charlotte businessperson, who should you follow on Twitter? That's one reason we're compiling a Charlotte Twitter Directory; click on http://bit.ly/OYCq7.
In the meantime, here's a Top 10.
http://twitter .com/cltlobbyist -- Natalie English of the Charlotte Chamber actually breaks news during her lobbyist rounds.
http://twitter.com/My CreativeTeam -- Harry Hoover is an active PR guy with his Twitter fingers on the pulse.
http://twitter .com/Nathan Richie -- Longtime radio guy is gutsy online.
It's a biz buzz must
Speaking of those you should follow, do not forget to join Charlotte Business Professionals on LinkedIn. This group has boomed during the recession and now has nearly 4,500 members. It's a must for Charlotte biz buzz. Very active with many events. On Sept. 10, chamber chief Bob Morgan speaks.
Draw a footprint
This is kind of a fun thing BofA is doing online, including on Facebook: The big bank will give a buck to your favorite charity if you draw a design on a "footprint" for the Chicago Marathon. The completed digital footprints will be available online, and runners will run over them in the October race. "The advent of social networking and the nature of today's on-the-go, connected consumer are fundamentally changing the marketplace," says Charlotte's Ray Bednar, global sponsorship marketing executive for Bank of America. Check it out here: www.face book.com/ChicagoMarathon.
Any questions for Kate?
The Southern Women's Show is bringing in 400 exhibitors and Kate Gosselin of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" -- who, I'm told, will answer a few questions I round up from Charlotte tweeps. Check the show out on Facebook or at www.southern shows.com/wch .
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