Keep those surveys coming
We recently posted a survey on the570.com and in the printed version of electric city and diamond city, asking readers to tell us what they like about the papers, as well as soliciting suggestions for improvements. We’re always striving to make a better product and feedback is critical to fulfilling this mission.
After receiving quite a few responses — electronically and in hard copy — we are truly impressed by our readers, and we appreciate you more now than ever. Not only are the responses flowing in regularly, people are offering solid, interesting, truly thoughtful comments.
It is particularly noteworthy how many of you tore out the hard copy version of the survey, filled it out, put a stamp on it and it sent it on its way. In an era when we are accustomed to multi-tasking our way through the day and clicking that “send” button to make things happen, filling out a form and mailing it shows serious effort. For that we are most grateful.
A special thank you to all of you who took the time to share your thoughts with us. Whether you completed the survey online or you mailed it to the office, we appreciate your efforts. If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey, there’s still time. It’s posted on the570.com and is also printed on page 39. When you complete the survey, you’ll automatically be registered to win a $25 gift card to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. (Please note: you must be age 18 to complete the survey and age 21 to win the Mohegan Sun gift card. If our winner is between the ages of 18 and 20, we’ll provide an alternative gift card of equal value).
Countdown to Fiesta!
We really love the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre, and we can’t wait for this year’s show, slated for May 17 through 20. It’s a true testament to the local art community that Fiesta has been going strong on Public Square for 57 years. Impressive! If you love the Fine Arts Fiesta and want to show your support for this annual tradition in Wilkes-Barre, Downtown Arts invites you to a special event on Friday, April 20: Fundraising 4 Fiesta. Enjoy light cocktails and refreshments while artists perform at Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St. The fun starts at 7 p.m., and we can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night in the Diamond City. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and students. Tickets will be sold at the door, or you can order them in advance by calling 905-7308. For more information, visit www.fineartsfiesta.org or search Fine Arts Fiesta on Facebook.
Social Media for Artists
While we’re on the subject of art, let’s talk about an upcoming event that every local artist who has ever struggled with marketing his or her work should attend: Social Media for Artists. Presented by the Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, this event will be held on April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton (inside Nay Aug Park). Jack Reager, of Blackout Designs, will present an overview of emerging online technology, and teach you how to create a positive and effective web presence. You’ll learn website design tips, how to use Facebook and other social media channels, as well as how to create blogs to showcase your work. If you have great work to share with the world, but aren’t quite savvy in the realm of social media, this is for you. Fear not the sound of the almighty tweet! To make your reservation, contact Chris Calvey, program coordinator, at 963-6590, extension 106 or email him at email@example.com.
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