Congratulations on Your Move Cabin 12!

Congratulations to the team at Cabin 12 Restaurant on a successful move from the downtown core to a new location at 3111 Cedar Hill Rd (home to the former La Collina, Fresh Bistro/Bakery, and Sliders). The history of Cabin 12  @Cabin12Victoria and the morning Victoriatweetup and social media "scene" in Victoria are closely inter-twined. Corey Judd started his popular downtown Victoria eatery in early 2009, leveraging Facebook for venture … [Read more...]

Social Media and Friendship

From Flickr: Photo of Raul Pacheco (aka Hummingbird604) and Janis La Couvée at WordCampVictoria May 2010 Whenever people ask me about the return on investment (ROI) of social media, particularly as it pertains to me personally, I'm left at a loss for words. I've had individuals say "I'm not looking to expand my social circles, so social media is a waste of time for me". Fair enough! That was not my case. Widowed in 2001, with children … [Read more...]

Social Media Year in Review – February 2010 Victoria BC

Social Media Club's topic was "Using Social Media to Advance and Promote Your Business" with Scott McDonald, Rocky Mountain Soap Victoria, Rod Phillips, Liquor Plus, and Michael Steveluk, Scooter Underground.  Scott, Rod and Michael are pioneers locally in their use of social media to engage with their customers. image by B_West Pecha Kucha Night Victoria debuted to a sold out audience at the Victoria Event Centre. Congratulations to … [Read more...]

Social Media Year in Review – Victoria BC 2010

At the end of 2009, Social Media Club Victoria was 9 months old, most traditional media in Victoria did not yet have a social media presence, and the only regularly scheduled tweetup was the am #Victoriatweetup held the 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday of the month at Cabin 12. Social media successes for 2009 included Twestival Victoria (September), WordCamp (November), Johnson Street Bridge.org and presentations by Raul Pacheco, Lorraine … [Read more...]

Victoria Tweetups Aug 9 – 15th 2010

It's a busy week in Victoria, BC for tweetups. There are simply too many to mention in a single tweet.   Wednesday August 11th noon join Dan Parks @cpudan and Sean Dhillon@I_lend_Money for the weekly 4Square High Noon Hump Day Tweetup. This week  the group meets at Ric's Grill 910 Government Street. If you are a fan of mobile apps, FourSquare and the rest - this group is for you. Thursday August 12th 8am join Janis La … [Read more...]

Sweetening the pot for Cabin 12

@Cabin12Victoria is an amazing story. The owner Corey Judd raised the capital to start his restaurant from a Facebook group. Cabin 12 is home to our morning #victoriatweetup. We’ve enjoyed the casual atmosphere and honest home cooked food on many occasions. Now, they need our help. Operating funds have dried up – not surprising for a newer restaurant in November in Victoria BC. Corey is staging a fundraiser on Saturday November 21st from … [Read more...]

#victoriatweetup my 6th month Twitterversary

Today is my sixth month Twitter anniversary! Appropriately, it was also the morning of our regular #victoriatweetup. I remember being introduced to Twitter and thinking “this isn’t for me, it’s just another time waster”. Then, I went to a business breakfast where we discussed  social media. One of the participants@Susan_Low mentioned that twitterers in Victoria were actually meeting face to face at spontaneous tweetups. Something went … [Read more...]