LinkedIn Groups: How, What, Where, Why for Professionals & Businesses


Feb 27, 2013
5:30 pm until 7:30 pm


LinkedIn Groups: How, What, Where, Why for Professionals & Businesses


Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) is kicking off 2013 in style! We're in a new venue and we've got a great panel to discuss one of social media's most successful and powerful tools for businesses and professionals. 

LinkedIn is the premier social networking site for business professionals. Currently there are over 1.5 Million LinkedIn Groups. What's the allure of LinkedIn Groups and why is it one of the most powerful business networking tools available today? 

Why are busy professionals investing their time on LinkedIn Groups, and would it be worth it for you? How can businesses take advantage of LinkedIn Groups and should they? Should you start a group or participate in an existing LinkedIn Group? 

Our panel of professionals will bring you their unique perspectives of why and how they've used LinkedIn Groups. 

Guest Panelists  

Dan Beeman 
Since starting in 2008, the Sponsorship Insights LinkedIn Group has grown to over 11,000 members from around the country. This group is an independent, community developed by Dan. Dan will discuss why he started his group and how he has managed to grow it so successfuly over the last 5 years.

Beth Busch
Recruitment Advertising Consultant & Entrepreneur; Producer of Hawaii's Largest Career Fairs. As Hawaii's leading LinkedIn expert, Beth will give you insight as to how using LinkedIn groups can benefit your business networking, and provide her strategies behind joining them.

Sylvia Dahlby
If you spend anytime on LinkedIn groups in Hawaii, you've probably run across Sylvia's name. She's a LinkedIn Group power member. Sylvia is a member of 45 LinkedIn Groups. She'll share why she invests so much time in LinkedIn Groups and give tips and tricks for using LinkedIn Groups as a professional.

Matt DiGeronimo
Top contributor for many Hawaii LinkedIn Groups including Hawaii Business Magazine Network. With over 1,200 members since its inception in November 2010, this LinkedIn Group features professional discussions surrounding topics of interest to the Hawaii Business Magazine community of business owners, entrepreneurs and senior-level professionals. 


Join SMCHI on LinkedIn!
We'd be remiss if we didn't remind you of the Social Media Club of Hawaii's two LinkedIn Groups. We have an open group for everyone, ask questions, share insights and get information on the changing world of social media! Our SMCHI Public Group is here:

We also have a professionals-only group for our paying members of SMCHI. We collaborate, share and discuss social media trends, stories and best practices in this space. If you're a Small Business, Professional, Government or Student Member, join us here:

We're looking forward to seeing you online AND in real life in 2013!


$5.00 (early bird) until Feb 20th
$10.00 after Feb 20th or at the door (credit cards only at the door)
FREE for Social Media Club professional members! (discount code will be emailed to you)


Fuller Hall at the YWCA of O‘ahu
1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Food & Beverage | Thank you to Cafe Julia for being our venue sponsor!

Food and beverages will be available to order from Cafe Julia from their new Pau Hana menu. You can read about the new Pau Hana menu in Honolulu Magazine.
YWCA members receive 10% off Pau Hana menu!

Networking: 5:30-6:00pm
Panel Discussion: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Questions: 7:00-7:30pm

Parking on Richards Street and surrounding area is metered ($1.50/hour), but free after 6:00pm
Parking at ‘Iolani Palace is metered ($1.50/hour), but free after 6:00pm (gate closes at 11:00pm)

Cost $5 until Feb 20, $10 after, free for SMCHI pros

YWCA of Oahu
1040 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI
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Additional Information

For more information:


Telephone: 808-744-9269
Contact name: Gwen Woltz
Contact email:

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