SCF Lakewood Ranch to Offer New Social Networking Classes

(Bradenton, Fla., September 8, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Corporate and Community Development (CCD) will offer a new series of social networking classes this fall at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota.

The series will be facilitated by Rich Odato of Odato Marketing Group. He has been in the field of Internet marketing since the early 1990s, working with leading local and national brands.

Using Social Networking to Boost Your Business is a new lecture class offered for those who have a desire to learn the importance of using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace to help grow their businesses. The two-session class will be held 1 - 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 25;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27; and
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24.

The fee for the class is $50.              

In the hands-on Social Networking Workshop, participants will learn how to create professional accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for networking in local and global business communities. The class is offered 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Oct. 22. An additional workshop will be announced. The fee is $99. Workshop requirements are online at

For more information or to register, call 941-363-7000 or visit Maps and directions are online at

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