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Workshop: Social Media for Creative Freelancers: Nov 9th!

October 24, 2011

It’s 2011… do you know where your tweets are?

As independent workers, sometimes just getting the job done takes more hours than there are in the day, and we can forget that it’s important to actually market and promote our businesses, and many are increasingly abandoning more traditional forms of marketing in favor of using social media. But how can social media be effective and best used for your business, and why should you bother? That’s what Work It Brooklyn’s next special event is aiming to answer.

On Wednesday, November 9th at Brooklyn Winery, we are excited to present an intimate panel and networking event geared towards independent workers and small businesses interested in demystifying the buzz around and learning the benefits of social media.  The collective experiences and successes of our panelists will offer you insight into how social media and other non-traditional marketing methods can promote and grow your creative business– no matter what you do!

Tickets for this workshop are $5, please register on our eventbrite page.

The Panel

• Kiki Valdes, Visual Artist

• Aaron Goldfarb, Author of How to Fail

• Jeff Ramos, Personal Branding Specialist
Jeff’s Skillshare Page

• Laura Zapata, Community Manager at The Cools
The Cools

• Allison Robicelli, Co-owner of Robicelli Cupcakes

Have questions for the panelists? Email

The Evening

• 7:00-7:15pm Check in and Mingling
• 7:15-7:40pm Speed Networking
• 7:45-9:00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
• 9:00-10:00pm Mix & Mingle

What is Speed Networking?

Think musical chairs meets speed dating, where attendees get to meet and speak through this spunky and time sensitive activity.

Work It Brooklyn is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Winery

Work It Brooklyn is Back! Aug 31 @ Brooklyn Winery

August 19, 2011

Work It Brooklyn is back!

We invite you to come to a fabulous and FREE end of summer mixer in the courtyard of Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg.

Bring a stack of business cards and your best three minute description of who you are and what you do! And, of course, come prepared to work it!

Plan on Tweeting the event? Awesome! Use the hashtag #workit and don’t forget to follow us @workitbrooklyn and join our Facebook group to keep the discussion going.

We can’t wait to see you!

Register at Eventbrite

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
7 – 10pm
Brooklyn Winery
213 North 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Register Now! Industry Focus: Music

April 6, 2011

Registration is now open for our next event– Industry Focus: Music!
Click here to register. [The link has been corrected and is working now!]

It’s no big secret that Brooklyn is the epicenter of independent music in America and we are psyched to announce, in partnership with Women In Music, a very special Industry Focus event on Wednesday, April 20th at Coco66 in Greenpoint. This panel and networking event geared towards independent musicians and artists (of all genders) is bolstered by a panel of heavy-hitting music industry professionals eager to share their knowledge and insight as well as answer your burning questions as well as a select group of local industry VIPs who will be ready to network with participants during the mingling slots of the event.

The Panel
• Jeff Price, CEO/Founder/President, Tunecore
• Liz Leahy, CEO/Co-Founder, Section 101
• Michael Corcoran, President, MusicSUBMIT
• Ben Markowitz, Product Experience Manager, Fanbridge
• Jayce Varden, Director/Co-Founder,
• Shamita Carriman Esq. (moderator), Carriman Law Group & Women In Music

Have questions for any of these panelists? Please email them to

The Evening
• 7:00-7:15pm Check in and Mingling
• 7:15-7:40pm Speed Networking
• 7:45-9:00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
• 9:00-10:00pm Mix, Mingle, and Demo Exchange

What is Speed Networking?
Think musical chairs meets speed dating, where attendees get to meet and speak through this spunky and time sensitive activity.

Demo Exchange!

Bring a handful or two of your CDs to swap with other musicians, VIPs, or anyone else you encounter. There will also be a table where you can put your CDs as well as collect those of other attendees.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Industry Focus: Music

March 29, 2011

Work It Brooklyn is super excited to announce our next Industry Focus event (music!), to be held at The Diamond on Wednesday, April 20th.

In our pursuit to bring you the best events we possibly can, we’ve joined forces for Industry Focus: Music with Women In Music. Don’t let the name fool you, Women In Music is an all-inclusive group – with members ranging from music students to industry veterans. Much like Work It Brooklyn, the mission of Women In Music is, at the end of the day, to foster community. Founded in 1985 to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities and cultural aspects of the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition, Women In Music has been doing just that for over twenty-five years.

By working with Women In Music to bring you our Industry Focus: Music event, we’ll be able to bring you panelists from a powerful and vast network of music industry professionals – people you might not get the chance to speak with or learn from otherwise.

We’ll be announcing all the details, including panelists and registration info, really soon so stay tuned to this site!

Great Times!

February 24, 2011

Last night was a resounding success, over a hundred creatives came to Public Assembly to meet and network, to exchange information and share ideas. We can’t wait to hear about the amazing connections you made (leave ‘em in the comments or email us at workitbrooklyn [at]!) through speed networking or simply over drinks.

We also announced that we would be hosting some industry focused events in the coming months. Keep your eyes open for events on music, on writing/publishing, on food, and even more. If you have a suggestion for an industry focused event, please let us know! We want to make sure that everyone gets the most out of Work It Brooklyn as possible!

Special thanks to all those who helped us along the way:

To Sara Bacon of Greenpoint CoWorking for donating not one, but two amazing prizes to our raffle! A free work day in her beautiful space and a free Quickbooks workshop.

To the skint, our media sponsor and partner, for helping spread the word about our event, our group and our mission.

To Lindsey Wengler for taking the photos in the below slide show.

To Sarah Peltier for providing the yummy yummy snacks.

To Public Assembly for hosting our party.

And thanks so much to all of you, who came out and helped to make our second Work It Brooklyn Mix and Mingle event a fantastic success!

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We’re Back! The Next Work It Brooklyn is 2/23/2011

February 7, 2011

That’s right, friends, Work It Brooklyn is back!

We know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us, but we are now getting busy revving up for an exciting 2011 for WIB and have set the date for our next big mix-and-mingle event: Wednesday, February 23, from 7 to 10PM. We’ll be at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, where we’ll have plenty of room for speed networking and general excitement.

Register to join the fun at Eventbrite. And while you’re busy clicking links, make sure you migrate over to our new Facebook group to join the discussion and mingle, in advance, with your fellow creatives.

To keep WIB running (to cover operating expenses and to bring you bigger and better events all year long) we will be asking for a suggested donation of $5 at the door, though we will turn no one away. Unless you didn’t register, of course!

Industry Focus: Fashion

May 18, 2010

On May 13th, Work It Brooklyn hosted our first industry focused event.

The evening started with a panel discussion with our three industry experts: Bob Bland of Brooklyn Royalty and the recently opened Kingdom, Toni Hacker of Hayden Harnett and Elaine La Personerie of Wink PR.  The conversation flowed easily amongst the panelists and the audience asked a lot of great questions.  The Q&A was followed with an hour long mix’n’mingle where the attendees got to chat and exchange business cards with each other and the experts.

We’d like to thank Bob, Toni and Elaine for participating and helping to make our event such a success

We’d also like to thank everyone who attended the event and, of course, Kingdom for generously hosting this event.

Stay tuned for more Industry Focus events and another big mixer this summer!


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