COVID-19 videos and webinars

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Let’s Get Social: Strategizing Your Platforms for COVID-19

Consumers are currently spending more time on social media than ever before. As COVID-19 and periods of unexpected crisis continue to impact our daily lives — audience behavior, attitudes and expectations have (and continue to) evolve.

Sept. 24, 12 – 1 p.m. Register here

Optimistic Website Optimization for Tourism Businesses

During COVID-19 COVID-19 is forcing us all to get creative, so let’s channel that energy towards making your website the best and most useful it has ever been.

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Destination Marketing and COVID-19: Planning for Oregon’s Tourism Recovery

The intended outcome of this webinar is to ensure Oregon’s tourism industry has clear understanding of how to leverage Travel Oregon and DMO recovery efforts through destination marketing. You’ll learn about trends and forecasts in destination marketing, hear about how Travel Oregon is preparing for recovery, and see examples of how businesses are working to safely welcome back visitors.

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Washington County Business Recovery Center

Going into social media with our marketing has many of us going crazy. This free webinar tomorrow, September 23 at 7:30 AM strives to bring a little sanity to make the world of social media understandable—and more importantly, something each one of us can do well to increase sales.

Why is it necessary that we move our marketing into the digital world?

  • 90% of Yelp! users use Yelp! to select the new restaurants they try.
  • 74% of shoppers use social media to help them select what they will purchase.

This workshop is a combined introduction series designed to learn how to find keywords for FREE, create content to attract new customers, and build a community for your products/services in the digital marketing world.

September 23 at 7:30 a.m. Register

Oregon Tourism Industry Partners

Join hospitality and tourism industry partners for a timely discussion on best practices for reopening Oregon restaurants, venues and wineries. Jason Brandt, President & CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, will be joined by Kai McMurtry, Manager of Consumer Relations for the Oregon Wine Board, and Katy Clair, Director of Global Marketing for Travel Oregon in a conversation with industry members from around the state on how they are navigating the “new normal” and adapting operations for reopening.

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Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals has a series of free webinars to discuss the changing state of outdoor creative amid COVID-19.

Register for upcoming webinars on Wednesdays and see past webinar recordings here >>>

Washington County Public Health

Phase 1 Sector Washington County Health Panel
Description: Will you be Reopen Ready?Join us for sector-specific advising sessions with Washington County public health practitioners. The City of Tigard in partnership with the Tigard Chamber of Commerce have invited experts from Washington County public health to share with you best practices for safely reopening.

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Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

The Hillsboro Chamber Small Business & Entrepreneurs Council (SBEC) has put together a series of classes with an expert for each topic to present and guide small business owners as they navigate business today. These programs are free of charge as a service to our members, and the community at large, during these difficult times.

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What is Hospitality’s New Normal?

Join us for a special panel discussion with renowned health and hospitality experts where they will provide their perspectives on how hospitality leaders are managing through the COVID-19 crisis—including a high-level overview of efforts to secure relief for the industry; what’s in store for the future of travel; and how and when the industry can best position itself for recovery.

  • Roger Dow – President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
  • Jeff Arnold – Chairman, Forbes Travel Guide & CEO, Sharecare
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz – Medical Leader, Author, Emmy Award Winner
  • Filip Boyen – CEO, Forbes Travel Guide
  • Jerry Inzerillo – Vice Chairman, Forbes Travel Guide & CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

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Tualatin Valley Creates

Tualatin Valley Creates offers opportunities for artists and arts organizations to grow their skills and knowledge through professional development workshops.

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Travel Oregon’s State of the Industry

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