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Love for Burton as new social media website set

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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A NEW website from the people who created the popular #LoveBurton hour on Twitter has been set up to help ‘empower and promote’ the town’s businesses.

The LoveBurton team has now created the website that pulls together an automated feed of social media activity from, and about, Burton businesses, charities and not for-profits.

It means that people can log on to www.loveburtonnews.co.uk any time and catch up on all the hot topics from the #LoveBurton (Twitter) hour - even if they couldn’t be online on the Thursday night.

The Twitter hour - where Burton companies and organisations ‘tweet’ about what they do between 8pm and 9pm every Thursday - has already been joined by the creation of a free monthly face-to-face networking meeting called the LoveBurton MeetUp.

Ian Page, managing director of Webb2b.co.uk and chairman of Burton Business Club, said: “LoveBurton hour goes by so quickly and lots of good information is posted and shared - so this is a chance for people to catch up on it during the week. It also means that businesses and people who aren’t using Twitter yet can see what’s going on.

“This is just the latest idea to come out of LoveBurton. The whole project aims to give businesses a chance to promote what they do, but also to share events and news in the town and support each other.

“Our vision is for LoveBurton to generate a whole host of initiatives that empower and encourage businesses to work together. We want to create a powerful, positive local business community and show people that by supporting each other we can only grow stronger together. We can keep more money in the local economy and ultimately create jobs.”

The latest LoveBurton MeetUp (pictured) saw a record number of businesses gather at the town’s Holiday Inn Express to network and discover how they could help each other. There was also a ten-minute presentation from local trainer Nigel Heald, of Instant Training, about the psychology behind effective sales.

The next LoveBurton MeetUp will be held from 3pm to 4.30pm on Friday, April 11, at the Holiday Inn Express on the Centrum 100 estate.

Admission and coffee is free.

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