Friday, March 19, 2010

The First Ever Lake County TweetUp and Social Media Event to be held in Mount Dora, FL

This is a great opportunity to network with the top Twitter and Social Media users in the Mount Dora and surrounding Lake County area. Join us for live entertainment, great food and a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Social Media.


PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 18, 2010 – Mount Dora, FL (Lake County), March 18th, 2010 - The Social Media phenomenon known as "Twitter" is now an integral part of many Lake County business' marketing strategies. In the small and quaint historic city of Mount Dora there are more than 40 businesses and many more individuals that have jumped on the social media bandwagon led by Twitter veterans Michele Wilson, Brian Young (@MountDora) and Janet Craig (@MtDoraSushi). Greater Lake County has many times that number of businesses and individuals participating in Social Media. Come out and meet the people behind the Twitter Avatars and insightful tweets, get connected and network your business or simply enjoy a fun night at the first ever "TweetUp" event in Lake County.

Jennifer Dempsey of Fifth Monkey Productions (@FifthMonkey), an internet advertising and marketing firm covering the Greater Orlando and Lake County areas, has teamed up with Janet Craig and Brian Young to create the first ever "TweetUp" event in Lake County to be held Thursday, April 22nd at 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Mt Dora Sushi & Steak Beer Garden at 124 E. 3rd Ave. in downtown Mount Dora. "This will be a great gathering of local social media gurus and wannabes," says Janet Craig of Mt Dora Sushi & Steak. "Find out how Social Media is helping Mount Dora and Lake County businesses get a leg up in these challenging times," says Brian Young of "It's a fun networking event and a great opportunity to talk to people using Social Media," said Jennifer Dempsey of Fifth Monkey Productions in a recent Orlando Sentinel article about the upcoming Lake County "TweetUp."

In addition to the networking opportunity a regular dinner menu will be available at Mt Dora Sushi & Steak and there will be a special "TweetUp" menu of delicious appetizers, and maybe a blue drink or two according to restaurant owner Janet Craig. There will be door prizes and live entertainment to round out the evening so whether a Social Media veteran or simply an interested observer, come out to the "TweetUp" and learn more.

RSVP for the TweetUp on FaceBook at Mt Dora Sushi/Fifth Monkey TweetUp Event Page.


Jennifer Dempsey of Fifth Monkey Productions is an Internet Marketing major skilled in creative communication. Her custom, innovative marketing campaigns utilize traditional and new media channels to spread her clients’ messages strategically and effectively to their intended audience.

Brian E. Young of operates the premier visitor website for Mount Dora and is a key strategist with the Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association, Inc. which is dedicated to the promotion of Mount Dora.

Janet Craig of Mt Dora Sushi & Steak is the Marketing Chairperson for the Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association, Inc. and is a key strategist and overseer of the marketing campaign which promotes Mount Dora.
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The Mount Dora Village Merchants' & Business Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to marketing and promoting Mount Dora.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Mount Dora Spring Collectibles & Crafts Show

For Immediate Release:  March 14, 2010

The Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association, Inc. Presents the 2010 Spring Collectibles & Crafts Show

Mount Dora, FL - March 14, 2010

The 14th annual Spring Collectibles & Crafts Show kicks off in the streets of downtown Mount Dora on Saturday morning March 27th at 9:00am.  Record breaking crowds are expected to attend this years show which has more than doubled in size over previous years accompanied by unprecedented marketing and promotion in conjunction with media partners Cox Events Group and the Orlando Sentinel.  Events Chairperson Terry Abbott said, "This year features the broadest and most effective marketing campaign this show has ever received!"

"The response from exhibitors for the expanded Spring Collectibles & Crafts Show has been overwhelming," in the words of Event Coordinator Shirley Wold.  Last years show included 91 exhibitors which represented the largest participation to date in the shows 13 year history.  For the 2010 show, over 200 exhibitor spaces have been reserved and the show is now sold out!

Formerly known as the "Antique & Trades Fair" the show was renamed and expanded in an attempt to regain the foot traffic to downtown Mount Dora lost in the move by the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival to the City of Tavares.

Welcome to the streets of historic Mount Dora from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 27th and 28th and "shop till you drop" as you peruse the collections and craftsmanship of over 200 exhibitors.  Please visit for more information.

Please remember that PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED at our events per City Ordinance, make plans for your furry friends prior to arrival.

Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association, Inc.
Our Mission:
To promote Mount Dora, with a focus on it's historical business district, fostering trade and business awareness through various marketing activities including advertising, event sponsorship, marketing initiatives, media relations & other promotion activities for the purposes of stimulating, enhancing and maintaining the economic vitality of our local business community and town.  Celebrating our Centennial!

Contact Information:
Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association, Inc.
PO Box 378 - Mount Dora, FL  32756
1 (866) 683-6722
Brian E. Young - Secretary