Welborn Media’s Five Passions – Follow Our YouTube Channel

Welborn Media is making an effort to produce a lot more videos to educate, entertain and inform our followers.

Our first video, Welcome to Zeb Welborn’s YouTube Channel, shares our five passions and what you can expect to see from the videos we create in the future will be.

Zeb Welborn's YouTube Channel

Our plan is to create videos that:

  • Help support passionate business owners become successful
  • Grow golf
  • Show good people doing good things in our community
  • Educate and inspire others to make their dreams a reality

Our most recent videos are:

Whether you’re a business owner, potential business owner, community member, family, friend, or golfer, we hope you’ll follow along our YouTube Channel to get regular tips, ideas and discussions around those topics.

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Charity Golf Tournament, Softball Tournament, District Governor Visit at the Chino Rotary Club

The new Rotary term started July 1 and we got to work right away serving our community. In July, we:

  • Donated $500 to the Love Them All Foundation and played in their Annual Softball Tournament
  • Met with District Governor Raghada Khoury and other local Rotary Clubs at Chino Concerts in the Park
  • Raised $14,401.87 at the Southern California Charity Golf Classic for Boys Republic, the Chino Rotary Club, the Love Them All Foundation, Priceless Pet Rescue and The Let It Be Foundation.

The Love Them All Foundation Softball Tournament helps raise funds to benefit children and adults with disabilities to play organized sports and participate in social activities.

Watch the Chino Rotary Club video from the event – https://youtu.be/SF6T6T8Swog

Chino Rotary Club at the Love Them All Foundation Softball Tournament - Jeff Werner, Rick Bui, Anthony Verches

Rotarian Jeff Werner gives $500 to the Love Them All Foundation on behalf of the Chino Rotary Club

Raghada Khoury visited the Chino Rotary Club along with other Rotary Clubs at Chino Concerts in the Park. It was great getting together with fellow Rotarians to learn about each others clubs and create opportunities for us to collaborate with one another.

Zeb Welborn, Matt Ballantyne, Raghada Khoury District 5300 Governor, Raghada Khoury with local Rotary Club Presidents at Chino Concerts in the Park

District 5300 Governor, Raghada Khoury with local Rotary Club Presidents at Chino Concerts in the Park

We also raised $14,401.87 at the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic held at Los Serranos Country Club. Rotarians Zeb Welborn, Rick Bui and future Rotarian, Anthony Verches organized the golf tournament.

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club - Anthony Verches, Ron Capps, Jan Edwards, Zeb Welborn, Lynnette Brown, Karon Mulligan

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club

It’s been a productive first month for the Chino Rotary Club and we hope to keep that momentum going for months to come.

Please remember to bring a guest at every Chino Rotary Club meeting.

Thank you all for everything!

Zeb

Rotarians Melinda Robbins and Lorraine Sacca at Chino Concerts in the Park

Rotarians Lorraine Sacca and Melinda Robbins at Chino Concerts in the Park

Make a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

Making a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

This year our Rotary Theme is Making a Difference.

When I first got started in business about six years ago, I attended a Millionaire Mind Seminar in Phoenix with my sister and business partner Lacey. During these seminars they do a bunch of rah-rah stuff to help get you out of your comfort zone and one of the assignments they gave us was to write a song that embodied who we are.

I remember my song went something like this: “I want to make a difference. I want to make the world a better place. I want to make a difference…” And after I did my little performance to my small group including my sister I remember her saying something like, “Ahh, I get it now.” In that moment, I felt she understood me. So, for me, it’s fitting that this year’s theme is Making a Difference because it defines who I am and the impact I want to have on our community.

Installation of Zeb Welborn as Chino Rotary Club President for 2017/2018

As I was preparing for this year I invited a guest to every Rotary meeting I attended and with every guest and every member here, I asked the same four questions.

  • What do you like about the Chino Rotary Club?
  • What don’t you like about the Chino Rotary Club?
  • How can the Chino Rotary Club help you?
  • How can you help the Chino Rotary Club?

Why Become a Rotarian?

Today, I want to ask you one question – Why?

  • If you are a current Chino Rotary member tell me why you are a Rotarian in the comments below.
  • If you ever thought about becoming a Rotarian, tell me why you would consider becoming a Rotarian in the comments below.

As you’re thinking about it, I want to tell you why I joined the Chino Rotary Club.

There are multiple reasons I became a Rotarian. The biggest reason was being asked repeatedly by Dale Bright, owner of Dale Bright’s Auto to join. But, internally, I signed up because I knew I could better serve my community with others than I could alone.

I wanted to give back, but more importantly, I wanted to experience giving back in different ways to serve my community.

And, I wanted to be moved. I wanted to participate in Rotary moments that moved me, inspired me and let me know I was making a difference.

#1 Goal for 2017/2018 is to Increase Membership

In speaking with all of our members and prospective members, I created one goal for my Rotary Presidency in 2017 and that is to more than double our membership from 17 to at least 34 members.

To do this, I’ve asked our club to focus on a few things:

  1. bring a guest to every meeting
  2. attendance matters
  3. make our Wednesday meetings more friendly
  4. do community service
  5. connect more with each other

Continue the Chino Rotary Club Legacy

The Chino Rotary Club has a rich history in serving the Chino Valley area and I want to continue those efforts, but our club has declined in membership from close to 100 members at its peak to 17 today. Our lack of membership has limited our impact on our community and has put the Chino Rotary Club in danger of failing.

An increase in membership solves current problems facing our club and gives us the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk recently said, “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I want legacy, influence, and impact.”

This statement embodies my personal philosophy on life and why I wanted to become the Chino Rotary President for 2017/2018.

I want to make a difference. I hope you do too.

Will you join me?

Installation of the Board of Directors at the Chino Rotary Club

Zeb Welborn to be Installed as 2017/2018 Chino Rotary Club President

Zeb to Become Chino Rotary President for 2017/2018.

The Installation of the New Board and Debunking of Melinda Robbins will take place on Wednesday, June 28 from 6pm to 8pm at Los Serranos Country Club.

Zeb Welborn is the Chino Rotary Club President for 2017/2018

Zeb Welborn – 2017/2018 Chino Rotary Club President

The Chino Rotary Club has committed millions of dollars to help the Chino Valley area since it was founded more than 90 years ago.

Will you join me on June 28 at Los Serranos Country Club for the Debunking of Melinda Robbins and my installation as President of the Chino Rotary Club?

The cost is $30 and will include dinner.

Let me know by emailing me at Zeb@WelbornMedia.com.

Thanks!

Zeb

Social Media and Online Marketing Workshops in 2017 by Welborn Media

Zeb Welborn and Welborn Media are looking forward to another great year speaking on social media, digital marketing and online marketing workshops in 2017.

Want to learn how to write blogs, create successful email marketing campaigns, use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media channels to grow your business? Want to learn a comprehensive strategy to get your business on Google? Want to learn how to manage your reputation online so your customers will choose you over your competitors?

Email Marketing to Get the Sale

Sign up for our workshops in 2017 and take your business to the next level.

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board:

Workshops are free to attendees. 

Email Marketing to Get the Sale on March 30 at High Desert Americas Job Center – 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville, CA 92395.

Register for Social Media Workshops

 

Create a Winning Internet Marketing Game Plan for Your Business on April 13 at the City of San Bernardino Economic Dvlp. Agency- Board Room, 3rd Floor – 201 N. “E” St., San Bernardino, CA 92401

Register for Social Media Workshops

Get Immediate Business Results with Google Pay-Per-Click Campaigns on May 25 at Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764

Register for Social Media Workshops

The Right Way to Market Your Business on Facebook on June 22 at the High Desert Americas Job Center – 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville, CA 92395

Register for Social Media Workshops

 

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center:

Workshops are free to attend: Sign up here

Internet Marketing Strategies on May 17 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland 91786

Internet Marketing Strategies on June 1 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula 92590

Internet Marketing Strategies on July 18 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Riverside County Business Center, 3403 10th Street (first floor), Riverside 92501

Internet Marketing Strategies on August 9 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764

Completed 2017 Workshops:

Best Strategies for Business Blogging Success on February 16 at Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764

Super Simple Secrets to Business Blog Writing Success

My first website launched in 2010. I remember the feeling of excitement as my business could now be found on the world wide web by customers all over the world.

I imagined the phone ringing off the hook, more customers than I could handle and making my first million by the end of the year.

My sister and business partner, Lacey built The Tutoring Solution website. Fortunately for me she installed Google Analytics so we could track exactly how many visitors we had coming to our website.

The Tutoring Solution Business Blog Writing

At the end of the week, I saw my website had three visitors – likely my Mom, Dad and brother.

The harsh reality set in – this was going to take more work than I thought.

I heard blog writing could help get your website ranking in the search engines so I committed myself to writing a blog post every day for six months.

My website starting showing up in the search engines, my phone began ringing off the hook, I took on more customers than I could handle and while not yet a millionaire, my businesses have averaged 50% growth over the last seven years.

Since that first website, Lacey and I have set up, built and executed blogs for ourselves, for companies we represent and helped new business bloggers get started with theirs.

Blog Writing by the Numbers:

Blog writing has grown my business, but it’s also become a critical tool for businesses large and small.

A good metric to determine the importance of blogging in the global marketplace is to see where marketers are spending their time, efforts and money.

In surveys conducted with marketers by Social Media Examiner, The Content Marketing Institute, Gartner and Socialeemedia, they found:

  • 45% of marketers say blogging is their #1 most important content strategy
  • 70% of business to business (B2B) marketers plan to create more content in 2017 than 2016
  • 28% of marketers have reduced their advertising budget to fund more digital marketing
  • Marketers who prioritize blogging are 13 times more likely to realize a positive ROI

In terms of making purchasing decisions marketing companies Stratabeat and Lenati found that:

  • 80% of business decision makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an advertisement
  • 67% of the typical B2B journey is now done digitally
  • 90% of B2B buyers say online content has a moderate to major effect on their purchasing decisions

Marketers and decision-makers both agree about the importance of online content in the sales cycle. To thrive in today’s environment, a digital marketing campaign is critical.

Learn why having a business blog is important, how to get it started, how to create content, and how to make money from it.

Sign up for the Welborn Media email newsletter to receive our upcoming blog posts about:

  • Why Having a Business Blog is Important
  • How to Start Your Business Blog
  • How to Make Money from Blog Writing

On Thursday, Feb. 16 Zeb Welborn from Welborn Media will be speaking through the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce sharing his Super Simple Secrets to Blog Writing Success. If you miss this engagement, Zeb Welborn will continue to speak throughout 2017 on how to run successful digital marketing campaigns for your business.

You can sign up for these free business workshops here – 2017 Social Media Marketing Workshops.

Super Simple Secrets to Blog Writing Success

Leave comments below: Have you thought about writing a blog, but haven’t started yet? What’s holding you back? Do you have a blog online? What is the url of your blog so we can check it out? Do you have any questions about blog writing?

Chino Rotary Club Celebrates 92 Year of Service with Dinner/Auction Fundraiser

Chino Rotary Club Celebrates 92 Year of Service with Dinner/Auction Fundraiser

One of my duties as President-Elect is to plan and host the Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction.

The event will feature world-class violinist, Jennifer Argenti, master magician, Danny Magic, master of ceremonies, Gene Hernandez, great food, a wonderful venue and a raffle, silent auction and auction.

We have already secured tons of great donated items including vacation stays, sports tickets, gift cards, and more.

We are looking for people to sponsor, donate and attend the event. Please let me know ASAP if you’re interested in doing so by replying to this email.

“Chino Rotary Club Celebrates 92 Years of Service with Dinner/Auction Fundraiser”

Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction

Since February 1925, Rotary has been saving lives both close to home and around the world by tapping into a global network of service clubs dedicated to raise funds and awareness for challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, polio eradication, clean water and sanitation, and malnutrition just to name a few. The Chino Rotary Club is part of that global network that has united many great minds around a shared purpose: “To improve the quality of life in our community.” With a long history of involvement and financial support for local programs, the Chino Rotary Club aims at making 2017 a year to expand their support of community and international projects by hosting an array of fundraisers during the year that will help the club do what it does best, give!

“This year our goal is to raise $30,000 for Youth Leadership Camps, Entrepreneurial Training, Music, Essay and Speech Competitions for our local high school students, food, clothing and childcare for Chino Valley residents in need, basic commodities to support our active military troops, and new to our list of philanthropy endeavors is to support those who have been victims of human trafficking,” said Melinda Robbins, MBA President of the Chino Rotary Club. “We will meet this aggressive goal by starting our fundraising efforts with our 2017 Annual Dinner & Auction,” she concluded.

The Dinner and Auction’s theme is “The Heart of Chino – A Legacy of Service” which truly denotes the local club’s mission to give and serve. This event will be held on Thursday February 23, 2017 at the Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills from 6-9pm. Tickets for this event cost $35 per person and can be purchased online through Eventbrite.com under Dinner/Auction Fundraiser or purchased at the Chino Champion Office located at 13179 9th Street in Chino. Everyone is welcomed to attend this fun-filled Dinner and Auction Fundraiser.

The Chino Rotary Club is also seeking event sponsors and accepting items for the Silent and Live Auctions. “We seek the help of community sponsors to partner with our Club at various monetary levels to help us make a significant and sustainable difference in our community and together leave a lasting impact,” said Zeb Welborn President-elect of the Chino Rotary Club.

For more information about being an event sponsor or providing items for the auction, please call Melinda Robbins at 909-491-4791 or Zeb Welborn at 909-973-9089.

Let Zeb know if you plan on attending, send an email to Zeb@WelbornMedia.com.

 

 

 

Welborn Media’s Top 10 Moments of 2016

At our end of year meeting each year we go over a lot of material, make a lot of plans, and do a lot of business stuff. But, we also make a point to look back over the previous year and celebrate our victories.

We have come a long way since we started in 2010. Here is our Top 10 of 2016.

Top 10 of 2016

10. Share Your Passion Scholarships

Since starting the Share Your Passion Scholarships in 2012, we’ve awarded scholarships to several deserving students.We have kept in contact with many scholarship winners and are still inspired by them. They continue to work towards following their passions and helping better the lives of others.This year we awarded Share Your Passion Scholarships and gave out a 2016 Student of the Year Scholarship Award to one of the hardest working students at The Tutoring Solution.Mena Mekhaeel was our 2016 Student of the Year Scholarship Winner
9. Speaking Gigs

Zeb held a number of speaking/education sessions this year. Some were hosted by San Bernardino County Workforce Development, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce, and Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center have asked Zeb to come back for a series of workshops in 2017.
8. Moderated Chino Valley City Council Debates

Zeb Welborn moderated the Chino and Chino Hills’ Community Forums. It was a memorable experience in a year where politics were at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
7. New Clients

This year we met many people who are passionate about that they do and we were able to work with many of them on their internet presence.Our new clients this year include Eye Eco, CORE Real Estate, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, Fairway Mortgage, Tony’s Truck Shades, Intensity Security US and OoMaLoo Dog Toys.We also got the chance to work with Monte Vista Farms, ABC Public Relations, Delicate Smiles, TXD International, Inland Caregiver Resource Center, DLT Growers and Elite Dental Associates through an awesome program with a business boosting organization, DI Solutions, in the Inland Empire.
6. Business Growth

In our 5th year of business, we have consistently grown our business by 50% year over year. It’s something we are extremely proud of and have no signs of slowing down. It’s amazing what we’ve been able to create in just five years.
5. Volunteer Opportunities

This year Zeb was able to participate in some awesome and memorable volunteer opportunities with the Chino Rotary Club. In October, Zeb met with fellow Rotarians to build a home in Tecate, Mexico. In December Zeb helped build the Rotary float for the Rose Bowl Parade with friends and fellow Rotarians.Zeb also hosted the Southern California Charity Golf Classic again in 2017 raising more than $12,000 for local charities.
4. Business Workshop with the San Bernardino County Workshop Development Board

Earlier this year we received a government contract to work with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board to design, implement and promote local online marketing workshops.These workshops are held throughout San Bernardino County to support business growth. We’ve already worked with over 100 different business owners through the San Bernardino Country Workforce Development Board and are excited that they’ve renewed our agreement for 2017.Our workshops in the first part of this year will be:

  • Best Strategies for Blogging Success
  • Email Marketing to Get the Sale
  • Create a Winning Internet Marketing Game Plan for Your Business
  • Get Immediate Business Results with Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
  • The Right Way to Market Your Business on Facebook

If you’d like to attend any of these workshops, reply to this email so I can make sure to let you know when they’re officially scheduled. These workshops fill up early.

3. Chairman of the Board – Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

Zeb Welborn finished his term as Chairman of the Board of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and passed the torch to fellow chamber member and friend Belinda Douglas. As chairman of the board Zeb’s mission was to be of service to the Chino Valley Business Community.He identified five things he wanted to accomplish during his term. Find out if he did them and read his Outgoing Chairman’s Message – Outgoing Chairman’s Message: Thank You!
2. Testimonials

We love hearing great things about the work we’re doing for our clients. This year we received several glowing testimonials about the work we do.We consider ourselves very fortunate to work with so many wonderful people and it’s an unbelievable feeling to know they feel the same way.
1. Rotary President-Elect

Zeb is the current President-Elect for the Chino Rotary Club and will take over on July 1, 2017.The Chino Rotary Club has been around for more than 90 years servicing the Chino Valley community.Zeb plans to continue that mission and has devoted the 2017 year to helping the Chino Valley Community.The Chino Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Chino Community Building for lunch and to work to do good things for our community and world. If you’re interested in joining the Rotary or learning more let us know!

We are so fortunate to be able to do work that we love with people who are passionate and interesting. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will have a happy new year. We are so looking forward to 2017.

At the end of another amazing year we want to say Thank You!

We will be sending out monthly emails and videos with tips and tactics on how to market your business better in 2017.

Our first emails will be the Best Strategies for Blogging Success and the Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook Marketing.

Sign up for our email list in 2017 to keep tabs on the growth of our business and learn new ways you can help to grow yours.

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