Welborn Media’s Top 10 Moments of 2016

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
Lacey Welborn

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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Welborn Media’s Top Ten List of 2015

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
Lacey Welborn

At the end of the year, the Welborn Media team gets together to reflect on our successes and failures throughout the year. This meeting gives us an opportunity to fine-tune our direction and set new goals for the upcoming year.  These are the Top 10 things we accomplished in 2015.

Top 10 of 2015

10. Share Your Passion Scholarships

scholarshipsSince starting the Share Your Passion Scholarships in 2012, we’ve awarded scholarships to 17 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 3 Share Your Passion Scholarships and gave out our first Student of the Year Scholarship Award to one of the hardest working students at The Tutoring Solution.

9. TV Appearance

11080661_10206382881436017_7712058961091484299_oZeb appeared on the Golf Life Video Channel for Fox Sports WEST. It was pretty darn cool to get on television.

8. Joined the Rotary Club

10984121_10154042856538840_6714998264776580589_nZeb was inducted into the Chino Rotary Club by Melinda Robbins, Dale Bright, and Steven Bremer. The Chino Rotary Club has been serving the Chino Valley since 1925. San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman spoke and my wife, Cindy, mom, Annie, and dad, Larry were all in attendance.

7. Speaking Engagements

zeb-speaking zeb-at-NGCOAOne of the things we enjoy most is educating others on growing their business. This year Zeb spoke with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Baldy View ROP, Small Business Summit, the California Golf Course Owners Association and the Golf Inc. Summit.

Topics for Zeb’s Speaking Engagements were:

  • Internet Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing with Facebook
  • How to Turn Your Business Into a Social Business
  • Marketing with LinkedIn
  • Marketing with Twitter
  • Social Media for Golf Courses
  • Innovative Marketing Tactics for Public Courses

6. #GolfChat

At the beginning of this year Zeb started #GolfChat. #GolfChat is a Twitter chat which happens every Tuesday at 5PM PST where some of the greatest minds in the golf industry come together to talk golf. #GolfChat has grown drastically since the beginning of the year and is a trending topic on Twitter every Tuesday. We’ve met so many amazing and passionate people working to grow golf.  A highlight of #GolfChat in 2015 was when professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis surprised #GolfChatters by giving away free tickets to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

5. Awards and Accolades

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.10.01 AMIt’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work you do. This year we were extremely grateful to receive a few unexpected awards:

4. Southern California Charity Golf Classic

11207321_10101061535855630_6436920246785791462_nWe hosted the 1st Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic to raise money for several worthy charities on July 17 at Los Serranos Country Club.

With help from many in our community, the tournament helped raise $7,597.81 for charity.

We distributed the money to several charities including: Bark for Life, Boys Republic, California Scholastic Press Association, Chino Rotary, Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund, House of Ruth, The Let It Be Foundation, Salvation Army, Share Your Passion Scholarship, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

We had such a great time with this, we’re planning on running it again in 2016!

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

11755429_1665688123649805_2385826912900505227_nOn July 27, Zeb was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Becoming the Chairman of the Board has given Zeb an opportunity to help make local business owners more successful.

During his term of office, he set five goals to work towards in 2015/2016:

  • connect and work with other local business-related organizations
  • collaborate more with organizations that work to educate business owners
  • encourage and promote the involvement of young business owners in our community
  • enhance our use of technology
  • focus more on giving back

2. Lacey Gets Married

11934520_10101096973568170_4628964527126702956_o10339951_10208018878287700_1976316121632257612_nIn August this year Lacey got married to Ryan Bernholtz at a fun wedding in Santa Ana, CA.

In June, Lacey’s twin brother, Rocky married Megan Hutchinson at a beautiful wedding in Corona, CA.

Truly a notable year for the Welborn Family and there was another addition to family this year…

#1. Birth of Sebastian Welborn-De La Torre

monsterbashSebastian Welborn-De La Torre was born on Friday, November 13th at 9:52pm in Ontario at 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Sebastian is a happy, healthy, and super cute baby.

Zeb says it’s awesome being a dad.


 

Thank you all for everything!  We hope you all have an amazing 2016.

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April At Welborn Social Media

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
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Social Media helped bring them to a Denver Broncos Game

Social Media – Making Dreams Come True

Social Media has the ability to connect people like never before.  An amazing example is a story we covered about friends of ours who used social media to fulfill a childhood dream.  In the article, Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot Uses Twitter to Get Tickets to a Denver Broncos Game, Merriah Wilson, wife of Jimmy Wilson was able to use Twitter to connect with Denver Bronco Lance Ball.  Lance was able to get tickets for Jimmy and Merriah to watch a home game at Mile High Stadium.  His dream came true thanks to social media, Lance Ball and the amazing efforts of his wife, Merriah.

Your Ideal Customer

Locating your ideal customers is beneficial to any business.  In our article, Who’s Your Ideal Customer? we define an ideal customer as someone who loves your product and services AND refers your business to others.  These customers are out there and it’s up to you to not only find them, but to do whatever you can to create ideal customers.  Social media is not only great for identifying your ideal customer but it gives you an opportunity to connect with your customers more frequently, building stronger relationships and increasing the likelihood they will actively refer family and friends to your business.

Ideal Customer vs. Average Customer
Creative Minds and Visions

Working with CMV Clothing

In April, we began working for Creative Minds & Visions, a clothing company based in Brea, CA.  CMV Clothing is based on the principles of harmony – harmony of creativity, harmony of the mind, and harmony of visions.  Creative Minds & Visions are extremely active in the community supporting local artists, musicians and comedians.  They also commit a portion of their sales revenue to charity programs designed to transform the lives of the less fortunate.  Be on the lookout for CMV events being held across California.  Connect with them on the Creative Minds & Visions Facebook page and Twitter page.  “When people are of one mind, they are supported in their purpose and are accepted despite their weaknesses.”

Expanding our Team

We would also like to welcome Karen Bardsley to our team.  Karen Bardsley is goalkeeper for Linköpings FC in the Swedish Women’s league, was the starting goalkeeper in the 2011 Women’s World Cup and is planning to compete in this years Olympics, set to take place in her home country, England.  Karen has a wealth of experience in the industry.  She has worked for Apple and has been one of the biggest promoters of women’s soccer in the United States, England and the world.  She also runs Reflex Goalkeeping.  You can follow her on Twitter, @KLBardsley

We welcome Karen Bardsley to Welborn Social Media

Happy Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. We’d like to wish all the Mothers a wonderful day! . . .

Especially our own . . . Love you Mom!

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The Hunger Games, Reputation Management and Our Newest Clients

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

The excitement about the new movie, The Hunger Games has led to a social media explosion. The marketing team for The Hunger Games movie have used social media effectively to promote the new movie. In The Hunger Games and Social Media, we’ve pointed out the ways in which they’ve used social media to promote the movie . . . some you can use directly to promote your business.
Hunger Games Movie uses Social Media Marketing

Lately we’ve been receiving a lot of interest from businesses about managing their online reputation. With websites like Yelp, Angies List and Apartment Finder, it’s no wonder . . . online ratings can have a significant impact on your bottom line. As online reputation managers we can come up with plans and policies designed to make your ratings on those sites higher. If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can improve your online reputation be sure to read our article, Yelp, Angie’s List and Other’s Spur New Career Path . . . Reputation Manager.
Angie's List Super Service Award for System 1

We’ve been extremely busy as we’ve begun working with two of our newest clients:

  • Technology4Medicine is a leader in laser and photon technology for dentists. The use of photons in medicine and healthcare can be used to improve our quality of life. The laser equipment Technology4Medicine uses reduces the use of drugs, can be minimally or non-invasive, reduces or eliminates pain, and allows for faster recovery time. This is great news for providers and patients.
  • Transparent Mortgage is attempting to make the mortgage process more transparent giving the consumer full access to the mortgage process. They have a strong commitment to raising the industry standards for client care, open access to information, and social and ethical responsibility.

Technology4Medicine and Transparent Mortgage are incredible organizations and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with passionate leaders to expand their online presence.

Lastly, remember we can give custom presentations to any business who’s interested in seeing how Internet marketing and social media can help their business grow. Call us today at (909) 973 – 9089 to set up an appointment.

Leap Year Gives Us One Extra Day to Gain Customers for Your Business

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

It’s a leap year this year and even with the extra day, February flew by for Welborn Social Media. Now we’re well into March and looking forward to the new projects we’re working on through the end of the month to help gain customers for your business.

Facebook has made some major changes to individual’s profile pages incorporating them in the Timeline. At the end of March they’re switching Business pages over to timeline view as well. Stay tuned for Lacey’s tips on Facebook layout design for the new Facebook Cover Image as we start to create some exciting new designs.

After becoming annoyed with telemarketers, an excess of commercials, and distracting web advertisements we shared some of our favorite things about social media marketing.  Social Media is the Preferred Marketing for Everyone because it’s not intrusive and allows customers to seek access to your business.

The potential of Facebook is limitless.  In The Pyramid Scheme of Facebook Likes, we wrote about how building a large Facebook following can give you access to a much larger customer base.

We’re especially glad for the extra day this year. We are wonderfully busy and that doesn’t show any sign of stopping! We have several new clients and are excited to begin implementing their social media plans in the upcoming weeks.

We want to help gain customers for your business. We believe that social media marketing is the best marketing for for both the business and the consumer.  And, we know that social media, when done right, can benefit any business. If you or anyone you know is interested in growing their business contact us for a free presentation Welborn Social Media can have on any business.

Call Zeb Welborn for a custom presentation – (909) 973 – 9089