Ignite Washington brings together business, tech, and civic leaders to design, collaborate, and invest in a digital transformation for local brands and businesses in Washington. Our mission is to infuse money into the local economy through digital commerce.|
If you were to ask a local citizen "How much of what you spend online is local?"
They say "Zero".
Over 56% of US adults shop online and e-commerce grows by $25 billion year after year, yet 65% of local businesses have limited digital advertising or strategy, business analytics, or even a way to accept payments online. That's a big piece of the pie that our local businesses are missing out on. Add to that, XP is the third most used operating system in the US, making it hard for local businesses to adopt business tech solutions that would allow them to access targeted markets and new customers.
Ignite WA initiative helps level the playing field for local brands and businesses, allowing them to access the same technology solutions and digital advertising for targeted markets as global brands. By technologically empowering local brands and businesses, we directly affect their bottom line and create new jobs in our local economy.
You might ask, why reach out to the community? Why not just go directly to the businesses?
This is a multi-faceted problem that requires a multi-faceted approach. And businesses don't exist in a vacuum. That's why Meylah is collaborating with KIRO-TV, Comcast, Paypal, Microsoft and many others to educate business owners through workshops and trainings and get them up to speed on new technology and create turn key solutions for digital marketing and advertising. We are working with chambers of commerce and civics leaders to create community awareness and support.
It will take each and every one of us working together to create an ecosystem of support and growth for new jobs in Washington through digital commerce.
As a recognized a business champion, being a part of this initiative will enable you to:
-Gain access to relevant ideas and resources on future trends for local businesses
-Discover turn-key digital solutions to build a stronger digital platform for local brands and businesses
-Build the right relationships that lead to new business opportunities
You will walk out of the room inspired, empowered, invested, engaged and in action. By being part of this conference, discover the secret gold rush to get known, get modern and get connected. Stake your claim. The time is now.
Hosted by Meylah in collaboration with International Media Partners and Mode Magazine, our aim is to help local business get known, get modern and get connected in this digital economy.
Mercer Island Community and Event Center (View)
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|