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Group works to connect technology professionals and businesses

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Technology professionals and business leaders met up Monday evening to discuss the Tech Eco System of Jonesboro and surrounding areas.

A group called Jonesboro Coworking held the gathering as a way for people to bounce ideas off of each other to help grow their businesses and the Tech Eco System of Northeast Arkansas.

Part of the discussion focused on how to educate business owners and others on the use of social media and other technologies. The group is hoping to spur more conversation about job and industry growth in the area. Many times, people find out about a business from one of the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

"We're going to have free lancers, we'll have employees, we'll have CEO's," Abbi Siler says, "Everyone we want to be represented because it's an open discussion so we want to see everyone's view point across the board."

"We're trying to do a lot to educate the small business owner but now it's not the question of who has the most money in their marketing, but the question of who is the most creative," ASU Small Business Technical Director, Herb Lawrence, says.

The meeting was free and open to the public. It was held at the ASU Delta Center for Economic Development.

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