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The Rising Tide recently did an Instagram challenge week and it went viral!! It was awesome!! I loved seeing everyone get involved. However, my FAVORITE posts were on the day when they encouraged their followers to tag a fellow creative that they loved and were thankful for!! And you want to know what a common thread was on my feed? There were TONS of creatives sharing pictures of their new friends that they met at our first COME TOGETHER EVENT!!!!

How amazing is that?! This little event that we dreamed up with Amy and Jordan turned into a huge success with over 130 small business owners!! It also became a catalyst for so many new friendships and growth in the industry! We loved hosting this event so much that we have decided to host another one!!! IN ARIZONA!!!!

That’s right, we’re hitting the road!

So if you’re within driving distance of SCOTTSDALE, AZ, and you own a small business that is in need of some marketing growth, JOIN US!! If you aren’t sure if this is for you… more than likely, it is…. you just need a little kick in the butt to make yourself go! Putting yourself out there and attending something IN-PERSON always takes some extra motivation… but let me tell you, it’s life-changing. Don’t believe me?! Just read through some of these instagrams from our first #cometogetherevent!

Here’s some more information about the event! We can’t wait to hug some west coast friends new and old in October!!

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, October 21st
The Clayton on the Park
7343 E Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Meet & Mingle
4:00 – 5:00
Amy & Jordan
Size Doesn’t Matter: Do More with Less on Social Media
5:00 – 6:30
Dinner: Pizza Party
6:30 – 7:00
Katelyn James
Blogging: A Small Business’s Secret Weapon
7:00 – 8:30
Live Panel Q&A w/ Katelyn and Amy & Jordan
8:30 – 9:00

TICKETS
Per Person only $149
* First 50 Seats for a very special $99!
(we have a FEW left!)

Registration is open!!!!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US!
(Ps. This is the most affordable live educational event we’ve ever offered!)

To view our recap from our LAST Come Together Event, click HERE!

To view our last trip to AZ, check out PART ONE and PART TWO!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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