Epic Designs wants to give businesses a boost
July 22, 2009
A new business is providing savvy design and social marketing techniques to improve business at the South Shore.
Epic Designs officially launched about three weeks ago, but graphic designer Sean Wilson said he has had the idea for years.
“The economy is tough right now, but we can make a difference with our services,” Wilson said.
Wilson earned a degree in graphic design and has been working in the field for about seven years.
The company provides branding, Web design, print design and social marketing, Wilson said.
Wilson and Casey Denton, Epic Designs account executive, recently moved from San Francisco, but have been coming up to the South Shore on the weekends for the past year. They’re working with Dustin Funk, who has been in the Tahoe area for more than 30 years.
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Many businesses can benefit from Epic Designs’ services because potential customers are checking online before they go to an establishment, Wilson said.
“So when people are looking, your business pops up first,” Wilson said. “We want to take advantage of every tool.”
For example, if Wilson were visiting a city and wanted to rent a bike, he’d check to see which rental shops had the best customer rating on yelp.com – a Web site where customers can post reviews about businesses.
Epic Designs comes up with custom packages to best suit a business’ needs.
For more information on the company, call (330) 962-6454. Also check out epicdesigns.us, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce will hold an Experience Meyers Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in Meyers.
The event will be hosted by Meeks Lumber & Hardware, at 2970 Highway 50. Food and beverages will be provided by Lira’s Market and El Papagayo Grill & Cafe. Other featured Meyers businesses include Century 21 at Tahoe Paradise, High Mark Designs and Custom Floor Care. Information about activities and services focused in Meyers include CALSTAR, South Tahoe Area Transit Authority, and El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago. The California Highway Patrol will also be represented, and participants will have a chance to check out the inside of a CHP cruiser.
Admission is free for LTSSCC members; $10 for non-members. For more information, call (775) 588-1728.
Those looking to learn more about how sustainable tourism and geotourism can improve the community should attend the Tahoe Area Geotourism Workshop.
Participants can nominate tourism assets in El Dorado County, including the Lake Tahoe Basin, Meyers and the historic Highway 50 Corridor. The workshop will be facilitated by GeoSierra, which is working in coordination with the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
The workshop will be from 5-7 p.m. July 27 at Valhalla Hall at the Tallac Historic Site. To learn more, or nominate tourism assets online, visit tahoechamber.org and click the Geotourism link. For more information, call (530) 318-7599 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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