MILLEDGEVILLE — In partnership with the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce, the University Communications Department of Georgia College will launch its newest TV show Tuesday.
The show is hosted by Chamber CEO April Bragg.
The purpose of the half-hour show, “MBC Connect,” is to increase awareness of community initiatives, events and programs, and highlight issues of significance and opportunities for community engagement and involvement.
“We’re excited to finally be able to roll out a few of the many updates we’ve been working on around here over the past several weeks and months,” Bragg said.
The Chamber began taping video of ribbon cutting events in late July as a way to engage members and the community beyond those able to attend the events. The exposure, viewership and feedback of the videos have all been tremendously positive for the Chamber as well as the participating members, according to Bragg.
“We took that concept with our ribbon cuttings and recognized very quickly we struck a cord; we had tremendous success with the videos,” Bragg said. “We began brainstorming about other things we could offer in this medium as a resource, like member testimonials, business features, tutorials, business’ promotions, etc. In addition to the member-focus of the Chamber, we serve as a central information clearinghouse for the community.”
The Chamber’s Eggs & Issues breakfast series also led to an overflow of topics to be covered in eight breakfast meetings a year, and a need for another format to present this information. With this in mind, "MBC Connect" was born.
The first episode of “MBC Connect” is slated to air at 2 p.m. Tuesday and will be re-broadcasted weekdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This week’s topic highlights the BOOST program, a new program of the Downtown Development Authority geared toward supporting small local businesses and entrepreneurs with funding opportunities.
“There are a lot of people in the community that don’t know how to get involved in the BOOST program, the importance of businesses to apply, how easy the process is, and the impact this program has on the community,” Bragg said. “We took a deeper look into the BOOST program and what it means for downtown and the community at large.”
The show will be available for online viewing on MBC TV4’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/MBCTV4 and the Chamber’s website at www.milledgevillega.com in the new Chamber TV portal designed by Goebel Media Group.
“There’s a lot more video to come on the Chamber TV portal. This is our introduction to video as a new way to communicate because we recognize the ease of access. This gets the message out quickly and efficiently,” Bragg said. “We’re thrilled to have this new opportunity for our membership and the community. We hope people will embrace it and utilize it.”
Anyone interested in a topic to be discussed on air can email Bragg at firstname.lastname@example.org with “MBC Connect” in the subject line.
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