The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is holding one of its merchant-focused series of short Novel Efforts Downtown (NED) Talks, “Five Ways to Get More Customers through the Door with Social Media,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Street 14 Coffee, 1410 Commercial St. NEDTalks are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Speaker Tara Gentile will help business owners channel their everyday activity into social media updates that bring in customers, both new and loyal. Gentile is a business strategist and the creator of Quiet Power Strategy. Since 2009, she’s grown a thriving business online using social media with active communities on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. Her work also has been feature in Fast Company, Forbes, DailyWorth, and Design*Sponge.

For information, call Alana Garner at 503-791-7940.

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