SMCHI End of Year Event -Wrap Up

Well, SMCHI officially said “Mahalo” to 2012 with a big bang!

With an average device/person ratio of 2:1, Hawaii’s social media and digital community came together last night to Tweet, Talk, Instagram, drink and eat. Then, Tweet about drinking and eating. About 70 people showed up last night to show us what “social” really means. Despite the “nose in device” symdrome, the noise level in the room was “dull roar” proving that geeks are people too.

We gave away some awesome prizes! We also had a great improv performance by Improv Hawaii, with their great interactive social media improv performance “FaceSpace.” The team of 4 had great energy; and allowed social geeks to laugh at themselves a little, OK, alot.

In the “Social Media Professionals Are People Too” category: we were victims of the Twitter/Instagram “Photo Wars” which happened that day! Lots of our Instagrams photos didn’t show up in the Storify because Twitter isn’t showing them as images. You’ll see the link though. Phew! Social media is constantly stay on your toes peeps! Lesson learned courtesy of SMCHI:  never get too attached to a single platform – you never know when a change will be announced that effects a promotion or program your doing.

A complete Storify from the evening can be found here.  By the way, according to TweetReach our #smchi hashtag reached over 255,000 Twitter accounts on December 5th on 220 unique tweets. Does SMCHI have reach or what?

We rarely do this in our blog posts, but so many people asked out membership last night that we’re compelled to add the link for membership here in our blog. SMCHI Membership is very affordable and we’re even looking for volunteers on our board in various committee for 2012, so its very easy to get involved. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or tweet us!

And one last time, we really must thank our event sponsor. By sponsoring our event last night, we were able to keep the costs down and and still provide food and drink for our attendees!

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Here are the prizes and their winners:

Mahalo to these Prize Donors! We Love you Hawaii Businesses!

Down To Earth $50 Gift Certificate * Follow @downtoearthfood
Winner: Shelly Simpson (Best Visible Tattoo) 

Kalapawai Cafe and Zia’s Diner Gift Certificate: $50 Value * Follow @KalapawaiCafe
Forest Frizzell (@forestf)
Sam Haas (@samhass808) 

Tracy Wright Corvo Photography Business Head Shot: $200 Value * Follow @TracyWCorvo *Tracy Wright Corvo Photography on Facebook.
Winner: The Board of Directors present went rogue and awarded this to SMCHI President Tara Coomans (@taracoomans)

Freshionable 1.5 Hour Personal Styling or Personal Shopping Session with Jenny Cao-Wu: $120 Value * Follow @freshionable; submitted by Jenny Cao-Wu
Winner: Anne Murata (@annemurata) 

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor VIP Gift Bag with Family Annual Pass/Museum Membership: $150 Value * Follow @PacificAviation; submitted by Anne Murata
Winner: Esme Infante Nii (@esmeinfantenii)  (Best Hat)

Gogobot (2) Gogobot logo Toiletry Kits and (2) Gogobot logo Duffle Bags: $150 Value * Follow @GogobotOahu; submitted by Yen Phan
Yancey Unequivocally (@yancyu)  
Megan Young
Jason Kama (@kele_on)

Sail Makani Catamaran Gift Certificate for two on any sail: $140 Value * Follow @MakaniCat * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Captain Jon Jepson
Winner: Luke Tucker @lukctucker (Best Tie/Ascot) 

Reyn Spooner 2012 Reyn Spooner Hawaiian Christmas Shirt Size Large: $89 Value
2012 Reyn Spooner Hawaiian Christmas Shirt Size Medium: $89 Value
Reyn Spooner Caps (4): $30.00 Value Each
Follow @reynspooner * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Leizelsweedia Rowan
Mike Curtis (@mcurtis808)
Greg Fuller (@fullertweets)
Stephanie Rush (@stephrush)
Piia Aarma (@pineappletweets) 

Hulagirlstyle by Stella & Dot Silver corso hoop earrings (Value $39) and Trunk show gift certificate ($50 extra jewelry credit when trunk show is held): $89 Value
Follow @hulagirlstyle * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Lyla Prather
Winner: KatieRose Moreno (@ladynparadise) (Best Earrings) 

Tiki’s Grill & Bar Three $15 Gift Cards: $45 Value ($15 each)
Follow @tikisgrill * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Michael Miller
Winner: Carey Bennet (@happyhourhawaii) 

Happy Hour Hawaii Gift Card & Dining Package: $100 Value
$30 Gift Card to Gyu-Kaku Windward Mall & 1 Dozen Chorks
Twitter: @Gyukakuwindward
Derek Gabriel (@dsghi) 

2. $50 Sarento’s at the top of the Ilikai (happy hour only) @sarentos
3. 1 Dozen Chorks. The Chork is a half chopstick, half fork utensil ( They are super cool, everyone loves them at Eat The Street! @thechorkutensil
Follow @happyhourhawaii * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Carey Bennett
Winner: Arthur Grau (@apps4good) (Best Sunglasses) 

Kinoshita Communications
Tommy Bahama Gift Certificate – Retail, Restaurant or Online: $50 Value
Follow @lkinoshita * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Laura Kinoshita
Winner: Greg Gedemer @gregariousgrego (Best Aloha Wear) 

Empowered Presentations
1 NEW unopened box of (10) ten fresh, creamy, never to be had ever again Hostess TWINKIES!: Priceless Value
Follow @empoweredpres * Like on Facebook * Submitted by Cory Jim
Winner: Britt Adams of @improvhi 

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