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Northeast State Community College Partners with Sync Space For Digital Marketing Bootcamp for Small Business Owners

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – Northeast State Community College announces a partnership with Sync Space Entrepreneur Center on an 8-week program to help entrepreneurs and small businesses build a digital marketing strategy and learn creative design skills.

The program will be led by community experts and is constructed to provide the building blocks of modern digital marketing. Upon course completion, participants will have knowledge of available creative software and understand how to build strategies for marketing their business online.

“Northeast State is proud to sponsor a digital marketing training program for the community and small businesses” – says Megan Almaroad, Director of Advancement Operations at Northeast State Community College “Northeast State is committed to educating both students and the community in the latest technology and marketing strategies.”

In the course, participants will learn aspects of digital marketing from branding, design, and digital storytelling. Additionally, the program will include hands-on digital software classes spanning multiple platforms and media including Adobe, Canva, Powerpoint, and more. The course is designed for beginners, where each week will build upon the previous classes to help the participants develop a template for visually communicating their business.

“Marketing and Visual storytelling are incredibly important skills for both small businesses and entrepreneurs.” -Says Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space. “We have incredibly skilled storytellers in our region that are partnering on this program to help our small businesses compete in the digital economy.”

Hosted in partnership with Believe in Bristol and Bristol, TN, this course will begin in early Fall of 2022. The program is provided free of charge to all participants courtesy of a grant sponsored by Northeast State and AT&T, and is open to entrepreneurs and small business owners regardless of their status as a student at Northeast State. Among the program leads include Dr. Stephen Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer of the ETSU Research Corporation, Cher Cornett, Chairman of Create Appalachia, and Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space Entrepreneur Center. To learn more, please visit

Registration is limited to 20 participants and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Northeast State is an open‐access, public, comprehensive community college that advances lifelong learning and strengthens the economic and social/cultural aspects of the community. To facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success, the College provides innovative, high‐quality, and relevant associate, certificate, and career‐focused educational programs and services. Programming and comprehensive support services are offered through varied delivery systems and at multiple campuses throughout its primary service area of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties. Within all aspects of its operations, Northeast State serves the public’s interest through the judicious use of fiscal, human, and physical resources and through the provision of safe and secure campuses.

Sync Space Entrepreneur Centers is a 501(c)3 non-profit accelerator program and the designated Launch Tennessee partner for Northeast Tennessee. Sync Space programs range from early idea validation and workshops, to accelerator programs uniquely focused on support for local and recruited startups considering Northeast Tennessee as a place to grow or expand their business. Sync Space programming aligns startups with key partners and industries that offer mentorship, opportunity for investment, and pilot program opportunities. For more information, visit

Believe in Bristol’s mission is to foster the collaborative vibrant nature of both Bristols by building a community of culture, lifestyle, heritage, music, and economy. Believe in Bristol strives to strengthen the heart and soul of our Historic Downtown and facilitate its future growth by implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach focusing on Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.

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