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San Antonio Businesses on Twitter

San Antonio businesses on Twitter

San Antonio businesses on Twitter

Lately I’ve come across more and more San Antonio businesses on Twitter. Hooray! It’s great to see San Antonio businesses take advantage of social media tools so they can reach out to the community at large as well as to their customers and prospects. Twitter is a free, fantastic way to keep people updated on what your business is doing.

This post features a list of businesses in San Antonio who are on Twitter. This list is a living, breathing thing that will be revised often. If you don’t see your business listed here, just send me an email, reply to me on Twitter @colleenpence or DM me on Twitter and I’ll add you. My only request is that you are a business in San Antonio, Texas that is actively using Twitter to be listed.

There’s also a new group in town on Twitter, MadeinSATX, whose goal is to support San Antonio businesses so that dollars earned here are spent here. They’re launching their web site in early July. Stay tuned on how they can help you and your local business.

San Antonio Businesses on Twitter:


alamoheli (Alamo Helicopter Tours)










ChristineHuff1 (Creative Touch)

CRMLarry (Lentz Computer Services)

cszsanantonio (Comedy Sportz San Antonio)

erch (Ecumenical Center)



jamietxc (Texas Creative)


kmarvel (child support enforcement lawyer)

lane24 (LTM Medical Marketing)


maegg (Heritage Bookkeeping and Tax)



privateasset (at Jefferson Bank)

PromoGeorge (PROMOtivations Advertising Specialties)

RO2108 (Rochelle’s Gift Baskets)








txconflictcoach (Conflict Connections, Inc)

TxDomesticG (Texas Domestic Goddess cleaning/organizing)


San Antonio River Walk’s Museum Reach Expansion

San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach Expansion

San Antonio River's Museum Reach Expansion

Wow. Words escape me (and the fact that it’s past 1:00 a.m. isn’t helping either), but luckily I have pictures of the San Antonio River’s Museum Reach Expansion preview tour  as do many others. We also have tweets, lots and lots of tweets about the Museum Reach of San Antonio’s River Walk Expansion. And, thanks to Charlotte Anne and Willie Lucas, we also have video footage of tonight’s San Antonio River Tour!

I thoroughly enjoyed the preview tour of San Antonio’s River Walk Expansion this evening. Who wouldn’t love a leisurely, informative stroll along a pretty new stretch of the River Walk with some of San Antonio’s leading social media experts? Social Media Club San Antonio members and other social media enthusiasts gathered at the Brooklyn Avenue Bridge to get an early glimpse into another beautiful feather in our fair city’s cap: the Museum Reach Expansion of the San Antonio River.

San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art

Social Media Maven and KGBTexas public relations account coordinator Andi Narvaez came up with the idea for a social media preview of the river expansion project after viewing Social Media Club San Antonio’s incredibly successful coverage of the mayoral election earlier this month. She organized the tour along with Steven Schauer of the San Antonio River Authority and together they led our excited group of social media mavens up and down the new extension of the San Antonio River for two fun-filled, tweet-filled hours.

The grand opening of this stretch of the San Antonio River Walk will be celebrated all weekend long. Visit’s Museum Reach page for details. 

And, be sure to check out Trinity University Dean David Tuttle’s blog post about the Museum Reach preview tour. I’m sure the only reason he beat me to a blog post (and one that’s WAY more thorough than mine) was because he didn’t join the River Gang for margaritas at Tomatillos afterward. Darn that tequila. It gets me every time.

PodCamp San Antonio 3.0 smokes San Antonio’s already hot social media scene


The Air Force & social media: PodCamp 3.0

The Air Force & social media: PodCamp 3.0

I’m not a podcaster (yet) but I figured the El Tropicano Hotel, home of Podcamp San Antonio 3.0, would be the place to meet people who are. I was right. Not only did I meet some amazing podcasters but many of the scheduled-on-the-spot sessions covered social media hot topics as well. Susan Price demystified the concept of co-working. Charlotte Anne Lucas talked about Using Facebook for Business. Patricia Porter talked about her year-long social media journey after her baptism-by-fire at PodCamp 2.0. Several great tweeps (and me!) led Twitter 101. Andi Narvaez revved us up about blogging. Matt Scherer taught us to Pay It Forward. Members of the 433rd Airlift Wing of the Air Force  and local educators gave examples of how they’re using SM tools to educate and inform. Josh Eyestone taught us the ins and outs of video and SEO. Luis Sandoval taught us about building our network. Camp Maven Jennifer Navarrete was a gracious and effective emcee. And in the midst of it all, Leslie Baldwin, among others, podcasted live several times throughout the day. 

And Donna Tuttle, esteemed SA Business Journal editor, covered the mane event. But that’s another story entirely.

I won’t go into the details of what made PodCamp San Antonio the unique, mind-expanding experience it was. Others already did a beautifully thorough and funny punny job. But what I can tell you is that after attending GreenCamp the week before and now PodCamp, I’m a camp convert.

Where else but camps (Freelance Camp, BarCamp, TweetCamp, GreenCamp, PodCamp, ActionCamp) can you go (for free!!!) to meet such a diverse group of local and regional people willing to get up in front of a room of virtual friends and strangers to share what they  know in the hopes of teaching and inspiring others? Yeah, that’d be NOWHERE.

A San Antonio-sized thank you to PodCamp’s sponsors and to Jennifer NavarreteLarry HendricksLeslie BaldwinMichael De LeonNathan LottRichard GalvanShaine Mata and Stephen Vanderver for organizing PodCamp 3.0 and bringing all of us together. So, ya’ll, when’s PodCamp 4.0?

There were so many great speakers and topics at PodCamp 3.0 that it’s possible (highly probable) that I’ve left some out. If I did, I apologize. Please send me your info to include right away!