Report done by Javan Hamilton
Few people are more involved in our community than Rebecca Whyte, Baton Rouge Community Manager for Yelp.com.
“Community for me means gathering and getting people involved that otherwise wouldn’t be involved.”
Yelp is an online community allowing users to share their experiences at local businesses. Part of Whyte’s job as a Community Manager is to partner with these businesses to develop ways to promote. Yelp often puts on events which help them build a client base, as well as allowing users to network in person.
Already an active member on Yelp, Whyte took the job in Baton Rouge because she knew that it would allow her to be involved in the many things happening in the city. At her events, you’ll see some of the best talent, attractions, food and more that the Capital City has to offer, from aerialists, to fire dancers, to local cuisine and delectable treats from around the world.
“There’s a lot of those hidden gems that people don’t get to hear about all the time. They don’t have a huge social media presence, but we really try to push them heavily on Yelp.”
But for whyte, it’s more than just pulling off a great event. It’s a chance for her to help business owners, and to bring the community closer together.
“I’ve grown to love this place, and there’s just so much to experience here, anywhere from fitness, to food–I feel like this city has it all now.”
For more information on upcoming events and more, follow Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @yelpbatonrouge.