Saturday, November 24, 2012
Starbucks, which has a handful of locations in the Ballwin and Ellisville area, is pioneering a new way to attract employees.
Starbucks is planning to expand and open 1,300 new stores next year, but if you'd like to get a job with the coffee giant, first log on to Facebook. The national chain has unveiled a new system called Branch Out that will let potential applicants search for jobs using their social networks, according to a report in the St. Louis Business Journal. The system takes the form of an app on the Starbucks Facebook page that lets users browse open positions by location, but it's also a promotional effort with videos about what it's like to work at Starbucks and links to info about the company's benefits. The journal cites a Seattle-based tech blog from one of its sister publications called TechFlash, which talked to Sara Parker, a member of …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Check out these local tweeters and tell us which are your favorites!
Looking for local news, deals and quirks in Ballwin and Ellisville? Patch gathered a list of local Twitter accounts to help you fill your following section. Add your favorites in the Comments below and don't forget to follow @BalwinElisPatch on Twitter. Also check out our list of local Facebook pages. What do you think? How has Twitter and other social media helped you shop or discover local businesses? Tell us in the Comments.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Catch up with what you've been saying on Patch, Facebook and Twitter this week!
While Ballwin-Ellisville Patch is the hub for local news, events and discussions, the reach expands to what Patch users like you have to say in the Comments section on stories, but also on Facebook and Twitter! Here's the place to look at highlights from what users shared this week. The Fresh Mex chain closed its location in Ellisville this week, but got social media buzzing with disappointment and other Mexican restaurant suggestions. ON FACEBOOK... Jon Hubach: "Boo. That gives me a big sad. Loved it living in St. Louis." Tami Gallagher: "This makes me sad :-(" Gary Deutschmann: "Just got a coupon from them today...Oh well guess we'll have to go to Olivette for Fajitas." Cristine McNear Metts and Suzanne Gundlach recommended El Maguey, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Follow Patch on social media, get a free newsletter and more ways to keep up with what's happening in Ballwin and Ellisville.
While Ballwin-Ellisville Patch is a website where you can track local news, see what's happening in the area and engage in conversation, there are a few other ways Patch likes to stay in touch outside of the web address. Click through the slides above to find out how to get creative, share your stories and keep up with all things Ballwin and Ellisville! Join the conversation. Create a user account on Patch to contribute comments, blogs, photos and sign up for a newsletter straight to your inbox.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Have you learned Olympics results when you didn't want to yet? Join the discussion and vote in our poll how you're "viewing" the London Games.
The Olympics aren't just on TV anymore. While NBC broadcasts highlights from each day's events from London -- six hours ahead of Central time -- in our time zone's prime time for television, the results are already being broadcast somewhere else: the Internet. Social media and news sites, though some try to caution viewers with "spoiler alerts," are posting results as they occur in London time. KSDK even suggests "closing your eyes" or looking away before they post a graphic of medal tallies from the day during its 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. But if you're devoted to grabbing a seat on the couch and watching what happens happen at 7 p.m. each night, you may have been disheartened to learn results from excited friends and social media outlets…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
See our readers’ opinions on last week’s most trending news in Ballwin and Ellisville.
This past week was a busy one in terms of news for the Ballwin-Ellisville Patch. As always, Patch strives to drive conversation among the readers of the local communities we cover. Two excellent ways to interact with your neighbors in Ballwin and Ellisville is through our official Facebook page and Twitter account, where we love to hear from you and your opinions on the day’s news. If you have not yet checked out our Facebook or Twitter pages, here are some of the great conversations you are missing:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
"Patch" rounds up seven standout blog posts published by Local Voices bloggers this week.
I’ll admit it. I’m a Local Voices blog-aholic. I find myself reading Patch blogs every day, and I always find something interesting. But this is Missouri—so I won’t just tell you, I’ll show you. This week, the Patch bloggers were abuzz with valuable advice, Patchy fun and intriguing questions. Here are just a few of my favorites from the week. Which were your favorite blog posts this week? Share your favorites in the comments section, below. Got something to say? Consider starting a blog using the free Patch Local Voices blogging platform. You’ll have a built-in, local audience, and we’ll help you promote your posts. It’s simple and easy to set up your blog, and you can start blogging right away.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Our social media highlights give readers the rundown on just what their neighbors in Ellisville and Ballwin have been talking about.
Ballwin-Ellisville Patch strives to keep our readers engaged in a variety of ways. Yes, we like it when you view our site, but arguably more than every before, your voices are the defining one in our news coverage. Gone are the days when disconnected publishers and editors opine on issues from afar in an attempt to set the tone and focus of news and developments in our community. Instead, we find it's the things residents write in our Local Voices blog pages, the comments people who live and work around Ballwin and Ellisville make on Facebook and Twitter, and the thoughts you leave us with in our articles' comments sections that define our community. So if you want your voice to be heard in the community you live, "liking" our official …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Temperatures outside may be rising, though tempers around Ballwin have reached an unofficial "chill," at least according to Ballwin-Ellisville Patch's highly scientific social media.
Summer has all but officially arrived, and readers from Ellisville and Ballwin are happy to let it show. As longtime fans of the site know, Ballwin-Ellisville Patch is help facilitate a bustling social media scene, which readers can tap into via our official Facebook page and our Twitter account. For those of you just joining us, Twitter may be the best bet to keep loose tabs on some of the quirkier findings around Ellisville and Ballwin, while Facebook will keep readers up to date with photos, big stories and a platform to discuss the day's latest news in the cities you actually spend your time in. All of our articles also allow readers to comment, which is yet another way to let your voice be heard by the residents, police, mayors …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Check out a few recent highlights from readers of Ballwin-Ellisville Patch just like you and see what they've had to say about the site.
We certainly still accept Letters to the Editor here at Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, but with an active, engaged community that makes up our readership, we embrace the great number of other ways our readers have to let their voices be heard. In addition to users who interact with our official Twitter account, which is an excellent tool for getting tidbits of breaking news as it happens, we also have hundreds of readers who follow us every day on Facebook. In fact, as of now, we have 285 fans on our Facebook page; we're pushing to get to 300 by month's end. Although Ballwin-Ellisville Patch lives here on this website, alternative ways of reaching the community are a central part of Patch's mission to helping our readers connect: • In an …