October holidays for social media
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October Holidays for Chamber Social Media

One of the easiest ways to fluff up your social media calendar is to post on holidays. You can find specific holidays to promote a chamber member (like promoting a salon on national hair day), post a fun picture of your staff celebrating, or sharing a resource to help others learn about the issue. I also like to track job-related holidays as a reminder to reach out or recognize specific members.

Here’s some October Holidays that could be a good fit for your chamber social media calendar or for recognizing your members:

Days

  • October 2 – National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
  • 1st Wednesday – National Coffee with a Cop Day 
  • October 4 – National Golf Lover’s Day
    • Don’t make it the focus, but this would be a great post to just tease the dates for your next golf tournament.
  • 1st Friday – National Body Language Day
    • Share an article or host a seminar on body language in the workplace
  • 1st Weekend – National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
  • October 5 – National Do Something Nice Day
    • What’s something quick & nice you can do for some of your members?
  • 2nd Wednesday
    • National Emergency Nurse’s Day 
    • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day 
    • National Stop Bullying Day
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
    • Another great opportunity for sharing information on mental health in the workplace
  • October 12
    • National Freethought Day
    • National Farmer’s Day
    • National Costume Swap Day–
  • October 13 – Clergy/Pastor/Ministry Appreciation Day
  • 2nd Monday – Instead of Columbus Day, promote Native American Day
  • October 15 – National Aesthetician Day
  • 3rd Tuesday – National Pharmacy Technician Day
  • October 16 – Boss’s Day
    • A great excuse to recognize your boss in some small way. The first year I did this I got my boss a cheap mug and she literally cried. Small gestures can go a long way!
  • 3rd Wednesday – Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce
    • State chambers could create a post and tag the different chambers in your state.
    • Local chambers, share the above post, and if one of your members stops by to support you, take a picture of it!
  • 3rd Thursday – Get to Know Your Customers Day
    • aka your members!
  • October 19 – National LGBT Center Awareness Day
  • October 20 – National Youth Confidence Day
  • 3rd Monday – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
  • October 24 – United Nations Day
  • October 26
    • National Financial Crime Fighter Day
    • National Day of the Deployed
  • October 27 – Navy Day
  • October 30
    • National Speak Up For Service Day
    • National Publicist Day
  • October 31 – Halloween
    • Create a blog post sharing trick-or-treat times and themed events in the community or by chamber members. (example)

Weeks

  • 1st full week
    • National Primary Care Physician Week
    • Financial Planning Week .
    • National Heimlich Heroes Week
    • Mental Illness Awareness Week
    • Customer Service Week
    • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week
  • World Space Week – October 4-10
  • National Physician Assistants Week – October 6-12
  • National Fire Prevention Week – Week in which October 9 falls
  • 2nd full week
    • National School Lunch Week
    • American Beer Week
    • Veterinary Technicians Week
    • Healthcare Security & Safety Week
  • 3rd Week
    • Medical Assistants Recognition Week
    • National Business Women’s Week
    • Freedom of Speech Week
    • National Save for Retirement Week
    • Minority Enterprise Development Week
    • Get Organized Week
    • Respiratory Care Week
  • Last Week – National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
  • National Red Ribbon Week – 23-31

Month

  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Co-op Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Arts & Humanities Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Dropout Prevention Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Fair Trade Month
  • National Go On A Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen & Bath Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Vegetarian Month
Information from (and even more holidays listed at) NationalDayCalendar.com.

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