Tweet to bring 400+ jobs to Charlotte with #bananasforCLT
Posted on 24 Sep 2011 by Brian Francis
Chiquita’s CEO, Fernando Aguirre is active on Twitter (@FdoAguirreCEO). He tweets about his company, but also baseball games, rude passengers on his flights and pictures from his vacation. Sometimes he even tweets in Spanish.
Yesterday for #FollowFriday I suggested that Charlotte folks should start following Mr. Aguirre with this tweet:
To my surprise, I received a DM from Mr. Aguirre thanking me for following and implying that it would be great to have more engagement from the Charlotte twitter community. Chiquita is currently headquartered in Cincinnati and the Twitter community there has launched a campaign to try to keep them, with the hashtag #noCincyBananaSplit.
Since our Charlotte twitter community successfully mobilized to bring the Democratic National Convention back in 2010 with the #DNC Hashtag Party, we have the opportunity, you and I, to again join forces to recruit Chiquita Banana’s corporate headquarters and bring with them with more than 400 jobs to our city.
It’s no news to anyone that our residents need these jobs. That’s a given. So, here’s what I propose:
Join me in telling @FdoAuirreCEO why you love Charlotte and why he will too. Tell him why you go bananas for the QC with the hashtag #bananas4CLT! We’ve obviously got the best banana pudding around but what about the things that make living here so great? Does our multi-lingual, multi-national city make you proud to be #bananas4CLT? Are you a business owner and proud of our fantastic transportation structure that allows for your business to thrive? Follow @FdoAuirreCEO and tell him about it! Just be sure to use that #bananas4CLT hashtag so @dbirdy can update us on our successes via the @CLTBlog account!
It is not often that we get the chance to show a company how welcomed they will be in our community. Let’s capitalize on this one, y’all!