Oct 28, 2013 03:46AM
● By Style
Photos by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group
Since moving to Folsom in 2008, John Testa has gotten pretty good at “hobnobbing” with area residents.
He is the founder and owner of hobnobfolsom.com, an entertainment and news website with the primary goal of bringing people in the community together. As “virtual mayor” of Folsom, Testa’s greatest joy is helping spread the word about events and fundraisers for local charities and nonprofits. He recently won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, and he admits that it’s been wonderful going from knowing no one in Folsom to knowing, well, almost everyone. “I’m a good connector,” Testa shares. “I love being able to connect people with other people.”
Although he’s now something of a social media guru, Testa got his start in more “hands-on” trades, such as construction and automotive services. He admits, however, that he’s found his new calling: coaching others in social media marketing and providing a space for people to communicate online. When he isn’t in cyberspace, Testa enjoys non-virtual socializing—hanging out with friends, smoking cigars and telling stories. At work or at play, for Testa, it’s about interacting with others in his community. “I’m always hobnobbing,” he says with a laugh.
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