MEDIA ADVISORY - Facebook and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to host free workshop for Winnipeg businesses

Part of a special privacy series with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

WINNIPEG, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, January 18, Facebook's Boost Your Business will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a session dedicated to teaching small business owners how to optimize their presence on the world's largest social network. The event will be co-hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, with special guest Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

The Boost Your Business workshop will include a training session led by a Facebook small business expert on the latest best practices and strategies for success. Attendees will learn how to use Facebook and Instagram to grow their business and connect with current and potential customers.

As a special segment of the program, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from, and speak directly to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. This segment is a unique opportunity for business owners to better understand how to implement effective privacy and security measures for their small business.

A question and answer session will follow, featuring a panel of local small business owners, who will share their Facebook tips, tricks and suggestions. Jellyfish Float Spa, Dan Debreuil of Sales Expert, and Winnipeg Harvest have been selected to join the panel as best-in-class examples of businesses using Facebook.

WHAT:
Free workshop on how to use Facebook to grow your small business. Business owners can register at: https://boostwinnipeg.splashthat.com

WHO:
Alison Twiner, Director, Facebook Canada
Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Local small business owners

A Facebook spokesperson and local business owners will be available for interviews at the event. Interviews with a Facebook spokesperson can also be arranged for the day prior to the event.

WHEN AND WHERE: WinnipegWednesday, January 18, 2017
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3
9:30am - 12:30pm

*All media who wish to attend must RSVP by 5:00p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to akucharski@argylepr.com

About Facebook Canada
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. More than 22 million Canadians use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. All other brand or product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE Facebook® Canada

For further information: Alex Kucharski, akucharski@argylepr.com, 647-638-6152


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