MEDIA ADVISORY: Facebook and Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade to host free workshop for Durham Region Businesses

PICKERING, ON, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On  Friday, May 1, Facebook's Small Business Boost will take place in Pickering, Ontario, a session dedicated to teaching small business owners in the Durham Region how to optimize their presence on the world's largest social network.

The event will be co-hosted by the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade and Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering. Attendees will participate in a training session on how to use Facebook to grow their business and connect with current and potential customers. As well, attendees will hear first-hand from local businesses who have been specially selected by Facebook because their businesses have found success through the use of Facebook. Terre Bleu Lavender Farm, Far & Wide Collective and Zayver have been selected as inspiring examples of local enterprises that have used Facebook to develop and grow.  

The Ajax-Pickering Small Business Boost is the fourth stop of a cross-country roadshow that kicked off on January 20th in Coquitlam and moved East to Halifax on January 22nd and then in Montreal on February 9th. Small businesses are a large contributor to the economy in Durham Region, with 90 per cent of all firms in Durham Region having nine or fewer employees. Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns (as cited in Local Labour Market Plan Durham Region 2013)

WHAT:                               
Free workshop on how to use Facebook to grow your small business

WHEN AND WHERE: PickeringFriday May 1, 2015
City of Pickering Banquet Halls (City Hall – Pickering Recreation Complex)
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering ON L1V 3Y7
9:30a.m.11:30a.m. EST

WHO:  
Representatives from Facebook Canada, including Alison Twiner, Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions and Jordan Banks, Global Head of Vertical Strategy and Managing Director, Facebook Canada
Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament, Ajax-Pickering
Kathy McKay, Executive Director, Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade
Local small business owners

*All media who wish to attend must RSVP by 5:00p.m. EST on April 30, 2015 to jill.lindsay@highroad.com

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