MEDIA ADVISORY: Facebook and Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce to host free workshop for Moncton businesses

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

MONCTON, NB, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - On Thursday, August 18, Facebook's Boost Your Business will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick, 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 Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce, with special guests Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Stuart Forestell, Public Safety Canada.

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 and Public Safety Canada. This segment is a unique opportunity for business owners to better understand how to implement effective privacy and security measures for their small business.

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 be learn how to use Facebook to grow their business and connect with current and potential customers.

A question and answer session will follow, featuring a panel of local small business owners, who will share their Facebook tips, tricks and suggestions. Front Porch Mercantile, MOVI Yoga, Dance, Fitness and The Humanity Project have been selected to join the panel as best-in-class examples of businesses using Facebook.

Free workshop on how to use Facebook to grow your small business. Business owners can register at:

Erin Elofson, Director, Facebook Canada
Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Stuart Forestell, Public Safety
Local small business owners

A Facebook spokesperson and local business owners will be available for interviews.

WHEN AND WHERE: MonctonThursday, August 18, 2016
Delta Beausejour (Ballroom)
750 Main Street
Moncton, NB E1C 1E6
8:30am - 11:00am ADT

*All media who wish to attend must RSVP by 5:00p.m. ADT on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 to

About Facebook Canada
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SOURCE Facebook® Canada

For further information: Alex Kucharski,

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