HALIFAX, Jan. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, January 22, Facebook's Small Business Boost will take place in Halifax, N.S., a session dedicated to teaching small business owners in Halifax how to optimize their presence on the world's largest social network.
The event will be co-hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. Special guest Megan Leslie, Member of Parliament for Halifax and the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition will discuss the importance of small business for the local economy. Additionally, attendees will hear first-hand from local businesses that have found success through Facebook including Planet Paws, Sailor Bup's Barber Shop and Go Fiddle Heads.
The Halifax Small Business Boost is the second stop of a Facebook small business cross-country roadshow that kicked off on January 20th in Vancouver and includes stops in major Canadian cities. Small businesses are a large contributor to the provincial economy in Nova Scotia, with 75 per cent of local business being small businesses with less than 10 employees (Statistics Canada, July 2012).
Free Workshop on how to use Facebook to grow your small business
WHEN AND WHERE: Halifax- Thursday January 22, 2015
The Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS
9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m AST
**Photo Opportunity with all speakers will occur at 9:30a.m. AST
**Interview opportunities will take place following the event
Representatives from Facebook Canada, including Nick Serjeant, Client Partner, and Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy
Megan Leslie, Member of Parliament for Halifax and the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition
Valerie Payn, President and CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Local small business owners
*All media who wish to attend must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. AST on January 21, 2015 to [email protected]
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. People 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: Richelle Robillard, [email protected]