/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY: Facebook to host free workshop for St. John's businesses/

First event in special privacy series with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Aug. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - On Monday, August 15, Facebook's Boost Your Business event will take place in St. John's, Newfoundland, a session dedicated to teaching local small business owners how to optimize their presence on the world's largest social network. The event will be co-hosted by Startup Newfoundland & Labrador and the St. John's Board of Trade, with special guests Seamus O'Regan, MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Mark Matz, 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. PolkaDot Place Play Cafe, Found Consignment Boutique and Sustain Nutrition 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: http://fbsaintjohns.eventfarm.com/

Erin Elofson, Director, Facebook Canada
Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Seamus O'Regan, MP of St. John's South-Mount Pearl
Brent Homan, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Mark Matz, Public Safety
Local small business owners

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

WHEN AND WHERE: St. John'sMonday, August 15, 2016
Delta St. John's Conference Centre
120 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6K4
10:00am -12:30pm NDT

*All media who wish to attend must RSVP by 5:00p.m. NDT on Friday, August 12, 2016 to akucharski@argylepr.com

About Facebook Canada

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. More than 21 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

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