SHELTON, Conn. – The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and Pepperland Marketing, a Google Partner agency, are teaming up to help small businesses in the Lower Naugatuck Valley region grow their presence online.
They will be hosting a “Let’s Put Our Valley on the Map” free workshop from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton.
The workshop will feature two interactive sessions, “How To Reach A Local Audience Through Google Search and Google Maps” and “An Introduction To Inbound Marketing.”
“Let’s Put Our Valley on the Map” is part of Google’s "Get Your Business Online" program and aims to bring community members, business owners and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.
“Four out of five consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” said Soo Young Kim, head of small business engagement at Google. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”
“Closing this gap presents a huge opportunity to boost the local economy,” said Bill Purcell, president of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. “This is a chance for Valley area businesses to collectively expand their online presence and further promote the region as the premier destination for business and leisure.”
Anyone interested in reaching a local audience online to grow their business is encouraged to attend, regardless of their company's size or industry. Attendees will be treated to coffee and light refreshments.
Click here to register.