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Facebook to Host Free Workshop for Charleston Area Small Businesses
2/8/2017 2:57:59 PM

Stephen Gilchrist

In recognition of African American History Month, Facebook, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce will host a Boost Your Business seminar at the Charleston Gaillard Center. 

The seminar is free to the public and aims to teach local small business owners how to optimize their presence and engage customers on the world’s largest social network.

The seminar will kick off with welcoming remarks from Senator Tim Scott and will be followed by a presentation from a Facebook small business expert on the latest Facebook best practices and strategies for success.

A question and answer session will follow, featuring a panel of local small business people that will share their Facebook tips, tricks and suggestions. The Charleston small businesses participating on the panel are:
Black Southern Belle, BoldandSassy Hair Desighn, Charleston Gourmet Burgers and Larger than Life Events

“I’m looking forward to celebrating African American History Month and supporting small business owners from across our state,” said Senator Tim Scott. “As a former small business owner myself, I understand the hard work and effort that goes into building a business from the ground up, and want to thank small business owners across South Carolina for everything they do.”

“Information is power and there is nothing more powerful than the worldwide network of Facebook,” said Harry C. Alford, President of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to join the network of 65 million small businesses and helping them take their business to the next level by improving sales and strengthening their bottom line.”

“We are thrilled to co-sponsor this event with United States Senator Tim Scott and the National Black Chamber of Commerce,” said Stephen Gilchrist, Chairman of the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce. “The amazing tools that Facebook has to offer small businesses are extraordinary. To watch small businesses access International markets and markets all across the United States is an opportunity that no small business can afford to miss.”

There are more than 65 million businesses worldwide using Facebook to connect with customers, and approximately 8 in 10 Facebook users are connected to at least one small business in their network.

Facebook Boost Your Business seminar (free of charge). To register and for more information, visit – The event will be held Monday, February 13 (9:30 a.m. - registration, 10:00 a.m. - event kickoff).


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