Dorchester Chamber to host Google Local Marketing Power Workshop

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CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Chamber of Commerce is helping small businesses grow their presence online by sponsoring a Google Local Marketing Power Workshop, which will feature a lesson about how to optimize their free google business listing to rise to the top of the search results. The Workshop is free to Members of the Chamber and only $20 for non-Members.

The workshop will be hosted on Aug. 16, at Chesapeake College — Cambridge Center, 416 Race St., Cambridge, Main Door, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Only 60 seats available. To register call 410-228-3575 — send an e-mail at info@DorchesterChamber.org – or find -on Facebook at Dorchester Chamber of Commerce and sign-up for the event today.

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program from Google that brings community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.
“The Workshop, that is free to our Members, is a very pragmatic and hands on session that will help to better understand your WEB presence and how to improve it. Reports Bill Christopher, executive director of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. “The 3 hours will fly by and you will leave with actionable task to improve how your business is represented 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,” says Emily Harris, manager of Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. The Google Local Marketing Power Workshop is a Google presentation hosted by Dorchester Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with 360 Business Success, Official Google Partner.

In business since 1921, the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce is the communities oldest, largest and most effective business advocate. Its members represent all sectors of activity in the heart of Chesapeake Country. From the land, water, warehouse, or factory floor; from the retail store or restaurant; from the gallery, museum or local not for profit members have united under the umbrella of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce with a common Mission – “To Advance Dorchester County through educating, promoting and growing a strong business community”.

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program designed to empower communities to support their local businesses by helping them get on Google Search and Maps for free. Businesses that are online grow 40 percent faster than those that aren’t. Explore site to learn how you can join in, support businesses in your community, and put your city on the map: www.gybo.com

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