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For Immediate Release

Aug. 26, 2019






Rochester Hills Public Library Partners with Google to Help Small Businesses Grow

 

(ROCHESTER HILLS- Aug. 26, 2019) The Rochester Hills Public Library, the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Rochester Downtown Development Authority are joining forces with Google to offer classes on using Google tools and analytics to grow your business. The partnership is made possible through a grant from the American Library Association (ALA).

“Small business is the backbone of the Rochester community. At the Rochester Hills Public Library, we believe it is our responsibility to provide tools and resources to help them succeed,” said Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. 

The Rochester Hills Public Library will launch the Grow with Google initiative with a program called “Getting Your Business Online” on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This will be the first in a series of free events for small business owners.

“During this initial event, participants will learn how to create a google profile, increase their SEO and appear on google maps,” said event organizer Tierney Czartoski.

Upcoming Grow with Google events include a live-stream workshop with the google team to prep your business for the holiday season on Oct. 16 and a presentation from a Google executive Nov. 20.

“Libraries have long been America’s gathering place for learning. From learning new digital skills for the workplace, to creating a résumé or growing your business online, people are going to libraries as resources for professional growth now more than ever,” said Nicky Rigg, program manager for Digital Skills outreach at Google. “Grow with Google is excited to support library programs across the country to help ensure that economic opportunity exists for everyone.” 

The Grow with Google initiative draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims to help the Rochester community access the best of its training and tools to grow business owners outreach.  

More information can be found at rhpl.org. Registration for all events is required at calendar.rhpl.org.

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