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Google announced today that the Grow with Google tour is coming is to Edmonton, AB, as part of its larger Grow with Google initiative to help Canadians create economic opportunity through digital skills training across the country.

Google will host a free, one-day event in Ford Hall at Rogers Place from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, September 26th. The event will feature four different Google-led workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and hands-on help for up to 400-500 anticipated attendees. The workshops will provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to get their businesses online, including setting up a Google My Business profile to get found on search and maps, online marketing, website analytics, and email, slides and spreadsheet basics.

Google is partnering with community organizations, including the City of Edmonton, EdmontonChamber of Commerce, West Edmonton, Business Association, Startup Edmonton, Edmonton Business Association, TEC Edmonton, Business Link, Futurpreneur Canada, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs to customize the event to local needs and create a lasting support system for attendees. Following the Grow with Google event, Google will explore ongoing partnership opportunities with area organizations to help with developing digital skills.

“Edmonton is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial community that can really benefit from the latest digital skills and tools needed to scale their businesses in Edmonton and beyond,” said Mayor Don Iveson.  “The path to a more resilient economy requires us all to constantly adapt and evolve, which is why Grow with Google is such a valuable resource for business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals looking to learn new digital skills.”

Media are encouraged to come to the event to capture opening remarks from Google executives and local politicians before the workshops commence. To learn more about the free event and for registration, visit g.co/GrowEdmonton.

CONTACT: For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact: Sarah Pattillo, 416-567-7844 / [email protected]

On-site camera opportunities:

  • Remarks from Google executives and local politicians
  • Interactive Google-led workshops for small business owners
  • Outdoor Grow with Google activation

When:         

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Press Moment at 10:00am

Workshops from 10:30am – 4:30pm

Where:       

Ford Hall, Rogers Place

10220 104 Ave

Edmonton, AB

T5J 0H6