Experts from Internet giant Google will be in Chattanooga on May 19 to help small businesses with their presence on the worldwide web, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.
Called "Tennessee Get Your Business Online," the Google representatives will be at the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza from 9 a.m. to noon.
Google experts will help small business owners create a free website, and those in attendance will receive a customized domain name, free web hosting for one year, a local business listing on Google Maps, and additional tools, training and resources. The Google experts will also help train business owners on how to reach more customers online.
The event, which is free and open to all Tennesseans, is designed to provide an easy and fast way for businesses to create a website and become more visible online.
"As a former mayor and businessman, I appreciate the role small businesses play in communities across Tennessee," said Corker.
Businesses unable to attend the event can still create a free website and access relevant resources by visiting www.TennesseeGetOnline.com.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...