PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Democratic National Convention, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC), and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) will be co-sponsoring the second in a series of free workshops aimed at helping small businesses increase their online presence. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 2:30-5PM at Concilio, the oldest Philadelphia-based Latino organization. Businesses interested in participating can sign up here.
Attendees will learn how to use online tools to maximize search engine optimization (SEO) and to ensure that their business can be found on Google Search and Google Maps. They will also build their own website for free with one-on-one guidance from Google technicians. This workshop is part of the Convention's continued efforts to make a positive, lasting legacy on the Greater Philadelphia region's diverse business communities.
"We are very pleased to partner with Google to deliver this second free workshop to help diverse businesses increase their online presence in time for the Convention this July," said DNCC CEO Rev. Leah D. Daughtry. "When delegates arrive, they'll be searching for services across the city, and we want to be sure that small business owners are prepared to meet that demand and maximize their ability to attract customers. After a successful workshop earlier this year, I am excited to offer this one at Concilio in our continued efforts to give back to Philadelphia in meaningful and positive ways."
"For businesses, having an online presence is no longer optional, it is necessary. According to recent statistics, 97 percent of consumers use the web to find local goods and services, but only 56 percent of small businesses have websites in Pennsylvania. The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Google and the Democratic National Convention for this workshop, which will help increase the visibility of Hispanic businesses. We need to get them online and engaged with technology and establish a web presence in order to ensure they thrive in the increasingly digital marketplace," said Jennifer Rodríguez, CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
"This free Google Workshop is important for Asian American Businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area to market their products and services online to attract new customers," said Narasimha B. Shenoy, President & CEO of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. "AACCGP thanks the Democratic National Convention and Google for its outreach to provide this service to small and minority businesses, which will have a positive impact long after the Convention is over."
About the Democratic National Convention:
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry. The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.
About the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. It accomplishes this through educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events. The GPHCC proactively serves a diverse membership—consisting of entrepreneurs, Latino businesses, Latino professionals, corporations and government—with the overriding goal of helping these critical constituencies capitalize on the many opportunities their diversity, enhanced by our Latino multicultural mix, offers.
About the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia:
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACCGP) aims to promote and maintain business relationship with Asian and non-Asian businesses. The AACCGP mission is to:
- Promote and foster business relationship with Asian and Non Asian Businesses
- Serve as the liaison for corporations seeking business relationship with Asian Community
- Promote economic growth that benefits Asian Businesses and support business growth
As an advocate for regional development, the AACCGP is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the continued growth of each of our member companies in conjunction with the community at large. The Chamber strives to influence business-friendly legislation in all levels of government, participate in initiatives to improve education and the community, present professional enrichment programs, and provide our members with cost-efficient ways to run their businesses.
Jess Torres, Democratic National Convention, 215-964-3616
David Metter, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 215-845-5456
Narasimha B. Shenoy, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, 610-960-6005
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SOURCE 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee