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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10:30 am
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How to Add Virtual Site Visits to Your EDO Website

If site selectors, businesses and potential investors can't always come to you, here's how to bring the properties to them.
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Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

10:30 am
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5 Social media strategies for economic development marketing

Are you using social media channels effectively to promote your economic development organization?
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

6:00 am
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Attirer l'investissement et promouvoir votre territoire avec un outil SIG puissant

Découvrez le SIG [système d'information géographique] - outil puissant pour attirer l'investissement sur votre territoire créé par le leader dans...
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses in COVID-19 recovery

Are you doing enough to support local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the restrictions and closures for COVID-19? Our new ZoomBusiness tool offers your EDO, chamber, town or county an interactive, online mapping directory of businesses open or closed. See why more than 85 communities in North America are using ZoomBusiness to connect consumers with area businesses.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Restaurants, retailers and services everywhere are struggling to maintain enough cash flow to stay in business during this challenging time. These small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of your area economy and need your help now more than ever. Our ZoomBusiness tool is available to economic developers, chambers of commerce, municipal and county organizations in the U.S., Canada and the UK to help connect your residents with businesses open during COVID-19 shut downs.

Businesses can add themselves (no login required) from a simple form on the site, which economic developers or chambers can approve. You can also batch add businesses with a spreadsheet. Restaurants and stores can indicate if they are doing curb-side pickup or delivery, offering promotions, or doing a gift card stimulus program. They are trying to promote themselves online and through social media and desperately need your help to drive area residents your way. Spread the word so area residents spend their dollars to support the businesses in your region.

WHAT WE WILL BE COVERING?

  • A tour of the new ZoomBusiness tool to list businesses in your region so consumers can shop locally
  • How businesses can add themselves
  • How you can batch add businesses and approve listings
  • How you can publicize your region's ZoomBusiness link so businesses know to sign up and area residents know how to access it
  • There will be a Q&A at the end of the session

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