Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, June 20, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        

Did you know that 97% of consumers look for local goods and services online?
Only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine.
What: Google Workshop for Small Business Owners 
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12-2 p.m. 
Where:  Central Library, Arrington-Auditorium, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Note: Space is limited so register in advance by contacting Valencia S. Fisher of the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development at

Central Library to Host Google Workshop for small business owners on June 29
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development are partnering with Google and  Zeekee, a Birmingham internet marketing firm, to offer a workshop aimed at helping put every business in Birmingham on the map—including yours—for free.

If you are a current business owner and want to gain control of the information Google displays about your business in Google Search and Google Maps, then this workshop is for you. A Google Trusted Photographer and Trusted Verifier will be present to help your business get online and allow you to choose what people see when they “google” you.

Space for the workshop is limited, so please register with Valencia S. Fisher in the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development at as early as possible to reserve a spot.
Here is a link to a blog  on the Birmingham Public Library website that includes a video with background:

For more information about the workshop and other resources for small business development available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling 205-226-3691.
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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