Brown, Facebook, Columbus Chamber Connect Central Ohio Small Businesses with Important Online Tools to Grow, Create Jobs

Senator Provided Opening Remarks for Small Business Workshop

COLUMBUS, OH —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) kicked off a small business workshop in Columbus, co-hosted by Facebook and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The workshop connected small businesses in central Ohio with important tools to build their online presence in order to grow their business and create jobs. 

“With so much commerce taking place online these days, it’s critical we give Ohio small businesses the tools they need to compete,” said Brown. “By connecting Ohio entrepreneurs with Facebook experts, we can help Ohio businesses grow and continue to create jobs.” 

Brown talked with Columbus Chamber President Don DePerro about the importance of small businesses in a Facebook Live discussion and provided opening remarks at the event.

A Facebook small business expert discussed resources available to small businesses to boost business by using technology to connect to customers. Workshop participants also heard from a panel of local small businesses and had the opportunity to meet with other central Ohio small businesses.