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Worcester County Tourism Together With OceanCity.com to Host Let’s Put Ocean City on the Map workshop to Help Businesses Boost Their Online Presence

Snow Hill, MD - Worcester County Tourism together with State Ventures, publisher of OceanCity.com, Shore Craft Beer, Annapolis.com and other destination websites, are helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Let’s Put Ocean City on the Map workshop. The workshop will take place November 9 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau from 10 a.m. to noon. A continental breakfast will be provided by Worcester County.

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map brings community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.  
“We are excited to partner with State Ventures to help small businesses optimize their online listings,” Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger said. “Together, we are the only Google Certified Program using Google materials to help businesses improve their online presence at no cost in this area. This is the first class and is targeting all Ocean City area businesses, not just tourism related venues. We welcome everybody. We will host programs for Snow Hill, Pocomoke, and Berlin businesses at a later date, but the programs will be the same, so we hope that Worcester County businesses will be sure to attend one of our workshops.”

“Four out of five consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” said Emily Harris, Manager of Google's Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program.

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. The Get Your Business on the Map workshop is a Google presentation hosted by Worcester County Tourism and State Ventures.

Please RSVP to either http://www.oceancity.com/ocean-city-digital-services/ or 410-632-3110.