Navigating the Digital World Featuring Rachel Sterne Haot New York City's Chief Digital Officer
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)
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More Information on the Toolkit:
- The City launched a new set of free tools to help small businesses in New York City use digital technologies and social media to grow their businesses and expand their customer base, with the intention of spurring greater local economic activity
- The new set of resources, offered online and at NYC Business Solutions Centers throughout the five boroughs, is called the Small Business Digital Toolkit.
- Through a partnership with NYC Digital, the Department of Small Business Services will offer small businesses free training and resources to digitally attract customers, conduct business online and market their products or services through the use of e-commerce technology.
- Small businesses will have the opportunity to learn how to leverage social media more effectively, launch a website, and incorporate new strategies, such as online advertising and search engine optimization, to maximize all web-based properties.
- Classes will be taught throughout the remainder of 2012 and 2013 at NYC Business Solutions Centers throughout the City. Join us for breakfast to find out more about these and other free classes offered by NYC Business Solutions.
Rachel Sterne is Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she focuses on the City's digital media strategy.
Prior to this position, she was CEO of GroundReport, a global news platform that democratizes the media and supports over 9,000 active international contributors who cover the world from the ground up, breaking stories and vetting reports as a community. To learn more about Rachel click HERE.
When & Where
Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
Our Vision: To provide dynamic business and civic leadership in New York City and position the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce as the leading voice for business in the communities we serve.
Our Mission: Provide innovative and effective programs and services to support businesses throughout Greenwich Village, East Village, Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea, NOHO, and SOHO in four key ways:
ADVOCATE: Champion the voice of business in government and community affairs.
EDUCATE: Keep members informed on relevant issues; provide opportunities for professional development.
NETWORK: Provide programs to connect members to customers, suppliers, and community leaders.
PROMOTE: Market our communities and member businesses to attract tourism, encourage new investment, and support the area’s economic growth.
Our History: For over 60 years, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) has served as the leading voice of business in our communities. Founded in 1949 by a select group of small business entrepreneurs in Greenwich Village, the Chamber has steadily grown to service Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Union Square, Flatiron, and the East Village.
What started out as a few dozen businesses banding together, is now hundreds of members strong. The Chamber membership ranges from sole proprietorships to locally owned independent businesses, to major institutions and organizations. Our diversity is one of our greatest assets, providing our membership with unique opportunities and a strong voice from which to address business issues. The Chamber also offers numerous benefits and services including networking opportunities, business and educational seminars, government advocacy, marketing and promotional campaigns and much more.