Google brought its national Grow with Google tour to Science North in Sudbury on Friday for a one-day event focused on advancing economic opportunity through digital skills training for small business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals.
The event brought out more than 300 people from the Greater Sudbury region who are all committed to growing their businesses and careers.
“Sudbury is a city built on innovation – it’s in its DNA,” Aaron Brindle, a Grow with Google spokesperson, said in a release. “From mining research to the hundreds of small business owners who took the time to come out to Grow with Google today, this community is committed to learning new skills, building new businesses and leveraging the internet to reach far beyond Greater Sudbury.”
Also in attendance were Marc Serre, MP for Nickel Belt and parliamentary secretary to the minister of rural economic development, Jamie West, MPP for Sudbury, and Brian Bigger, mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.
Throughout the day, attendees took part in workshops and one-on-one sessions designed to help grow their businesses, advance their careers and learn new digital skills. Workshop topics included how to get businesses online, reaching customers online with Google, and using data to drive business growth.