Facebook’s Community Boost program for SMBs began back in January, and now it’s expanding to new cities and dates across the US.
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to grow their businesses and find jobs. And with 80 million small businesses currently on the platform, making it one of the largest communities of small businesses globally, Facebook is looking for ways to support them by “building new technology and new programs based on their feedback to help them grow, trade, and hire.”
That’s the idea behind Facebook’s Community Boost events announced last year and launched in January 2018, helping people connect with local businesses in their community, grow their personal network, get business training fit for their experience level, and learn and improve their digital and social media skills.
The new dates for Facebook Community Boost events in cities that have already been announced, are as follows.
Denver, CO — June 18-19
Hampton, VA — June 26-28
Phoenix, AZ — July 9-10
Buffalo, NY — July 9-11
Minneapolis, MN — July 18-19
Helena, MT — July 24-25
Columbus, OH — August 1-3
Menlo Park / East Palo Alto — August 27-30
The new cities and dates for Facebook Community Boost events:
San Diego, CA — August 6-7
Pittsburgh, PA — August 9-10
Topeka, KS — September 5-6
Springfield, MA — September 10-11
Jackson, MS — September 18-19
Atlanta, GA — September 24-26
Omaha, NE — Oct 2-4
Edison, NJ — Oct 8-9
The new Boost Your Business cities
Santa Fe, NM — May 3
Effingham, IL — May 3
New York City — May 22
Norwalk, CT — May 23
Greater Shreveport area — June 18
Anyone interested in these events can stay up to date with the latest city announcements, news, and program announcements, here.
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