Facebook representatives visit Rockford to help boost local businesses

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More than 100 small business owners learned tips and tricks to use social media to grow their businesses online Wednesday, at an event hosted by Facebook and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce

The event, which took place at the Tebala Event Center at 7910 Newburg Road, aimed at helping local business people connect with customers using online tools and advertising.

Janelle Mungo, Facebook’s Program Manager for Small Business, said, “You’re really going to the customers that want your product or your services, so you can help grow your customer base, beyond who might just walk through your front door, really easy and at a low cost.”

A recent survey found 64% of small businesses in Illinois agree that Facebook is essential to their business

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