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Business

Social marketing class to start

DIXON – The Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dixon Public Library will sponsor four free seminars in August.

The presenter will be Rebecca Wardlow, a social media strategist, consultant, coach, speaker, and social media course teacher at Kishwaukee College in Malta.

All classes will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at the library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave.

■ Aug. 22: Social Networking: What’s In It for Me? Information on Pinterest, Linkedln, Twitter, Google, Facebook, and blogging will be given.

■ Aug. 29: Introduction to Facebook. Participants can learn to help build relationships with customers and create brand loyalty by using the program.

■ Sept. 5: Introduction to Pinterest. Those attending will be introduced to the social platform that allows users to create photo collections online.

■ Sept. 12: Using Social Media to Find Your Dream Job. Those attending can discover how to use social media sites for marketing and finding a job.

To register for any or all of these seminars, email vicki.carlson@dixoncc.com. or call the chamber at 815-284-3361.

Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Attendees may bring their own wireless device, as there are a limited number of laptops available.

These classes are provided through an Eliminate the Digital Divide grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

The money is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

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