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Roanoke City Economic Development Department to host workshops for local businesses

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The Roanoke City Economic Development Department will hold two business-related workshops today.

The department is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance to educate local businesses about smarter workplace practices.

The first session called "Technology in Business" will focus on digital marketing and social media.

It will run from 9-11am.

The department will teach small company how to reach their customers for free.

Economic development specialist, Lisa Soltis, says, "Small companies do not have a lot of money to do their marketing." She feels that local businesses can gain a lot from today's sessions. "I think that they need to tap into as much free social media and technology as they can to be successful," says Soltis.

The second session will focus on credit and run from 1-3pm.

The department will discuss how to read a credit report, as well on smart tips for using credit cards.

Both sessions are open to the public and will take place at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.

To pre-register for the event, visit www.vastartup.org.

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