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Learn about ‘The Power of Natural Gas’ this evening at UC

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Need a website for your business? Sign up now for a free workshop.

West Virginia Get Your Business Online with Google
Monday, March 19
Clay Center – Walker Theatre
8:30 a.m.

The Charleston Area Alliance is proud to announce that Google and friends are coming to town to get your business online!   Walk in offline and walk out online with West Virginia Get Your Business Online, a new program from Google. It’s an easy, free, and fast way to get your business online. If you don’t have a website or Google business listing, you’ll find everything you need to get started – web professionals at your side every step of the way.

West Virginia Get Your Business Online events are completely free. Space is limited, so we highly recommend that you pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Go to www.westvirginiagetonline.com/charlestonarea to reserve your spot today, or call 1-800-986-4157. Pick from two sessions: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

At the session, Google will provide the computers or a plug-in for your own laptop. If your business is already online, you’ll find tools and resources to help your business succeed and grow online.

Workshop agenda below::

Jump start your online presence (2.5 hours)

Grow your business online (1 hour)  
•  Learn the basics of how other people find your  business online, with methods like search engine  optimization (SEO), web analytics and more.
• Run your business more efficiently with online tools, including applications for improving collaboration  and communication.

Build your free website (1.5 hours)

Google will walk you through the steps required to create and publish a website for your business using Intuit Sitebuilder.

• Set up your free website account
• 
Register a domain name (your “address” on the  web)
• Select a website template and learn how to customize it
• Publish your website

Sign up now at www.westvirginiagetonline.com/charlestonarea

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DigiTools kicks off March 14 with Microsoft Access training

DigiTools: Microsoft Access
Wednesday, March 14 and 21
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

Sign up today for DigiTools: Microsoft Access training.

DigiTools is a partnership between the Charleston Area Alliance and Bridgemont Community and Technical College to offer training on Microsoft and Adobe Software.

The first two-week session will focus on Microsoft Access, a database management system that is used in a variety of job fields.

Part 1 of the class will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Charleston Area Alliance offices on 1116 Smith Street.

Part 2 of the class will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Register Here.

Tools that will be learned during the Microsoft Access class include:

• reviewing basic database concepts
• creating and manage tables
• querying the database
• designing simple forms
• creating and modifying simple report

And much more!

The classes are only open to the first 13 individuals who sign up. The cost is $60 for Alliance members and $90 for future Alliance members.

Future sessions in Adobe software, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word will be available for registration in the coming weeks.

If you’re a business professional or an individual interested in sharpening your computer skills, sign up and take a two week session on specific software.

For more information, contact Matthew Thompson at mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org or at 304-340-4253

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