Northfield to Host University of Minnesota Extension Workshop Series

The Northfield Downtown Development Corp. (NDDC), in collaboration with its economic development partners the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority (EDA), and the Northfield Enterprise Center (NEC), will host the University of Minnesota Extension’s workshop series “Reaching Customers in the 21st Century”.

The first workshop will be Tuesday, March 27th, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in the Riverview Conference of the Historic Archer House River Inn, 212 Division Street in downtown Northfield.  This workshop, titled simply “Doing Business On-line”, is an overview about business on the Internet.  It is broadly conceived and is intended to serve both businesses wanting to get started on the Internet and businesses that are interested in getting more leverage from their Internet presence using the many available tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, and Google Places.

It is essential that businesses and communities have an effective presence on the Internet. Yet over half the businesses in Minnesota cannot be found on the Internet. This means potential customers cannot find them. Join us for a presentation by Hans Muessig, Program Director with the Extension’s Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities program, about how you can truly use the Internet to reach your customers.

This workshop will help you make informed decisions about how to use the Internet most effectively for your business. It will provide both an overview and a detailed set of Internet strategies; you will walk away with some new ideas and online tools to help you have a successful 2012 and beyond.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ross Currier at (507) 663-0319 or