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Businesses in Wyre Forest are being urged to reserve their place on a series of free workshops learning how to harness the power of social media.

The workshops are part of a Truly Social Networking Event being organised by Wyre Forest District Council at its headquarters at Wyre Forest House in Finepoint Way on Wednesday 21 September.

The event is aimed at both businesses in Wyre Forest and representatives of Wyre Forest District Council’s strategic partners and other agencies.

The workshops – delivered by Worcester-based consultants Coldicott Freelance Training – will take place at 8am and will be repeated at 1pm and 5pm in order to help people find time in their busy work schedules.

Businesses will also have the opportunity to have an audience with Council Leader Marcus Hart and Chief Executive Ian Miller at a special session at 2pm.

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In between workshops they will be able to network over coffee, meet with representatives of the council’s strategic partners, and find out about able to find out more about the council’s growing portfolio of commercial services.

Leader of the Council Marcus Hart said: “The purpose of this event is for the council and its strategic partners to meet in an informal setting and network with the local business community and other organisations in the district.

“We want to make sure businesses in Wyre Forest stay well ahead of the game, continue to flourish and create great employment prospects for local people. This is a chance for people to take a few hours out of their busy working schedules, meet with others and learn practical and useful skills they can take back to the workplace.

“We’ve already started to accept bookings and I would urge people to reserve their places on the workshops as soon as possible as they will go on a first come, first served basis. If people don’t wish to attend a workshop they are still very welcome to drop in for a coffee and chat any time between 8am and 6pm.”

Cabinet member for planning and economic regeneration Councillor Tracey Onslow said: “This really is a great opportunity for local businesses to network and learn some practical skills and fully harness the power of social media. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Wyre Forest as the natural environment for business.

“We want to use the day to showcase our growing number of commercial services and work with our local commercial partners to generate business.”

Book your place on one of the workshops here today. If you don’t wish to attend a workshop feel free to drop in for a coffee and chat at any point of the day between 8am and 6pm.

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