Customers rely heavily on information they find online to tell them about local businesses. Unfortunately, small business owners know too well the time and hassle involved in making sure their information online is accurate and up-to-date.  citystamp1new

So, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with Google to help local businesses improve their business information online.

The Chamber has scheduled a free, “Let’s Put Santa Maria on the Map” hands-on seminar for 11:30 a.m., Oct. 21 at the Fairpark Fountain Pavilion. RSVP to

**Free Google t-shirts and other Google swag will be given out at the workshop.

Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. When people can find info about local dentists, dry cleaners, and your business, our community becomes even stronger.

Participants are encouraged to bring wireless laptops to the seminar to complete their business listing during the workshop.