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Google Hosts Spokane Event To Assist Small Businesses, Individuals

Google is sponsoring a Spokane event for business owners to get some hands-on learning this week in digital skills.

Google spokeswoman Nicky Rigg says the company will hold classes related to marketing your business at the Spokane Public Library.

“Our hands on workshops will help you find more customers online. If you are a small business owner it will let you grow your business presence online and start your online business as well,” Rigg said.

Google staff will be there all day to advise on how to increase your online skills, from marketing to working with spreadsheets.

“The tools that we have for small businesses, non-profits and web publishers were used by 37,000 businesses across the state last year, and that created $18 billion in economic activity for Washington,” she said.

You can find out more about next Wednesday's workshops and register for the free event online at


Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.