Overlooking the harbour, Grow with Google St. John’s brought together over 500 local business owners and skill seekers at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University's new campus on Signal Hill. Workshops ranging from online marketing to analytics were packed with enthusiastic attendees, even overflowing into a second impromptu classroom space in the atrium.
Local eats were top of mind, and also the focus of the Grow with Google local business feature: Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food. The bakery café is a great example of how using digital tools can drive awareness and customer engagement. They also make a mean coconut-covered Scrumptious Snowball!
With St. John’s experiencing exciting business and technology growth, Mayor Danny Breen summed things up well: “We know there is so much potential here in St. John’s, and today’s Grow with Google workshops will provide individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to get their businesses online.”