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Gain a digital edge with fresh round of free How To “Google My Business” workshops

Following a successful introduction last year, Western Downs Regional Council is partnering with local Chambers of Commerce to deliver a new round of free workshops to help local businesses boost their digital presence.

The How to ‘Google My Business’ workshops will take place across the region in February, giving businesses the opportunity to learn how to improve their marketing and promotional skills.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said the initiative would support businesses looking to gain a digital edge.

“The Western Downs is home to a wide range of vibrant and dynamic local businesses who contribute greatly to our communities and our economy and Council is committed to supporting them any way we can,” Cr McVeigh said.

“Digital marketing can be the most cost effective and easy promotional strategy for businesses everywhere so workshops like this will help our locals to maximise vital online tools while giving our region an economic boost.

“We’ve scheduled the workshops to include sessions later in the evening so it’s as convenient as possible for people to come along – and it’s completely free.”

Owner and Manager of Tara Newsagency Gayle Porter said How To ‘Google My Business’ was invaluable.

“The free workshop was a huge help and gave me the tools to promote our new website, which is such an important part of our business, particularly in the COVID-19 environment,” Mrs Porter said.

“Anyone who is looking to improve their business’s online presence should definitely take part.”

All How to ‘Google my Business’ workshops across the Western Downs are free however local business owners are to register and participants will be required to bring a laptop or smartphone.

For more information or to register, visit Council’s website:

How to ‘Google My Business’ session dates:


Towns Date Time Venue
Dalby Tuesday 2 February 2021 12.30 – 2.30 pm

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Dalby Customer Service Centre
Jandowae Wednesday 3 February 2021 5.30 – 7.30 pm Jandowae Library
Tara Thursday 4 February 2021 12.30 – 2.30 pm 

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Tara Customer Service Centre
Chinchilla Tuesday 9 February 2021 7am – 9 am

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Chinchilla Customer Service Centre
Wandoan Wednesday 10 February 2021 12.30 – 2.30 pm

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Wandoan Library
Miles Thursday 11 February 2021 5.30 – 7.30 pm Leichhardt Centre – Columboola Room