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Small business summit will offer some Facebook chops for business owners

You say you're a business that's cool with Facebook, but you don't think it will help your bottom line.

You might rethink that idea, especially during the coming National Federation of Independent Business meeting to take place in Spokane from Sunday through Tuesday, at the Davenport Hotel.

On Tuesday specifically, the summit includes a “Facebook Boost” meant to show and tell how social media can impact business practices.

Here's a Facebook link to the Facebook boost. 

The weekend starts Sunday with a welcoming reception at 5 p.m.

Speakers scheduled include Wash. State Sens. Michael Baumgartner and Mark Schoesler and Representatives Joe Schmick and Kevin Parker.

Here's the agenda for the session:

For more information, contact Patrick Connor 360-789-3355, ( or Tony Malandra 415-640-5156( 

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