Web.com Offers Free Seminar to Help Portland, Ore., Area Small Businesses Strengthen Online Presence

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Summit designed to help small business owners in the greater Portland, Ore., area learn how to successfully increase their business' visibility and better market themselves online. This exclusive event will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014. The Web.com Small Business Summit will be held at the Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square, in Tigard, Oregon, in conjunction with the Web.com Tour WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft. Through Web.com's agreement with the PGA TOUR and as umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com has developed a series of events to benefit small business owners in communities across the country.

"As the Portland area continues to build its competitive business environment, it is the entrepreneurs and small business owners that have led the way," said Jeff Sanders, executive tournament director for the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft. "Staying competitive in today's ever-changing business environment is very important to the area's small business owners as they look for better ways to be successful. With the help of our corporate partners, such as Web.com, the WinCo Foods Portland Open Presented by Kraft is pleased to help small business owners continue to grow and prosper."

Web.com Director of Marketing Justin Leedy will share information and tools to help small business owners increase visibility and optimize marketing efforts online.

Topics and content at the Small Business Summit focus on the ways small business owners can achieve a successful Internet presence, including the elements of a great website, how to determine if their website is working for them, increasing traffic to their website and business, mobile marketing and decoding how to efficiently market their business on Google, Facebook and Twitter.

"Web.com is very pleased to bring our Small Business Summit to the greater Portland area. The company has a long history of giving back to the communities we serve. Through our free Small Business Summit, we provide small business owners the opportunity to hear from experts on how they can better market their businesses online," said Leedy. "Every day, Web.com helps millions of business owners address the challenges of building and maintaining an effective web presence that helps their businesses grow."

Event Details:

  • Where: Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square, 9000 Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR
  • When: Friday, August 22; Networking and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m.; the presentation will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude by 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required at smallbusinesssummit.web.com.
  • Social media: @webdotcom and #SmallBizSummit

For more information, contact smallbusinesssummit@web.com or call 800-862-8718.

Attention Editors/News Directors:

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About Web.com

Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products and eCommerce solutions. For more information, please visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit forum.web.com.

About the Web.com Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In an historic 2013 season, the Web.com Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour's umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour enters its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 371 PGA TOUR titles, including 18 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and is closing in on $2.0 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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CONTACT: Elaine Steinfeld Golin for Web.com 972.341.2585 esteinfeld@golin.com