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Event to take place at the Barrel Factory in Buffalo on Feb. 13

BUFFALO, NY – Feb. 4, 2019 – Representatives from Facebook will lead the workshops, which are tailored to small business owners and marketers who would like to learn more about best practices, tools, advertising and digital strategy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Facebook back to Buffalo for a day of free educational programming, and are grateful for their continued support of our small business community through Ignite Buffalo,” said Colleen E. Heidinger, 43North’s Vice President of Programming Strategy & Community Engagement.

Ignite Buffalo’s Facebook Training for Small Business will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St. in Buffalo. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Arrival & Registration – 9:30 am – 10 am

IG 201: Getting Business Done with Instagram -10 am – 11 am

FB 201: Expanding Your Business – 11 am – Noon

Lunch Break (free lunch to be provided for registrants) – Noon – 12:45 pm

FB 301: Taking Ads to the Next Level – 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


About Ignite Buffalo

Ignite Buffalo is a small business grant and mentorship program that was established by Facebook, 43North, M&T Bank, and other partners to promote sustainable growth, job creation, and ongoing education in Buffalo, NY. The program provides access to industry experts through free programming and resources, and $1 million in grants that were awarded to 27 small businesses to spur economic growth in the region. To learn more about Ignite Buffalo, visit

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