|[July 10, 2014]
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Speaks at Facebook Event for Small Businesses
Earlier today, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel made a special guest
appearance at Facebook (News - Alert) Fit Chicago, the third stop on a five-city tour
of boot camp-style events designed to help SMBs grow their businesses.
Mayor Emanuel spoke to the sold-out crowd of local businesses.
"Facebook Fit is about helping small businesses grow and learn from
other SMB owners," said Dan Levy, Facebook's director of small business.
"Having Mayor Emanuel, a huge advocate for Chicago small businesses,
speak to the audience was an inspiring addition to the day."
More than 600 local small businesses attended Facebook Fit throughout
the day. Also in attendance were the leaders of the National Black
Chamber of Commerce, whose 22nd Annual Convention kicks off
in Chicago tonight, as well as other local chamber of commerce
Small Businesses at Facebook it Chicago enjoyed a main-stage session
emceed by digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong that featured a
keynote from Facebook's Dan Levy, followed by a panel of local small
business owners moderated by best-selling author Rhonda Abrams. Later,
attendees had the opportunity to attend breakout sessions led by
Facebook and Facebook Fit partners Intuit (News - Alert) QuickBooks, LegalZoom and
A b-roll package with footage of the event and shot list is below.
The Facebook Fit program continues in Austin, TX on July 24 and Menlo
Park, Calif. on Aug. 5.
B-roll Shot List
0:00 - Facebook event
0:03 - Line of attendees
0:09 - Emcee
0:16 - Facebook's director of small business, Dan
0:24 - Panel with local small businesses moderated by
best-selling author Rhonda Abrams
0:27 - Crowd shots
Facebook counter where attendees could receive 1:1 counsel
Square counter where attendees could receive 1:1 counsel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel meeting with Facebook staff
0:56 - Mayor Rahm
Emanuel taking a photo with Facebook's Dan Levy and emcee Mario Armstrong
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel taking a photo with small business owners
- Sound bites from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speech
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