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Secretary of State Mollis, RIEDC Offer Free Workshop on Websites

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Business owners can go back to school this fall with a free workshop on website development offered by Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC).

“We're giving small business the tools they need to prosper in today's economy. This help will position them to increase profits and attract new customers,” said Mollis.

Gil Lantini of Focus Business Solutions will present “Websites 101” Thurs., Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Ste. 101, Providence. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop will review the ins and outs of developing your company’s first website, registering a domain name, promoting your website and analyzing web traffic.

To register for the free workshop, contact the Secretary of State's office at 222-2185 or

The Secretary of State’s office works with 60,000 companies registered to do business in Rhode Island. The office oversees recording commercial liens, protecting corporate trademarks and providing advice to start-up businesses.

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island and making government more open and accessible. For more information about the programs and services the Secretary of State offers Rhode Islanders, visit

RIEDC’s mission is to create jobs, help companies expand and develop their workforce, and identify opportunities to bring new companies into our state.

RIEDC offers a host of programs, both in-house and in collaboration with partner organizations, to support the businesses of Rhode Island and to achieve the goals of job retention and sustainable job growth. For more information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Barnett at 222-4293 or


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  • Release date: 10-21-2011

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