Baucus Says Google Leader to Attend Butte Summit

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will attend his economic development summit next month in Butte.

Baucus says Schmidt will help host an online workshop for businesses on Sept. 17, the second day of the meeting.

Google experts will help small-business owners create websites. They will also get help with a domain name, web hosting and other Google tools.

Baucus’ office says most Internet users look online for local products, but most small businesses do not have a website.

Other speakers at the conference include Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Alan Mulally of Ford Motor Co., Oracle’s Safra Catz, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney and others.

Businesses can register for the summit at

Baucus says it is his sixth summit aimed at spurring business growth.

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