Mississippi senator Roger Wicker touts social media to boost small businesses

All those faces of eager small business operators, in the estimation of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, were one for the book as they came to Hernando to learn how to leverage Facebook to bolster their bottom lines and help put the economy back on top.

“Can you believe how much this world has changed in just a decade?” the Mississippi Republican said Monday at the Gale Center. “We use social media in my Senate office every day, and last year we used it during my campaign for re-election.”

Wicker termed the gathering of nearly 100 people “a good coming together of five partners”: Facebook, the National Federation of Small Business, the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce, the city and DeSoto County.

Commercial Appeal