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Yahoo’s Filo Goes Home To Help Louisiana

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Yahoo co-founder David Filo originally hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and contributed an account of his company’s sponsored Back in Business with Yahoo event in New Orleans.

Along with Melissa Chaika Sobel, marketing manager, Yahoo! Small Business of Slidell, LA, Filo posted about the experience in New Orleans helping local businesspeople get back in business.

The workshops conducted during the event attracted some 200 entrepreneurs, according to the blog. Yahoo assisted them with domain names, web site hosting, and tips on launching a sponsored search campaign. “The majority of attendees launched new or improved online presences — like this one from Syble Fine Jewelry,” the blog said.

Filo credited event co-chair and fellow Yahoo! Carol Lynn Martens, the support of BellSouth and website developer Solid Cactus, along with the small business development centers of Louisiana and Mississippi with helping make the sessions successful.

Yahoo’s Back to Business event followed the company’s post-Katrina assistance. With the Red Cross receiving overwhelming web traffic to its donation site, Yahoo managed to keep it available and accepting donations totaling $55.5 million from 390,000 donors, a report by The Hosting News said.


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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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