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Ashland honored for online business

 Posted: 12:10 PM August 12, 2013

Ashland will receive an award for having the strongest online business community in the state this week.

Google has named Ashland Oregon's 2013 eCity, a designation tied to a city's businesses embracing Internet technology to find new customers, connect with clients and fuel local economies.

Google and independent research firm IPSOS analyzed the online strength of small businesses in 50 states. Representatives from the search engine giant will present the award to Ashland mayor John Stromberg, Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) and local business representatives at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Boulevard Coffee, 555 Siskiyou Blvd.

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