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Radar Hill Newsletter September 2010: A Wedding & Industry Trademarks

In This Issue:
· Andrea’s Wedding, and Industry Trademarks
· Google Places
· New Websites: Horizon Nurseries, Boorman’s, Yellow Sheet
· Links Of Interest

Wedding — On a beautiful August 29 Andrea, our office manager, married our former graphic designer, Garrett Chan. The reception, held at the Queen Victoria Hotel was emceed by Radar Hill co-owner Dan Lundgren, who originally introduced them. As Dan said “Seven years ago we hired Andrea as our office manager. Since we like to look after and provide for our staff, three years ago we hired a future husband for Andrea.”

Industry Trademarks — Here is a friendly reminder that if you belong to an association, society, or federation, and you are going to use their registered trademarks, logos or designations, on your website, print, or anywhere, it is important to use them in accordance with the guidelines. Usually these guidelines are published in trade magazines or online at the associations’ websites.

Google Places

More people search for local businesses online than anywhere else, and with the growth of Augmented Reality [How it works] it’s important to make sure your business can be easily found on Google Maps.

The best way is to make your business listing available through Google Web Search, Mobile search, 1-800-GOOG-411 voice directory search, and Google Earth, so if someone searches directly for your business name and city, your business listing will show up. Your listing may also show up on searches for your business category and other related terms. We can get you listed.

Websites Launched

New Design: HorizonNurseries.com — A Victoria landscaping and wholesale nursery company operated by Colin McCrea. They wanted a design that would showcase their beautiful plants and flowers, as well as their landscaping services. A rich brown background was used as a base to allow the bright red and colours of the flowers to shine. Radar Hill’s Content Management System was used to allow for easy editing of the site’s content. Visit their site…

New Design: Boorman.com — A company with a long tradition in Victoria. Working in real estate, property management and insurance they wanted a design that represented their professionalism and long history (first established in 1933). The site was created using Radar Hill’s Content Management System, which allows Boorman’s to easily update the site themselves, and post all of their available rental properties. Visit their site…

Website Design & Enhancement: YellowSheet.ca — We went through a careful process to re-vamp a very busy local website. Yellow Sheet is a subscription site offering their clients access to data regarding construction and development projects all over Vancouver Island. A new look and several new tools were developed to give the site an exclusive competitive advantage. Their subscribers save time by pinpointing business opportunities, and tracking activity in their market sectors. They can also search for industry forecasting, market analysis, business planning and sales. Visit their site…

Links Of Interest

From IT Business: How social media is shaping the customer experience — Here’s how to create a better customer experience using social media and tools.

In our Great Ideas for a Better Planet category: Compostable & Biodegradable Tableware — Similar to plastic, but made from corn or potato starch, sugar cane bagasse and wheat straw, biocompostable utensils are a great eco-friendly alternative to petroleum based plastic products.

Another Great Idea for local deals: Groupon.com — Local daily deals with group coupons.

Quote: …too back Word doesn’t have a spell cheker!! — From an email.

Thanks for your ongoing support and trust,
The Radar Hill Team

Thanks for your ongoing support and trust,
The Radar Hill Team

About Shawn

Co-owner and one of the founders of Radar Hill, Shawn is an award-winning public speaker. He loves working with business owners, and tries to keep up with marketing trends.
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