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Radar Hill Newsletter… Dan’s Collarbone

In This Issue: Dan’s Collarbone; The Early Awards; CFIB; Calgary; Ten Year Anniversary; Promoting Your Business; Great Clients, Great Announcements: Accent Inns, Creative Spaciz; New Websites: Colin Lagadyn, Maureen Mackenzie; Links Of Interest. Volume #2, Issue #2: 4 February 2011.

Dan’s Collarbone – After recovering from his mountain bike crash in September, last weekend Dan went snowboarding on Mount Washington. He came upon a patch of icy ridges, and fell, breaking his collarbone in two places. At the hospital, the x-ray technician said “I have never seen one quite like it …” Currently a one-handed typist, Dan now wears a sling and hopes to blog about this when his typing improves. Be prepared for brevity and a lack of capitalization when emailing Dan over the next few weeks. Dan says “This is getting embarrassing.” We hope for another speedy recovery.

The Early Awards are for those that care about family. Eleven categories are available including Favourite Family Friendly Employer, Child Care, Retail Store, Restaurant, and more. Are you interested in nominating Radar Hill? Are you one of our clients who have felt welcome to bring your children or grandchildren when you come to our office? We encourage that. We have a family-inclusive staff appreciation, and family-inclusive social gatherings, including our annual open house; we allow staff time off, with pay, to handle family issues. The nomination deadline is March 15th. Details on the Success By 6 website. Take the survey and at question #18, please put Radar Hill Tech. Inc.

CFIB – This week we had our yearly meeting with local Canadian Federation of Independent Business representative, Patrica Beaton (c: 250.217.3137). CFIB is a government lobby group and small business help centre. Radar Hill has been a member for eight years, and we highly recommend all small businesses join CFIB. Visit their website: CFIB.ca

Calgary – Roger and Shawn went to the Calgary Real Estate Forecast Conference & Tradeshow. Read our blog. Please note our tradeshow display is available for your use.

Ten Year Anniversary – April 15 marks ten years that Radar Hill has been in operation. How do you suggest we acknowledge it? Open House? TV spot? Big event? Please send us your suggestions.

Promoting Your Business – When you have special events, newsworthy items, things you want to share with the world, let us know, and we, at our discretion, will include it in our newsletter. If you put out press releases, fax them to: 250-477-2146. If it is easier, add us to your newsletter distribution list. This goal of promoting your business introduces a new section of our newsletter…

Great Clients, Great Announcements

BC hotel chain Accent Inns is sponsoring the fourth annual Pink in the Rink on Friday, February 4th as the Salmon Kings take on the Alaska Aces to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation. Accent Inns will raffle an Explore BC package valued at $1,500 that includes a night at five different locations in British Columbia and passes to great attractions in each city. Read the details.

The Interior Design firm of Creative Spaciz has moved to 661 Alpha Street. Grand Opening to be announced. Creative Spaciz’s owner Tracey Lamoureux did the excellent colour scheme and layout of the Radar Hill office that we enjoy each day. They are by appointment only but if you walk or drive by, check out their awning done by Graphic FX Signworks.

Websites Launched

New Website: VictoriaProperty.ca: A long time resident of Victoria, Colin Lagadyn knows this beautiful city and its surrounding area very well. A Real Estate agent since 1999, Colin has a strong work ethic and a commitment to providing exceptional service. About 95% of his business success is attributed to past clients and their referrals. For the website, using rich, dark reds, and burnt orange highlights, our team of graphic designers created a warm and inviting new website, with a property listings feed and many helpful resources for Colin’s clients. Visit his site…

New Website: MaureenMackenzie.ca: Port Alberni Real Estate agent Maureen Mackenzie has an established line of family roots in the Valley dating back over 100 years. Her background includes everything from being a deck hand and receptionist, to interior designer. Her passion has always been homes, now…real estate. Maureen wanted a website that matched her current branding. Working from her bus bench ads and business card we created a sleek design with dark shades that really allows for the property photos to pop. A Content Management System was implemented to allow her to make updates and edit her property listings herself. Visit her site…

Links Of Interest

Radar Hill Coder Kendra Savich has written From Bell to Shaw, oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee… – a timely and important article.

Kendra also shares Google Waves White Flag In Real Estate Fight – Google is retiring the real estate feature within Google Maps.

Radar Hill Graphic Artist Crystal Rothwell shares 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web. Note: this works best in their Chrome browser.

Crystal also shares this, from YouTube: Time Traveler found in Charlie Chaplin film? – What’s your theory?

Quote: Radar Hill did a great job! My website reflects the simplicity of the Invisalign product: stylish and easy to use. Thank you! – Dr. Kirk Bartlett, www.BartlettOrtho.com

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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