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Newsletter October 2011: Open House & Events

In This Issue: New Programmer: Vince Bird; Events: Mobile Websites Nov 18, Open House Nov 24; Great Clients, Great Announcements: Anniversary & Award Winners; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients; Links of Interest. Volume #2, Issue #9: 28 October 2011.

New Programmer:
Vince Bird has joined our team as PHP Programmer. Vince has over 12 years’ experience in developing web based customer management systems, inventory systems, content management systems, application servers, and more. We have known Vince for many years and are delighted to have him join us.


We had full attendance for our two workshops this month. October 14 was Getting the most out of your Content Management System, and October 21 was a REALTOR®-only LIMo – Managing Your Property Listings. Due to the high demand and waiting list, we will be running these two workshops again in the new year. If you want to attend, let us know.

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars now!

  • Friday November 18, 12 noon: Mobile Websites: designed to be viewable on Smartphones – what they are, why you need your website to be Mobile.
  • Thursday November 24, 3:00 – 7:00 pm: Radar Hill’s Annual Open House: Come to our office for refreshments, entertainment, conversation, and prizes.

Great Clients, Great Announcements

We congratulate Larry Hanlon and Peninsula Gallery on Beacon Avenue in Sidney for celebrating their 25th year in business! This retail art gallery has a large inventory of originals and prints from artists like Robert Bateman, John Stobart, and Pino Dangelico.

At the Canadian Home Builders Association – Victoria 2011 CARE Awards, the award for Best Website went to Totangi Properties Ltd. for Woodland Creek. Other notables include Best Sales Centre or ShowroomThe OneTouch House Showroom; Best Single Family Detached Spec Home Under 2,500 sq. ft.Limona Construction – The Plateau. (website turned
off since this development was recently sold out); and Heritage Project Award co-winner Gorter Construction Ltd. (new website under construction).

We congratulate Kyara Kahakauwila of LA Limo for winning the Outstanding Business Owner award at the Black Press Women’s Business Awards.

At the recent WestShore Community Awards, Thermal King Glass won in the Long-Standing WestShore Business category; and Royal Colwood Golf Club won in the Environmental Stewardshipcategory.

Great Websites Launched for Great Clients

Website Re-Design and Content Management System: Peninsula Gallery, a retail art gallery in Sidney, is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a newly designed website. Read more in our blog. Website: PenGal.com.

Website Re-Design and Social Media Integration: Cheryl’s Gourmet Pantry, has a new website which features beautiful food photography and social media integration. Read more in our blog. Website: CherylsGourmetPantry.com.

Website Re-Design: Casa Los Pirules , meaning House of the Pepper Trees is an elegant colonial-style casa located in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Read more in our blog. Website: LosPirules.com.

Website Re-Design and Content Management System: Slegg Realty‘s affiliation with Coldwell Banker is highlighted in this redesign, featuring their properties and REALTOR®s. Read more in our blog. Website: SleggRealty.com.

New Website and Content Management System: Spencer Gateway, a new mixed commercial & residential development in the heart of Langford. Read more in our blog. Website: SpencerGateway.com.

New Website: Tammy Hatter, an award-winning Royal LePage agent with a new site customized for her personality and her content. Read more in our blog. Website: TammyHatter.com.

Website Re-Design: Graham Bavington, of Century 21, has a new website design that highlights a large feature property on the home page. Read more in our blog. Website: GoBavington.com.

Links of Interest

Designer Ken Hamilton shares The Earth Scrapper. Architects in Mexico City are proposing a 65-storey building which plunges 300 metres below ground.

Graphic Artist Crystal Rothwell shares Email Charter: 10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral. Our online lives would be easier if we followed these guidelines.

Operations Manager Oliver Jervis shares this TED talk video Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer.

Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple and Pixar, passed away recently. He has had such a profound impact on technology, and indeed our way of life, over the past twenty-plus years. Here are two items of note: a letter of April 2010 in which Steve shares his Thoughts on Flash to help you understand why the iPad does not support Flash. From YouTube here is a 15 minute video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.

From the Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Update on the fight against rising credit card merchant fees. This affects all of us in business. Thanks, CFIB!

Quote: The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it`s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. – Abraham Lincoln, Former US President.

Thank you 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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