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January Radar Waves – News & Notes from The Hill

In This Issue: Monthly Newsletter: A New Look; New Team Member: Hailey Dale; We Are Hiring; Workshops & Events; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients; Links of Interest; Testimonial. Volume #3, Issue #1: January 27 2012

A New Look

We are trying out a new look for our newsletter. What do you think? Good, bad, indifferent? Displays well? Easy to read? Please click Reply and send us a brief comment.

New Team Member

Hailey Dale has joined the team at Radar Hill, to fill in for Andrea Chan during her maternity leave. Hailey has a background in accounting and writing, and will be the first person you encounter when you visit our office.

We Are Hiring

We are looking for a phenomenal PHP Programmer to join the team at Radar Hill. If you know of one, perhaps a solo operator with a handful of clients to manage, who only wants to be creative and do phenomenal programming, have the person contact us to un-hook from the yoke of administrative drudgery, get out of the basement and join the living again. Full job posting: Wanted: A Phenomenal Cake PHP Programmer To Join Our Team

Workshops & Events

There was so much interest in our Introduction to Twitter, for Beginners workshop two weeks ago that we ran it twice that day, and still have a waiting list. Let us know if you are interested in attending the next one, date to be determined.

This Friday and next Shawn and Roger have volunteered to facilitate a Junior Achievement Workshop on Business Basics: Our Business World in the Radar Hill boardroom, for homeschoolers ages 10-12.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Internet Marketing

    Friday, February 24, 12:00 noon to discuss Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and using Social Media to drive traffic to your website.

  • The Pyramid Content Management System

    Friday, March 16, 12:00 noon. A refresher workshop on the robust Radar Hill CMS.

  • LIMo – Managing Your Property Listings

    Friday, March 30, 12:00 noon. For real estate agents only.

These free workshops are held in the Radar Hill boardroom. As seating is limited, kindly RSVP: 250.477.6395

Great Websites Launched for Great Clients


New Content Management System and Website Re-Design: Smoken Bones Cookshack is the premiere destination for barbeque on Vancouver Island, now in their new location in The Hudson downtown. Read more in our blog.


New Website: Taboo Gourmet Cheesecake, located inside Voodoo Coffee on Burnside Road near Douglas, where you can treat yourself to a taste of exquisite indulgence. Read more in our blog.


New Website: Victoria Drain Services provides a range of residential and commercial drain services from power rooting to Trenchless Pipe Replacement. Read more in our blog.


Website Re-Design: Foreman Properties is a partnership between Brandon and his wife Janine Foreman, focusing on healthy homes and green initiatives. Read more in our blog.


New Website: Derek Fournier, a successful investor in the real estate market, giving you professional service with knowledgeable and honest advice. Read more in our blog.

Links of Interest

CFIB Red Tape Awareness: Last week the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) held their annual Red Tape Awareness Week 2012 to get governments to recognize that red tape is a burden that hurts small businesses. This year they held their first ever Golden Scissors Award to highlight the work of those within government who have stepped up and struck a blow against red tape. Honourable mentions went to two local mayors: Stewart Young of Langford and Frank Leonard of Saanich. Congratulations to both. Read the Golden Scissors Award press release.

Social Media Success: Last September, online marketing strategist Terri Davies ran her Embracing Online Marketing workshop for our clients. Learn more by reading some Social Media Success Stories.

Worst Use Of Social Media in 2012: Here is an example of how not to do social media for your company, from Unmarketing: Worst Use Of Social Media of 2012: Boners BBQ. Yes, that is the name – Boners BBQ.

More Like IBM And Less Like Apple: Radar Hill’s own Roger Whitson shares this article from Business Insider: Why Every Company Needs To Be More Like IBM And Less Like Apple.

Bikes Can Solve Our Biggest Problems: Radar Hill Web tech Kendra Savich shares this graphic: How Bikes Can Solve Our Biggest Problems – North America vs. Europe in cycling and health habits.


Radar Hill has worked hard to keep up with our needs and they always respond promptly to our questions. We value the level of service they provide and happily recommend them to anyone looking for a full-service website development company.

Flora Stanley of Yellow Sheet Construction Data.

Thanks for your support, and may you have a prosperous and productive 2012.

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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