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Happy New Year from Radar Hill – Newsletter

Happy New Year; New Team Member: Shannon Graham; Novice Speech Contest: 68th Golden Gavel; Job Postings: Our clients are hiring; Workshop: How To create an excellent LinkedIn profile; We Are Google Certified; Great Websites Launched for Great Clients; Links of Interest. Newsletter Volume #5, Issue #1 January 25 2014

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2014! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday visiting family and friends over the Christmas and New Year’s break. May the new year bring more joy, happiness and success than 2013!

New Team Member

Shannon Graham has joined the team at Radar Hill as a programmer, and will be working on improving our products and offerings. We welcome her and are very excited to have her join our team.

68th Annual Golden Gavel Speech Contest

The annual Golden Gavel Novice Speech Competition is open to novice speakers, 17 years and older, with less than 18 months training in public speaking. Deadline to register is January 27. Preliminaries start Saturday February 3rd, Finals are Saturday February 22 in James Bay. Our own Shawn O’Hara was last year’s winner, and our client Art Sutherland was the 1996 winner and inspiration for Shawn. Details and registration at www.GoldenGavel.ca. If you register and want tips, come talk to Shawn at Radar Hill. This speech contest is sponsored by Radar Hill.

Job Postings: Our clients are hiring

Capital City Executives’ Association is hiring an Executive Assistant. Perfect for someone who is already working from home. Read the Job Posting – Executive Assistant.

Perfectly Clear Window Cleaning & Gutter Maintenance is looking for temporary full-time staff, for Victoria and the Cowichan. Visit the website: Perfectly Clear or phone Jason at 250.701.3094.

The Super Plumber is hiring a plumber. Visit the website: The Super Plumber or phone Brody at 250.715.1511.

Workshop Invitation: LinkedIn

Brenda Dumont of Social Media is Simple presents How To Create an Excellent LinkedIn Profile on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PST) at Dynamic HR Solutions, 64 Station Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4. Details & Registration.

Google Certified

Congratulations to our own Kendra Savich who is now a Certified Google Affiliate. Kendra can help you with your marketing and Google AdWords campaigns, setting up and managing Google Places, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and understanding Google Analytics website traffic reports.

We will give you $100 in advertising credit when you spend your first $25 on AdWords. Contact us for details.

Great Websites Launched for Great Clients


ITEM Ltd. ITEM Ltd. has specialized in streetscape friendly LaneLight warning systems that are designed to target the tunnel vision of distracted drivers.  From crosswalk enhancements to lane visibility projects LaneLights are engineered to survive in the toughest of road conditions. Read more…


Campbell Construction has been making Vancouver Island a finer place to live, work, learn and play since 1964, and this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary. The hundreds of projects successfully completed by their company form the very heart of many vibrant island communities. Read more…


Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been serving Vancouver Island since 1887. With over 250 REALTOR®s specializing in residential and commercial real estate, they offer buyers and sellers sound advice and professional service.  Read more…


A.T. Malcolm & Associates offers clinical and consulting, psychologists and counselors. Their goal is to provide you with compassionate and professional assistance. Their assessment and therapy services are available for children, youth and adults and have both male and female therapists are available. Read more…


Acquired Brain Injury had us design a site to highlight the damages brain injuries can cause and encourage people to take action. Sadly, many people who acquire a brain injury end up falling through the cracks of the system and receive unfair treatment in the courts. Read more…


West Coast Pre-Fab is a locally owned, family-run steel construction & maintenance business located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. They have two clear divisions: a commercial division that offers structural steel and fabrication services, and an industrial division that services British Columbia’s pulp and paper industry. Read more…


One Hour Cleaners are experts in dry cleaning and wet cleaning garments that cannot be dry-cleaned, bringing your garments to look like they are brand new! With over 30 years of experience in dry cleaning, and stain removal, you can feel safe when bringing even your most delicate clothing to their professionally-trained staff, which inspects every garment to ensure that quality is never compromised. Read more…


John G. Fitch Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, has launched his personal website. His website explores his chief interests in Greek and Roman Literature, especially Seneca’s dramas and the poetry of knowledge of Lucretius and Vergil. Other interests include farming, both ancient and modern, local history, and genealogy. Read more…


Gary Interiors is a showcase dealer of Hunter Douglas window products, and has been serving the Cowichan Valley since 1986 and offers custom draperies, Roman shades, valances, sheers, wood blinds, solar shades and shutters just to name a few! Read more…


Turner Lane Development Corporation was established in 1999 and is one of Vancouver Island’s leading land development and management firms. With extensive management capability in long-term project sustainability and profitability, Turner Lane has become a successful developer and advisor in the regional real estate market. Read more…


Lameena Terrace is a brand new condo development in Victoria’s up and coming West Shore area. An easy stroll to great shopping, dining, recreation, schools and more, these condos offer a slick, modern feel and all the amenities you’d expect in a premium residence, at affordable prices. Read more…


Cheryl Bejcar and Associates is an award-winning team of Real Estate professionals working together to achieve your real estate objectives. They pride themselves on making their clients well-educated buyers or sellers in today’s marketplace. Read more…


Ray Murray & Linda Sheppard have combined their business talents, bringing together Ray’s extensive business and real estate experience with Linda’s financial and investment experience as a Financial Advisor for over 20 years. Read more…


Links of Interest

One of the most critical challenges a business faces is making the transition from owner scale to enterprise scale. From SME Business Fundamentals read Three Cycles Re-examined by Clemens Rettich.

Think subscriptions won’t work for your business? The trend is spreading well beyond magazines to encompass everything from coffee and pet food to health care. From ProfitGuide.com read Why You Should Consider Subscription Pricing. Worth it for any business to consider.

Sign the petition before January 31st, and call on your government to measure, publicly report on, and reduce the red tape burden. From Canadian Federation of Independent Business read Red Tape Awareness Week 2014 – The red tape revolution marches on… January 27-31 is Canada’s 5th annual Red Tape Awareness Week.

Thanks for your support, and here’s to a prosperous and successful 2014,
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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