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Newsletter: November 2014

The season is cooling down, our annual open house is a couple of days away, and it is time for another update from the team at Radar Hill. In this issue:

Shannon’s Dad

Rick GrahamRick Graham, father of Radar Hill Programmer Shannon, had a bad fall recently. While in his garage testing the vacuum cleaner after some repairs, he lost his balance on the stairs, fell, and broke his neck. Fortunately he was able to get up and walk after that, and the break wasn’t discovered until later on at the hospital during x-rays. He’s had two surgeries to put in pins and will be stuck with a collar for a couple of months, but he came home Friday after a week in the hospital. Shannon’s family is grateful that it wasn’t worse and feels blessed to have quick and competent service from Vic General Hospital.

Jennifer’s Cat

WeezerLast month, our Office Superstar Jennifer lost her cat Weezer to unknown natural causes. Weezer was a wonderful cat with so much personality he was more than a pet, he was a family member. He had so much love to give and supported Jennifer through many hard times. His sudden passing has been very shocking and he will be dearly missed. If there is one thing to be learned from this, it is that life is short and precious and very moment should be cherished.

Shawn’s Rat

charlieOne of the pet rats in the O’Hara household, Charlie, passed away peacefully from cancer, cuddled on Shawn’s chest. She was 27 months old, a good age for her breed. Charlie was an affectionate, intelligent, energetic, adventurous rat with an impressively long jump.

Dan’s Fish

fishDan is lucky enough to have a brother who is crazy about fishing. This means that on several occasions per year, he fills up the gas tank of a boat that he doesn’t own, buys some bait and watches his brother work his butt off to catch fish. Dan usually drives the boat and reels in fish. This year was a bit spotty during the summer, but the fall Coho fishing was particularly good – on two occasions they caught three or more salmon each. Their largest was 14 lbs., a personal best for his brother. The other highlight occurred over the Thanksgiving weekend when they tail hooked a 12 lb. fish. “What a hoot!” Dan says. “It ran like a freight train and had us convinced we had a 40 lb. Spring salmon on the line.”

Google & Goal Tracking

Google AnalyticsDiscover the secrets of who is visiting your website, and what they are doing. Knowing if your website is attracting traffic is important, but do you know how many website visitors are actually giving you business? There’s no easy way to tell how effective a website is at getting paying customers, unless you keep track of conversions. Continue Reading…

Sponsor: Charger Solutions Power To Go

Power to GoWere you affected by the power failures on November 6, and worried about powering or recharging your electronics? Get yourself and your loved ones the Charger Solutions Power To Go 12,000 mAH Portable Battery Charger. It holds a charge for up to a year, and can even jump start a car, truck, boat and more. Read more & purchase…

Coming Great Events

  • November 18: Annual Radar Hill Open House, 2:00-7:00, in our office on the top floor of 3301 Douglas Street. Come by for great conversation, refreshments, and listen to the live music of the ever-popular Los Gringos. This is a free event, so bring family and guests, and is a good opportunity to reconnect in a social setting. Parking is available on the lower level of the parkade located off of Cloverdale Avenue. More at Facebook and Google+.
  • November 18: The final workshop in the You Can Do it Series for women, Small Repairs for Drywall: Playing in the Mud, by Ease Ability Renovations and Construction, at the Island Savings Center in Duncan. Details and registration…
  • November 20: Whistle While You Work: Being Healthy & Happy in the Workplace with Wendy Bowen of Start Line Health and Wellness Group, 12:00-1:00 at Dynamic HR Solutions in Duncan. Details and registration…
  • December 6: Toys, Toiletries & Toques collects non-perishable items and distribute them to needy families in the Cowichan. Drop-off 11:00-3:00, at Cowichan Commons. If you can’t make it that day, drop items off at Cycle Therapy Bikes or contact Mid-Island Ink Depot.
  • December 15: An Introduction to Social Media for Real Estate, 10:30-11:30, by Shawn at Radar Hill. Price is $39.95, but ask about your Radar Hill Preferred REALTOR® Client discount code. Details and registration…
  • January 14: Workshop #3 Discover the secret of who is visiting your website, 9:30-12:00, by Kendra at Radar Hill. Who are your website visitors? What are they doing on your website? How many are actually giving you business? Price is $79, but ask about your Radar Hill Client discount code. Details and registration…

Great News from Great Clients

Great Websites Launched for Great Clients

That’s it for another edition of our newsletter. We hope to see you at our open house on Tuesday. If you have anything you want included in this newsletter – such as an upcoming event or news item – send us an email. Anytime you want to talk, contact us.

Thanks for your ongoing support,
The Team at Radar Hill

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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