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Holiday Treats, Gifts and Accommodations

‘Tis the Season of Giving and Receiving!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we are here to help you keep it that way with our annual Christmas gift guide. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list, leaving more time for you to relax and enjoy this joyous time of year! Continue reading

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Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Presents Under a treeShopping for the holidays can be stressful and frantic. We’re here to help make your Christmas shopping a little less frantic so you can relax and enjoy the holidays. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list with our handy Christmas shopping guide, leaving more time for you to relax and enjoy this joyous time of year! Continue reading

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Stay-cation 2015

Stay-cationThis summer our family decided on a ‘stay-cation’. Luckily we live in Victoria and there are a zillion things to do. Each of us added to a list of things we wanted to do.

Note to those of you that left our beautiful city or decided not to visit you didn’t miss too much – just everything! Here’s an incomplete list: Continue reading

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Newsletter: Local Christmas Shopping List 2014

Christmas Tree with Blue and White decorationsThis is the special edition Radar Hill newsletter where we bring you our Christmas Shopping Suggestion List for shopping local this holiday season. Some of these great clients have retail storefronts in Greater Victoria or Duncan and the Cowichan region, while others are strictly online, or sell their products through retail outlets. If you want to support local companies on Vancouver Island, please consider shopping at these fine businesses. Continue reading

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No Gifts Bought for Christmas

Christmas gift in goldThis year no gifts will be bought for the Whitson children. They have been good kids but they have reached the point in the consumer evolution that “you guys don’t know what we want.*” “You guys” meaning Tracy and I. This year they want money. Money so they can go buy what they want with no strings attached! Continue reading

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Discover the secrets of who is visiting your website, and what they are doing

Use Google and goal tracking to increase business through your website.

Google AnalyticsKnowing 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.

A conversion takes place when a customer takes a desired action on your website, such as requesting a quote or buying a product. You may know how many orders you get for a product on your website, but how do you know how those customers found you? What led them to buy? Did they find you on Google while searching for your product by name? Did they see friends share your product on Facebook? How many people got partway through the checkout process without finishing? Continue reading

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Shop Local this Victoria Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day rolls around it can be tempting to just grab some chocolates or jewellery from the nearest big name department store. But there are benefits to shopping locally — it strengthens Victoria’s economy while keeping our communities healthy and happy. Here’s a list of some of our favourite ~*~romantic~*~ local offerings.

Pristine Gemstones

photo of a 14k white gold and diamond ring set with a green emerald

Pristine Gemstone’s website is sparkling with images of their beautiful jewelry and gemstones, available through their online store.  Rogerio Graca, gemcutter and wholesaler of 20 years, offers wholesale loose gemstones and finished jewelry to the public.

What would Valentine’s Day be without a little bit of flash and glam? Pristine Gemstones offers a wide selection of gemstones and jewelry, either pre-made or custom sculpted to order. Shop online or give them a call at 250-661-0967 to arrange a viewing.

You might be interested in: Wedding bands, Engagement rings, Cocktail rings, Pendants & necklaces, Earrings

(Pristine’s selection doesn’t carry quite what you’re looking for? Try Fortner custom jewelry or Susan Koch’s beach glass collection.)

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Christmas Shopping Newsletter 2013

Android plushie with a Santa hat sitting in front of the table in our waiting area, with a mini Xmas tree and lightsThis is our special Christmas Shopping Suggestion List from Radar Hill. Continue reading

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LimeSpot joins hands with nature-inspired clothing retailer – Harlequin Nature Graphics

We, Radar Hill, have partnered up with LimeSpot to bring a whole new great product to our clients. First up to try this new product, a personalized online shopping store through Facebook, is Harlequin Nature Graphics.

Limespot logo“On Wednesday (Nov-5-2013), a three person LimeSpot team visited the head office of Harlequin Nature Graphics in [Cobble Hill], BC, Canada.

We were joined by a team from one of our partner firms Radar Hill. We had a great time integrating the inventory of Harlequin with LimeSpot to start the process of getting their Facebook Shop up in time for the big holiday rush. Continue reading

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New website launched: Out of Ireland

OutOfIreland.ca

OutOfIreland.ca

Out of Ireland is well known for their eclectic collection of wonderful Irish knitwear, clothing and jewellery for men and women. Their selection of luxurious merino wool, silk, and cashmere scarves and shawls complement the wraps and capes for which Out of Ireland is famous. You’ll find lines such as Guinness®, Belleek, Claddagh, Bewley’s and more. Continue reading

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The real advantage of buying local

In the past week, I’ve referred a family member, a neighbour and 2 friends to various companies that have their websites with Radar Hill.  It’s a no-brainer for me – I’ve worked closely with the company to build a website, I know their value system, I know about their follow through.  With 9 employees doing the same thing, it started me thinking “this is why companies should work with us”. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Pristine Gemstones

Pristine Gemstones

Pristine Gemstones

Pristine Gemstone’s website is sparkling with images of their beautiful jewelry and gemstones, available through their new online store. Continue reading

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