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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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Construction and Renovation Services for Businesses

carpentryWhether you’re looking to construct or renovate a new residence or commercial space, we’ve got great local businesses for every project. Continue reading

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Winter Tips, Tricks & Shiny Stuff

Welcome to 2016 and another exciting year here on Vancouver Island. With the holiday festivities behind us, it is time for this season’s collection of useful tips, reviews, and links of interest. Don’t let the title of this newsletter mislead you. The tips don’t relate to winter, snow, heavy rain or gloom, but hopefully they are of interest to local businesses and our clients. Continue reading

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Services for Business or Home

Do you realize that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are the lifeblood of our economy?

iStock_000016273782SmallAccording to the Small Business Profile 2013: A Profile of Small Business in British Columbia (.pdf) there are about 385,900 small businesses in British Columbia, which account for 98% of all businesses, employing over a million British Columbians. This means 1/3 of all pay cheques are earned through small business. Our region, Vancouver Island and the Coast, has 69,500 small businesses ranging from single operators to 50 employees.

Every time a small business expands, every time a small business hires, every time a small business succeeds in a new market, we all win, and we all help to stabilize our communities. This is why shop local programs are so important. 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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Happy Small Business Week!

A crowded small café & restaurantGoogle is helping celebrate Small Business Week with 5 Days, 5 Ways To Succeed Online, with 5 ways to boost your business online during this very week.

While Google’s sweepstakes are limited to entries from the United States, Radar Hill offers services to businesses here on Vancouver Island that assist with every one of those 5 steps. Plus we’re Google certified, so you know you’re getting it done right. Continue reading

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Spring Renovations or Moving – Home or Business

Renovating or Moving?

electrician installing light box in new homeAfter last month’s Spring Renovations for Home or Business newsletter, have you started renovating? Or have you decided to buy or build instead? These great clients can help…

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Spring Renovations for Home or Business

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With World Plumbing Day this Wednesday, we are reminded that it is the perfect time to tackle those unfinished projects, or start a new project, in your home or your office. Whatever you plan to achieve this year (even if it is calling for an emergency plumbing job!) these great clients can help…

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Health and Fitness in 2015

 

January has flown by and 2015 has kicked off with a running start. How are your New Year’s resolutions? On track, or want a hand getting back on track? Or celebrate your successes and make new goals? These great clients can help…

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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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Annual Open House Kicks off the Holiday Season

glasses of champagne with raspberriesOur annual open house kicked off the holiday season with a bang! We saw many great clients and friends of Radar Hill stopping by between 2 and 7 pm for refreshments, food, and great entertainment. We would like to extend a thank you to all those who made our event a huge success!

Hats off to Jennifer, the Office Superstar who organized it all. Jen would like to extend a special thank you all our staff who helped her out; Andrea, Megan, Julie, Ken, Kendra, Mike (who’s doing great for his third day on the job!), Shannon, and the bosses Roger, Dan and Shawn.

For our food, drinks, and entertainment we would like to thank the following Radar Hill clients and friends: 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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