Their are a number of simple ways you can help local owned and operated businesses over the holidays. Here are a few and please suggest others below. We all can make a little more difference in our local economy by bring more of our attention and money to local owned businesses.
1) Shop…Read More
I agree with everything that Amanda Palmer says in this TED Talk.
I personally see this as something that is missing in the performing & arts communities today and that it needs to be embraced and shared. I believe that this type of personal involvement is necessary for growth in today's industry. Without the personal involvement…Read More
Like the mystery & intrigue of Jason Bourne being found floating in the Mediterranean Sea, at the murky start of the Bourne Identity movie, we’ll commence our discussion of the unveiling of Google’s latest Hummingbird search algorithm. The back-story will come in bits and…Read More
Pinterest continues with steady growth in the "Social Networking" market. With 2.5 billion unique page views per month, this is an audience you need to convey your brand to and a site that can help you build that audience... as long as you address it properly.
A Pinterest…Read More
I saw a commercial online today that asked "What would you do if you would get paid for it?" It got me thinking.
We all work so hard, day in and day out to try to 'achieve'. We work full time jobs. Do Networking on our off time. Attend business functions. But are we doing the same things that we would be doing if it weren't about the income? Are we actually working towards our goals, or are we just working towards the paycheck?
I've been doing a lot of thinking about my goals…Read More
I like to share OUR stats from time to time to show that although we're a Local Business Network made up of less than 500 members we get a LOT of visitors who aren't members (from all over the 919, NC, the US and elsewhere) and many of them return.
This is from January 1st through the end of August.
A "unique" visitor means that every visitor is only counted once.
YOUR Profiles and Contributions are being seen...…Read More
High heels put all your body’s weight on your forefoot, causing you to adjust the rest of your body to maintain balance. The bottom half of your body has to lean forward, so to compensate the top half must lean back. This causes a disruption in the normal ‘S’ curve of your back. As you can imagine, it is very difficult to maintain good posture in this position. This is not only is it detrimental to the health of your spine, but being ‘stooped over’ is not a sexy look!…Read More
We are proud to also be this year’s recipient of the STAR Award for Best Insurance Renovation given by the Home Builders Association Raleigh-Wake County’s Remodelers Council.
The …Read More
The fall Raleigh Home, Hot Tub & Landscape Show, Raleigh’s premier home improvement show, comes to the Raleigh Convention Center again from September 6-8, 2013.
Hot off the heels of…Read More
Social Media Management is a thriving new field with many opportunities, generating more jobs than there are people trained to do them. To help fill this need for qualified social media managers, social media trainers Martin Brossman and Karen Tiede are offering…Read More
Apex, NC - Home Video Studio – Apex was recognized as the Best of the Best with the Seven Stars for Excellence Award.
In addition, HVS-Apex received 5 Hanley Awards and the Social Media Marketing Award in a black-tie awards presentation at the 13th Annual Hanley Awards Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The Seven Stars Award was achieved by only 7 studios in the international Home Video Studio Franchise. It recognizes Home Video Studio-Apex for its commitment to quality, service…Read More
I recently attended and spoke at the annual SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference held in Chicago, IL. This was the largest annual conference ever with over 15,000 Human Resource (HR) professionals from all over the world. The conference highlighted keynote speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Daniel Pink, Fareed Zakaria, Dan Heath, Mark Kelly and Gabby Gifford.…Read More
Fireworks on the 4th of July are some of the best memories we have each summer!
Here is a list of activities sorted by town and city. Several celebrations include “old fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, potato sack races, and plenty of live music. Raleigh has added 2 fireworks displays this year at different times on July 4th.
The …Read More
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Have you noticed that Celebrity cookbooks for gluten free living are everywhere? More and more restaurants offer a gluten free menu. So, what is gluten and why are so many people unable or unwilling to eat it all of a sudden?
What is Gluten?
According to Wikipedia, Gluten is "is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species."…Read More
Found this and thought it worth sharing...…
Never fear. There is a place to park near your downtown Raleigh destination, and it’s easier to find than you may think.
As a downtown Raleigh resident, I hear a lot of questions about parking, especially from those who want to attend my weekly 919 networking coffee breaks at Benelux Cafe in City Market.
So I thought I’d offer my fellow 919ers a primer on parking in downtown Raleigh along with some…Read More
Since the recent release of version 3.5 of WordPress, back in December 2012, installing the necessary g+ rich snippet codes became a little bit easier. Though I’ve not exhaustively tested every scenario on it’s own, I can confidently recommend it, as it gets the job done. Successful installation of the code(s) yields a display of one’s profile photo, as part of the Search Engine…Read More
Google Authorship is currently all the rage among writers, publishers, content developers, and the SEO community. Many folks I know have been hesitant to adopt Google Authorship, fearing it’d be a wasted effort, while others are already seeing amazing results. There’s been speculation over whether Google Authorship is…Read More
In this article from Marketing Land the many reasons why Google is in a world of its own, one that Facebook will never touch, are explained. Many events at the Google I/O event introduce its new 3.0 Responsive Design interface, its new Hangout options and Hangouts on Air . . . there is so much you can hardly handle the shock as the outrageous inventions swim past you in your home stream where all the posts from people you follow or circle show up.
Wednesday night I…Read More