Business Notes: Nov. 8, 2015
Enfield — The Enfield Village Association will host Enfield’s “Small Business Saturday” event on Nov 28 as part of a national initiative to get consumers to shop at local businesses rather than large chain stores.
As part of the event, the association will run a raffle in which shoppers will collect stamps at each business they visit on that day. A winner will be selected from completed cards.
Businesses that will be open on Nov. 28 and are interested in participating in the raffle should email Stripe Demarest, program manager for the association, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 20 indicating an interest in being included on the event’s map.
Home businesses will have free space available at the Enfield Community Building that day to give them a “storefront” for the event.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 603-632-7197.
Hanover-based radio station 99Rock/WFRD-FM took home four first-place awards in the annual New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Granite Mikes Awards banquet held last month. WFRD won first-place awards for play-by-play of its broadcast of last February’s Dartmouth-Princeton men’s hockey game.
It also picked up a first-place award for best commercial campaign in the state for its commercial spots for Un-Dun in West Lebanon. WFRD also won first place for best station promotional announcement for its “Showcase Showdown,” as well as best station promotion for its summer 2015 contest, “99Rock Concert Confidential.”
Recipients of the awards were Morning Show host and play-by-play announcer Chris Garrett, and Heath Cole, director of Dartmouth broadcasting.
The River Valley Human Resources Association annual meeting and election of officers and board members will be Thursday, from 8-10:30 a.m., at The Quechee Club. The guest speaker will be Mathew Barewicz, director of economic and labor market information at the Vermont Department of Labor. The meeting is free for RVHRA members and guests. Reserve a spot at http://www.RVHRA.org.
The Lower Cohase Chamber of Commerce is holding a Small Business Branding Workshop on Nov. 18, from 2-5 p.m., at the Riverbend Career and Technical Center, 36 Oxbow Drive, Bradford, Vt. Maria Lara Dailey, from Aquilino Arts, will lead the workshop, which uses real-life examples to help participants learn how to market and grow their business and discover branding from the foundations to the extras. Participants should bring their organization’s mission or vision statement, tagline and logo. Cost is $10 for chamber members, $20 non-members. Space is limited. RSVP is required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-222-4755.
The Upper Valley chapter of SCORE is offering a Build a Website W ith WordPress workshop on Nov. 19, from 6-9 p.m., at 20 West Park St., Lebanon, Suite 316, in the Citizens Bank Building. This workshop will give an overview of the WordPress content management system and provide foundational knowledge for navigating the WordPress administration dashboard and each aspect of the functions. Key topics are page creation, setting up a menu structure, blog post creation, and search engine optimization of the content. The workshop also demonstrates the use of images, slide shows and the insertion of video content. Gary Horsman and Vasilios Georgitsis are co-presenters of the workshop. Horsman is in charge of marketing at A Global Reach, a business development and Internet marketing company in Woodstock. Georgitsis is president of GlobeInt.com Inc. and co-owner of NHVT Computer Services LLC, both of Lebanon. Cost is $40, $60 for two. Veterans free. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.uppervalley.score.org, email email@example.com or call 603-448-3491.
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