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Chamber Brown Bag: Search Engine Optimization

PLYMOUTH —  The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Thursday, September 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library on Russell Street in Plymouth.

Mark LaClair, Principal of TotalScope Marketing, LLC, will offer insights about "Search Engine Optimization (SEO): It's NOT a strategy; it is an important tactic of your larger digital marketing plan".

"Website marketing is an increasingly complex arena," said Mark. "'White Hat' SEO is the only tactic that's sustainable." Come learn from an industry expert how SEO works and how your business can benefit.

Mark LaClair is currently the principal owner of TotalScope Marketing, LLC, a full-service marketing firm located in Plymouth,  serving US and Caribbean clients in all facets of marketing from creative campaign development to strategic market planning. With a background in Marriot-trained hospitality, marketing, and ecommerce, LaÇlair is now the Marketing Director of the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce (was previously its Executive Director) and has served on various community boards. In his spare time, Mark is a partner in The Vineyard and Winery at Seven Birches, a boutique winery, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he markets and crafts classic European grape wines and pure NH, estate-bottled, fruit wines.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:36

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Association for Blind Central NH Advisory Committee Formed

NORTHFIELD — The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has formed a Advisory Committee for Central New Hampshire
which meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Pines Community Center.

Members come together with their notes and schedules, thoughts and ideas, guide dogs and white canes to gather and discuss their new positions of being "ambassadors" for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind's main office is located in Concord on 25 Walker Street. The NHAB provides vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire residents of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1912 the mission of the Association is to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. The Association delivers assistance to virtually every community statewide, including social work and public education.
The new Advisory Committee's mission is to advocate for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and get the word out about the issues of blindness throughout Central NH. (Concord north to Campton). The NHAB already has advisory committee's established in the Portsmouth and Manchester areas. These advisory committees have made a considerable impact in spreading awareness of the issues of blindness throughout these areas.
One issue that the committee is addressing is the fact that many people don't understand the white cane, what it stands for and what it means for those who use one. People still treat the blind differently because there is not enough information available to the public. The hope of the committee is to create awareness of the issues facing the blind in Central New Hampshire by getting into stores, businesses, offices and school systems.
For more information about the various advisory committees contact Shelley Proulx at the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (603)224-4039, ext. 327 or visit the website at www.sightcenter.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:31

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Free Car Seat Inspections at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA —  Irwin Automotive Group announced today that free car seat inspections and education will be available to the community today from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Avenue, Laconia. The event is part of "Child Passenger Safety Week" and will include car seat inspections by Carolyn Muller of LRGHealthcare who is a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician. Muller will be on hand to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats for their children and how to install them correctly.

"There's always danger on the road, every time you leave your home," said Muller "The best way to protect your child is to have him or her in the right seat for the child's age and size and to use that seat correctly. Even if you think you've got it right, make an appointment during Child Passenger Safety Week to know for sure. All parents want their kids to be safe, and this event will give them that peace of mind."

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:30

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Ashland Historical Society to host program on Native American History on Thursday

ASHLAND — David Stewart-Smith will present a free illustrated talk, "Native American History of New Hampshire: Alliance and Survival, circa 1400-1700", in the Ashland School cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

A former history professor, Stewart-Smith has been researching New Hampshire's Indian history for over thirty years. This talk will focus on the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, when the natives of northern New England faced European colonization, devastating epidemics, climate change, and intertribal warfare.

The Penacook alliance of 16 tribal and family groups was guided by the Penacook chief Passaconaway as it dealt with these challenges. The program ends with King Philip's War and its aftermath.

This free program is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will serve refreshments.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:27

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