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Growing up with Sisters: Playing FourSquare

Growing up in the 70′s with three sisters, it was only natural to have an afternoon game of foursquare. My youngest sister would bring out the chalk, while I had the steadiest hand and was assigned to drawing the boxes. … Continue reading

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Localism

Several, several years ago a close friend emphasised the importance to shop our “Main Street” for the holidays.  He also explained the importance of spending our own dollars locally and how in turn that act stimulates our local economy. Since that time we strive … Continue reading

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What will my kids remember?

Photo from: http://www.intellivisiongames.com/history.php I grew up in the 1980s with a tv that was encased in wood and had 12 numbers on a turn dial knob. I was excited when Atari, Intellivision, Beta and VHS came out.  The sounds of Space Invaders and Frogger are still … Continue reading

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The professional photo?

I spent some time last night on a major real estate industry site - Realtor.com.  I must say that I was shocked by the number of real estate agents who still use professional photos that appears to be the original professional photo … Continue reading

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Shop Locally!

This poster was developed by the Camden Rockport Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. It is so very important to shop locally, especially when the holiday season is upon us.

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Highest Priority

I start the day by looking at the to do list that I (hopefully) created the night before. And with multiple items on the list I tend to want to tackle all the small quick tasks.  By starting out this … Continue reading

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Transforming the dream into a reality

“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” – Napoleon Hill Every new business starts with that thought, the … Continue reading

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Where is that sticky note?

Guilty… I’ve written down notes, appointments, phone numbers and messages on the back of bank deposit slips, sticky notes and incoming mail. And when I need the information I struggle to remember or find that tiny piece of paper that I used … Continue reading

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Where are you going?

The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.  –Philip Crosby Métier is working with several local established and new businesses that are planning their next big step, are goal setting or are asking the logical question … Continue reading

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Put a smile on and get out of your car

Every person you meet has the potential to bring you business.  It could be the lady you standing in line behind you at the grocery store, the postmaster or your hairdresser.  Every time you venture out into your community, you could meet … Continue reading

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