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May 31, 2012

Google Coming Back To Springfield Region!

Filed under: SRDC — admin @ 3:49 pm

Are you one of the 63% of American small businesses that still doesn’t have a website or online presence? Did you know that 97% of Americans look online for local products and services? That means you’re virtually invisible to many potential customers.

We’re pleased to announce that two Google seminars providing the tools and resources for Vermont businesses to get online and succeed online is coming to the *Howard Dean Education Center* on *July 2*. These are free seminars for small businesses run by Google employees. Space is limited to 25 people per session, so register now! This event is sponsored by Springfield Regional Development Corporation.

*Morning Seminar – Advanced Marketing Techniques – 9:00-12:00*

This morning session will quickly cover a wide variety of advanced marketing techniques that small businesses should consider implementing. Topics include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Adwords and Social Media strategies to grow your business.

*Afternoon Seminar – Get Online – 1:00-4:00*

In this interactive afternoon session, Google will get your business a free website as well as set you up with Google Places – a great tool to increase online visibility.

Vermont Get Your Business Online is an easy, free, and fast way for Vermont businesses to get online. With professional templates and a few easy steps, businesses can create and publish a website in less than 60 minutes.To register for the seminar, go to: *http://goo.gl/u32EQ *

Can’t make it to the seminar? Get your free website and hosting online at http://www.vermontgetonline.com

May 10, 2012

Aviation & Career Education Camp for Young People Coming to Region in June

Filed under: SRDC — admin @ 9:56 am

Hartness State Airport in North Springfield, VT will be hosting the ACE (Aviation Career Education) 2012 day camp from June 18th – 22nd. The camp will provide a valuable opportunity for area girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 15 to learn more about aviation through a variety of experiences.

The ACE Camp is a hands-on aviation program that allows young people to explore the dynamics of a variety of aviation-related careers. Professional, military and civilian experts will introduce campers to the principles of flight, teamwork, pre-flight safety, building and launching model rockets, plotting navigation courses, flight simulators and much more. FAA certified pilots will brief participants on what’s involved with flight safety and also the features of different types of aircraft.

Young Eagle flights are coordinated and flown by pilots of the Experimental Aircraft Association and rides in other aircraft may be available as well. It’s a fun, interactive week of learning more about the world of aviation!

It will take place daily, from Monday, June 18th through Friday, June 22nd, from 8:30 am – 4 pm each day at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield. Camp tuition is $325 for the week, which includes transportation from the ACE site to camp activities, food and beverages, t-shirts, caps, cameras and much more.

The ACE Camp is for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 15. For an application and more information, contact Walter Striedieck at 802-460-3686.

Sponsors of the ACE Camp 2012 include the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Aero Club of New England and the Federal Aviation Administration.