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If you are having issues with email lately and are a Comcast user please read:

 

Comcast has changed the settings on your modem / router for connecting to email. If you have a computer wired to the modem / router you will need to change your outgoing SMTP port to 597. Generally the port should say 26 for POP and 465 for IMAP. 

 

Changing this setting should get you back up and running with no issues. 

 

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On behalf of the Winna School of Photography I want to thank you for your time , personal expertise and ecouragement to our students. Your dedicaton to your craft & vision are an example in the world of professional photography. You've touched many with your participation to "The Winona Experience"

Your contribution lines up with our mission for the school. Many were involved but your specific contribution helped in numerous ways including us growing in numbers as well as educationally.

Take pride in knowing together, we're growing and encouraging other photographers, challenging them to be better and continual learners.

We look forward to keeping you involved with our growth and educational oppurtunities. Your continued support, outrreach and communication with our students help keep us connected.


We Appriciate You!

On behalf of the entire Winona School Board
            - Cynthia Rauch - July 23, 2013

 

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January 10th, 2014

 

Dear Mike,
Our organization, Friends of Goose Pond, is a relatively small, young group dedicated to the conservation and support of Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area. A couple years ago we realized the need for a website to share information and to promote our major fund-raising event, Marsh Madness. This festival is held the first weekend in March centered around the Sandhill Crane northward migration, through the Goose Pond area.

In the past we worked with two different web developers with some success, but with disappointments. We also end up with two webpages, developed at different times, one dedicated to Friends of Goose Pond, the other to Marsh Madness Festival. We decided to combine the two websites, and find a web designer and host who would be attentive to our concerns, and provide us with an innovative redesign in a timely manner. Also, it was imperative that the redesign be finished by January when website hits have traditionally risen.

In early December 2013 we signed a contract with 24/7 Designs after you assured us it could be done by early January 2014. You come through better than promised, going live with the new website in late December 2013. You’ve quickly answered our questions, made updates and changes, solved problems, and anticipated some that hadn’t occurred to us. 24/7 Designs helped us through some difficult situations, and remained pleasant and enjoyable to work with as well as being very productive.

Thank you very much for the excellent work. You exceeded our expectations. We will not hesitate to use your services in the future and to recommend you to others seeking a web developer.

Sincerely,

Tom Ciskowski
Friends of Goose Pond and Marsh Madness Advertising Committee

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Another new client launch! www.friendsofgoosepond.org

 

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We would like to welcome our new client Spotlight Photography. Please have a look at their all new website.

 

www.spotlightphotography.net

 

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   - You are entitled to review this Registration Agreement at any time, and download a copy for your records.

2) You are entitled to accurate and accessible information about:

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3) You shall not be subject to false advertising or deceptive practices by your Registrar or though any proxy or privacy services made available by your Registrar. This includes deceptive notices, hidden fees, and any practices that are illegal under the consumer protection law of your residence.

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  3. You will assume sole responsibility for the registration and use of your domain name.
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Additional Registrant Education can be found here: http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/registrant-rights/educational

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We would like to announce the addition of a new Project Management software that we will be using for all projects. The new software will allow clients to keep track of what is in progress and even submit changes, additions, or bugs to the software.

 

We have been testing internally now for over a month and have found that productivity and accountablity has increased dramatically. 

 

If you are one of our clients and would like access to the system please contact our office to see if you can be added as a user.

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24/7 Designs recently finished up the latest revision for the Hendricks County Parks Department website ( www.hendrickscountyparks.org ). This was quite an undertaking. We were tasked with migrating to a different CMS software, recreating the layout, moving all the old content and creating a customized event calendar. 


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After successfully staying afloat in the murky waters of the website business for over nine years, there is one, solitary action which immediately sends a distress flare up. Small businesses hiring inexpensive designers pay in the long run. The desire to save money in these troubled times is admirable, but branding and marketing is the one place that saving money can actually cost you money.

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In business I have found that there are two distinct types of people: "Talkers" and "Doers"

Talkers are the ones who are always talking. They seem to have a constant flow of ideas and the enthusiasm to share them. Talkers are instrumental in the conception of many great ideas that make the business world so exciting. They are the dreams which build the foundations of the businesses.

 

Doers are the ones translate the concept into the product. In a factory setting this would be the equivalent of the engineer handing the blueprints to the die maker and saying, "Now, make it work!." They are the essential part of any business or venture. Without a doer an idea has no chance.

 

I find that most business owners would be classified as talkers. They always have ideas and cannot wait to tell you about them, but they do not have the ability, skill, or time to actually complete the idea. This type of behavior can be frustrating to the Doer; It takes time away from production, testing, and completion of the concept.

 

The Doers concentrate on the task at hand. They have very little patience for Talkers. Talkers will always search out a Doer to complete their idea and will talk the Doers ear off every chance they get hoping to peak their interest and get them to actually do the project for them.

 

By now, you have probably either classified yourself as a Talker, a Doer, or realized there may be one other type of person a TaDoer: A mixture of both a Talker and a Doer. (Ok, I made that one up, but it does describe the third type.) This is a very rare and sought after type of person. They have the capability of taking the concept and following through to completion. They have the skill to not only describe the idea, but conceptualize the process to complete it.

 

Next time you are talking business, or going through the hiring process, take the time to decide if the person you are talking to is a Talker, a Doer, or a TaDoer.

 

 

Mike Stutler is the CEO / President of 24/7 Designs LLC. 247designs.com provides websites, graphic design, social media marketing and photography for small to medium sized businesses looking for an affordable solution to their common marketing problems.

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As a creative person it is important to continually practice your skills and build upon your talents. That's why I've decided to start a 365 Project. I am going to try my best to produce 1 logo every day for 365 days. Today is July 08, 2011 and I've created my first random logo. I thought to keep myself not only motivated but also in order to help generate ideas I would go with a theme for a week and then switch. I would love to have feedback on my designs and hear what the general consensus thinks, so keep checking daily to see what I come up with!

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Marketing is a full time job. When your business is running at its peak, many people stop marketing. I hear the excuse all the time, "Well, I don't need to..." or "I am already too busy."

As good as that may sound, you are only busy today. What have you done to ensure you will be busy tomorrow? Customers are never a guarantee, and if you stop marketing all together then you can guarantee that you will be out of business!

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"I wanted to take a moment and thank your crew for all their efforts in making the new She’s So Fly website a success! "

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"We are truly pleased with our new website that Mike and his team put together for us..."

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A short tutorial on how to add a page to your website.

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Take a look at how easy it is to update your website.

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Here is a short tutorial on using the gallery feature of a your website.
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We just launched our redesigned website that we are calling 3.0.

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 Marketing is no longer business "as usual"; the website owner has to be proactive in order to have a truly successful web presence.

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