I’ve been hired by Northfield Public Schools Superintendent Chris Richardson to manage the online portion of a community discussion about school calendars.
Like their Transformational Technology project, it’s happening on a blog that’s part of the District’s WordPress Multiuser platform.
I’ve put up a project blogsite: A school calendar conversation with the Northfield community. The first community meeting is tonight.
I’ve been working with veterinarian Dr. Rich Lorang and his wife Virginia Lorang to revamp the website for Countryside Animal Hospital & Kennels. The clinic and newly acquired kennel operation serve the cities of Dundas and Northfield as well as the surrounding Rice County area.
Dr. Rich has begun to blog, along with staffer Jess Renderos. You can also visit the Countryside Animal Hospital & Kennels Facebook page and follow Dr. Rich Lorang on Twitter.
Long-time client Trials Training Center is hosting a special motorcycle competition in August, the Tennessee Knockout Enduro. Its two main sponsors are Kenda Tires and Monster Energy so, like most competitions of this type, it’s branded this year as the "Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, fueled by Monster Energy."
We’ve given the event its own page on the TTC website, with the special domain name mapped to it. We’re using the TTC blog to post event updates, with a special tag phrase and special RSS feed. We’re also using the existing TTC Twitter account and TTC Facebook page for additional promotion.
The North American Trials Council (NATC), home of the NATC/AMA US National MotoTrial Championship Series and the US Trial des Nations Team, has a new site with a new name:
The old domain names for the NATC and US TdN will be redirected and eventually discontinued.
I’ve been working with NATC CEO Brian Behling on the site. Brian is now blogging and is ramping up with both NATC MotoTrials on Facebook and NATC MotoTrials on Twitter.
I’ve been working with my long-time client, the Trials Training Center in Tennessee, to set up a separate blog site for the AMA EnduroTrial Championship this fall. We launched it today.
The EnduroTrial is an off-road competition which is designed to test the rider’s overall off-road riding ability by incorporating some of the technical riding skills associated with observed trials into an enduro racing format.
My consulting business brings an infusion of $1.65 to downtown Northfield most days, depending on where I have coffee. Last week I was happy to ratchet that up a bit with two client meetings at the HideAway CoffeeHouse and Winebar.
The principals of The Citistates Group paid a visit to Northfield on Wednesday to meet with me and Northfield web designer Sean Hayford O’Leary. Sean and I have worked with Neal Peirce, Farley Peters, and Curtis Johnson for years but had never met with them F2F.
On Thursday, I met with Republican-endorsed Senate 25 candidate Al DeKruif and two of his campaign volunteers, Daryl Bauer and Brian Wermerskirchen. I’m working with them on social media-related activities for Al’s campaign.
The first time my consulting business had a huge economic impact (dozens of dollars!) on downtown Northfield was in the summer of 2004 when a group of Brits from the Blair government descended on the Contented Cow, desperate for British beer. They returned with some colleagues in the summer of 2005.
I’ve been working with Mark Murphy the past few weeks on his Mark Murphy for Sheriff campaign blog site. Mark is running for Sheriff of Rice County Minnesota. He’s currently a Sergeant with the Northfield Police Department.
Waaaay back in April of 2003, I set up a blog site for the Club 95 restaurant in Hixton, Wisconsin, working with then-owner Steve Kirschner. Jerel and Jen Gunning bought the restaurant from Steve in 2004 and Jerel took on the blogging duties.
In September 2009, I set up a blogsite for Re-Pete’s Saloon & Grill in Black River Falls, Wisconsin which Jerel and Jen had recently purchased. Jen has assumed blogging duties there along with one of her employees, Jamie Bailey.
We’ve now revamped the Club 95 blogsite, converting it from Blogger to WordPress and using the Atahualpa Theme by BytesForAll. Jen and Jamie will likely be taking over blogging and web upkeep duties.
I’ve been working with First Congregational Church of Cannon Falls Pastor Barbara Martin and her technology team to convert their web site to a blog site.
The site is build on WordPress using the Atahualpa Theme by BytesForAll.
We created three custom banners from parishioner photos. The banners randomly display as one clicks on different pages of the site.
Rev. Martin began blogging on March 15.
Two years ago we worked with Upper Midwest Gourmet (UMG) to put up three companion blog sites and we’ve recently revamped one of them, Flamenco Organic Coffee Company.
Northfield web designer Sean Hayford O’Leary took a design from UMG staffer Alan Erbach and, working with another staffer, Michael Applen, created a special WordPress theme and navigation bar for it.
See the UMG Coffee Portal for all their coffee-related sites.
I’m working with my Gallomanor colleagues, Shane McCracken and Mary Reid, to deliver a series of one-day community leadership blogging workshops in the UK called Empowering Voices Online (EVO) .
Shane and Mary will be delivering the face-to-face sessions while I concentrate on the coaching and feedback via various tools, including the Interactive Learning Environment (ILE) on Blogging for Leaders.
First up on the 6th of February: participants from the city of Dewsbury in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. They’ll be meeting at the Ravensthorpe Community Centre.
I’ve been working on a blogsite with Gretchen Falck, owner of a fitness studio in Northfield called Forza! Building strong bodies and minds one core at a time.
Forza! features classes that “use Kettlebells, TRX Suspension Training, Resistance Stretching, and Body Weight Exercises.”
Back in 2004, I helped Rochester, MN neighborhood group, the Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association, set up a new website with a blog using Blogger.
They asked for an updated site this summer so we converted all the old Blogger posts over to WordPress. We gave the admin keys to local volunteer Pam Gjertson who’s been learning WordPress on her own and experimenting with various WordPress themes… currently using one of my favorites, Atahualpa.