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Smart Parks and Social Media

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RO Smart Park 2015 Project

Royal Oak Smartpark

Show Notes:

Hour 1

Media Tips for Small Businesses

Hay There Social Media

Emily Hay

Emily Hay, the founder of Hay There Social Media and our social medial expert, talks about ways of making your business stand out from the crowd.



Lisa AlbertsVP Creative Strategy, is helping a Traverse City winery become the toast of the Internet.



Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay and Social Media Guests

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Grand Circus: Training the Next Generation of IT Pros

VFA HeadshotDerek Turner, CEO of Grand Circus presents the cutting edge training being done by this Detroit startup to develop the next generation of IT Pro’s for the new economy. The company is  coming up on 2 yrs since launch and in that time they have taught more than 600 people some form of tech skill. Their main focus now is intensive 8-Week boot camps and they just graduated their 100th student.

Click Here to Listen to Derek Turner Grand Circus


Royal Oak’s Park Gets Smart

Jim EllisonMayor Jim Ellison shares the vision for transforming a small corner of downtown real estate into a futuristic hub for Internet connectivity, smart car charging stations and entertainment in the heart of one of America’s best walking cities.

 Join the crowdfunding effort.

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Jason MacdonaldJason Macdonald, CEO of livingLabdetroit architecture shares his vision for this urban, open air futurescape.  Jason and his company are consulting with Royal Oak on the layout for the cutting edge park.

Find out more about Royal Oak’s Smartpark crowdfunding program


Clkck Here to Listen to the discussion about the Royal Oak Smart Park

Hour 2 Answering Listener Questions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Click Here to Listen to Listener Q&A 5-23-15

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Mike Brennan 

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Royal Oak, MI Creates a Smart Park

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By Mike McConnell, mike.mcconnell@dailytribune.com, @mmcconnell01 on Twitter POSTED: 05/19/15, 8:52 AM EDT Royal Oak has kicked off a crowdfunding effort to raise money to build a small “smart park” in a pedestrian plaza next to a downtown parking deck with public WiFi, solar-powered digital charging stations, covered bike parking, a children’s area and more. The […]

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Manage your passwords for free with Norton Identity Safe

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  by Rick Broida @cheapskateblog  May 6, 2015 8:02 AM PDT   As I’ve said many times before, a password manager is an absolutely essential tool. That’s why I routinely share deals on products like LastPass and RoboForm Everywhere. Although many of them offer freebie versions, those are usually limited to a desktop client, with no syncing […]

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Emily Hay Wins Vanguard Award

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L-R Keith Famie, Marilyn Trent, Denise Illich and Emily Hay Our social media expert, Emily Hay was honored by the Detroit Chapter of Women in Communication for “innovatively using a communications medium during the past year.”  She shared the honors with famous chef Keith Famie and Marilyn Trent of Trent Creative. Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media […]

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4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015 – CNET

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by Jason Parker  @jparkerCNET /April 29, 2015 11:18 AM PDT As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft’s Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest features. Belfiore brought attention early to how Windows 10 is bringing back the Aero Glass theme fromWindows […]

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