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The President Who Wasn’t Saved by the Bell

The President Who Wasn’t Saved by the Bell

James Garfield was an ex-Civil War hero, and his experience in war had left him a fatalist. Not long after he was elected president, he told a friend that assassination “can no more be guarded against than death by lightning; ...

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Life – Just Do It!

Life – Just Do It!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our regular Sunday column was not available. And while this article may not be the typical fare we run on Sundays, its message is worth heeding. God gave us life to enjoy, and whether your pleasure ...

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Helping Your Business Weather a Recession

Helping Your Business Weather a Recession

Grim economic forecasts can trouble new small-business owners. But veteran entrepreneurs will tell you this is not the time to give up hope. Instead, it’s time to strategize so that your business will weather the recession. During a recession it is possible for your business to survive and thrive, when you make smart decisions.... In a tough economy, volume is important, and you want to keep your customers happy and coming back for more.

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Her Safari

Her Safari

What kind of book do you think a woman named Lisa Renee Sorbo Walsh Felsh Heidenstecker Mikitarian would write? If you said an eclectic mix of short stories featuring women in various seasons of their life, you would have a ...

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Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley: Molly Pitcher

Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley: Molly Pitcher

Born in 1754, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley was the daughter of a New Jersey dairy farmer. Apparently dairy farming wasn’t for her, because young Mary became a domestic servant at the age of thirteen and married the same year. Her husband, William Hays, caught Revolutionary fever and later enlisted as a gunner in the Pennsylvania Artillery. During the Philadelphia Campaign (1777-1778), Mary soon joined her husband as a camp follower and both wintered with George Washington at Valley Forge.

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Marketing With Video, Part 2

Marketing With Video, Part 2

Last time, we talked about marketing with video on the web and the different ways to use video. This time we’ll look at what it takes to craft a good video. The first few seconds of your web video are probably the most crucial of all. A recent marketing study found that 20 percent of viewers clicked away from a video within the first ten seconds, and 45 percent had clicked away before they reached the one-minute mark.

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Two Presidents – A Common Inheritance

Two Presidents – A Common Inheritance

The Civil War, The War Between the States, The Lost Cause. Though it had several titles, the American Civil War’s causes were much more complicated than is often presented by modern pundits. Some say it was all about slavery, while ...

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Marketing With Video, Part 1

Marketing With Video, Part 1

It’s no longer good enough to have a website for your business. Everybody’s got one. The question is, how engaging is your website? For your small business to reach its peak potential in this competitive digital market, your website must fully engage your customers. Web video will help you to do just that. According to Nielson Research, over 70% of consumers watch videos online. Over half of those people will share the links to videos with others. Furthermore, 75% say they watch web videos...

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