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Blog // Connect Nevada

Going Social on Small Business Saturday

By Eric Frederick

Since 2010, local businesses have urged customers to “shop small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the event continues to grow, thanks in large part to an active annual social media campaign. American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 with a viral multi-media campaign highlighting rare finds at small stores. In 2011, the U.S. government officially supported Small Business Saturday and it is now the largest shopping holiday in support of small business. Every year the movement grows and an increasing number of businesses utilize the buzz online to reach out to new and existing customers. On Small Business Saturday, during...

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One Year Later, Dozens of Communities Connected

By Connected Nation

This month marks one year since Charlevoix County, MI became the first Connected certified community in the country. We’ve commemorated the event in style by celebrating the country’s ninth Connected community – Van Wert County, OH. A rural county located on the southern edge of northwest Ohio’s rich agricultural region, Van Wert County has a large number of residents employed in the agricultural industry, and while the cost of living is low, the county has lost more than 5% of its population since 1990. With a shrinking populace, community leaders have been working harder than ever to do more with less. Led by Kim Brandt, Van Wert County’...

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The Summit Series #7: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Connect Nevada’s new “Connected” community certification program is designed to bring all of the state’s broadband achievers together to carry the impact of their work much farther AND faster than they could do it alone. We just couldn't wrap up our Summit blog series without talking Connected! So, in this bonus (seventh!) installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Connected Nation’s Michael Ramage details how “Connected” will bring all of Nevada’s working parts together to meet the...

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The Summit Series #5: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

Expanding Nevada’s broadband infrastructure is a huge undertaking, but one that can be accomplished with the right community leaders working together toward the common goal. In this fifth installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Connected Nation’s Michael Ramage discusses the importance of full community involvement and highlights “informed action” as the key to success.  “One of the things that is so important is to get the entire community thinking about technology and really making it a priority. We’re looking at the entire state and there’s a large portion of the state that lives in one county. Once we...

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