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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Great website workshop in Plattsburgh

Yesterday I presented to some 25 attendees a 3.75 hour hands-on workshop on building a two page website, search engine optimization and uploading the files. Whew!

Everyone took the plunge and thanks to the workshop partner Plattsburgh Small Business Development Center two interns helping people keep up, had their text and photos uploaded to a temporary host server during class.

Among the many small businesses that attended were studio owners Suellen, of www.spruce-mountain.com, Dale and Chris of www.rusticcreationsinwood.com, and retailers Nancy and Lisa of www.adirondackreflections.com.

ANCA's other workshop partner, the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, www.artsnorth.org, was there in full force with both Caroline, director, and Karen, grants administrator, taking the workshop. Other non profit volunteers or staff from AARCH, Habitat for Humanity, Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association, Champlain Valley Dairy Association, Kent Delord House also came.

It was great seeing people get the hang of it and seeing their business information on their terminals when I walked by to check out how they were doing. And keep in mind that as of Friday 3pm SBDC had only 6 people registered. Thank you to those who registered between 3 and 6 that day. Without you we would have had to cancel the workshop.

The next one is in Pisceo on Nov. 4 from 2 to 5 pm. Check out www.adknccrafts.com click on workshops to find out how to register.