Wednesday, September 12, 2012
You've got the business. We've got the platform. Come on out to Patch's Sept. 26 networking event and learn how to boost your local presence.
Let's cut to the quick: Maybe you've heard of Patch. We're kind of (starting to be) a big deal, what with all of our daily readers, vibrant social media community and local business directory. But have you ever thought about how using Patch can help boost the visibility of your business or non-profit? Want to know how? Then join us at the Patch Main Street Meetup Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hamlin Pub on 22 and Hayes. There will be a special presentation at 4:30 p.m. We'll walk you through how to use Patch, how to take advantage of our extensive business directory and how to help connect you with neighbors and customers. Because that's what we're all about. We'll also share tips about how you can make the …
Monday, September 3, 2012
For Labor Day, Patch looks at how jobs have changed during the last century.
This is a story about jobs that, by and large, simply don’t exist in the United States anymore. Or if they do, are holding on by the fiber-optic thread that will soon extinguish the occupation for good. Some are ancient history, like the iceman who has not cometh since the Eisenhower Administration. And others – including the minimum wage Wal-Mart “greeter” - were here just yesterday. A LESS DISPOSABLE TIME At The Sun newspaper of Baltimore – where many wonder if reporters will eventually go the way of the typewriter (and the skilled folks who repaired them) – there used to be an aged, exceedingly polite elevator operator named Barney Barney. [Yes, his first name and his last name were – inexplicably - the same.] Though extraordinary …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
One lane in each direction opened this afternoon.
There were high fives given all around Downtown Rochester on Tuesday afternoon as workers removed the barricades that had closed Main Street — four days earlier than originally planned. The street opened, one way in each direction, around 12:30 p.m. One travel lane northbound and one travel lane southbound are open, along with left turn lanes at Second Street and University Drive. University Drive is also open to traffic. Third and Fourth streets at Main Street will remain closed for the next few weeks. “Thank you to everyone who worked hard to complete Phase One of the project and for the cooperation of our businesses and residents to make this phase a huge success,” stated City Manager Jaymes Vettraino. “Now that this milestone has …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Because of changes to Facebook pages, many of our posts are only visible to a handful of users. Here's how to make sure you still get Patch news on Facebook.
Because of a recent change to Facebook's pages, Shelby-Utica Patch's news posts on the site are becoming visible to far fewer readers. There is a simple step to make sure you still get our updates in your news feed: Step 1: Navigate to Shelby-Utica Patch's Facebook page. Step 2: Click the button at the top of the page where it says "Liked." Step 3: Check "Show in news feed." And you're done! Not a fan of ours on Facebook? Like Shelby-Utica Patch today! You can also find us on Twitter. And to get Shelby-Utica news delivered right to your inbox, subscribe to our daily newsletter.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Utica High School held its Prom Thursday at the Palazzo Grande. Check out our pictures.
If we missed you, feel free to upload your own pictures from prom too. We love to see the girls dressed up and the boys looking polished.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Make Patch part of your day. There are so many ways to engage and interact with our site, but here are 12 ways to get you started.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
You may notice a few changes to how our site looks today – we've done a little 'nip and tuck' to make it more user-friendly. What do you think?
No, you're not losing it! Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: * We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") * We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! * We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) * And of course we prettified a few things. While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission. We …
Join Patch at Steiny's Tavern April 4 for an evening of food, drinks and networking.
Shelby-Utica Patch is all about making local connections and strengthening our community. That's why we're inviting local, small business owners, marketing managers or anyone interested in learning more about our Patch of land, to join the Patch Happy Hour Networking Event April 4 at Steiny's Tavern. From 4 to 6 p.m. we cordially invite you to have a snack, relax with a drink and introduce yourself to your neighbors. Also, you'll have a chance to learn a little more about Patch, our mission, and how we can help you grow your business. There are many free tools the community can access through Patch. We want to teach you how to leverage those opportunities. Also, since we're in the online business we've gotten pretty good at harnessing the…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan celebrates its 100th birthday with a video competition.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) will celebrate its 100th birthday today by inviting metro Detroit Girl Scouts—past and present—to join the party and share their best Girl Scout memories on Facebook. The top three most popular video submissions will win a year supply of Girl Scout cookies, two tickets to GSSEM’s annual Cookie gala, which is a gourmet Girl Scout cookie recipe competition, or a Girl Scouts 100th anniversary prize pack. “If you did an awesome service project with your troop, or if you were a top cookie seller in your day, or have a special Girl Scout camping memory, we want to hear about it. This is your chance to share your great Girl Scouts memories with fellow Girl Scout alumnae,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Learn how to get involved in your community news and information site.
Patch offers readers many ways to stay connected to the community and each other through various site features. Here's five things to keep in mind: 1. Our newsletter delivers updates directly to your inbox for free on a daily or weekly basis, depending on your preference. Sign up for our newsletter on the homepage. It's a simple, fast process. 2. Are you a business owner? Claim your listing on Patch. This allows you to upload information and pictures to your listing. 3. We're social! Are you? "Like" our Facebook page and follow us on twitter for regular updates and conversations. 4. Have more to say? Blog on the issues you're passionate about on Patch. Email Editor Marina Cracchiolo to get started. 5. Enjoy sharing information about events…