What Social Media Should Job Seekers Use?

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When it comes to searching for a job, there are many options. The vast expansion of the Internet has created many different websites that are used for job searching. monster.com, Indeed.com, and ZipRecruiter.com all give people the option to search for jobs in different departments or categories, while also being able to specify a geographic area. Social media has also become a way for people to search for jobs. Since the main premise of social media is for people to get connected, it has now become very easy for people to also connect with different groups and businesses. Twitter is one way for people to understand a business to which they’d like to apply. The possibility of coming in contact with someone about a specific job position through Twitter may…
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How Using Snapchat Can Help Your Business

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Social media is viewed and used by people on a daily basis. Over the last 10 years, social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become easily accessible to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. These social media applications have become great platforms for major businesses to advertise and connect with customers and clients. In September of 2011 the social media application Snapchat was launched and soon became very popular. According to the website Social Media Examiner, as of February 2017, Snapchat had 158 million users, with the average number of snaps per day at 2.5 billion. 45% of the daily active users live in North America. Many Snapchat users are young people between the ages of 18 to 35, but as time goes on, the statistics show that…
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Family Music Weekend 2017

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Looking for a family event that will add culture to your weekend – without straining your wallet? On April 29 and 30, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will hold its Family Music Weekend 2017. The weekend will include a Family Music Carnival, a Family Concert, the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYEs) Side-by-Side Concert, and the Community Wide Side-by-Side Concert. According to Mark Russell Smith, QCSO Music Director and Conductor, the Side-by-Side performances benefit community participants. “It is a unique opportunity for non-professional musicians to sit side-by-side with the musicians of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra,” he said. “There is so much about music and orchestra playing that can be learned nonverbally, and sitting in the midst of the incredible organism that is the symphony orchestra is a thrilling…
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Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday

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Quad-Cities family members, from preschoolers to grandparents, can have fun and learn about healthy lifestyles at Healthy Happy Families Fun Day, an annual event created to foster community health awareness. This year’s event will feature a table for The Journey from Dude to Dad, www.journey2dad.com – the new Quad-Cities-based blog that pays tributes to new dads and offers support and valuable information. Healthy Happy Families Fun Day will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL. The event will connect health-conscious area families with vendors who can help them to reach their lifestyle goals. Sponsor tables will be located on the grounds of the Quad City Botanical Center. Admission is free and family members of…
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Bettendorf Mayor Talks About  Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

Bettendorf Mayor Talks About Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

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This week in an interview on WQAD, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher expressed his concern about the mental health epidemic in the  State of Iowa and the struggle in finding solutions to the problem.  "You need to look no further than every single day in the newspaper or on your news station, something along the lines of mental health issues comes up," Gallagher said. "It's an epidemic for our law enforcement agents. It's an epidemic in our court system. Something needs to be done." At Mickle Communications we're committed to help find a solution and our documentary "If You Only Knew, The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide."  is an in-depth look at an epidemic sweeping through high schools across America. The documentary has conversations with experts who offer advice on how…
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Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend

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It is officially March which means it is nearly time for spring break. A time for sand, warmth, and depending on where you live, snow. For many spring break does not have to be a time to stay bored indoors. If parents are able to get time off to spend with their kids on these breaks (or use some vacation hours) then spend it exploring the area and have a staycation at home. A staycation is a vacation at home. In an article put out by Forbes, it was mentioned that in a summer survey done in 2008 by the American Automobile Association, “the average North American vacation will cost $244 per day for two people for lodging and meals. Add some kids and airfare, and a 10-day vacation could…
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Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time

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https://youtu.be/gtWh58YP0aQ Hopewell Elementary third grader Shalini Chandupatala became the first student in the history of the Doodle For Google Contest. Third grade students filled the library at Hopewell, clad in Google’s signature colors, to celebrate Shalini Chandupatala’s win! Google chooses a winner from each state and territory who then compete for the grand prize, having their design on the Google home page for a day! Shalini’s doodle followed this year’s theme:  “What I see for the future.”  Members of Google’s team spoke to the students about innovations currently under design, like the Waymo, Google’s self driving car and the Tilt Brush, a virtual reality simulation that allows artists and scientists to “paint” in 3D. Here's the story from B100 about Shalini being a finalist last year for the Doodle For Google Contest. To vote…
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New Orleans Comes To The Quad Cities

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New Orleans is coming to the Quad Cities this weekend! Start your Fat Tuesday celebration off on Sunday with the Figge Art Museum's Cajun Cook-Off! Eight QCA chefs are competing head to head to prove they have the best Cajun dishes! Let your bellies rest on Monday and head back out on Tuesday for a night of indulgence. Grab dinner at either Fresh Deli or Quad Cities Food Hub and then head over to Great River Brewery for Mardi-PAWS! The Humane Society of Scott County is hosting the party full of beads, jambalaya, and festive tunes!
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Fathers Needed For New Mickle Communications Project

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We're looking for dads to help us with a new video blog Mickle Communications is working on called The Journey From Dude to Dad. We need a dozen or more dads who can do one of the following, 1. Act in videos we'll be producing about things dads need to know. 2. Share their stories of fatherhood by sitting down with our staffto be interviewed. 3. Share their own stories from the trenches of fatherhood. You can submit your own videos and written stories that we can use on FB and on the web. We'd love to hear from you and share your stories from your own journey from dude to dad.
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Ashton Kutcher Makes Plea To Congress To End Human Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher Makes Plea To Congress To End Human Trafficking

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https://youtu.be/gIUO9yOigp0 Ashton Kutcher spoke before Congress talking about the need to end human slavery and human trafficking. Which according to US Senator Bob Corker's office, affects more than 27 million people around the world.   His passionate speech and the work his anti-trafficking foundation align with our work at Mickle Communications as we take a no-holds barred look at the modern day slavery known as human trafficking in our documentary. You can watch the documentary trailer below and find Kutcher's anti-trafficking foundation website here.     https://youtu.be/LdA-gZqce5k
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