Dyer hopes to launch new website, town app in 2021 | Local News



Dyer Town Hall

Dyer Town Hall




DYER — The town is looking to revamp its website and introduce a new app for residents at the start of the new year. 

“We want to keep up with the technology and … everybody’s going to smartphone apps,” Dyer Town Manager Tom DeGiulio said. “It’s just time to freshen it up, and I think make it more usable for residents. That’s what I hope to see out of it.”

The town’s current website is about 5 years old, said Frank Jachim, the town’s information technology consultant. 

Though the website’s address will remain the same — www.townofdyer.com — Jachim said residents can expect a more modern site. 

The new website also will be more responsive, making it accessible across devices, including desktops, smart phones and tablets. 

The biggest focus, Jachim said, is getting information to residents. 

“The goal is to provide a convenient means of connecting

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DISH Network removes NBC4, 163 other local stations from programming across the country

IRVING, TX (Dec. 2, 2020) – Today at 7:00 p.m. ET, DISH Network removed from its system the network and local community programming provided by 164 local television stations owned by Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”). DISH is refusing to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue airing Nexstar’s highly-rated programming. DISH also removed Nexstar’s cable network, WGN America, from its system, denying subscribers access to the U.S.’s only live prime-time national newscast, NewsNation. As a result, millions of Americans across the country have lost local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming as well as critical, up-to-date news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Viewers across the United States have expressed their outrage at DISH Network for its documented long-term practice of putting its paying subscribers in the middle, rather than reaching agreements with broadcasters

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Traditional vs Local SEO Strategy: Let’s Compare

Everyone is staying a bit more local this year and tech trends are reacting in the way of growth of local SEO. By localizing and leveraging SEO strategy towards a specific audience surrounding a business, brands are able to tune into the community conversation and build more personal relationships with the individuals that invest in them.

Understanding [Local] SEO Strategy

A successful traditional SEO strategy begins with targeted keywords. SEO experts then write cont

ent to encompass these results. The key here is to make sure that while keywords are incorporated into pages, the content is strong enough to stand alone and provide genuine information to users.

Not to mention, traditional SEO has a whole other side: technical SEO. But that’s another story.

The primary goal of traditional SEO strategies is to appear at the top of search engine result pages (SERPs). This is achieved by targeted keyword research and

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Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.



Obby Khan holding a sign: Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.


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Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.

Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic.

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“There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking about shopping — and especially shopping local — during COVID,” Khan told 680 CJOB.

“The response… you go anywhere, and everyone wants to support locals.”

Khan said he came up with the website earlier in the pandemic because he wanted to support local businesses but wasn’t sure how to do so.

“As a local guy who wanted to support local… I created a platform where everything good and everything local can be on Goodlocal.

“We launched about three weeks ago, and we had 18

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New website connects attorneys with those who need legal help | Local Government

The State Bar has had plans to create such a tool since last year. While Wisconsin Supreme Court rules encourage all Wisconsin attorneys to do 50 hours of pro bono legal work each year, many don’t know where to look for such volunteer opportunities.

“Civil legal aid programs in the state are telling us that pro bono assistance is crucial to making our shared goal of equal justice for all a reality,” said State Bar President Kathleen Brost. 



State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Portal

As record numbers of people seek help with civil legal problems, a new tool from the State Bar of Wisconsin lets attorneys and law students volunteer where they’re needed most.


With the pandemic, the professional association wanted to connect those eager for help with those eager to help. Students who have completed a certain amount of law school may practice if they are supervised by an attorney, and staff at the law

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Built Oregon website helps people shop local this holiday season

The executive director of Built Oregon, a website that helps people shop local, explains why that’s so important this holiday season.

PORTLAND, Ore. — As the pandemic has hurt small businesses across the country, a nonprofit in Oregon started a website that promotes local companies.

The website, Built Oregon, launched about a month ago. Executive director Mitch Daugherty said they have more than 2,000 products and it’s growing.

“COVID is not going away when Christmas ends,” Daugherty said. “Support your local retailer. Support your local restaurant. Support your local company.”

On the Built Oregon website, you can find everything from arts and crafts to jewelry. All the products were produced by people right here in the state.

“A lot of food and beverage companies cannot do farmers markets, they cannot do demos,” Daugherty said. “We have launched this marketplace as a hub for discovery so you can find the products

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DISH Network Puts Consumers at Risk of Losing Network and Local Community Programming During Pandemic

DISH Again Willing to Hold its Subscribers Hostage Rather than Reach an Agreement with Nexstar and Other Broadcasters and Content Providers at Fair Market Rates

Potential Interruption of Service Includes 164 Nexstar Television Stations in 115 Markets

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) (“Nexstar”) announced today that DISH Network (“DISH”) (NASDAQ:DISH) subscribers in 115 markets are at risk of losing network and local community programming at 7:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, as DISH has yet to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming. Millions of viewers across the country are in danger of losing the local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming provided by Nexstar’s 164 television stations.

Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with DISH, offering DISH

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DISH Network Puts Consumers at Risk of Losing Network and Local Community Programming During Pandemic – Press Release

IRVING, Texas–(Business Wire)–Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”) announced today that DISH Network (“DISH”) (Nasdaq: DISH) subscribers in 115 markets are at risk of losing network and local community programming at 7:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, as DISH has yet to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming. Millions of viewers across the country are in danger of losing the local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming provided by Nexstar’s 164 television stations.

Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with DISH, offering DISH the same fair market rates it offered to other large distribution partners with whom it completed successful negotiations in 2019 and 2020. Despite generating nearly $11 billion in revenue during the first nine-months

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Local SEO software Market Size, Share Report 2020 Shipments, Price, Revenue and Gross profit till 2025 With Impact of COVID-19

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Nov 24, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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Grosse Pointe historical website gets revamp from local high school students

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — A website that’s all about history in and around the Grosse Pointe area will soon be updated thanks to a group of high schoolers.

Adam Hellebuyck is the Dean of Curriculum and Assessment at the University Liggett School. He’s also a social studies teacher and board member of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.

For the past three years, Liggett high school students have teamed up with the historical society to learn more about local history.

In the past, groups would work closely together on projects.

“It is also centered around off-site visits where we take the students to explore local Detroit and really learn from the places themselves. Both of those things, with Covid-19 restrictions, have been very difficult,” Adam explained.

This year’s project is all about revamping the Grosse Pointe Historical Society’s website.

Students will research local stories and write up articles to

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