Congratulations to Socketeer Jason Christian, who placed 2nd in the Columbia Corporate Dance Off!

The event was held Thursday, July 28 at the Galactic Fun Zone in Columbia and benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.

Great job, Jason, and thanks to everyone who came out to the event!

The competition for jobs is fierce these days, but fortunately, job seekers can utilize the Web to help land a great position. Most employees know the basics of how to use online resources, regularly searching openings or posting résumés on sites like www.careerbuilder.com and www.monster.com. While these sites are excellent places to start, social networking sites can also help connect the right jobs with the right people.

It is a common misconception small town businesses cannot put up a fight against their Fortune 500 city competitors. But a company with access to the Internet has access to the same market. Kelsey Research found that 70 percent of consumers go online first when looking for a business. Their research also showed that only 1 percent of respondents have never used the Internet to research, then purchase offline from a local business.