August 2011 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters

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Creative Thought Matters - the Monthly Newsletter from Hamptons Creative Group

August ’11 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters

Message from the Alchemist


This month, I get to talk about two favorite things: Facebook and dogs. The two seemingly unrelated things have made a fabulous connection! Through Facebook I met Lisa Hartman. With her partner Carol Saxe, Lisa’s creating a coffee table book, Hampton Dogs, about, you guessed it, the canines of the Hamptons. Featuring (mostly) photos of dogs adopted from local shelters. A portion of the proceeds from the project supports those same local animal shelters. The shelter population swells at the end of the summer season here, as it does in many resort areas, when owners leave their pets of convenience behind.

After seeing Facebook posts and photos of my dogs Lulu and Scout (both rescues), Lisa sent me – well, Lulu and Scout really – an invitation! The pups performed like super models! Many of you know that Fred and Ginger, my brother Jim’s dogs are also rescue dogs that I found running wild along a local road. So we’re even more excited about Hampton Dogs, and look forward to its publication in December. Please support the project by contacting Lisa at 786-942-7387, or!

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Heard Around the Cooler

Linda attended HEAT, a presentation of the Ellen Hermanson Foundation Charity to support breast cancer awareness. She was able to reconnect with Kathie Lee Gifford, who was honored at the event along with Kim Cattrall and Hoda Kotb.

Linda provided professional home services to Kathie Lee many years ago, focusing on creating a welcoming environment of comfort. Kathie Lee expressed how she is using those same principles to drive her own work today.

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  Message from the Alchemist
  Around the Cooler
  Beach Booty

  Success Stories

  On the Horizon



Thank the heavens for our Hamptons bays, ponds, beaches, and waterways. And for the fantastic weather this summer that allows us to enjoy them. The water’s packed everywhere in the Hamptons, especially compared to the last few years.

That’s what we’ve been hearing around the Cooler this summer. What are you hearing? Share it on the Hamptons Water Cooler, the Hamptons-exclusive networking site.


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Beach Booty: Tips from Hamptons Creative Group


Give back passionately. No matter what your day job, one of the best ways to incorporate Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford at HEAT.passion into your life is to volunteer your time and talent. If you love animals, volunteer to work at a nature center, zoo or animal rescue center. If you love science, donate your time to a hospital or science museum. Give yourself and your employees time off for community service to explore a hidden passion. Sharing your passion makes connections that enrich you and others.

Want to share your passion with the world? Let Hamptons Creative Group help you open up new ways of sharing what gets you going in the morning!
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Success Stories


Four people we love working with shared their vast knowledge in our July webinar series, Conversations with the Experts. Donna Amos, Natasha Allrich, Kelly Koepke and David White all contributed their unique perspective on finding and serving big money clients, how to turn fizzle to sizzle in your business communication, and how to make the most of your online presence.

Natasha and Kelly both offered special bonuses to webinar participants, which also saw folks flocking to their sites to learn more. We’re so excited for the success of the series that we can’t wait to plan the next one!
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On the Horizon


Want to learn how to make LinkedIn an easily digestible part of your social media menu? We took this business focused section of our recent North Fork Chamber of Commerce presentation and turned it into a special guide on to how get the most from your networking efforts on this important social media site. Get your guide free right here: Comprehensive Guide to LinkedIn

So, what’s on your horizon? Let us know your challenges and we’ll help you make the changes toward your own success story.
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The 4th Annual Have A Heart Volleyball Tournament on August 18 benefits those less fortunate in our community through the Have A Heart Community Trust. Linda’s a former board member, so we have a special place in our hearts for this event.

Have you seen the latest Solopreneur Solutions Magazine? Did you see our full page ad? Special thanks to Donna Amos (founder of the magazine) for her generosity. Our ad runs through the end of the summer. With a circulation of more than 7200, this is excellent exposure for our unique branding alchemy. 
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Following our social media and marketing adventures? You did if you read Word of Mouth. Each week, we’re keeping the conversation flowing and staying connected with the things, people, places and happenings that spark our creativity. Stay connected.
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