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Belleville Bulls New Fan Page Launched

We’re happy to announce the launch of a special Belleville Bulls Fan Webpage.

This is for you - Belleville Bulls Fans











Connect with Your Belleville Bulls. See home games and event info.

Your Instagram & Twitter Pics Shared!
Post your pics on Instagram & Twitter using the hashtag #BellevilleBulls and get featured on the webpage.

Player Collector Cards
Click through the players collector cards where you can see personal pics and learn their likes and dislikes including following them on Twitter.

Social Media Sharing
See Belleville Bulls Facebook, Twitter feeds and share posts. Don’t forget to watch the Plays of the Week videos too! Most of all, Share your best Belleville Bulls Moments on our Facebook wall!

Thank you Belleville Bulls Fans! Please share.

Click here to see Your Bulls Fan Page


Medical Sales Booklet

BIHC Medical Booklet

Dr. Matt @BIHC – Belleville Integrative Health Centre is excited about his new medical sales booklet!

Thanks for being such a great ‘Sport’ Matt! SEO (search engine optimization), eNews System coming next. Stay tuned!

Tweet Up Outtakes

Thursday’s Tweet Up, at the Boathouse Restaurant, was a huge success! We had lots of fun, gave out a tonne of prizes and we were able to raise some money for a good cause. What better combination could you ask for?

We here at Engine wanted to take a moment to thank the students from Loyalist PR, who partnered with us to put together this evening of networking and fun. Special thanks to Marina, Jeremy, Michael, Jordan, and Eri for all of their hard work! Thanks to Kerry Ramsay, co-ordinator of the Loyalist PR program, for her direction and guidance.

Another huge thank you goes out to Winding Violets, for taking the time out of their busy schedules to photograph our event. They also donated our grand prize: A private portrait session! (So cool!) Despite poor (very poor) lighting, they took a bunch of great photos, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Make sure you follow Lucas on Twitter, and check out their Facebook Fan Page for an album of pictures from the event.

Thanks also to all of the vendors who donated door prizes: The Boathouse Restaurant, Classic Hits 95.5 & Cool 100.1 FM, Polish Day Spa & Salon, Essential Relaxation, Capers Restaurant, L’Auberge de France, The Organic Underground, The Empire Theatre, Chumleighs, Kernels Popcorn, Sweet Escape Dessert & Coffee Lounge, Belleville Art Association, Symphony Boutique, Stephen License Ltd., The Bull & Boar, and Foxy Hair Salon. Wow – that’s a lot of amazing donations!

You can take a look at our Facebook Fan Page for more pictures from the evening, but here are some outtakes that you won’t find anywhere else.

@brynajones (Me) having a great chat with some tweet up guests

@brynajones (Me) having a great chat with @KerryRamsay and some tweet up guests

@ariel_54 (Ariel) signing in with the help of @TweeterBird82 (Jeremy)

@ariel_54 signing in with the help of @TweeterBird82

What do you call a whole group of Tweeters? A flock? A gaggle?

What do you call a whole group of Tweeters? A flock? A gaggle?

@youresovanilla chatting it up

@youresovanilla chatting it up

@quinterecycles enjoying the company of @SaraHamil

@quinterecycles enjoying the company of @SaraHamil

@QuintePR and @jerikabradford

@QuintePR and @jerikabradford





@jayzeb deep in conversation with @ariel_54

@jayzeb deep in conversation with @ariel_54

@dantruman and @brynajones having some fun with @maltesefalcon behind the lens

@dantruman and @brynajones having some fun with @maltesefalcon behind the lens

Thanks again to everyone for a successful evening! My only question: Who’s hosting the next Tweet Up?!

Collaboration, Photography and Tweet Ups!

19246_257781601065_257755301065_4875631_4067735_nHi everyone! Wow, has it been a busy week for anyone else?!

This morning I had the privilege of speaking with the students from Loyalist College’s Art & Design Foundation program. The subject: “Social Media for Creatives”.

I’ve had the chance to work with the group before, and I couldn’t have been happier to be invited back by program co-ordinator, Robert Kranendonk. We love working with Loyalist’s faculty and students, and it’s always a pleasure to visit the college. On top of that, one of the highlights of the morning for me, was guest presenting with Lucas Tingle, and his wife and co-owner, Melissa Howlett, of Winding Violets.

These two incredibly talented professional photographers are based in Kingston, Ontario, but have worked throughout North America. They came in, literally at the last minute, to help me explain to the group why social media and personal branding are of the utmost importance for young, creative entrepreneurs. You must take a look at their website to see why I was so excited to bring them on board.

And it gets better!

Tomorrow, we’re partnering with Winding Violets and Loyalist Public Relations, to present the next Quinte Tweet Up! Lucas and Melissa have generously come on board to chronicle the event, pictorally, and we couldn’t be happier! With their avid use of social media, and their gifted photographic skills, they’re the perfect people to work with for the event.

And it gets even better!

Winding Violets is donating our grand prize: A personal portrait session for one lucky guest!

How do you qualify to win? Easy! All you have to do is show up to the Boathouse Restaurant in Belleville, Ontario, tomorrow night between 5:30-7:30pm, and donate to Flights of Hope and their relief efforts in Haiti. This is such a win-win scenario!

Why do you win? Once again, may I direct you to Winding Violets’ website. Also make sure to become a fan on Facebook, and follow Lucas on Twitter.

There’s still plenty of time to RSVP to this event via our Facebook Fan Page, our event profile, or by tweeting me, @brynajones, or @EngineCom.

Hope to see you there!

It’s Official: Tweet Up!

As I’m sure you’re aware, we here at Engine have partnered with the students from Loyalist College’s Public Relations program to host a tweet up for all Quinte area social media users. All of the details can be found on our Facebook Fan Page, and you can RSVP via our event profile. You can also tweet, email, call or fax in, your attendance.

Heck, we’ll take anything but carrier pigeon and smoke signal.

There are so many ways to connect! That’s why we’re hosting a tweet up. We want to take all of our great online connections, and translate them to the real world.

You’re all so cool! We want to meet you, and introduce you to some other great people in our community.

You know what else is cool? Our logo for the event! (Fillmore is my hero.)


Dream Big

van-gogh-vincent-starry-night-7900566This morning I had the privilege to speak to the students in the Loyalist College Public Relations program, of which I am a graduate.

In remembering my time there, and the snippets of wisdom I might have to impart to those just beginning their journey, I realized that everything I learned in school I learned from Loyalist PR.

Kerry Ramsay, the coordinator and facilitator of the program, is one of the most amazing, dynamic teachers I know. She inspired our class to get involved in our community, to give back to others, and that PR is inherently about servant leadership.

Above all she encouraged us to dream BIG!

She pushed us out of our comfort zones into places of creativity and experience that I had never had in four previous years of post-secondary. She gave us the skills and practical know-how to excel in our fields. She also imparted in our class (and many others from what I’ve heard), a fearlessness to take on big projects, communicate effectively, and do things we never thought possible.

Being back in her classroom this morning brought so many memories back. Getting to stand up with one of my fellow grads, the ever-eloquent and hilarious Jeff Lauritsen, was such a treat. It’s amazing when you see pieces of your life come full circle.

For anyone reading this who might be looking for inspiration, I encourage you to dream big. Do something you’d never do. Look for creativity in the most unlikely places. And check out the Loyalist PR blog. You’re sure to find something to bring out the best in you. I know I did.

Support your local economy by supporting your local farmers!

kerryfarmerA visit to your local farmer’s market is a must. 

Yesterday I took a leisurely stroll through the Belleville farmer’s market and was in awe, as I always am, by the familiar abundance of beautiful colors, aromas and tastes. Yes, I did get a taste or two in–sampling is half the fun. The tables were overflowing with herbs, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and gorgeous fragrant flowers. Strolling through the market I am always amazed at how powerful the multitude of scents can be–a sensual experience at it’s finest! 

Make sure that you don’t rush your experience. Take some time and visit with the vendors; they have a wealth of valuable information, whether it’s facts about the produce and different varieties available, cooking and preparation tips, canning advice, recipes, or just a good old fashioned story–I guarantee it will be time well spent. You’ll be sure to notice the difference that the relaxed pace can make, a welcomed change from today’s rushed, crowded supermarkets and the bonus here? It’s FRESH! 

I was trying to decide which basket of apples I wanted to take home, so of course I was handling them; checking out the color etc., when the vendor so politely looked at me and told me to try one and see what I thought. With some produce it’s always wise to touch, but isn’t tasting it better? You couldn’t do that in the supermarket. (I suppose you could but you might get thrown out.)

 My goal here is not to knock the supermarkets, as I would be totally lost if I couldn’t get the staples that I require on a daily basis–not to mention how ticked off my kids would be if they didn’t get their Froot Loops or their Nesquik–it is to get you to slow down and truly enjoy what an “experience” crossing off your grocery list can be. 


In the end I took home Dempsey Red apples from Dempsey’s Orchards in Rendersville. These are very similar to Macs–an awesome sweet crisp apple with a slightly sour finish. Yummy!! Check out the Foodland Ontario website for some awesome apple recipes.

Here’s my pick! 

Apple Clafouti 

This easy dessert, between a custard and cake, is perfect for a quick company dessert. If you like, serve it with softly whipped cream. 

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 8 


  •      3 large Ontario Apples, Ida Red or Spy
  •     1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
  •     1/4 cup (50 mL) brandy
  •     1 cup (250 mL) each milk and light cream
  •     3 eggs
  •     1/4 cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
  •     1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  •     Pinch salt
  •     1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  •     Icing sugar


Peel apples, core and cut in half lengthwise. Thinly slice crosswise and arrange attractively overlapping in rows in well-buttered 6-cup (1.5 L) shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sugar. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 10 minutes; remove from oven. Sprinkle with brandy; let cool. 

In blender or food processor, blend milk, cream, eggs, flour, cinnamon and salt for 2 minutes. Add remaining sugar and vanilla; blend for a few seconds. Pour over apples and bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until well puffed and golden. (Clafouti will fall upon cooling.) Serve barely warm sprinkled with icing sugar. 

My “experience” wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the Shelter Valley Farms stand where Beth, the owner, helped me pick a variety of vegetables to grace my dinner table. She’s awesome! If you don’t have a chance to visit her at the market, her farm is located in the County at 4309 Hwy 62 South, just past Victoria Rd. If you don’t see anyone around just knock on the side door at the house and someone is always glad to help. How great is that?



Eureka! 10 Things That Are Inspiring Us Today

Ok, ok, I know the ‘Top 10’ list concept has been overdone. But sometimes it’s interesting to know what’s inspiring other people to do what they do. That’s why I’ve complied a ‘Top 10’ of sorts.

Here’s what I’m  loving today at Engine:

  1. United Way of Quinte’s 2009 Campaign Lauch – I love our community! I don’t think I can say it enough. To see so many people come out to support the United Way’s launch at the Quinte Mall this morning was inspiring. Despite hard economic times, the Quinte region has pulled together and overcome what many others haven’t. Why? Because we act when others just talk.
  2. j0434124Nature – We have had the most beautiful week, weather-wise, here in Belleville that we have experienced all summer. (Fall, you get my vote on favourite season. Summer, disappointing show this year.)  The world is an amazing place, and nature has inspired designers, writers, and artists since time began. The National Geographic website is an ode to all that is planet earth.
  3. Gorgeous Enterprises – Gorgeous is a London-based production company that specialises in high end, creative projects. I posted a link on our Facebook Fan Page a couple days ago, but I can’t get enough. These guys do advertising right.
  4. Shakespeare – Yes, the bard is bringing back my love of all things wordplay and innuendo (I’m reading Much Ado About Nothing). If you need to shake-up (pun intended) your brainstorming sessions, try solving problems with iambic pentameter. Now that’s a creative challenge!
  5. u21jpgU2No Line on the Horizon is magnificent. I said it. These guys prove that you can reinvent yourself over and over as long as you stick to your values. Do you remember Pop, their one misstep in 33 years? Ya, me either. They’re that good. (I’m seeing them live on the 16th, just sayin’.)
  6. The New Yorker – Insightful commentary laced with humour and satire. What could be better? This is for moments when you want to feel urbane without having to try too hard.
  7. The Yellow Bird Project – Indie rock musicians create t-shirts with the proceeds going to charity. Awesome. And I have to say, I love the website design.
  8. Toronto International Film Festival – Spotlight on Canada! TIFF is one of the most highly anticipated film festivals in the world, and with good reason. The premiere I wish I was going to? Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air starring George Clooney.
  9. free-chris-anderson-ebookFree: The Future of a Radical Price Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired magazine, makes the argument that in the digital age, the whole economy is shifting to an era where ‘free’ is the new price. Yikes! Sound daunting? This book has taken my thinking to new levels in terms of creative business solutions. Love it!
  10. Social Media Campaigns that Work – What does Imogen Heap have in common with a squirrel? More than you’d expect. Two very different SM marketing campaigns that have taken off, and produced results.

What’s inspring YOU today?

Community Events

This info won’t apply to all of our readers, but sometimes it’s nice to share the spotlight with other businesses and non-profits in our community who are doing great things! So here are a few pieces of interest to those living in the Quinte area.

PELA CFDC Business Plan Competition

From September 1-September 28, your small business could win a $50,000 interest free loan from the Community Futures Development Corp of Picton! Check out the website, or Facebook page for more information.


The Lung Association Wine Tour

Who wouldn’t want to tour local wineries for charity?!winetour

Cougars for Cancer


Have a girls night at the Ramada Inn on October 2, to support the Canadian Cancer Society. This night will feature fashion, fun and food. It’s hosted by the Cat’s Meow Salon & Spa. Check out the website or Facebook page for more details.