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Daniel Fontaine
Works at Colonial Automotive Group
Lives in Massachusetts
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E-Commerce Director Colonial Automotive Group
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    E-Commerce Director, 2005 - present
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Jack of all, master of some. Automotive anomaly.中
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I have a wonderful wife and 2 amazing children. I love Gardening, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, PS3 gaming with the 33rd, Snowboarding to name a few of my interests.

I am the E-Commerce Director for the Colonial Automotive Group. I have been with Colonial for 10 years now. Since 2004 I have worked exclusively within the digital realm of the automotive industry. 

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In September 2011 I started blogging at http://danielsfontaine.com about things that interest me which include; Automotive E-Commerce, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Food, Technology, Social and more!

I am still honing my craft only having previously contributed to my gaming website blog. All in all I am having fun with it though. 

In January 2013 I started eating8020.com which is a blog that follows my HOA cooking show that airs every other Tuesday night at 9:00PM EST that features Vegetarian recipes. I thoroughly enjoy cooking and since July 2012 have been living what I call an 80/20 nutritional plan. 80% of my diet consists of vegetarian/vegan meals and I allow myself 20% of cheat time for situations where maintaining my 80% is not a viable option. 

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are mine, and do not reflect those of my past or current employer.
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Might just have to make this next weekend.

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I must believe in spring, as I did a little work in the yard today

I love this "Eco Chic" step garden you can fit in the smallest yard. Cool idea, no?

http://theurbangardendecospotter.typepad.com/my_weblog/ecology/


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I'm rocking a Casio Data Bank as we speak.
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Careful what you ask for! :)   #GoogleGlass  Cartoon
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Episode 7 of the +MarketPunch Podcast Is Live!

I know it's been a while since my last podcast, but I just published what I think is an amazing episode that you're going to really enjoy.

I'm joined by +Erin Ryan and we're talking about the 5 P's of a Successful Social Media Campaign.

Erin brings her years of experience to the show, and she'll give you fantastic info that you can begin using TODAY.

I hope you get a chance to listen to the show this morning on the way to work or sometime this weekend.

http://mktpnch.com/1lcpZlh

Thanks for tuning in!

#SocialMedia  | #Podcast  | #AutoMarketing  
Erin Ryan, Director of Social Media at Wikimotive, joins Jason Stum on the MarketPunch Podcast to talk about the 5 P's of Running a Successful Social Media Campaign.
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Big Glass update!!!
Bummed about the loss of Video Calls but I get it. Are you?
 
#GlassUpdates are back with Kit Kat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

Kit Kat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android Kit Kat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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I believe that the connection of telematics will be the biggest advancement with mobile and cars #telematics   #mobile   #automotive   #autonews  
As Google and Apple both work hard with their partners to prepare their own connected automobile platforms, we wonder, will the smart, connected automobile be the next big thing in mobile? Or is it doomed to be a niche into the foreseeable future?
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How to create a 'plus post ad' within Google Adwords (NEW BLOG)
Here is a VISUAL step-by-step guide on how to create ads that will gain more exposure for your Google+ posts.
#googleplusforbusiness   #pluspostads  
If you are looking at increasing exposure for your Google+ posts, then plus posts ads will do just that. Check out this step-by-step guide!
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:) h/t +Linda Dee 
 
Goooooooooooal...........
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I just had my sons 7th Birthday party here and the facility and staff are awesome. My son and 13 of his friends climbed for an hour and half, then they were able to have some pizza and cup cakes in the spacious event room. Great place!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I haven't been to the Mountain Barn in years but my family and some friends went for my Birthday dinner last evening. I have to say that it was better then I remember. I had Wasabi Salmon special, my wife go a mediterranean pasta dish and both were great. The service was top notch and they even didn't mind ( that much ) when our kids were being a bit loud after dinner. The menu had a wide range of pub fare and the decor was nostalgic and charming. If you are ever near Wachusett Mountain and are looking for a great place to eat on your way out, try the Mountain Barn for sure.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love this place. The food is great, prices are reasonable and staff is cool. Even when the are jammed they have a smile on their face and burrito in their hand. I have frequented it for some time now. If you get there on the a Thursday or Friday between say 12 and 1:30 there will literally a line to the door. Fret not, it moves quick and is well worth it. I absolutely love their hot salsa ( They should bottle it and sell it, I would buy it by the gallon) and their guacamole.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Just picked up a great end of the year deal on a nice Burton. Have been a customer of EB for years and they are knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I dealt with both Aaron and Ryan and they answered each of my questions ( and I had plenty) and when the board I chose ended up being a different location they were able to get it to the Worcester location the following day. Sad I likely won't be able to ride it until next year but I am stoked to be able to get a great spring deal. EB is the only choice for skate and snowboard gear for me in Worcester county. Thanks!
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I went into GameStop looking to get a new game. The clerk took the time to answer all my questions about recent titles. It had been some time since my PS3 had seen any action other than the occassion DVD or Netflix. I was torn between a shooter like Battlefield or a Sports game like Madden. After a brief discussion I decided that I would give Madden a try. The clerk was helpful, courteous and had the answers to my questions. I have been to different Game Stop locations before where they have been too busy or preoccupied to take the time answer all my questions. He took it all in stride. I wish could recall his name, I would give him a shout out here.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Having visited New Ginza frequently over the years as it right across the street from one of the dealerships in my organization. I have alway been thoroughly impressed with the service and food. I have recently started a mostly plant based diet and today I went to New Ginza and had an incredible vegetarian maki lunch special. I was so impressed with the service I received today and the maki was superb!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
This was the second year that my wife and I have spent our anniversary weekend at the Captain David Kelley house. While planning for our weekend escape we had contemplated trying a different B&B. After much thought and research we decided to reach out to Rick and Tom to see if they had any availability. We had such a great experience the prior year we decided, " if it's not broken, don't fix it. " This year was a repeat of last in terms of the quality of the service from the first phone call all the way through checking out. Tom and Rick do an exceptional job maintaining the B&B, are friendly and available for questions and the breakfast offerings are very much " off the charts " good. We were glad to see the the friendly scone rivalry is still going strong...We had an excellent time and appreciate the quality of everything and attention to detail the Tom and Rick provide. If you are looking for a quiet getaway and the opportunity to enjoy a historic B&B on the Cape. Look no further than the Captain David Kelley House in Centerville. Thanks guys for another awesome weekend!
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reviewed 2 years ago