You’re never too young to learn on a PC!

11 06 2009

I’m a finalist in the Microsoft Brickfish contest.

Submitted for: Windows® Brand Ambassador — Semi-Finals

You're never too young to learn on a PC.





SmartFinds Internet Marketing Earns Top Honors For Entrepreneurial Award In Internet Marketing Services

5 05 2009

SmartFinds Internet Marketing honored as one Of the 2009 Michigan 50 companies to watch for Internet marketing services

Birmingham, Michigan – April 30, 2009 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) – SmartFinds Internet Marketing has been recognized as one of the 2009 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

“SmartFinds Internet Marketing is an outstanding company and deserves recognition as one of Michigan’s companies to watch,’” noted the Edward Lowe Foundation in a written acknowledgement.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch celebrates high-performing companies in the state of Michigan. Known for their contributions in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions, these companies represent a wide range of industries throughout the state.

Winners were selected by judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities. Judges evaluated the nominees’ demonstrated intent and capacity to grow based on one or more of the following:

-Employee or sales growth.
-Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership.
-Sustainable competitive advantage.
-Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success.

“We are honored to be selected as a recipient of this award,” commented Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing. “This award helps showcase our company’s creativity and technical skills in providing corporations with complete Internet marketing services and solutions.”

CEO Melih Oztalay has fifteen years experience with Internet and digital services in developing strategies that utilize all facets of the World Wide Web. As a digital marketing agency, SmartFinds Internet Marketing’s major focus is to develop multi-directional marketing campaigns to drive traffic to client web sites from more than just search engines.

SmartFinds Internet Marketing provides businesses with Internet marketing services and solutions that include all or a combination of the following to meet the business growth and revenue objectives: Research, Strategy and Planning; Creative and Technical Development; Content Marketing; Social Media Marketing; Internet advertising solutions; Management, Measurement and Analysis.

The official unveiling of the Michigan 50 class of 2009 will take place during a Michigan Celebrates Small Business event at Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan on April 30, 2009. Michigan Celebrates Small Business are presented in association with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Small Business Association of Michigan, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Edward Lowe Foundation.





What is a Lemonade Award?

13 04 2009
Lemonade Award

Lemonade Award

Until today, I had never heard of (or even been nominated for) a lemonade award!

This Blog has been given a Lemonade Award by Shane Shirley-Smith of Environmental Booty! I am flattered… Thank you so much Shane, I cheerfully accept this award from you – cheers!

Why the lemonade award?
It is given as appreciation for those people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude.

1.   Put the logo on your blog or post.

2.   Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great Gratitude and/or Attitude.

3.   Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post.

4.   Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.

5.   Share the love and link back to this post as I did above.

It is tough to narrow this down (and not duplicate those already received it.) But I hereby extend a Lemonade Award to the following bloggers:
1. A Student Perspective – Brett Kopf
2. Narciscottstic – Scott Ladue
3. Main Street Marketing Blog
4. Carl Winans Digital
5. The Social Media Marketing Blog – Scott Monty
6. Tales of a Spicyredhead – Kelley Walker
7. Healthy Lakes, Healthy Lives
8. Global Business Perspectives – Beverly Cornell
9. The Digital Bus – Derek Mehraban
10. Great Lakes Echo

BONUS – How could I forget our friend Melissa who took these great shots on Saturday! Love her work!!
11. Mel’s World

Photo by MSD Photography

Photo by MSD Photography