We have been named a finalist in the ninth Annual Vancouver lsland Business Excellence Awards . This is largest island-wide business awards event. According to the always excellent and insightful Business Examiner newspaper, a record number of nominations were submitted this year and we are humbled and honored to hear that Think Profits is among the leading Vancouver Island independent businesses selected to compete for the Technology Business of the Year award for 2008.
It is a remarkable honour to be nominated and then to make the final cut for the Technology Business of the Year award. Operating on Vancouver Island, while building a client base on the island and around world, is a strong endorsement of the potential of information technology and Internet-based commerce and marketing. We have built and work with a client base from as far away as Australia and New York – and as close as Victoria’s Hillside Ave. We keep our clients close, comfortable and profitable – that is the secret of our success.
Truth be told, we had a remarkable year in 2008 and we continue to grow the company, client base and reach.
2008 highlights included: Keynote speaker at Search Engine Strategies 2008 in San Jose, California in August. Leading international web development and Internet marketing forum and symposium, sponsored and chaired by, Google Inc., Yahoo! Search Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company, Procter and Gamble, Collins-Stewart, Microsoft, among others. Blue ribbon panel comprised of Shawn Moore, Melissa Bain, Larry Moore, and Keith Kidwell addressed overflow crowd on marketing strategies and search engine optimization practices. Big growth – In 2008 we doubled our office space with second Vancouver office and boardroom and expanded Vancouver Island operations.
While there are obvious challenges, we remain bullish on B.C., Canadian and global business growth and opportunities. New and long-term clients are refocusing their marketing and sales efforts and we are offering effective, powerful options that include digital marketing strategy, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, and web development processes. Our strategies are innovative, but more importantly, they work. That is why we continue to grow.
The Business Excellence Awards Gala will be held on January 29th, 2009 at the Vancouver lsland Conference Center in Nanaimo, BC where, along with Think Profits, over 350 business professionals will be in attendance. Check back to see if we bring home the gold.