Association of Independent Information Professionals Members Speak at Conferences in San Diego, CA and London, UK

Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Five members of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP, will be presenting and/or moderating sessions at two prestigious conferences that draw library professionals from around the world. These AIIP members include: Scott Brown, Deb Hunt, Ulla de Stricker, Cindy Shamel and Arthur Weiss.

Special Libraries Association, San Diego Chapter

The Special Libraries Associations San Diego Chapter Fall Seminar is one of the regions largest and longest standing professional development opportunities for information professionals. This year’s seminar, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 in San Diego, features a session on how knowledge audits inform strategic planning by Cindy Shamel, MLS, president of Shamel Information Services (; and a session on video information delivery at Qualcomm by Scott Brown, MA, MLIS, manager of Library Services for Qualcomm, Inc. Both Shamel and Brown are past presidents of AIIP.

“Among information professionals, AIIP members represent an entrepreneurial and cross functional point of view,” Shamel explains. “AIIP members work across a wide range of enterprises and, as a result, have unique insights on trends, practices and solutions for managing knowledge and information.”

Internet Librarian International

Internet Librarian International (ILI) provides information and learning opportunities on the latest trends in technology and innovation for information professionals from all around the world. Held on Oct. 15 and 16 in London, UK, AIIP members presenting or moderating sessions and workshops on a variety of information-related topics include: Rated #1 SEO Company in Tennessee by TopSEOs for September 2013

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 24, 2013

Memphis-based internet marketing company,, has once again been ranked higher than any other SEO company in the state of Tennessee according to the September 2013 Top 100 Search Engine Optimization Companies list published by TopSEOs.

TopSEOs is an independent SEO authority that uses some of the most rigorous criteria in the industry to rank the best Internet marketing companies each month. For the September 2013 list, HigherVisibility not only ranked #4 on the overall Best SEO Companies list, but also #5 on the Best Integrated Search (SEO and PPC) list and #5 on the list of the Best Enterprise PPC Companies.

For all three of these very competitive lists, HigherVisibility is the highest-ranking SEO company that is headquartered in Tennessee.

We started out in Memphis, offering local SEO to area businesses, says Andy Garner, Sales Manager of HigherVisibility. But we have rapidly expanded to serve clients across the US. We still see ourselves as a hometown company that provides excellent local SEO to Memphis companies, but we pride ourselves on improving the search results of all our clients from small local businesses to nationally known enterprise corporations.

HigherVisibility offers many different types of SEO and Internet marketing services including industry-specific SEO campaigns tailored to franchises, enterprise corporations, ecommerce websites and more. Mobile SEO is also becoming an important SEO service offering, since over half of all web searches are now performed on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.

For a complete list of HigherVisibilitys SEO services, click here.

About HigherVisibility

Since its founding in Memphis in 2007, HigherVisibility has worked with clients of all sizes from small local businesses to enterprise customers, across the state of Tennessee and across the country. HigherVisibility has rapidly grown to become one of Americas leading SEO providers, and has a reputation for high-quality work and attentive customer service. HigherVisibility offers a variety of internet marketing services ranging from pay per click marketing to social media marketing, affiliate marketing, content writing and website design. Whatever your Internet marketing or SEO needs, HigherVisibilitys mission is to provide Valuable Solutions with Visible Results and we constantly strive to achieve the best value and most visible results for our clients.

Crowley Presents Scholarships to Three California Maritime Academy Cadets at the Connie Awards Dinner in California

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded three Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., Memorial scholarships to California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) students Andrew Leonard, Jeff Harcq and James McSweeney during the 2013 Containerization and Intermodal Institutes Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif., Thursday night. Crowley Training Specialist Victoria Ellis presented the scholarships at the event, which was attended by more than 200 maritime and transportation professionals.

Leonard, a native of Glendale, Arizona, has had a long-time passion of the water and boating, and began researching maritime academies while still in high school. He now serves as the residential assistant for his freshman class, is a member of the Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy and is an active supporter of the greater City of Vallejo, Calif. While Leonard has not settled on a particular path in the maritime industry, he eventually wants to achieve the rank of master.

When Harcq applied to Cal Maritime, he had already obtained his 50-ton masters license and had more than 10 years experience as a mechanic for the Correct Craft boat dealer in Sand Diego. As a student, he has fully embraced his role as a valuable mentor for his younger classmates by sharing his real-world experiences in the classroom. Though Harcq has not formally decided on an exact career path after graduation, he has set his sights on the tug industry.

McSweeneys path to Cal Maritime was one filled with self discovery and life-changing moments. Diagnosed with dyslexia in middle school, he made the decision to forgo college upon graduating from high school in exchange for a deckhand position aboard a fishing boat in Alaska. During one of the fishing seasons, McSweeney was approached by a Cal Maritime alumnus who encouraged McSweeney to return to school. After being accepted to the school, he began pursuing his U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Mate Unlimited license and a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation. He also holds the role of squad leader for his class, while maintaining a 3.7 grade-point average (GPA).

The cadets were selected for their strong academic records, leadership capacity and financial need. Leonard, Harcq and McSweeney are just several of the more than 250 students from CMA and other maritime academies and select institutions in the United States and abroad to receive a Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., Memorial scholarship since 1984. Crowley has also donated more than $ 2 million over the years to support other educational programs.

Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program or how to apply, click here.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at Reveals Customer Magnetism as the Second Top Enterprise Pay Per Click Company for the Month of September 2013

(PRWEB) September 30, 2013, the independent authority on internet marketing, has announced the listings of the top enterprise pay per click agencies announcing Customer Magnetism the second top enterprise pay per click service for September 2013. Internet marketing agencies are placed through a meticulous process for researching enterprise pay per click agencies based on their first strengths.

The independent research team at performs a systematic evaluation of the search marketing services in order to remain aware of the latest feats of contesting enterprise pay per click services. Contesting services are inspected through the use of five criteria of evaluation in areas including availability, processes, CPA minimization, technology, and core leadership. The rankings of best enterprise pay per click services is revisited based on the results of the evaluation to feature the best in the search marketing industry.

For a more methodical investigation of contesting enterprise PPC services the independent investigation team at connects with customer referrals of the top contesting search engine marketing services. Clients are asked various questions about the services produced to them and about their experiences with the search engine marketing firm. Clients often go out of their way to reach directly to tell of their experiences and opinions pertaining to search engine marketing services. judges and announces the best enterprise pay per click companies in the industry. Based on the systematic evaluation process Customer Magnetism was awarded as the best contending enterprise pay per click consultant. Those scouting for a consultant with solid customer credentials and a trustworthy history of achievement should consider Customer Magnetism.

About Customer Magnetism

Customer Magnetism has achieved their position as a top online marketing company based on their dedication towards excellence and their history of successful organic optimization projects. For ten years, Customer Magnetism has been providing top performance SEO services with the focus of achieving long-term results over short-term success. They also produce additional value for their customers through other areas of online marketing.

About is an established independent research firm focusing on the investigation and rankings of search engine marketing services all around the world. The rankings are crafted by the independent research team each month to highlight the top enterprise PPC services based on their achievements and their rating achieved through the proprietary investigation process.

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eTekhnos Announces New eMarketing Solution to Help Businesses Improve Their Social Media Strategy

Keller, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

eTekhnos,, a leading designer of custom Human Resources and benefits websites and portals, today announces that it has developed a comprehensive internet marketing package to provide businesses with a no-hassle, low-cost way to manage their social media marketing efforts. eTekhnos’ eMarketing Solution is offered to companies who wish to outsource the time-consuming, difficult task of managing a multi-channel social media, blog, and email campaign.

Internet Marketing means something different to almost everyone you ask and every time you hear the term it makes you feel like your business MUST be doing these things in order to grow your business, says Jeff Hill, CEO, eTekhnos. Internet Marketing includes many things such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, Email Campaigns, and Pay Per Click Ads, and many companies have no idea where to begin. That’s where our eMarketing solution comes in – we use our expertise to walk each client through each step of the process, and we do all the work on the back end. And unlike other internet marketing companies, we make this product available to customers at a low price that even small businesses can afford.

eTekhnos’ eMarketing package includes the following:

Website / BLOG

Our team creates and implements an agency blog to then add regular posts consistently on industry and agency specific news and events. Updates from you and your team and more are used for content. We email you and your staff monthly to get any upcoming events or news you want communicated. Google Analytics is included or added to your site to track site traffic.

Social Media / SEO

Our team will design and implement and update your social media resources such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with content automatically in coordination with your blog and email marketing. Your SEO strategy involves being listed and found in 50+ internet directories such as Google Places, etc. 1-2 hours per week are designated to managing for SEO plan adding new directory listings as they developed and making necessary updates as needed as part of the consistent ongoing effort.

Ongoing Website Updates and Support

Having a connection to the website and keeping it up to date and current is vital for success so we include this ability in the fees above. If you have a web management solution in place we can also simply work directly with them to make sure content is up to date and our resources are incorporated in your site.

About eTekhnos

Founded in 2005, eTekhnos, Inc. custom designs HR and benefits portals that simplify management, lower barriers to access, and promote effective communications. eTekhnos works with brokers and their employer groups to centralize benefits, payroll, and wellness resources on a single platform, which is accessible via a single sign-on feature, making critical information instantly available from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device with Internet connectivity. For more information, visit, or e-mail info(at)etekhnos(dot)com.


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Antiques, Vintiques & Artiques, Oh My! AVA-Online Celebrates Retrospective Styles & Decor

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

AVA Limited announces the grand opening of AVA-Online, an online market for the buying and selling of antiques, vintiques and artiques. AVA-Online is a unique store which offers items of retrospective style and design from an extensive private collection and from managed estate assets.

AVA Limited specializes in discreet living-estate sales for clients who have a few assets or entire collections that will not be passed to heirs. Expensive auctions and intrusive estate sales have fallen into disfavor with many clients and their families. Estate sales are so crude, says one AVA client. Buyers trudge through your house expecting to pay pennies for very expensive items that they dont fully appreciate.

Many clients have items that have been in the family for generations. Other clients have spent a lifetime lovingly assembling extensive and beautiful collections. Now, they would like to find a few nice homes where these precious belongings will continue to be appropriately appreciated and admired.

Art works from many local DC artists like Alma Thomas, Lila Fisher, Warren Cutler and Joe Andoe are included on the site. Other artists include, Sisson, Bofill, De la Villeon and Vignoles. For Washington Senator baseball fans, there is an autographed 1950s baseball and baseball jacket. And be sure not to miss the large toy sailboat, which was languidly sailed on the tidal basin by a young boy on warm summer Sunday afternoons in the 1920s.

The official opening date for the AVA-Online store is October 9, 2013, but the store is currently open for prospective buyers to peruse the stock and make offers. Buyers can also write reviews and submit comments about an individual item that may be of interest to them. Also, unannounced pre-opening sales are planned, so frequent site visits are highly recommended. Visit

Best Overall Web Design Firm – Vento Solutions Also Ranks Fourth Best Responsive Web Design Firms by 10 Best Design

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

Vento Solutions has been ranked fourth in 10 Best Designs list of the 10 Best Responsive Web Design Companies for their innovative thinking, classy web design and dedication to the details that take the usual and make it extraordinary.

Vento, which means wind in both Italian and Portuguese, is a responsive design firm that takes its inspiration for the element of air. Based out of New York and San Francisco, they strive to embody the winds strong but adaptable characteristics and translate them into versatile web designs tailored to meet the needs of each user, including those people who use untraditional methods of access.

Their classy, high-end, boutique designs are focused on brand identity which is achieved through flawless, well thought out tactics that set their clients websites and products apart from and above the rest. Their own website it clean, bright and minimal. It is easy to navigate, and information is streamlined to guide users where they need to be. Individualized icons mark the beginning of new and important information while providing touches of color and style. These features are consistent throughout their website.

Vento Solutions portfolio is very diverse, and each website is different because it is customized to meet the needs of their patrons individually. Regardless of the differences, their designs are always elegant in appearance and performance.

Their clients hail from everywhere, both geographically and contextually. Geographically speaking, their clientele stretches from Rio de Janiero to Hong Kong and from Sydney to Rome. Industry-wise, customers range from individuals to big biomedical firms and spans non-profits, local businesses, and e-commerce customers in-between. Clients include Chronix Biomedical, the Coletti Foundation, Expose SF, Ice Fox Vodka, and HM the King Scotch.

The services they provide are nearly as diversified as their portfolio. The Vento Solutions team is available for web design, web development, search engine optimization, online marketing, IT solutions, and e-commerce.

Ventos dedication to every client has not gone unnoticed. This isnt the first award Vento Solutions has received from 10 Best Design. Last year, they were named the #1 best web design firm. They were also awarded a place on The Top Tens lists of both Top Web Development Companies and Top Website Design Companies. They are also a Bloomberg Businessweek featured company and appear on TechCrunchs CrunchBase website.

The critically acclaimed Vento Solutions is a no nonsense company that takes their business and the businesses of their clients very seriously. The responsive web designs Vento Solutions provides are sleek but comfortable and undoubtedly appealing in the most decadent way.