2009 Homepreneur of the Year Finalists

2009-12-01-homepreneur_imagePresenting the finalists for 2009 Homepreneur of the Year! We were overwhelmed by the amount of amazing entries, and thank you all for your submissions. You have some truly incredible small business website success stories and made it hard to pick just eight finalists!

From the Pet Tag Prince to Grandma Cuddles, these finalists come in all shapes, sizes, and ages! Now it’s up to you. Check out their stories on the voting page and help us choose who should be the Homepreneur (home-based business owner) of the Year!

Best Companies to Work for in BC – CityMax.com takes #2!

Last night, BCBusiness Magazine hosted a gala dinner to announce their picks for the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in BC, and CityMax.com placed 2nd for companies with under 100 employees!

The criteria for the Best Companies to Work for in BC is an organizational-wide employee survey measuring satisfaction in key areas, including leadership, work culture, and employee engagement. The data is compiled by BCBusiness Magazine and MindField Group to determine the winner.

“We are very pleased to be named the second Best Company to Work for in BC,” said Dean Gagnon, our Chief Evangelist and President. “One of the goals in our Painted Picture is to make CityMax.com the best, most fun and healthiest workplace in the world. This extraordinary achievement is a direct result of the tremendous efforts from our entire team.”

In the words of BCBusiness Magazine:

“There’s a fine line between work and play at CityMax.com, and staff and management wouldn’t have it any other way. The decade-old website builder’s bright and airy Gastown office is filled with whimsical touches motivating the mostly 20- and 30-somethings clicking away in casual open-concept pods. For added incentive, there’s the six-foot MVP trophy, the Wheel of Fortune laden with possible prizes and the candy jar stuffed with lottery-style tickets…”

Read more: http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/bcb/sponsored/best-companies-2009/2009/12/03/citymaxcom#ixzz0Xzf5G2i4

Here are a few photos from the event!

Huge congrats to all the other Best Companies, both in the under 100 and over 100 employee categories! Keep up the good work!

A Global Movement of Entrepeneurial People

2009-11-16-gew_nodate22This week, (November 16-22) countries across six continents will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week together – an initiative “to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.” Over seven days, the movement seeks to achieve four goals for young entrepreneurs: inspire, connect, mentor and engage.

As part of the week, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Regional and national winners from around the world have qualified to vie for the title of top student owning and running a business while in school. Last year’s competition featured over 1,000 collegians from more than 300 universities in 11 countries, and over $150,000 in prizes. In 2009, the competition is even bigger – with our own Chief Evangelist and President Dean Gagnon on the exclusive panel of judges.

Great job to all of the entrants who have made it this far – we’re excited to see who will take home the top prize!

CityMax.com Wins a WebAward!

We’ve just received a 2009 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development – Small Business Standard of Excellence from the Web Marketing Association! The WebAwards are in their 13th year and are considered “a benchmark by which all Website development can be judged.”


This is the second year running that we’ve taken home the award, and it’s an honor to be recognized in our quest to help 1 million entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to all of the other winners! Click here to check them out.

CityMax.com Takes Home the ad:tech Award!

2009-04-21-wonYou did it!

Thanks to your votes, we officially won the People’s Choice Award for Best B2B Marketing Website!  We truly couldn’t have done it without you.

People’s Choice Awards are the ones that really matter to us, because they let us know that you think we’re doing it right. Again, thank you for voting.

We also want to send out congratulations to all the winners – there are some really great ideas out there! Check them out at http://www.ad-tech.com/awards/winners/.

Ad:tech People’s Choice Awards

Think CityMax.com is pretty great? Then vote for us!

We’re really excited to announce that we’re in the running for the Best Business to Business (B2B) Marketing Website in Ad:tech’s People’s Choice Awards!


This one really means a lot to us as it’s YOU who gets to make the call. So make your vote count! Just click the link below to vote:

Click Here to Vote

Voting is open until this Friday, April 10, but why wait? Vote Now!