Conference Week Wrap-up

Whew!

Last week was a very busy one with members of our website builder team heading both to Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit West 2010 and Miami for Marketing Sherpa’s Email Marketing Summit. We met hundreds of great affiliates, networks, resellers and marketers and returned home charged and ready to go.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at ASW 2010. To the old friends and new faces it was good to see/meet you all: Brandon Delgrosso and Jared Sidwell (DOBA), Mindy Brown and Carol-Lyn Jardine (LinkTrust), Gillian Muessig (SEOMoz.org), John Chow (JohnChow.com), Deborah Carney and Liz Ababon (TeamLoxly.com), and Alison Stewart (plus the rest of the RevenueWire crew) – just to drop a few names. Both conferences were packed and we picked up more than few marketing tips to share with you entrepreneurs out there.

Highlights!
A favorite ASW booth of ours was MarketLeverage. They gave away free hamburgers in exchange for business cards – see the pic! To wrap up ASW, our own Patrick Schrodt even won an awesome remote controlled car from the nice folks at LinkTrust.

Here are a few photos of the Las Vegas fun – and yes that’s 90s rapping legend Flava Flav…

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!

Oh the Good Ol’ Hockey Game…

At CityMax.com, we love to stay active and healthy. We also love hockey, so when our employees suggested a lunchtime street hockey game, it was a no-brainer…

We split up into two teams and played 4-on-4 over lunchtime – only pausing for cars just like when we were kids. Dozens of passerbys stopped to watch, our friends from the GastownBlog joined in, and there was even a goal judging crew and a siren!

Now we’re issuing an open challenge to any tech company (Vancouver or elsewhere) to stop by and take us on. Are you up for it? Email Patrick@CityMax.com to set up a game – bring your team and take your best (slap)shot!