Recent Sweet Brier Media News

Excited to be a new member of the Indy Chamber. 

The Indy Chamber represents nearly 2,500 businesses in the Indianapolis region, the Indy Chamber is leading the effort to strengthen the business climate, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the region's workforce.

What I'm Reading this Month

 

September 2017

New CBT-I Provider Directory for the University of Pennsylvania 

In an effort to create a comprehensive list of Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)  providers, the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program has collected contact and certification information for CBT-I providers across the national and world. 

I have developed a CBT-I Provider directory website as a worldwide resource for people suffering from insomnia. The website allows people to locate CBT-I Providers in their location and review their experience and qualifications.

www.pennsleep.directory

September 2017

Website Support Services for Best Vineyards & Best Distillery

I'm excited to be working with Best Vineyards & Distillery to support and manage their website and use my experience to help them to continue to grow their brand. Best Vineyards has a long list of awards for their wines and they have recently expanded into spirts as well. For more information please visit

www.bestvineyardswinery.com

September 2017   

 

Sweet Brier Media Enters Partnership with Hatchbuck

Begins Providing CRM & Marketing Automation Solutions for Customers

Sweet Brier Media today announced an agency partnership with Hatchbuck, sales and marketing software for small business. By utilizing Hatchbuck’s software that combines email marketing, CRM tools, and marketing automation, Sweet Brier Media, will better serve its clients and the customers it serves.

Sweet Brier Media can now offer smaller clients an affordable solution for managing marketing campaigns that create tangible and trackable ROI for clients. Partnering with Hatchbuck enables Sweet Brier Media to extend company services, positioning them for long term, sustainable growth – not just one-off campaigns that move the needle temporarily.

Sweet Brier Media continues to partner with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) providers to include market leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM), email marketing solutions and marketing automation.

Sweet Brier Media services private sector and public sector clients from locations in Salem and Noblesville Indiana.   

In partnering with Hatchbuck, Sweet Brier Media‘s clients will have tools at their disposal to build successes quicker, and have marketing campaigns that can nurture successes in the future.

 August 2017

 New Website for MC Aquatics in Southern Indiana

I'm excited to be working with MC Aquatics in Brownstown, Indiana. Word of mouth referrals mean the world to me and I'm glad to have received one for this account. I re-developed the website and overall layout along with a variety of other usability changes. MC Aquatics is a lake and pond management company that specializes in aquatic weed control at residential and commercial properties. 

www.mc-aquatics.com

July 2017

Downtown New Albany has changed so much over the past 10 years and I look forward to the next 10 years in this historic community. The website contains a variety of information on the events, new businesses and people of the downtown area. 

www.explorenewalbany.com

June 2017

Historic Knightstown School Building

Main Street Roundtable Meeting

I was excited to be able to present my Main Street Organization observations to a meeting hosted by Knightstown Main Street in Historic Knightstown, Indiana. Knightstown is of course the location of the famous gym used for filming in the movie Hoosiers. The gym is located just behind the Knightstown Academy building pictured above. This second empire style building was built in 1876 as the Quaker Academy and is such a wonderful structure for their downtown. Notice the globe and the telescope on top of the structure pointing to the heavens.

Congratulations to Brooke's Place

I would like to congratulate Brooke's Place on winning the 2017 Bracket's for Good Indianapolis Fundraising Tournament. Brooke's Place raised over $85,000 for their mission and will receive a $10,000 winner's prize as well. As the manager for the Brooke's Place website,  I used interstitial content boxes to ensure that website visitors were informed of the status of each round and were encouraged to donate during each round of the contest.    

New Indiana County Treasurers' Association Website

The Indiana County Treasurers' Association represents the 92 treasurers serving in the State. The website includes a member directory, member portal, member forum, site calendar and many other features to support the communication and collaboration among members. 

www.indianatreasurers.org

May 2017

New Website for Seymour Main Street

Seymour Main Street is an official Indiana Main Street Organization. The Main Street Program is a part of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  

www.seymourmainstreet.org

May 2017

What I'm Reading this Month

I really enjoyed this book. It provided a clear picture into the evolution of marketing and advertising for me as a small business marketer. It had some solid insights for me as I develop websites and marketing campaigns for my small business customers. 

February 2017

New Website for Hamilton County Business Magazine

The Hamilton County Business Magazine celebrates and promotes industry, commerce and entrepreneurship in Hamilton County, Indiana. They are a feature magazine, entirely locally produced, and they rely on the support of our local businesses for advertising and editorial content.

www.hamiltoncountybusiness.com

May 2017

Survey Marketing Now Available at Sweet Brier Media

Sweet Brier Media is pleased to be providing our website clients with Survey Marketing services starting in 2017. Our customized surveys can be embedded in a page on their website or sent out via email. For more information on this service please visit. 

www.survey.marketing

April 2017

New Website for the O2 Gun Group

The 02 Gun group offers a class about the legal aspects of self-defense and also gun safety courses. The self-defense class is taught by an attorney with a long history of understanding gun safety, gun rights and the legal system. Understanding the legal principles behind the use of deadly force helps clients determine when and when not to use deadly force. 

www.02gungroup.com

April 2017

New Website for Ryex Services Published

Ryex Services is a small family-owned business that specializes in forestry mulching and tree stump removal in Southern Indiana. I look forward to working with Ryex to increase their website traffic by redefining their website content into a more search engine friendly platform that clearly defines their unique selling proposition. 

www.ryexservices.com

February 2017

New Brooke's Place Website Published

Brooke’s Place is the leader in ongoing community based support programs targeting the unique grief support needs of children, teens, young adults and their families in Central Indiana. I've been managing the current Brooke's Place Wordpress website for several months and I welcome the opportunity to bring a breath of fresh air to the organization with a new version of their website.  

www.brookesplace.org

February 2017

What I'm Reading this Month

Picked up this book at Barnes & Noble the other day and breezed through it.  I found some of the psychological aspects of the book most interesting. Specifically "The Rat Brain: Why email is so addictive" chapter provided me some great insights for when I design and craft email messages for my clients.  Some of the book I found to be more focused on email newbies and people that find themselves at the mercy of a daily onslaught of emails. 

December 2016

What I'm Reading this Month

When is the last time you did something for the first time?

Enjoyed Seth's motivation methods and his encouraging of self awareness through challenging yourself to be a person of action, not words.  

December 2016  

New Belfry Theatre Website

The Belfry Theatre has a long history that dates back to 1965. The mission of the organization is to create interest and participation in community theater by providing quality, entertaining theatrical productions. The theatre holds several productions each year

 www.thebelfrytheatre.com

Our Town Cicero - Indiana Main Street Member

Our Town Cicero was established in September of 2015, and is working to bring members of the Cicero, Indiana community together. The organization follows the four tenets of the Indiana Main Street and National Main Street Programs. The organization has a bright future and I'm excited to be able to provide a website and communication platform that will work to keep the community engaged and informed of the many annual events and projects occuring in Cicero.  

www.ourtowncicero.org 

Welcome JZ Mobile Pet Grooming

Excited to be working with Ivan and Sara Jimenez and their new business venture. Ivan and Sara are experienced dog groomers and have identified the benefits of mobile pet grooming versus the traditional grooming services business.

www.jzmobilepetstyling.com

 December 2016

New Keep Noblesville Beautiful Website Published

Keep Noblesville Beautiful (KNB) is a community improvement organization providing educational programs and community action programs to the general public in the Noblesville, Indiana area.

www.keepnoblesvillebeautiful.org

December 2016

New Noblesville Preservation Alliance Website

I'm excited to be working with the Noblesville Preservation Alliance (NPA) on a new version of their website. NPA hopes to inspire others to appreciate what restoration can to do add character, sense of place, uniqueness and interest to a community. Their board of directors and volunteers work to "Enriching the present by honoring the past through the preservation of Noblesville’s historic architecture and authentic charm." 

www.noblesvillepreservation.org

December 2016

New Floyd County Indiana Government Website

I was excited to release a new version of the County Government website for Floyd County, Indiana on October 1st. I created the previous Floyd County website back in 2007. That website served the community well,  but it built before the age of mobile devices and it wasn't responsive and I certainly have learned a lot more web design skills since then. So, I'm glad to retire that old website and introduce the new Floyd County Community Portal to Southern Indiana.  

www.floydcounty.in.gov

October 2016 

What I'm Reading this Month

All Marketers are Liars

Learned a great deal about the Art of the Story and what makes a good marketing story from this book. 
August 2016

Veterans Court of Southern Indiana

Excited to have finished a website that serves military veterans in Southern Indiana that experience legal troubles.

The Veterans Court of Southern Indiana is a specialized court that closely monitors veterans in the court system who want treatment for alcohol/substance addiction or serious mental health illness. The mission is to successfully rehabilitate veterans involved in the court system using evidence based treatment to positively change their behavior to lead productive, law-abiding civilian lives.

www.veteranscourtofsouthernindiana.org

August 2016

The Foundation Farms

The Foundation Farms located near Scottsburg, Indiana is a family owned farming business. The Baird Family is well known for operating Cornucopia Farm. Cornucopia Farm is a the leading Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Fall Family Entertainment center in Southern Indiana. The Bairds have received numerous agricultural awards for their environmentally friendly farming.

www.thefoundationfarms.com

August 2016

 

What I'm Reading this Month

I've been a fan of Seth Godin since Purple Cow. Seth has a wonderful ability to identify the shifts occurring in our economy and lifestyles before they happen and organize strategies to make the best of the changes.  The primary focus of this book is employees looking to secure their place in a digital world, versus entrepreneurs, but the strategies do cover multiple business perspectives.  

August 2016 

Greyhound Pets of America - Indianapolis Chapter

Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) - Indianapolis is a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, a national non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. GPA - Indianapolis is staffed by dedicated volunteers that provide adoption services for retired greyhounds. 

Sweet Brier Media created a responsive website that includes a customized volunteer portal resource center, online calendar, online registration and adoption galleries. 

greyhoundsindy.dog

Updated July 2016

Dial 9-1-1 for the Clark County Emergency Management

The Clark County, Indiana Office of Emergency Communications, also known as the Clark County 911 Center, operates 24 hours a day seven days a week and is responsible for answering all 911 and non-emergency calls for the citizens of Clark County, Indiana.

The Clark County 9-1-1 website project included a responsive design website with an improved layout, employee portal and embedded weather reporting, online form submission and calls to action concerning Dialing 9-1-1 and using a Text 9-1-1 service.

This website was designed and built for a CyberTek client.

www.clarkcounty911.com

Updated June 2016

 

Celebrate with the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville

The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

The project for the Boys & Girls Club included a new website that allowed the Club staff to accept online event registrations and online payments in addition to a Club Calendar, improved graphics and organization, photo wall and responsive design for mobile and tablet viewing. 

bgcni.org

Updated June 2016

 

Congratulations Solutions Group Incorporated on your new Website

Congratulations to John Knable of Solutions Group Inc. (SGI) on your new website by Sweet Brier Media. Solutions Group Inc. is a manufacturers representative in the building industry. SGI covers several product lines in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee.  

sgi.marketing

Updated May 2016

 

New Golf Shores Fun Center Website Project

Golf Shores Fun Center is an entertainment business located in Corydon, Indiana. The mission of Golf Shores is to provide a place for children of all ages to relax and enjoy a quality miniature golf experience, a birthday party, a video game, or just a hot dog and a soda. The prior website for Golf Shores Fun Center was many years old and was not visually compelling and didn't provide much value from a web traffic point of view. 

The new website designed by Sweet Brier Media was designed to highlight vibrant colors and bring in an element of fun and entertainment to the website.

This website was designed and built for a CyberTek client. 

golfshoresfuncenter.com

Updated April 2016

 

Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services Inc Website Project

The Clark County Youth Shelter was a wonderful project to build a mobile-friendly website.  Their prior website was rather haphazard and wasn't responsive to mobile devices.

The new website created by Sweet Brier Media improved the overall organization of content, improved the clarity of the mission and incorporated fresh graphics. One of the challenges with the Youth Shelter website was that due to privacy concerns the Shelter had limited photos available to use. Most businesses and organizations have some images available to use on their website. The preferred colors and fonts were incorporated into the website along with Calls to Action identifing various ways to support the mission of the Clark County Youth Sheter.

This website was designed and built for a CyberTek client.

ccysfs.org 

Updated April 2016 

Sweet Brier Media is excited to become a member of the Shopify Partner Program. 

Becoming a partner with Shopify will enable Sweet Brier Media to deliver customized e-commerce solutions to our small business clients. According to Forrester, e-retail sales in the US are expected to grow 57% in the next few years. For small businesses, this represents an opportunity to get new customers or reach your existing ones in different ways.

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 243,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries.

Updated March 2016

 

What I'm Reading this Month

 

I find Seth Godin's Tribes book to be culturally precise in what it takes to grow a business or organization in the modern economy. It was a motivational speech wrapped around the need for community building in the modern digital economy. I really enjoyed this book and found it very useful for my daily interactions with clients looking to grow their business, cause or organization.

March 2016

 

Floyd County Indiana Government

New Website for the Floyd County Clerk's Office

I'm excited to have recently released a new website for the Floyd County Indiana Clerk's Office.  County Clerk's cover a wide range of duties (court cases, elections, jury duty, child support and more) within local government and it was a challenge to bring all of the information together. Previously the Clerk's information existed within the Floyd County Government Website. Hope you enjoy the usability of this new website. 

www.floydcountyclerk.org

This website was released in February 2016.

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

New Website for the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine is a national/international organization with the following mission: Behavioral Sleep Medicine is the field of clinical practice and scientific inquiry that encompasses: the study of behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors underlying normal and disordered sleep across the life span. 

Continued development through the website is growing the membership and building an organization based on the factors involved in sleep behaviorals.
The society is based from the Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

www.behavioralsleep.org

This website was released in January 2016

 

 

Dan Neel Selected to be a DMOZ Editor

After several attempts over the years, I was recently accepted to this volunteer position!

What is the DMOZ Project?

The DMOZ Project is the largest human edited directory in the world. Volunteers applicants are screened and evaluated and then trained to ensure the online directory is maintained and operated by specific guidelines and kept up to date. The DMOZ has multiple benefits for websites, none more important than being able to tell search engines that your website is listed on the most successful Internet directory. 

How did I become a DMOZ Editor?

Over the years I submitted my entry to the DMOZ on several occasions but would never hear back. It was a bit challenging and I would learn a little bit more about the project each time I would go through the application process.  I recently received my approval letter and I'm actively managing a category on the DMOZ.

Why did I become a DMOZ Editor

Over the years I grew tired of seeing obsolete information showing for the categories related to my community. I just decided I wanted to help with this project and ensure quality websites are included for my community and obsolete listings with absent URL's are removed.

 

Michael A Young & IN GOD'S PRESENCE Fellowship Banquet 

Award Received from Michael A Young and IN GOD'S PRESENCE

It was wonderful to be able to share an evening with the members of Michael A Young and IN GOD'S PRESENCE at their Annual Fellowship Banquet in Louisville. Michael A. Young and IN GOD'S PRESENCE won the 2015 Rhythym of Gospel Award for "Traditional Choir of the Year".   I wasn't expecting to receive an award that evening but I did. It is great to be able to contribute to the growth of this organization through managing their website content. 
Dec 2015

Pictured above Brenda James representing Michael A Young and IN GOD'S PRESENCE and myself.