Financial Literacy Website Recognized in Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition

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With competition from financial industry leaders such as Business Week, PayPal and HSBC, we are honored to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association and their esteemed judges.

The Web Marketing Association awarded Verndale and Money Management International the 2008 WebAward Financial Services Standard of Excellence for This WebAward recognizes the standard of excellence for which all Web sites should strive, and is evaluated by three or more expert judges on the following seven criteria; website design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting, and ease of use. This prestigious award reaffirms Verndale's position as a small to mid-market Internet industry leader.

Developed by Verndale and launched in April 2008 by Money Management International, is dedicated to promoting financial literacy and responsibility. The site provides the public with free resources, insight and direction for attaining financial wellness, and is a fun, interactive way for consumers to manage their credit.

Now in its 12th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The WebAward competition recognizes achievements in the creation of today's top web sites.

"The WebAward is a tribute to the hard work and collaboration between Verndale and Money Management International," said Joe Zarrett, President of Verndale. "With competition from financial industry leaders such as Business Week, PayPal and HSBC, we are honored to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association and their esteemed judges."

About Verndale
Since 1998, Verndale has helped hundreds of emerging and midsize businesses maximize the value and reach of their web assets with a comprehensive offering of strategy, design, development, search marketing and support services. Verndale is a Microsoft Certified Development Partner and maintains active partner relationships with many of the leading Content Management, Portal, Commerce, Search, and E-Mail Marketing platforms. The firm has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts and the US respectively. For more information visit

About Money Management International
Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and Internet. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 800-762-2271 or visit

About The Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion. The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition.


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