i5 web works Named Small Business of the Year by Southlake Chamber of Commerce

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Internet marketing company also received Chairman’s Award from Keller Chamber

i5 web works (http://www.i5ww.com), a website development and Internet marketing company in Dallas-Fort Worth, continues its winning streak in 2011 by being named Small Business of the Year by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce (http://www.southlakechamber.com), and is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award from the Keller Chamber of Commerce (http://www.kellerchamber.com). The awards were bestowed at each chambers of commerce annual banquet, which honors outstanding community leaders and member contributions from the previous year.

Business partners Michael Burns and Carita Weaver are the well-recognized faces of i5 web works, which was founded in 2005 and provides custom website design, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and social media services. With a “divide and conquer” strategy, the duo is active in numerous business and community organizations, oftentimes providing pro bono expertise and work.

According to Dana Davis, president and CEO of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business of the Year Award “recognizes unparalleled service and commitment to the City of Southlake, building on Southlake’s strong business and community environment, and exemplifying a commitment to excellence in all they do.”

In addition to serving on the Southlake Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, Oktoberfest committee and as an ambassador, Burns and Weaver wowed the crowd during the June 2010 luncheon they sponsored with the “i5 web works Showcase,” providing free door prizes for all 150 attendees worth a total value of approximately $150,000.

“It is always a thrill to be recognized by our peers and to know that we’ve made an impact on our fellow Chamber members,” states Weaver, noting the company won this award previously in 2005. “The purpose of the ‘i5 web works Showcase’ was to not only entertain the crowd, but to illustrate the company’s services and incorporate other local businesses.”

The Chairman’s Award from the Keller Chamber of Commerce is given at the discretion of the chairman of the board of directors to companies that have gone out of their way to make outstanding contributions or given great support to help or promote the Chamber. This is also exemplified by i5 web work’s hands-on participation since joining in 2005, including volunteering at KellerFest, helping with Wine & Jazz, donating auction items to many events, and doing substantial work on the Chamber’s website. In addition, Weaver has been an ambassador, member of the marketing committee, and served on the board of directors.

Burns and Weaver agree the return-on-investment is substantial, citing exposure, assistance and connections as benefits of chamber of commerce participation.

“We are very grateful and honored to be selected for these awards,” Weaver says. “We value the Southlake and Keller Chambers of Commerce as business partners and will continue to support them with our time and resources.”

Below is a list of awards i5 web works has received from the Southlake and Keller Chambers of Commerce:

2005 Small Business of the Year – Southlake
2006 Ambassador of the Year – Keller
2006 Director of the Year -- Southlake
2007 Chairman's Award - Southlake
2009 Small Business of the Year - Keller
2010 Chairman's Award - Keller
2010 Small Business of the Year - Southlake

About i5 web works

I5 web works provides Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, Site Management Programs, including website design, maintenance and hosting services to a wide variety of businesses from its headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They understand the application of Internet marketing services, pay per click advertising, search engine optimization and social media for your business. Creating an Internet presence requires an in-depth understanding of natural search engine optimization techniques and supporting Internet marketing programs. They take their tagline of Be Found! to heart. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011, i5 web works has the experience and ability to execute these programs For more information, please call 888-893-7519 or visit http://www.i5ww.com.

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