iShade Awarded “Top New Online Community”

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iShade has been awarded “Top New Online Community” in Accounting Today’s 2012 Top New Product Awards – the online professional networking site exclusively for the accounting profession – announced the honor of winning Accounting Today’s “Top New Online Community” award.
Part of Accounting Today’s “Top New Products” annual awards, the accolade recognizes the relevancy and value to the accounting profession and the growth of the iShade audience.

A free online community exclusively serving the accounting profession, iShade provides users with a robust platform for collaboration, networking and research. iShade is “The Accounting Profession Online” and part of the next wave of niche-oriented social media sites.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by our peers at Accounting Today. iShade’s membership continues to thrive, utilizing all the features and benefits in the site that result in improving their respective accounting practices,” says Lisa Benson, Executive Director of iShade. “This stamp of approval by the profession in our first year has been amazing.”

iShade’s features are numerous, including: the iShade BulletIn, moderated and user-created topical groups, the tools and resources center, a referral tracker application and companion iPhone app, a turn-key firm intranet, daily blog aggregation, a dynamic Marketplace, online CPE, the 2020 Gateway and so much more. iShade data also powers the directory.

Rob Nance, the Curator/Chief Content Manager for iShade comments, “The recent implementation of the iShade BulletIn was the first of many feature additions,” says Nance.

Current projections show iShade reaching the 10,000 users and 1,500 member firms milestones in the very near future.

About is a free online professional community exclusively for the accounting profession. iShade provides a platform for collaboration, networking, research, and tools and resources. iShade is located in St. Louis, Missouri.


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