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This Saturday, November 29th, is what has become known as “Small Business Saturday”. However, we encourage you to support small businesses all year round. These businesses are the lifeblood of our customer base and do more for the economy than any other. Please support these great 33 Dimensions small business customers.

Brick n’ Mortar Locations

Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill, PA
Amore Artisan Gelato, Harrisburg, PA
Biagio’s Subs n’ Suds, Hazleton, PA
Greco Chiropractic, Hazleton, PA
Cumberland Masonry, Lemoyne, PA
Moffitt-Smith Furniture Restoration, Mechanicsburg, PA

Small Business Services

Kids Theatre News, Central PA
Yoga 4 Healthful Living, Mechanicsburg, PA
R. Davis Enterprises, Mount Joy, PA
Certified Home Inspections, Jacksonville, FL
Greco Brokerage, Florida & Pennsylvania

October 2014

Newsletter for October 10, 2014

The Badlees

A Tribute to the Badlees

Tonight at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will be the final performance by The Badlees of 2014 and, quite possibly, ever. After nearly a quarter century of musical excellence, dating back to 1990, the members of this Pennsylvania band are going their separate ways. Modern Rock Review has updated its career-spanning Profile of The Badlees, which offers 14 pages of stories, perspectives, images, videos, and related articles that talk about every important event from the group’s origins through the present day.

The Badlees have been a 33 Dimensions client since 2010, and we have implemented three distinctive design layouts at Badlees.com over that time period. Knowing each of the band members personally, I can also say that these are a great group of guys who have ridden the rock and roll roller-coaster from humble beginnings to national success and international tours, all while remaining personable and down-to-earth with their extremely loyal fan base. I wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Ric Albano
Owner and Chief Web Designer
33 Dimensions LLC

The River of Rock

River of Rock logoModern Rock Review, which celebrates its 4th anniversary today, is the oldest of several affiliated music and entertainment sites which will make up the River of Rock. Officially launching later this month, the River of Rock will offer everything music, for fans and artists around the world. Stay tuned.

 

Welcome

Moffitt-Smith Logo

33 Dimensions would like to welcome our newest client, Moffitt-Smith. Located in Mechanicsburg, PA, the company specializes in antique and fine furniture restoration, repairs, and refinishing, as well as through the sale of popular products.

We are currently in the process of building a new ecommerce site for Moffitt-Smith and look forward to launching it in the very near future.


Whether starting from scratch or adding features to an existing website, 33 Dimensions will provide you with a professional and effective design that is highly functional, informative, and accessible. We also offer many related services to help promote your website and your business and will customize an affordable solution for you.

Check out our Online Portfolio and you will see that there is no job too complex or too small for us to handle for you. Feel free to give me a call at (717) 829-4221 or email me ric@33dimensions.com and I will personally negotiate a great deal to fulfill your online needs.

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Highspire, PA 17034
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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday logoThis year marks the fourth Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday following “Black Friday” with a mission to steer holiday shoppers towards small and local businesses instead of national, “big box” retailers. The holiday was conceived by American Express in 2010 as a promotional campaign, but it soon took on a life of its own as thousands of small businesses and consumers joined in, and it has grown ever since. This is a very positive development, as Small Business Saturday brings awareness to businesses which often have limited advertising budgets.

Perception is very important in business. Customers and clients will make a decision on where they spend their money based on level of comfort or simplicity just as much as for reasons of value or service. Beyond mere comfort or simplicity, people tend to simply go with the choice that has been validated by others and this is one area where small businesses have to spend a lot of time and energy to improve their lot. For those consumers who do choose a small business, the rewards can be great, especially when it comes to great personalized service. However, there can also be a downside of this great service and that is when customers feel comfortable to the point that they forget it is a business arrangement.

And there are also economic benefits, as small businesses employ about 50 percent of all private sector workers, including about 40 percent of high tech workers. Over 60 percent of net new jobs created over the last decade have been by startups and small businesses.

Working in concert with the small business movement is the “buy local” movement. Here, you have what is called the “local multiplier effect” where buying from a local, independent small business creates a ripple effect which helps to strengthen the local economy at a much higher rate than larger corporate chains. Further, independent businesses help keep communities distinct and unique, with products tailored to the interests and needs of local citizens.

Broderick Crawford Day

33 Dimensions Newsletter for October 4, 2013

Broaderick Crawford as Dan Matthews“10-4”

A friend of mine always calls this day “Broderick Crawford Day” in honor of the actor who portrayed the fedora-wearing character on the 1950s television show Highway Patrol. One of the signature shots of that series was Crawford’s character barking rapid-fire dialogue into the police radio, using brevity codes such as “21-50”, “11-27”, and of course “10-4” (meaning “acknowledged”). While these codes must have at first seemed like jibberish, millions of children from the fifties soon learned the lingo.

With the fast moving world of technology today, much of the lingo and newer terms may be confusing at first. This causes many to shy away from pursuing new technological pursuits and using the tools available. 33 Dimensions can help make sense of these technologies and guide you towards the appropriate channels to make your online presence a success. If you check out our updated Services page, you will see that there is no job too complex or too small for us to handle for you.

Ric Albano
Owner and Chief Web Designer
33 Dimensions LLC

33 Dimensions Services

Whether you are launching a website for the first time or you want to update an existing site, 33 Dimensions will work with you through every step of the process. From the most basic fundamentals of registering a domain name and finding a hosting service, to the more complex details of tailoring a site which meets the specific need of your customers, we will provide a clear and concise path to meet your goals.

More info on our services

Client News

The BadleesThis week. The Badlees are releasing their long awaited double album Epiphones and Empty Rooms, with a massive CD release show tonight (10/4) at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. To prepare for this release, we have recently redesigned the look of the website Badlees.com.

Big Blue BullfrogA full re-design of the entertainment site Big Blue Bullfrog has been completed, with version “3.0” of that entertainment site launched on October 1st. Also, this long time staple of the 33 Dimensions family is the latest site to becoming fully responsive.

Sound Off for VetsA Sound Off for Vets benefit will be held this year, afterall! On Saturday, November 9th at Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, a free benefit concert will be held with proceeds going to Operation First Response, an organization which helps wounded veterans. The all ages show will be held fron Noon to 4pm, with live music provided by fine rock musicians. If you’d like to help out at the event, please contact Chris Nelson at nelsoncl36@hotmail.com.

 
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Highspire, PA 17034
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We Most Certainly Have Our Work Cut Out For Us

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter, Labor Day edition
September 2, 2013

SisyphusHappy Labor Day everyone.

In the literal spirit of today’s holiday, I am writing this brief newsletter to reaffirm my comittment to work harder than anyone for the success of my customers and my company. In all honesty, this has been a rather sluggish summer for business expansion, as some of the expected (or hoped for) opportunities did not quite break our way. Growing and expanding a small business has been tough due to the continued uncertainty in the economy and lukewarm consumer confidence.

However, as a firm believer in the promise of the future, I resolve to double my efforts and press forward in the face of these challenges. Right now, we choose to focus upon the optimistic fact that this is an incredible time for web technology with a fantastic array of new tools and technologies to forge the future of our business. So for the next four months, through the end of this year, we will work our tails off building this business and providing the best and most up-to-date technology for our current and new customers. Consider this a “New Year’s resolution” four months in advance, as we expect to be moving at full speed when 2014 arrives.

Stay tuned, folks!

Ric Albano
Owner and Chief Web Designer
33 Dimensions LLC

Late Summer Spectacular

Our discount special continues through September 30th, as 33 Dimensions will be offering a 33% discount on all website design, development, and implementation as well as online marketing and multimedia services. If you’d like to get a project started in 2013, please act now and take advantage of this tremendous offer.

Client News

Big Blue BullfrogA full re-design of the entertainment site Big Blue Bullfrog is underway, making this long staple of 33 Dimensions the latest site to becoming fully responsive. Also, with the start of football this week, the site will resume its weekly features including the unique and original Tuesday Morning Tailback.

Yoga 4 Healthful LivingA very special series of classes called Yoga for Life begins this week facilitated by grief counselor Jennilu King and yoga instructor Elizabeth Terry. This is accompanied by a series of blogs entitled “Yoga and Grief” on the Yoga 4 Healthful Living website. For further information on registering for the class, please contact Elizabeth at eterryyoga@gmail.com.

Sinclair SoulThe latest additional to our family of musicians, a website for Sinclair Soul was launched this past month, providing a home for new original rock and roll compositions. The project One More Rock to Roll is ongoing for the artist.

There will be much more client news in our next newsletter!

 
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Highspire, PA 17034
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