Christmas 2012

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012Merry Christmas Everyone!

We wish you all love, peace, and happiness along with good health and fulfilling prosperity in the year to come. Thank you all for making 2012 the best year of our young business so far. We have some exciting new initiatives coming in 2013, which I’ll share with you in the New Year newsletter next week.

Until then, have the happiest and safest of holidays!

Ric Albano
Owner and Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Christmas Entertainment

Our entertainment sites each got into the Christmas spirit with interesting countdowns and reviews.

Big Blue Bullfrog

The 12 Films of Christmas

Classic Rock Review

Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Modern Rock Review

Light In the Dark


Thank You to Our Clients

We sincerely appreciate all our clients and encourage you all to give them your support in the coming year:

The Cornerstone Coffeehouse
The Badlees
Cygnus Wave Records
EMR Strategies
Yoga 4 Healthful Living
Greco Chiropractic
Ron the Bagman
Susquehanna Entertainment
Strella Social Media
Greater Hazleton Historical Society
Olmsted Regional Soccer
Sound Off for Vets
Harrisburg Suburban Little League

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Thanksgiving 2012

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I have much to be thankful for this year, beginning with the privilege to run a creative and rewarding business like 33 Dimensions. It has been a year of great growth for my company and I’ve gotten to work with and know so many great clients and associates, which has been fantastic.

Of course, on the other side of Thanksgiving comes the retail blitz which kicks off the holiday shopping season. “Black Friday” has become an institution, almost to the point of becoming a national holiday in of itself. Over the past decade or so, “Cyber Monday” has become a huge day for online sales. But the latest and greatest of these specialized shopping days is Small Business Saturday.

Started in 2010, this November 24th will be the 3rd Small Business Saturday and I encourage you all to participate. As a small business owner who provides the bulk of my services to other small businesses, promoting and supporting such initiatives is a year-round endeavor because these businesses face multiple challenges (as I wrote about in this blog on Sunday). Please support some of our affiliated initiatives listed below as well as small business in general.

Ric Albano
Owner and Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Small Business Initiatives

Strella Social MediaSmall business owners wear many hats, which often leaves them short on the time, money, and resources it takes to properly execute a social media plan. If you’ve been struggling to find your foothold, it’s time to turn the tables by ordering A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Social Media. In coordination with Strella Social Media, We’re offering a special 50% off, Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Small Business / Cyber Monday sale of this.

 
The Cornerstone CoffeehouseLocated in the heart of Camp Hill, Pa., The Cornerstone Coffeehouse offers the absolute best of what a small business can be. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, the Cornerstone offers an incredible selection of coffee, tea, and creative drink specials and top-quality lunch selections ranging from salads to hearty sandwiches to savory soups. They have cold treats during the summer, a warm atmosphere during the winter and year-round offers live music, special art displays by local artists, and a top-notch gourmet cooking school. The Cornerstone also has a private room which is a great place to hold meetings, private parties, and fundraisers. Visit the Cornerstone Coffeehouse website

 
The BadleesYou may not think of a rock band as a “small business”, but for nearly 23 years The Badlees have been run as just that. In their early years, they started their own record label to sell their albums, which sold so well that the big labels took notice. In 1995, they signed with one of those labels, toured the world with top-notch acts, and scored a couple of top 40 hits along the way. Now they own their own studio and once again produce their own music right here in Pennsylvania. In 2013, the band will do something they have never done before – release a double album – and they currently have an extensive program where fans can get involved in supporting this ambitious endeavor. Please check out the band’s website to get involved with this exciting project. The Badlees 2013 Double Album Campaign


Coming Soon

In December we will be launching three new websites, all of which offer exciting prospects.

Ron the Bagman is the owner of R. Davis Enterprises near Elizabethtown, PA. and is truly a unique client to say the least. On the technical side, Ron offers a range of services including logistics, distribution, wholesaling, warehousing, importing, exporting, LTL trucking with “white glove” service and, of course, top quality custom plastic bags made in the U.S.A. On the personal side, Bagman is an unforgettable personality who has done business around the world and is known by name at markets in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, Harrisburg, and many places in-between. 33 Dimensions is proud to be a new member of the “Bagman family”.

EMR Strategies and Kids Theatre News are both initiatives of a central Pennsylvania entrepreneur who has set her focus on expanding to other regions on the Northeast. EMR Strategies was established in 2008 to offer services for business executives, entrepreneurs, politicians and government officials with problem solving, strategic planning and organization. Kids Theatre News is a brand new initiative which will provide a central hub for students and parents involved in theatre shows and other stage events. This website will focus on medium-sized markets with a strong theatre community, starting with the Harrisburg, PA area and Albany, NY area and expanding to other locales in the future.

We strive for the continued growth and success of all our customers. Please support small business this weekend!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Halloween 2012

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
October 29, 2012

Halloween 2012Usually Halloween is a time for good nature and fun, but this year Hurricane Sandy is bearing down upon us in the Mid Atlantic and there is in an official state of emergency. Sandy gave the kids a few days off of school and some of us a few days off of work (although we never really stop working at 33 Dimensions) and, while unexpected vacations are serendipitous, this storm is to be taken very seriously.

I encountered some comedy in the stores yesterday. A clerk in the hardware store was answering the phone, “Thank you for calling, we are out of generators how else can I help you?” I even witnessed a “water thief” in the local market grab two gallons of bottled water out of another customer’s cart and disappear into the gridlock of shopping carts between bare shelves where bread and milk used to reside. Hopefully everyone managed to get their supplies and is home safe to ride out the storm.

Be safe out there!

Karyn Albano
Communications Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Client Initiatives

Strella Social MediaFor those of you struggling to find your way in the vast world of social media, I’ve got the inside scoop on a product that’s launching in early November. This comprehensive, practical and affordable guide is perfect for ANY small business! After years of working with small business owners and witnessing the many challenges they face, the developer, Rachel Strella, has created a product that’s guaranteed to help your business. Rachel understands that small business owners wear many hats – and as such – find it difficult to execute an effective social media plan for their business without spending hours a day or hiring additional help. Keeping up with the changes to social media alone is enough to drive someone mad, which is why a product to help business owners leverage the time and resources they have to create a presence that generates results is so important.

The guide contains five modules each with a theory, an example of execution, and exercise for crafting a successful social media game plan to meet your business goals. Unlike other social media products that can cost thousands of dollars, Rachel has made this product affordable for the small business budget – a one-time fee of just $149! I can personally attest to the value Rachel provides and I’m very excited to share the knowledge of this guide with you! Click here to learn more about the product and stay tuned for details on ordering, coming next week!

 
The BadleesThe Badlees are about to start production on their most ambitious recording to date, a double album of about 25 songs, and they are offering fans a chance to be part of it from the beginning. Being an independent artist, The Badlees are in a unique position to offer special fan perks and in return, fans can help with such an ambitious project with a custom and unique “crowdfunding” program. Check out the new record page on Badlees.com and browse through the various packages that are available now through the end of the year (12/31/12), but act fast because there are limited packages and the band expects these to sell out fast!


Welcome

We’d like to welcome some fine businesses and organizations for which 33 Dimensions began providing web services since the publication of our last newsletter.

 
The Cornerstone CoffeehouseSince its opening in 1994, The Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill, PA has been a popular destination for those seeking great coffee, positive energy, and a warm and diverse sense of community. Their inviting atmosphere, great food and beverages, and great service has won them the prestigious Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best” award for the past ten consecutive years. Beyond the typical coffee house, the Cornerstone supports and presents local music and art, various non-profit organizations and causes, and includes the Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen and Cooking School, a Tuscan-inspired private room and kitchen for cooking classes and special occasions.
The Cornerstone website

 
Hazleton Historical Society and Museum33 Dimensions is happy to be updating the website for Greater Hazleton Historical Society and Museum. The society was established in 1980 as a private, non profit organization, with the physical museum being established in the historic Pioneer Firehouse in downtown Hazleton, Pa. The purpose of the Society and Museum is to preserve, educate, and share the rich local history of Hazleton and the surrounding area, with an endeavor to accomplish these goals through a variety of online media, museum tours, and special events. The Society also strives to intervene and actively preserve local landmarks – particularly those in danger of deterioration or demolition.
Greater Hazleton Historical Society and Museum website

 
Greco ChiropracticGreco Chiropractic offers professional chiropractic and physiotherapy services to patients throughout the Hazleton, PA area. Whether you have been injured in an accident or are suffering from muscle pain, Dr. Julian Greco and his knowledgeable staff can help alleviate your discomfort and educate you on how to keep your body limber and healthy. With over 10 years of experience, their dedication to patients’ treatment has earned them the reputation as one of the best chiropractic centers in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Greco Chiropractic website.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Christmas 2011

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011Merry Christmas Everyone! We wish you all love, peace, and happiness along with good health and fulfilling prosperity. Thank you all for your support and encouragement through the year.

Have the happiest and safest of holidays!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Client News

 
Big Blue BullfrogToday Big Blue Bullfrog completed their 12 Rock Songs of Christmas countdown, which revealed a new song each day between December 13th and 24th. You can listen to all the songs at the site to help get into the Christmas spirit.

 
Please be sure to support all our clients, including:

Modern Rock Review    Classic Rock Review    Cygnus Wave   DAMES of PA   The Badlees   Susquehanna Entertainment

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Thanksgiving 2011

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We have so much to be thankful for this year, not the least of which being the privilege to run a creative, great, and rewarding business full time. Our Wounded Warrior Project event on Veteran’s Day was a great success thanks to the time and dedication of so many people including the musicians, volunteers, and participants who donated to this great cause with much time, effort, and resources.

Speaking of musicians, my wife and I caught a great show in Wilkes-Barre last night. It was a special unplugged “storytellers” show, performed at an old cathedral, featuring The Badlees and we sat in the third “pew” from the front and enjoyed these incredible talents for less than the cost of the normal ticket surcharge of a mainstream concert performer. Local music rocks!

But most of all, I am thankful for my friends and family. My wife, who is constantly there helping with all these initiatives, my twin sons who just turned 14 earlier this month, my eldest son, who recently established a chapter on his campus of the “Super Men’s Group”, which fights against the abuse of women, and a special shout out to my father, who celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday.

Thank you all for supporting us this past year and have a great Thanksgiving!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Black Friday Special

33 Dimensions can’t miss out the fun of “Black Friday” so we will be offering special discounts on personal websites. We don’t advertise much of the personal websites we’ve developed because they are, well, personal. However, we have developed a variety of sites ranging from family history sites to personal tribute sites to fantasy football sites to exclusive sites for groups and organizations.

Many people are surprised at how quickly developed and cost-efficient these sites can be. Act now and we can get something up and running by Christmas, which would make a very unique and special gift for someone.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review Classic Rock Review has been rolling along, with over 60 album reviews already this year. Right now, through the end of 2011, the site is examining albums from 1976 with a review of Presence by Led Zeppelin being published later today. Also, the site has expanded to add special features, yesterday looking at blues legend Robert Johnson, who recorded the first of his legendary tracks 75 years ago on November 23, 1936 (the same day my father was born).

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review features were reviews of our Wounded Warrior Benefit and the album Conversation (in) Pieces by Autohypnosis. In early December, the site will publish an in-depth profile on Lenny Kucinski before going through a major site upgrade for 2012.

Big Blue BullfrogBig Blue Bullfrog continues to expand with new features such as the New York Giants Blog by J.D. Cook and The Soul of the Nation by Sinclair Soul. The site has also welcomed several new writers to the shop, offering an ever-expanding diversity of thought to the “thinking man’s blog”.

 
As mentioned above, The Badlees played a special show last night in Wilkes-Barre. The band also has many special plans for 2012, including two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music.

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


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