GROW NE again offering popular web site critique in August
HOLBROOK, NEB. (August 7, 2006)—GROW Nebraska, an outreach program of the Central Plains Foundation, has assembled a six-member panel of industry experts to critique websites for interested business owners. The deadline to submit applications for the critique session is Monday, August 11. An application form, as well as session costs can be found at: http://www.growneb.com/forms/webcritique_landing.php.
The panel will rate websites in the areas of audience/purpose, graphics, navigation, content, and functionality. Each applicant will receive personal critiques from all six panelists no later than August 25.
•Betty Beurer, Beurer Computer Consulting, Kearney, Neb.
•Ann Byers, Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Lincoln, Neb.
•Jeff Eske, Webhed, Omaha, Neb.
•Connie Hancock, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Information Technology Team, Sidney, Neb.
•Christian Hornbaker, Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division, Lincoln, Neb.
•John Rood, Nebraska Digital, Lincoln, Neb.
The organization’s first-ever website critique in 2004 drew praise from participating business owners, including James Gustafson, co-owner of PurJava Coffee Company in Lincoln, Neb., who said, “After spending hundreds of dollars on a website, the GROW Nebraska critique service reinforced my company’s belief that we were on the right track. We also received a number of constructive suggestions for improving our website.”
GROW Nebraska’s mission is to maximize the state’s entrepreneurial and small business spirit, create an economically viable and sustainable environment for entrepreneurs, and generate social awareness through promotion, marketing and education. The organization currently has more than 200 members, and last year distributed more than 23,000 Gift Guides listing member products, services and retail stores. Other services offered by GROW Nebraska includes product evaluations, “Product of Nebraska” brand identification, cooperative advertising in national magazines, Internet representation, and marketing workshops.
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Individuals who are hearing and/or speech impaired and have a TDD, may contact the department through the Statewide Relay System by calling one of the following numbers:
711, (800) 833- 7352 (TDD), or (800) 833-0920 (voice).
The relay operator should be asked to call DED at (800) 426-6505, or (402) 471-3111.
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