Monthly Archives: June 2009

For Northern Virginia SEO Services – Search Locally

Once in a while, we run across some very appropriate and well-written articles espousing local Northern Virginia SEO Services, and local searching in general.

For example, this one at ezinearticles, which states in part “Attempt to look for an SEO or Search Engine Optimization company on the internet and you’ll see a confusing list of technical services and offerings. Often times a search in your local area on Google will produce a more focused list of results, such as searching for Northern Virginia SEO Services – however knowing how to interview any SEO service company is your best option for success.”

Good guidance – searching for “Northern Virginia SEO Services” (with or without the quotes) on Google typically yields, at this time, quite a few top results from Northern Virginia’s most experienced, professional and helpful Northern Virginia Internet Marketing and Social Media Engineering firm available – i.e. KME Internet Marketing. Same with searching for related terms, like “Northern Virginia Internet Marketing” or “Northern Virginia Social Media”.

Read more about Northern Virginia SEO Services here.

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Sharepoint Saturday, Baltimore, 6/25 – Blackstone Technology’s Kenneth Lo

Kenneth Lo, a Blackstone Technology Group Microsoft Sharepoint Consulting Architect, will be speaking at the upcoming “Sharepoint Saturday” conference 6/25 in Baltimore, MD. His topic “Designer or Custom Workflows – Do I Look Fat In This?” answers questions including “what is a workflow?”. “How can it be applied to automate and manage business processes?” The concepts of workflows and the different ways to quickly develop lightweight workflows that integrate with SharePoint will be covered. In addition, the pros & cons of developing workflows in SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio and K2 blackpearl will be examined.

Blackstone Technology Group’s Washington DC office provides full-service IT Consulting, Systems Integration and Program Management services to Government and Commercial clients, including the Department of Homeland Security. Blackstone Technology’s specialties range from IT Governance and SOA Integration Architectures, to Microsoft Sharepoint and CRM solutions. Blackstone Technology Group also offers Information Sharing, Management and Social Media strategies aligned with corporate or government policies.

New DC-area Business – Home Exercise Workout Videos and Community for Women & Moms – SqueezeItIn.com

While the economy continues to stagnate, and 401Ks remain mired in lethargy, this doesn’t mean you too have to grow complacent in your home exercise initiatives. The girls at SqueezeItIn.com fully understand this; they’ve launched a brand-new worldwide business out of Northern Virginia, bringing “Laundry Legs”, “Hot Squats” and “Va Va Vacuum” easy and quick home exercise/workout videos right into your kitchen, laundry room, living room.

SqueezeItIn!

Multitask Productions LLC is changing the way you (mainly women and moms) think about exercise by launching SqueezeItIn.com–a website and online community featuring dynamic videos of exercises and a content-rich blog designed to help you make simple, effective exercises a part of your daily routine. This is obviously a very difficult choice to make around Washington DC homes, where most women and moms are already incredibly busy with families, home-based careers, political or philanthropic pursuits, or the simple but tough grind of a Government job.

“Working out doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You can do a little at a time–as little as ten minutes, three times a day–and get results,” said co-founder and ACE certified fitness instructor Jenny Hein, “If you feel you have no time to work out, we can show you how to squeeze in several effective exercises at home, at the office, or while running errands. Our website shows you how to let life be your workout.”

We’ll point out that this service and company launch is absolutely indicative of the entrepreneurial strength and small business (especially women and mom-owned) opportunities in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland region – hundreds of small businesses, many with focus in online-based offerings or products, continue to be created and successful each month in this area. Further evidence of this is clearly evident in the rapid expansion and demand for Washington DC online Internet Marketing and social media services, that can help rapidly build and establish online reputation, conversions and social legitimacy.

SqueezeItIn.com is also running an online exercise/workout home video contest – your amazing workout techniques integrated into typical household routines will be featured throughout the SqueezeItIn Enterprise (be a YouTube star!), as well as winning you great SqueezeItIn gear!

Green Cleaning for High-Security Commercial Facilities in DC, VA, MD

With the large numbers of highly-secure government and commercial facilities around Washington, DC, the incoming Obama administration’s renewable energy movement might have hit a snag in the cleaning department. How is “green-cleaning” easily and economically introduced into high-security environments, when so much of the traditional commercial janitorial cleaning service methods are highly wasteful, can’t or don’t necessarily follow advanced “environmentally-friendly” procedures, and depend on tough-to-find cleared cleaning staff for whom training in “green-cleaning” methods can be very expensive and difficult?

Enter Mister Kleen Maintenance Company, Inc., of Alexandria, VA. Mister Kleen has provided Washington DC janitorial contract cleaning services for both typical and atypical office or government settings, large or small, for the past 33 years. Mister Kleen provides daily commercial cleaning services for high risk facilities such as government buildings, financial institutions and high-tech buildings, and for clients who require a high degree of security in their buildings – this includes federal, state and local government agencies and their contractors.

Mister Kleen’s skilled Cleaning Technicians possess the appropriate Clearances for facilities like these, and must pass extensive background checks to ensure safety and security in these high risk facilities. Many locations require daytime cleaning and unique facility material handling procedures, and recently “green cleaning” techniques and products have been worked into Technician training and onsite cleaning procedures.

For Mister Kleen, “Green Kleening” is effective cleaning using innovative processes and products that protect health without harming the environment. From using state-of-the-art tools and equipment to using “Green Seal” certified cleaning products (whether in a highly-secure facility or not) Mister Kleen is taking a proactive approach to creating and maintaining healthy work environments for both current and incoming admininistration staff and their contractors.

St. Mary’s Celebrate 375 MD June Events and Southern MD Hotels

(Press release, St. Mary’s Division of Tourism)

St. Mary’s County’s sites and attractions produce a full line-up of events that “Celebrate 375 MD” including a Birthday Celebration Weekend.

Over forty of the county’s 2009 annual events include special “Celebrate 375” components from Sotterely’s Garden Fair in April to the National Oyster Festival in October. The five-event Birthday Weekend takes place in June.

Maryland’s 375th Birthday Celebration Weekend Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21, 2009 features five events.

River Concert World Premier. Friday, June 19, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, off Route 5.

The River Concert Series Season Opener featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra, Jeffrey Silberschlag music director, Celebrates the 375th with the world premier of a symphonic work “In Terra Maryland” by Maryland composer Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis with spoken texts culled from early writings on Maryland’s founding prepared by Jennifer Cognard-Black, Associate Professor of English, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Maestro Silberschlag says: “This work attempts to tell about the arrival of the English colonists and their thrill of seeing Maryland for the first time.”
The concert also includes Handel’s “Trumpet Spectacular” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9- “The New World.” Free.
240-895-4107 http://www.riverconcertseries.com

Maryland’s Birthday Celebration. Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s City, off Route 5.

All day and evening celebration at the site of Maryland’s first colony and capital features tall ships along the St. Mary’s waterfront including tall ship Kalmar Nickel Delaware’s seagoing goodwill ambassador. The 200-tunnepinnace is modeled after the ship that sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638. There will also be 17th-century style food, make-and-take crafts, sutlers (vendors), music, whimsey, and other entertainment. The day will close with a special River Concert, to include a reprise of “In Terra Maryland” and fireworks. Free. 800-762-1634, http://www.stmaryscity.org.

Juneteenth Celebration. Saturday, June 20, Noon, Freedom Park in Lexington Park, Route 235 and Tulagi Place.

Entertainment for all ages celebrating cultural diversity and freedom. Early evening jazz concert. Free. HC. 301-862-4868, http://www.ucaconline.org

Pinks All Out. Saturday, June 20, Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Maryland.

Speed TV will be filming an episode of PINKS All Out. Hundreds of the best drag racers in the country will bring their game to MIR in search of glory and their share of $18,000 in cold, hard cash in PINKS All Out. Host Rich Christensen hosts the all day shootout that pits egos and cars against one another on the quarter mile. Ticketed event 301-884-9833, http://www.mirdrag.com

Celebrate Family, Fun and Fitness! Sunday, June 21, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland.

CSM celebrates 375 years with Wellness, Fitness & Recreation. Come dressed to play on Father’s Day as you enjoy fitness demos, wellness tips, health screenings, fun
races and a 3.75-mile walk to include historic Leonardtown. Free. 301-934-7703 or 240-725-5312.

Visit Celebrate 375 MD Program and Website Sponsors including Southern MD hotels Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Marriott Fairfield Inn, by Cherry Cove Hospitality.