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Company Name:
  HomeSpun Websites, LLC

Founded Date:
  August 27, 2007

Number of Clients:
  400+

Corporate Address:
  4849 SE Division St Portland, Oregon

Owners:
  Cherie Collins, Jeff Bailey

Number of Employees:
  15 including Contractors

Conference Table:
  A Dining Room Table

Favorite Food Cart:
  Ji Jong Grill
Cherie Collins, President and CEO
Cherie Collins
Cherie is an Internet marketing pioneer who started her first Internet based business in 1996. Web Vacations.net was a directory of vacation rentals that represented more than 80,000 rentals at the time of its 1998 merger with BetterWorldClub.com. In 2000, Cherie joined the team of WebAccommodate where she built an online electronic distribution service for vacation rentals.

In 2003, Cherie was asked to join the team at YellowPages.com and build Yellow Pages Travel. Within a year, Yellow Pages Travel sold to SBC-Bell South for $13 Million. In 2005, Cherie partnered with the Yellow Pages Travel team to build the listing service AlwaysOnVacation.com, which now has more than 100,000 listings.

In January of 2007, Cherie left AlwaysOnVacation.com to start HomeSpun Websites. Cherie has a BA in Communication from Santa Clara University and worked as a journalist for several years before starting a career in the Internet. PDF Photo


Jeff Bailey, Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Bailey
Jeff is a rare type of developer who is both a highly creative graphic designer and analytical database architect and programmer. His resume website at jreyven.com speaks for the creativity of his graphic design work. In 2002, he won the Nevada Governor's award in design for Museum displays designed while working as the lead advertising designer at Lexicon Visual Marketing.

Jeff specializes in interactive dynamic web development and ecommerce using PHP, ASP, hand-code XHTML, Javascript and MySQL databases. He is an authority in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign on both Windows and Macintosh OS. And he is an expert in all phases of design, from marketing research to final output for press and web.


Shad Downey, Lead Developer
Shad Downey
Shad is a brilliant creative problem solver, who brings to each project excellent attention to detail and forward thinking. He excels in server management, php, javascript, ajax and MySQL database design.

Shad has a BA for Portland State University. When he's not coding, you can find him pedaling across Portland and the back roads of Oregon.


Cyndee Mady, Copy Writer
Cyndee has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Goddard College and graduated cum laude from Portland State University. She held various editing positions for the Literary Journal, Pitkin Review, including associate and copy editor, and has published two short stories. Cyndee is the Founder and Director of Clockhouse West Writer's Conference, which meets annually in Port Townsend, Washington. In her spare time, she is marketing her screenplay entitled, Single Bell.

HomeSpun Websites stimulates the economy with "Put America Back to Work" and $20,000 Website Contest

Nonprofits, businesses and individuals can harness the
power of their networks to win through November 15

Portland, OR-October 19, 2010 — With our economy still in the doldrums, everyone is trying to figure out how to bring in more business. Nonprofits are struggling to boost involvement and donations when more people than ever need their services. Small businesses are looking for competitive advantages. Many of the unemployed are hanging out a shingle for the first time.

They all share a singular challenge: these days you must have a polished presence on the Internet for anyone to find you and take you seriously. That's the idea behind a new contest launched by HomeSpun Websites, makers of affordable build-your-own websites to robust big brand sites and social networks. Any business, individual or nonprofit could win a $20,000 custom-built website (including marketing and design) just by getting friends, fans and colleagues to vote for it.


"We have tons of experience helping small businesses and organizations successfully launch on the Web," said Cherie Collins, president of HomeSpun Websites. "Using that knowledge to help a deserving business or organization is the best way for us to give something back during tough times.'

HomeSpun Websites has also made it possible for customers to create opportunities for those in need with its "Put America Back to Work" plan. For every 10 new customers who sign up to build or convert their website to HomeSpun, the company will award a free fully built website with hosting to a school/non-profit in need or an individual who has been out of work for at least one year and wants to start a business.


Contest rules and details about "Put America Back to Work" are at HomeSpunWebsites.com. The winner of the Grand Prize $20,000 website will get the following services in the prize package: interactive web design, online store with secure shopping cart, member only section, marketing strategies, professional copywriting, video production, javascript animation, search engine optimization (SEO), branding services that include logo, business card, brochure and postcard design, search engine optimization (SEO) and more.


HomeSpun Websites was founded by Internet entrepreneur, Cherie Collins of Portland Oregon. The HomeSpun Website Builder is a world class proprietary building tool that empowers people to update and change their websites independently at very affordable rates. HomeSpun Websites was founded in 2007 and has more than 400 small business and nonprofit clients across North America.


HomeSpun Contest Press Release (.pdf)

October 23, 2010 – 4 pm to 7pm
Customer Appreciation & Free Website Giveaway Party
Public Welcome!
Free Food, Live Music and Prizes

HomeSpun Websites is committed to helping our country prosper one small business at a time. For every 10 new clients that HomeSpun gets, we give away a free website to someone who needs it. This includes nonprofits, schools and individuals who have been unemployed for more than a year and are starting their own business.

Minors Welcome. Catering by Madison's Grill.


Location:
Landmark Saloon (next to HomeSpun Websites)
4847 SE Division St. | Portland



October 27, 2010 – 1 PM
Presentation by Cherie Collins and Heather Sadler

Creating Your Virtual Business Card and Getting Business In the Door
Beau Monde College of Hair Design and Cosmetology
1221 SW 12th Ave., Portland 97205



October 1 to November 15, 2010
$20,000 Website and Marketing Contest
Enter at HomeSpunWebsites.com/contest