Gaylord, MI, June 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- AlpineWEB (www.alpinewebsites.com) and its subsidiary SunFrog Shirts were recently selected from among 5,500 companies to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s (MI-SBDC) Best Small Business Award during ceremonies held at the Breslin Center in Lansing, Michigan. In each of the past two years, SunFrog Shirts doubled staff and revenue through the sale of its extensive custom t-shirt and apparel line to an affiliate network and international customer base stretching across 200 separate countries.
“This is a phenomenal honor that belongs to our entire staff, clients and online affiliates,” says Josh Kent, the company’s president and CEO. “We have spent the past decade steadfastly dedicated to customer service and a business model that provides ongoing rewards to our talented professionals and many business partners. This is just one more example of our continuing commitment to quality, integrity and unrivalled creativity.”
SunFrogShirts.com most recently achieved a 120 percent growth in year-to-year revenues through the sale of its custom apparel via its own website (www.SunFrogShirts.com) and a broad network of domestic and international online sales affiliates. Based on the rising demand for the company’s extensive product line worldwide, SunFrog Shirts is also expanding operations with a new facility that will significantly increase the ability to market its entire stock of more than 10,000 existing t-shirt designs created with the input of thousands of artists worldwide.
Headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan, Kent founded AlpineWEB in 2004 and has since launched several other successful enterprises in addition to SunFrog Shirts over the past decade. This includes TheaterBot, a point of sales management system; Township Builder, a template for Township Governments; ClockOut Pro, an employee time record management system; and funfix.com, a state-by-state showcase of fun activities ranging from skydiving and scuba diving to cart racing to helicopter rides.
The MI-SBDC Best Small Business Award is presented annually to companies based on their success in creating jobs, increasing sales and overall business strategies. AlpineWEB and SunFrog Shirts were among the 12 recipients chosen for this year’s award from the thousands of candidates based throughout the state.
Please visit www.alpinewebsites.com and/or SunFrogShirts.com for more corporate information or affiliate networking details.
About the Michigan SBDC
The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides counseling, business education, information based planning and technology commercialization services to Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, growing businesses and innovators. The Michigan SBDC State Headquarters is located at the Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest Michigan SBDC by calling 616.331.7480 or visiting www.SBDCMichigan.org.
AlpineWEB (www.alpinewebsites.com) is a leading website design, development and marketing firm, founded in 2004 to promote the products, activities and brands of clients to customers worldwide through a suite of website hosting and E-Commerce solutions. Over the past decade, the company also successfully launched numerous other enterprises including SunFrog Shirts, a leading online retailer of thousands of custom t-shirt and apparel designs created by artists worldwide for distribution to customers based in more than 200 separate countries.