Decatur, AL, August 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Decatur, Alabama website design and marketing firm Red Sage Communications, Inc. has been named the “2008 Small Business Start-up of the Year” by the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama. The prestigious honor was announced during the 2008 Small Business Awards Celebration hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County on August 21.
The Small Business Start-up of the Year award recognizes businesses who utilize “best practices”, such as creating viable business and marketing plans, acquiring adequate capital, and taking advantage of professional training and networking opportunities. Red Sage Communications was chosen by the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama as an example of a successful small business start-up that other small businesses should emulate.
“I am honored to receive this award and am very grateful for the resources and networking opportunities available through the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama and the Chamber that have helped Red Sage, and other small businesses, succeed,” said Ellen Didier, founder and president of Red Sage Communications. “I also appreciate the efforts and dedication of my staff, as well as our customers who continue to allow us to be a part of their success.”
Red Sage Communications, who was also recently selected by Goldline Research as one of The Top 10 Most Dependable™ Web Designers of The Southern United States for 2008, was founded in the spring of 2006 by Ellen Didier. In the past two years, the marketing firm has experienced tremendous growth, completing over 32 websites and a variety of marketing projects.
Since its founding, Red Sage Communications has become a leading provider of website design and marketing services in North Alabama. The firm has designed and developed websites and provided marketing consulting, branding and graphic design services for clients in Decatur, Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Cullman and Birmingham, Alabama.
Red Sage Communications has developed a niche market specialty in the area of economic development, serving as the official web partner for the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA). The company has completed website projects for many Alabama area economic development associations, including EDAA, Morgan County Economic Development Association, Cullman Economic Development Agency, and the Industrial Development Board of Lawrence County.
In conjunction with its economic development expertise, Red Sage Communications also provides services to community planning and tourism organizations. Recent projects include providing marketing consulting and website design services for the City of Cullman, Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The company’s corporate clients include Cornerstone Detention Products (provider of prison construction services and supplies), Vision Wheel (manufacturer of custom wheels), Micor Industries (manufacturer of precision machined parts), and Ornametals (manufacturer of custom copper gutter products), among others.
Red Sage Communications is a member of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, Morgan County Economic Development Association and EDAA. The company’s president and founder, Ellen Didier serves on various boards including the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau of Morgan County, the Decatur City Schools Foundation, and the Healthy Women Advisory Board at Parkway Medical Center. Ms. Didier is a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur.
About Red Sage Communications, Inc.
Red Sage Communications, Inc. helps companies, organizations and non-profits communicate better with their customers through well-developed web sites and other communication materials. For more information about how Red Sage helps customers increase the effectiveness of their communications programs and materials, visit www.redsageonline.com.