Loudoun County Green Business Challenge

Gallop Web Services - Green Business Challenge certification Gallop Web Services is proud to support the Green Business Challenge (GBC), hosted by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.  GBC is a friendly points-based competition that encourages businesses in Loudoun County to reach for more efficient and sustainable practices in their operations.  Gallop Web Services has obtained certification in the Green Business Challenge for adopting environmentally sound business practices.


Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Finalist

Gallop Web Services is honored to have been chosen as a finalist in the 2012 Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards for Technology Business of the Year. The winners in 9 categories will be announced at the Annual Small Business Awards Gala at the National Conference Center on November 9, 2012. The Small Business of the Year Awards is one of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s’ highest profile events of the year and an opportunity to spotlight the success stories of  the local business community.

Vote on-line for Gallop Web Services by Thursday, October 4th at 12:00pm by taking the survey on Loudoun Chamber’s website.

Read about it at Loudoun Times Mirror: http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/thirty-four_businesses_chosen_as_finalists_for_small_business_awards999/


What’s Happening to iGoogle?

iGoogle is ending next November 1, 2013 and the mobile version already ended this past July. According to Google, the decision is based on the use of modern apps created after iGoogle came on the scene in 2005. Apps that run on Google platforms like Chrome and Android (to name a few) have made the widgetized iGoogle, well… irrelevant, so after November 1, 2013 iGoogle will come to an end. So you have 16 months to transition to other platforms.
If you want to move your personal data from iGoogle you can export it and use other Google products including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Finance, Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Bookmarks, and Google Tasks. As an alternative, Google is encouraging iGoogle lovers to use Google Chrome. The Chrome Web Store provides a similar range of options once available on iGoogle such as productivity tools and applications to check the weather. In addition, just like iGoogle, you can personalize Chrome with a theme.