Loudoun Small Business Development Awards

Congratulations to the winners of Loudoun SBDC awards!

Gallop Web Services is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2014 Loudoun SBDC Small Business Development Competition. Participants and winners include:

Gallop Web Services - Proud Sponsor of the 2014 Loudoun SBDC Small Business Development Competition

Vino e Amici, Wine Shop & Tasting Room – Jason and Heather Meringolo (1st Place Winner, Loudoun SBDC Small Business Development Competition) 

1st Place Local: Vino e Amici, Wine Shop & Tasting Room –  Jason and Heather Meringolo

2nd Place Local: Cocoa Chameleon Artisan Chocolates, LLC – Carolyn Strain Stewart

3rd Place Local (Tie):  Long Shot Brewing Company – Patrick & Alanna Steffens AND Reiss Mobile Vet, Jonathan Reiss DVM PLLC – Jonathan Reiss

Additional Participants:

All Fun and Games! –  Elizabeth and James Campanella

Barnhouse Brewery – Roger Knoell (Finalist)

BarnWiz LLC – Tori Sullivan

Elmawafi Enterprise LLC – Khalid Eltahir

Gabberz, Inc. – David Nemzoff (Finalist)

Galavants LLC – Clara Everhart

Hope Rides Corporation – Menbere Bahru and Siele Hailu (Finalist)

Interval Interlude, LLC – Katie Sheldon Hammler

Peak Functional Foods – Pam DuRousseau (Finalist)

Piedmont Regenerative Design LLC – Pete Walton

Real i Reviews – Christopher Kaspar

Sagebriar, LLC. – Uma Marques

WholeTEAM Solutions – Ephrem Bartolomeos


The Winners of the 2014 Business Plan Competition High School Division:

1st Place: Charitable Act, Inc. – Hannah Ratcliffe, Briar Woods High School

2nd Place: First Aid Express – Kevin Shen, Laura Smidt, Sponsor, Marketing Teacher/DECA Advisor, Freedom High School

Website Wins National Award

Lucketts Ruritan Wins National Communication Award 2014Congratulations to Lucketts Ruritan in Leesburg Virginia for winning the National Communications Award  at the Ruritan National’s Annual Convention in Covington, Kentucky. The website was recognized for its creativity, page load speed, readability, graphics and level of information about the club displayed in a timely manner. As their web development team and hosting provider, Gallop Web Services is honored to be a part of the Lucketts Ruritan website success.

Ruritan National also awarded Lucketts Ruritan second place for its club newsletter, Lucketts News and Notes. Both the newsletter and web design are the work of Daydream Design. View the website live at http://luckettsruritan.org/

Real Life at the Checkout Counter with Google

What if Google tracked your check out experience at the grocery store? Here’s an amusing video of how it might look from Google’s perspective. What this video demonstrates however, is how a poorly structured e commerce site ruins the user experience.