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Timberline Interactive and CommerceV3 announce merger

first_imgFast-growing e-commerce platform provider CommerceV3 and leading online marketing agency Timberline Interactive of Middlebury today announced a merger. The combined company will unite a proven online store platform with a vast array of e-commerce marketing services.”Our team was already working in the CommerceV3 environment to grow orders and sales for many of our clients,” says Bud Reed, founder of Timberline. “In many ways, this merger was driven by our focus on the customers. It gives them even more technology options and streamlines website launch and development processes.”Reed, who launched Timberline Interactive ten years ago, is retiring from day-to-day operational duties but will continue in an advisory role to provide strategic direction for the combined companies.CommerceV3 president Nathan Focht rarely gets excited, but he recognizes a new and unique opportunity for merchants. “The CV3 platform has always had a strong feature set to help customers grow their sales, but this merger puts us way ahead of the curve. Tom Funk and the rest of the team at Timberline are masters at tuning web stores for maximum growth. They have a huge playbook for making money online.”Blake Ellis, who co-founded CommerceV3 with Nathan, will serve as the new president of Timberline. Ellis is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in several Internet start-ups over the years, including CommerceV3, Rails Machine and ResEngine.com. “Timberline brings a wealth of experience to the table, especially their work launching sophisticated sites and growing revenue for large merchants with complex needs. CommerceV3 provides a strong, affordable technical foundation. Together we offer a high octane growth solution to merchants large and small — a combination you can’t find anywhere else in our industry.”Tom Funk will serve as VP of Marketing for the new organization. Funk has been with Timberline for three years and before that worked as Web Manager for the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, where he managed sites doing $46 million a year in e-commerce sales. He is a frequent speaker at Internet Retailer, Shop.org and other industry events and is the author of the book Web 2.0 and Beyond: Understanding the New Online Business Models, Trends, and Technologies.”Today, businesses need to take advantage of every online revenue source: paid search, SEO, email and more. But their success also depends on the features and flexibility of their e-commerce platforms,” says Funk. “This deal brings together two leading e-commerce companies who can now offer both pieces: the online marketing services to drive traffic and the online store technology to convert it to sales.””CommerceV3 meets even complex customer requirements straight out of the box,” says Deb Brisson, Timberline’s VP of Software Development. “And when we need to go further, we utilize TI Commerce.” TI Commerce is an entirely customizable commerce platform built using the Microsoft .NET programming environment. “With CV3 and TI Commerce, we have more technical flexibility than any other provider in the industry, period.””This is big news in multi-channel and direct marketing circles,” says Scott Weaver of Atlanta-based Colinear Systems, a software firm specializing in order management software for large retailers. “Anybody who has searched for products on Google and shopped online has probably encountered the work of these two firms without knowing it. They’re the folks behind the scenes who make finding products and ordering online a smooth and easy process. This is a great opportunity for their existing customers as well as any merchants who want to thrive on the web.”About Timberline InteractiveTimberline Interactive is a leading online marketing and development company specializing in e-commerce solutions for direct marketers and catalogers. They are experts in all aspects of online marketing, including search engine optimization (SEO), paid search campaign management, e-mail campaign management and site usability optimization. Timberline’s clients include Wine of the Month Club, Dinn Trophies, Lake Champlain Chocolates, American Meadows, Terry Precision Bicycles and others.About CommerceV3CommerceV3 (CV3) is a web-based system that allows users to create, populate, customize, maintain and track e-commerce storefronts. It makes selling online as easy as possible, without sacrificing real power. Designed from the ground up for direct-mail merchants, CV3 is PCI-compliant and features integration with order management packages as well as tools to customize pages, drive traffic, manage online inventory availability, process orders, and track revenue. CommerceV3 powers hundreds of storefronts for merchants across the U.S. and Canada.Source: Timberline. Middlebury, VT, USA – September 10, 2009 – ###last_img read more

Wellington girls win Kingman Tournament, boys finish 4th

first_img4 52 14 OT Wellington: Gilmore 3, Ca. Phelps 17 , Co. Phelps 5, Snipes 16, Long 2, King 8, Burnett 2. Total: 9 (8)11-17, 53. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 16 56 19 14 ———In the boys game, Wellington for the second straight game could not hold onto a fourth-quarter lead. Wellington led 16-4 at the end of the first quarter and 30-20 at the half.The Crusaders would up the lead to 12, 45-33 at the end of the third quarter.And then the bottom fell out.Wellington would would score just eight points in the fourth quarter while Sterling scored 14 of this 20 points at the free throw line. A combination of six boys would go 14 of 17 at the free throw line.But A.J. Snipes nearly saved the game with a sensational drive and three-point basket with five seconds to play. Wellington and Haven were tied 53-all going into the final quarter.But the Crusaders couldn’t buy a basket in overtime and was outscored 7-0. Wellington finished the tournament going 1-2 when it could have easily gone 3-0. Closing out a game is something the Crusaders have to work on.Cade Phelps led all scorers with 17 while Snipes had 16. Wellington 15 0 16 Sterling: Comley 29, Lambert 5, Thrasher 6, Stallings 4, Wilson 1, Smith 7. Total: 8 (9) 9-18 52. 16 3rd place: Haven boys 60 Wellington 53 15 Wellington Haven Championship: Wellington girls 56 Sterling 52 7 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2012, the Wellington girls have won the Kingman Classic tournament championship beating Sterling 56-52 in wildly entertaining contest.Earlier in the day, the Wellington boys lost to Haven 60-53 for third place.Overcoming early foul trouble for Grace Mitchell, an all out assault by a Sterling senior shooter, and a deficit that at one point reached nine, Wellington would comeback and clinch victory.“Sterling is top 5 in my estimation (not just top 10). My goodness, they bring it,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach about Sterling. “In my three years of coaching I’ve never seen a team play as hard as that team tonight, with the exception of us.”Wellington never led in the first half, but never trailed after the opening sequence of the second half. Mitchell, who had three fouls and five points in the first half, would open the second half and score 15 points – and never garnered another foul.Lauryn Snipes was the leading scorer with 23 points, including 15 points in the first half – much of that coming in a span in which Mitchell was sitting the bench.“She really stepped it up during that time and showed why she was Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV player of the year last season,” Adams said.The thing is, Wellington still hasn’t looked like it has come close to its potential with spurts of poor shooting and turnovers.And for much of this game it was about survival.Sterling’s Kylah Comley would score 29 points – 23 in the first half including six three-pointers.The Black Bears also opened the game taking a 7-0 lead, and kept that lead throughout the half. They were in front 20-14 at the end of the first half and upped the lead to 30-21 when Mitchell got her third foul and went to the bench early in the second quarter.At that point, the Crusaders were clearly in trouble. Only they weren’t. The team showed its diversity as a team and shaved the lead to three. It was 34-25 when Snipes hit a three-pointer and a deuce thereafter. Then with 2.2 seconds left in the half, she hit a trey to pull Wellington to within three 36-33.“They were really loose in the locker room at the half,” Adams said. “They felt like they had it.”Mitchell would hit a trey to start the second half to make it 36-all and then Snipes created a steal and layup to give the Crusaders their first lead of the night, 38-36. Wellington would never look back. The Crusaders led 48-42 at the end of third quarter.Wellington would build the lead to nine, 51-42 and then spent the rest of the game playing keep away. Sterling would eventually narrow the margin to four at the buzzer.“It was a state tournament atmosphere out there on the court tonight,” Adams said.Wellington now travels to Andale this Tuesday. Sterling Wellington: Snipes 23, S. French 6, Rusk 3, Mitchell 20, Zimmerman 4. Total: 13 (7) 9-18 56. 8 8 13 20 Follow us on Twitter. 53 60 6 Haven: Shadoin 7, Pierce 1, Rogers 22, Miller 11, Hendrickson 2, Peirce 6, Wells 5, Rohling 4, Yoder 1. 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