2017 Web.com Small Business of the Tour
Congratulations to Jon Rhodes and Rhodes Physical Therapy for being voted the 2017 Web.com Small Business of the Tour. Jon wins $25,000 in marketing services from Web.com after first being named the Web.com Small Business of the Tournament for the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank.
Thank you to all of the business contestants and Web.com Tour tournaments for your participation and support!
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Jeff & Dorie Fann
Jeff & Dorie Fann
2510 Votes
Professional Party Rentals
Greenville, SC
Kyle Brinker
Kyle Brinker
93 Votes
Brinker's Jewelers
Evansville, IN
Russ & Alison Mercke
Russ & Alison Mercke
27 Votes
Express Printing
Lafayette, LA
Joyce Woodard
Joyce Woodard
206 Votes
Joseph C. Woodard Printing Company
Raleigh, NC
Jon Rhodes
Jon Rhodes
4682 Votes
Rhodes Physical Therapy
Farmington, UT
Corey Kennedy & Ben Frasca
Corey Kennedy & Ben Frasca
20 Votes
Kennedy Portable Toilets
Nashville, TN
Jim Pullan Jr.
Jim Pullan Jr.
568 Votes
Jamestown Mattress
Clymer, NY
Jesse Hill
Jesse Hill
151 Votes
EventRent
Boise, ID
Jon Erisey
Jon Erisey
114 Votes
Power Media
Akron, OH
Rick Serena
Rick Serena
234 Votes
Frye-Williamson Press
Springfield, IL
Bill Maness
Bill Maness
68 Votes
Syndeo
Wichita, KS
Bryan Magers
Bryan Magers
121 Votes
Bryan Properties
Springfield, MO
Kevin Lusby
Kevin Lusby
111 Votes
IMAGE Construction
Knoxville, TN
Jeff Auslander & Jason Yeager
Jeff Auslander & Jason Yeager
357 Votes
FloPath Automatic Logistics
Overland Park, KS
Shanda Imlay & Kaye Carlson
Shanda Imlay & Kaye Carlson
2668 Votes
FUNdaMental Golf and Learning Center
Portland, OR
Robb Dierken
Robb Dierken
18 Votes
SpaceJunk
Columbus, OH
Jill Davie & Pasha Ostby
Jill Davie & Pasha Ostby
110 Votes
TEAM Software
Omaha, NE
Don Nicol
Don Nicol
809 Votes
TacoLu
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Dane Rogers & Nick Dillard
Dane Rogers & Nick Dillard
19 Votes
GDC Kitchen
Hayward, CA
Al Fattes
Al Fattes
1031 Votes
hankerpromo.com
Chicago, IL
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Jon Rhodes Rhodes Physical Therapy
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Jon Rhodes
Rhodes Physical Therapy | Utah Championship
Founded less than two years ago, Rhodes Physical Therapy has already opened a second location. The fast-growing, family-owned orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice is dedicated to the community. Founder Jon Rhodes is a Golf Performance Specialist certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, so it’s no surprise the practice offers a golf therapy program for athletes of all ages. Rhodes has even teamed up with local PGA Professionals to create and host Utah Golf Association Player Improvement Seminars for UGA members. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow them to revamp their website, integrating the ability to make appointments, ask physical therapists questions and get advice.
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Shanda I. & Kaye C. FUNdaMental Golf
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Shanda Imlay & Kaye Carlson
FUNdaMental Golf and Learning Center | WinCo Foods Portland Open
FUNdaMental Golf and Learning Center teaches students of all ages and physical abilities how to golf. Founders Shanda Imlay, a PGA Golf Professional for over 30 years, and Kaye Carlson created a business that combines their love of golf with their passion for helping others, including at-risk youth. The name “FUNdaMental” reflects their approach to teaching golf, which helps students neutralize anxiety and learn to have fun. Clients use covered driving ranges with artificial turf so they can practice in any weather. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help Imlay and Carlson improve their social media presence and use technology to better reach prospects in distant communities.
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Jeff & Dorie Fann Professional Party Rentals
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2.5K
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Jeff & Dorie Fann
Professional Party Rentals | BMW Charity ProAm
Jeff and Dorie Fann founded Professional Party Rentals (PPR) in 1996 as a way to spend more time together. The high school sweethearts combined Jeff’s experience working in party rentals and Dorie’s design and décor skills to start PPR, which now has 32 employees. The party and event rental service has a strong relationship with the local community and gives local nonprofits discounts to help support their events. PPR recently revamped its website, which has already sparked tremendous response. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help them further improve the site to truly showcase the value they offer, and boost local SEO to dominate the market.
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Al Fattes hankerpromo.com
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Al Fattes
hankerpromo.com | Rust-Oleum Championship
HankerPromo.com is a promotional advertising and design company that helps brands with all aspects of creating promotional products, from designing and manufacturing to shipping. Founder Al Fattes, a serial entrepreneur who’s involved in several different businesses, says being online has been critical to the company’s success, especially when competing against bigger players. A great online presence, quality service and a personal touch have helped HankerPromo.com thrive, and Al says his favorite part of the business is learning about clients’ businesses and making them happy. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow HankerPromo.com to connect with even more customers through online marketing.
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Don Nicol TacoLu
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809
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Don Nicol
TacoLu | Web.com Tour Championship
TacoLu is a Mexican restaurant specializing in fish tacos, tequila and mescal, among other authentic Mexican offerings. Founders Don and Debbie Nicol were inspired by the cuisine they enjoyed on trips to Mexico and opened TacoLu in 2008. Despite launching during a recession, the restaurant is thriving, and has expanded to add a taco truck and catering services. Don says the most rewarding aspect of his business is having employees who love working at the restaurant. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow the TacoLu to rebuild its website, taking it to the next level and integrating online retail options for customers.
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Jim Pullan Jr. Jamestown Mattress
contestant state and city
568
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Jim Pullan Jr.
Jamestown Mattress | LECOM Health Challenge
Jamestown Mattress is a family-owned and operated mattress manufacturer and wholesaler founded in 1981 by Jim Pullan, Sr. and currently run by Jim Pullan, Jr., who joined the family business in 2002. Beginning with just four employees, Jamestown Mattress now employs 40 people (including Jim’s son, brothers, sister-in-law, wife and father) in nine factory-direct showrooms across New York and Pennsylvania. Since 2008, the business has diversified to wholesaling, private labeling and quilting for other manufacturers. Its latest product line: compress-and-roll mattresses that can be shipped directly to customers’ doorsteps. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help the company market the new line.
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Jeff A. & Jason Y. FloPath
contestant state and city
357
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Jeff Auslander & Jason Yeager
FloPath Automatic Logistics | Digital Ally Open
FloPath is a third-party logistics provider of technology solutions that help clients outsource their transportation needs. In addition to technology, the company provides transparency by offering clients modern reporting, tangible value and downloadable data. Founded in March 2013, FloPath’s biggest challenge is the perception of being a new company in the industry. Founders Jeff Auslander and Steve Flones are committed to serving the local community, and FloPath contributes to children’s charities. Although FloPath has a strong online presence, winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help them give their website a facelift and improve their social media presence.
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Rick Serena Frye-Williamson Press
contestant state and city
234
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Rick Serena
Frye-Williamson Press | Lincoln Land Charity Championship
Rick Serena and his brother Lynn took over their father’s printing company, Frye-Williamson, in 1999, and are determined to pass it down to the third generation. Devoted to customer service, the company is also committed to helping the Springfield Community. Rick and Lynn are focused on the digital expansion of Frye-Williamson, and say most of their leads and new business come from their website. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help the brothers invest in SEO, revamp their website to be more user-friendly, expand the company’s social media presence and develop interactive content for customers.
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Joyce Woodard Woodard Printing
contestant state and city
206
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Joyce Woodard
Joseph C. Woodard Printing Company | Rex Hospital Open
Joseph and Joyce Woodard founded their commercial printing business in 1967 to support their growing family. Originally started from the Woodards’ home, the business celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Joseph and Joyce’s son Ryan Woodard and his three siblings all work in the business, along with some of their children. The family’s goal is to keep their father’s legacy alive and pass the Joseph C. Woodard Printing Company to a third generation. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help the company expand its online presence, which is currently limited to a website and occasional social media advertising.
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Jesse Hill EventRent
contestant state and city
151
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Jesse Hill
EventRent | Albertsons Boise Open
When Jesse Hill and his wife, Kim, founded event planning and rental business EventRent in 2007, they faced huge challenges. They had a new baby; the bank turned them down for a loan six times before finally saying yes; and in 2008, the economy crashed. Persistence and caring kept the business thriving despite these hurdles. When customers couldn't pay in full during the recession, EventRent accepted partial payments and kept providing great customer service. The company donates to several local children's charities. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help EventRent update its website, improve SEO and boost its social media presence.
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Bryan Magers Bryan Properties
contestant state and city
121
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Bryan Magers
Bryan Properties | Price Cutter Charity Championship
Bryan Properties provides rental housing including apartment complexes, student housing and office buildings. Since founding the business in 1985, Bryan Magers has grown it into a successful company that owns over 150 properties throughout Southwest Missouri. Bryan Properties is dedicated to the community and the local education system; the company works with Missouri State University to provide affordable student housing. Because so many of its renters are college students, an online presence is very important to Bryan Properties’ success. The company uses analytics to match website visitors with housing that meets their requirements. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help the company strengthen its online presence to continue capturing the student market.
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Jon Erisey Power Media
contestant state and city
114
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Jon Erisey
Power Media | DAP Championship
Founded in 1997, Power Media designs signs and graphic display solutions for businesses. The business has thrived thanks to founder Jon Erisey’s willingness to try new things. In 2009, The Lebron James Family Foundation needed someone to make signage for an event the next day, and Power Media staff worked through the night to make it happen. Since then, the Foundation has remained a loyal client, and Power Media has worked with them on many events serving the local community. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help Power Media expand its online presence to more effectively compete with big businesses online.
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Kevin Lusby IMAGE Construction
contestant state and city
111
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Kevin Lusby
IMAGE Construction | News Sentinel Open
After years of working in the healthcare construction field, Kevin Lusby launched IMAGE Construction in 1998 to provide renovation construction services to healthcare industry clients. The company works with clients and vendors throughout Knoxville to manage projects and prepare spaces for installation of healthcare equipment. One of the most rewarding aspects of the business is knowing that they are supporting better health in the community. In 2005, IMAGE Construction installed equipment to help repair aneurysms; shortly after, that equipment saved Lusby’s wife’s life. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow Lusby to get expert help establishing an online presence for the business.
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Jill D. & Pasha O. TEAM Software
contestant state and city
110
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Jill Davie & Pasha Ostby
TEAM Software | Pinnacle Bank Championship
TEAM Software develops cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions focused on operations, finance, HR and benefits for contractors in the building service and security industries. Founder Frank Labedz started TEAM Software in 1988 as a part of an Omaha janitorial and security company. A collaborative team culture is key to TEAM Software’s success; in fact, in 2007, the company became employee-owned. Active in the community, the company supports a local mission and mentors local youth. TEAM Software refurbished its website two years ago. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow them to improve the site and their online marketing even further.
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Kyle Brinker Brinker's Jewelers
contestant state and city
93
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Kyle Brinker
Brinker's Jewelers | United Leasing & Finance Championship
Brinker's Jewelers has come a long way since its launch in 1972. The 500-square-foot store Roland Brinker financed by cashing in his life insurance policy and selling his wife Jeannette’s diamond engagement ring now has 13,000 square feet of retail space and 50 employees. Roland's grandson, Kyle, is the third generation to helm the full-service jewelry store. The Brinker family is passionate about golf; they own a local public golf course, participate in many local tournaments and frequently sponsor golf events in the community. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help Brinker’s Jewelers maximize their online presence and website to create a more personalized digital experience.
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Bill Maness Syndeo
contestant state and city
68
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Bill Maness
Syndeo | Air Capital Classic
Founded in 2002, Syndeo provides HR services including recruiting, staffing and payroll. Founder Bill maness is committed to his customers and his employees. Because Syndeo is the only company of its kind in Wichita, he uses the company’s online presence to educate the market about his services and build a reputation as the local HR experts. maness appreciates being able to target prospects based on their activities online, to communicate with customers and suppliers instantly, and to make connections via social media. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help him get his marketing message to the right people and build greater awareness of Syndeo.
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Russ & Alison Mercke Express Printing
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27
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Russ & Alison Mercke
Express Printing | Chitimacha Louisiana Open
Express Printing started nearly 40 years ago as a printing and ad specialty brokerage. Today, the family-owned and family-operated business has 14 employees and handles a full range of print needs, from business cards to corporate brochures. Founder Russ Mercke says the most rewarding part of his job is fulfilling customers’ needs with a quality product. He also believes in keeping up with new technology, and recently expanded into digital presses and mailing. Express Printing already allows customers to place orders on its website, but winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help Mercke expand the business’s online presence and increase the website's capabilities to include a store.
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Corey K. & Ben F. Kennedy Portable Toilets
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20
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Corey Kennedy & Ben Frasca
Kennedy Portable Toilets | Nashville Golf Open
A family-owned and operated business, Kennedy Portable Toilets was founded by Corey Kennedy’s parents, Ronald and Patricia Kennedy. The portable toilet company is dedicated to the Nashville community and sponsors many local events; they also helped with disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina. After a flood in Nashville a few years ago, Kennedy Portable employees worked day in and day out to help affected residents. The company recently revamped its website, and has already garnered an increase in new business as a result. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would help the team better manage its website and social media channels.
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Dane R. & Nick D. GDC Kitchen
contestant state and city
19
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Dane Rogers & Nick Dillard
GDC Kitchen | Ellie Mae Classic
Global, gourmet dishes made with fresh, local ingredients are the specialty of GDC Kitchen, a full-service catering company serving the San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose areas. Founders Dane Rogers and Nick Dillard are passionate about representing diverse society in their business, and are committed to helping the local business community by creating local jobs with good wages and benefits. They also support community nonprofits, donating food to schools and other organizations. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would enable web advertising to increase their audience reach and make it easier for potential customers to find and communicate with GDC Kitchen.
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Robb Dierken SpaceJunk
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18
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Robb Dierken
SpaceJunk | Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship
Spacejunk is a creative digital content studio specializing in motion graphics, animation and live action video Partners Rodd Dierken and Mike Blosel launched the business more than 10 years ago; since then, Spacejunk has worked with national brands in a wide variety of industries, including retail, finance, technology, sports, entertainment and hospitality. The owners pride themselves on surrounding themselves with great people and on its collaborative approach to visual storytelling. Winning the Small Business of the Tour prize would allow Dierken and Blosel to maximize their website by enhancing SEO, analyzing visitor behavior and being more proactive in reaching out to visitors.
about the program
The Web.com Small Business of the Tournament award program is proud to support and acknowledge small businesses across America. Web.com selected 20 local businesses located in a Web.com Tour Tournament market that have positively impacted their community and tournament. With your votes, one business will be named Web.com Small Business of the Tour and will be awarded $25,000 worth of Web.com products and services. The award recognizes the winning business for their dedication to their community and the Web.com Tour, and provides online solutions to help them market and manage their business. Web.com works in partnership with the business to unlock their full digital potential to help them grow and succeed.