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The Inc 500 | 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony was a three day event, held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix Arizona from October 3 – 5, 2012. There were many amazing speakers present including the CEO of Hubspot, Brian Halligan and former chief evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki.
Inc. Magazine recognized Internet Marketing, Inc. as one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies of 2012, and ranked them 185 on the exclusive Inc 500 list. This list recognizes businesses all over the US for their success and future potential. Inc. Magazine honors the country’s top independent entrepreneurs and private companies in America.
Our Co-Founder and CMO, Brent Gleeson, a former Navy Seal and combat veteran, spoke at the conference at the “Day of Service” event alongside Simon Sinek, the best-selling author of “ Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action” and Norm Brodsky, founder of CitiStorage and Inc. 500 columnist. The event was focused on mentoring veterans entering the workforce as entrepreneurs. Brent spoke about his experience as a SEAL combat veteran and the transition to entrepreneurship. Brent was also a mentor during the all day event running performing one on one sessions and a series of round table discussions with veteran entrepreneurs.
One veteran attendee said, “It was very inspiring to listen to Brent’s stories and see how he connected his combat experience to the chaotic world of entrepreneurship.”
On Friday night, there was a black tie gala and awards ceremony where Brent, and IMI COO Ben Norton, accepted our award. The evening was full of great entertainment, inspiring speakers, and a fantastic awards ceremony. There was a lot of mentorship, collaboration, and networking of leading entrepreneurs from all over the country. We look forward to doing business with some of them and are honored to have made the Inc. 500 list.
Brent Gleeson, Internet Marketing Inc.’s Co-Founder and CMO, will be appearing in NBC’s new reality extravaganza Stars Earn Stripes which premiers August 13th at 8 pm. Stars Earn Stripes is the creation of executive producers Mark Burnett (Survivor and The Voice), David Hurwitz (Fear Factor), and Dick Wolf (Law & Order) and supports various military and first responder charities.
Last Saturday, on December 12th 2009, Internet Marketing Inc.’s New York City office launched its first holiday party ever. With little under a year of existence, IMI NY has won a strong book of business and surpassed many milestones these last few months. Partner and President, Todd Soiefer, invited the team to a holiday party to celebrate this success and ring in the new year “Internet Marketing” style.
The party was a huge success, with the attendance of several staff members- interns, developers and all. A surprising guest appearance was made by the CEO of Internet Marketing Inc., Brent Gleeson, who is based in the San Diego office. His arrival not only added an element of surprise, but also much entertainment as well.
The party involved a champagne toast and then a sushi dinner at New Ashiya in downtown Manhattan. It was hard to even hear normal conversation over the continuous ruckus of laughter that practically usurped the night. I am honestly surprised anyone had time to eat.
So you may ask: what’s my point? It’s the small things that count. Having a holiday party for your employees really inspires good cheer and let’s them know how much they truly are appreciated when it really counts. If you don’t already do it, I suggest you make it your next New Years resolution- not only will good memories be shared but the team bonding is priceless.