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#NationalPieDay

January 22, 2015, 12:00 am

PieIf there's one thing we love, it's PIE! 

Friday, January 23rd is National Pie Day, so grab a fork and head over to one of Grand Traverse Pie company's 15 locations and receive a free slice of pie.

Can't make it in tomorrow? GT Pie has another awesome way you can get your pie for FREE. Join their Pie Dough Club and you will receive points for every purchase you make in stores. When you join you get more PIE. (Now we're talking!) 

Other benefits of joining are Birthday rewards of your choice of pie ala mode or a 6” mini fruit pie & $10 Pie Dough Bucks for every 150 points earned. 

Grand Traverse Pie Company has been a Traverse City favorite since 1996. They now have 15 locations in both Michigan and Indiana. Support local and eat more pie! 

 



Web Listings Inc. Scam

January 19, 2015, 12:00 am

As a web design and web hosting  company, we come across many different scams directed at domain owners.  We feel it is important to share these scams with our clients and followers to ensure proper protection against these solicitations. 

The latest scam we have encountered was mailed to one of our clients and appears to be an invoice at first glance. These scam artists hope to trick companies into ordering their goods and/or services by designing a solicitation to look like an invoice. 

Unfortunately, these scams are legal, they must however, state that it is not a bill, but a solicitation. The statement is not always easy to find. Thankfully, the one shown below from Web Listings Inc was bold and direct with this statement and the client caught it. 

Here’s a reference to the law from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Scam Web Listings Web Listing Page 2


Customer Spotlight : Lakemore Retreat

January 14, 2015, 12:00 am

Byte Productions has had the opportunity to work with many types of clients throughout its 24 years in business. From small start-ups to multi-million dollar companies, we come up with creative solutions to complex situations (and even work within any budget!) 

One of our small business solutions is a website we like to call, a bytePage. A bytePage is simply a template-based design that includes our super easy-to-use editing tools.  This option is great for small businesses looking to improve an outdated WordPress, Joomla or static website or launching a new business. 

One of our latest projects was Lakemore Retreat. This project came to us from a local designer that we partner with on multiple projects, Red letter Design. Lakemore Retreat is a premier resort located on the beautiful waters of Arbutus Lake. They needed a one page website with room for growth in terms of multiple pages, photo galleries and more down the road. 

Lakemore Retreat



Get to Know Sue Nolff

January 5, 2015, 12:00 am

Sue NolffWe love to talk about our great customers and products, but not often do we boast about how AMAZING our team is. Each month in 2015, we will highlight a very important member of our team. Starting with....

Sue Nolff

We can honestly say that Sue has a hand in almost every project that comes through our doors. From content development to design to training, she has a vast skill set that makes her an incredible asset to the Byte Productions team. 



Thank You for a Fantastic 2014

December 23, 2014, 12:00 am

2014As 2014 comes to an end, we (like many other businesses) are able to reflect on our company as a whole and the direction we would like to take for the next year. 

It's been quite an amazing year with many highlights which include, but are not limited to participating in the Traverse City Chamber's Small Business Awards, handling over 2400 registrations in 19 minutes for the Bayshore Marathon, adding a great Developer, Rob Vezina to the team, volunteering at the VASA ski race and overall producing great work for multiple projects. 



Partnering Functionality and Design - The H Residence

December 10, 2014, 12:00 am

In the web world, functionality and design go hand in hand to create highly successful websites. A stunning design loses its pizzazz when slow response time, broken images and poorly written code sinks in. 

That's why Byte Productions partners with many marketing and design agencies to be their web and technology partner. Our content managed websites are built and supported by us and not only do we provide great customer service, we build a superior product that is optimized for a great user experience. 

One of our latest partnership projects was building a new custom-designed website for luxury condominiums called the H Residence

H Residence H Residence Amenities


Bayshore Half Marathon Fills in 19 Minutes

December 3, 2014, 12:00 am

Our online registration system, byteEvents handled the Annual Bayshore Marathon's registration traffic with ease. 

On Monday, December 1st, the Traverse City Track Club opened registration for their ever popular Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K happening on Saturday, May 23rd. The half marathon is always the first to fill up and just before 9am Monday, our registration system began seeing a giant boost in traffic. 

Below is an image showing how many connections there were to the website and at what times. The connections maxed out at 2,400 around 9:02 am, two minutes after registration opened. 

Bayshore Connections Graph



Customer Spotlight : LaSusa Law Offices, PLC

September 2, 2014, 11:50 am

LaSusa Law Offices Homepage ScreenshotOur custom-designed websites are the perfect solution for law firms looking for a fully functional, one-of-a-kind website. Our team worked with Larry LaSusa, Principal Attorney at LaSusa Law Offices, PLC, to create a great design that complied with the brand standards of his existing print work. 

After finalizing the design, our Content Developer, Sue worked one-on-one with Larry to port over his existing content from his old website as well as integrate new information for the resources page and create "searchable content" which helps website visitors find valuable information by being able to search by category. 

Once the new website launched, Larry received some great feedback from his existing clients; “looks great”; “easy to navigate”; “impressive”.

Visit www.lasusalaw.com to see the new site and learn about how LaSusa Law Offices can assist you with commercial litigation, corporate transactions, intellectual property, employment and labor and real estate matters.



Domain-based Email for Your Company

June 18, 2014, 5:11 pm

MailCompanies often spend thousands of marketing dollars branding themselves through web, print and other tools each year. Thinking big picture sometimes causes small and inexpensive opportunities to be overlooked, such as setting up domain-based email for you and your employees.

If you aren't familiar, domain-based email is simply having unique  email accounts using your company's domain name, such as johndoe@yourdomain.com. 

Many start-ups make the transition to business owner and bring along their personal email, which can be confusing or unprofessional. That's why setting up domain-based emails is so important. As your business and employees grow, the standard stays the same and email accounts like Info@youdomain.com or sales@yourdomain.com can be directed to the right employee. 



Customer Spotlight : Lee Studio

June 13, 2014, 2:52 pm

Lee StudioLee Studio, located on 400 Cass Street in Downtown Traverse City, MI, is where you can find the books and fine art reproductions by Leslie Lee are available. 

We recently launched a new website for Lee Studio which features the ecommerce ability to purchase Leslie's two books online (and more merchandise on the way!)

Her first book, Backcountry Ranger, The Diaries and Photographs of Norton Pearl in Glacier National Park 1910-1913  is the history of early Ranger, Norton Pearl, at Glacier National Park’s beginnings.  

Leslie's newest book, is an innovative and inspiring fusion of architecture, photographs, poetry, and visionary philosophy called Sacred Space, Pine Hollow.  Lee hopes the book will introduce the Pine Hollow property and organization to the world, and her poetry will inspire others to always strive for a better future. 

To learn more, visit Lee Studio online at www.leestudiotc.com



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