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Best of the Web Awards

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
Morning agenda
7:30 a.m. Awards Registration & Networking
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8 to 9 a.m. Awards Program
9 to 9:45 a.m. Judges Panel & Q&A
NEW THIS YEAR
9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Google Analytics Workshop

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Every year the RBJ recognizes Rochester’s best business websites at the Best of the Web awards breakfast. The awards are given for sites determined to be Rochester’s best by a panel of judges.

NEW! GOOGLE ANALYTICS WORKSHOP 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Google Analytics provides powerful digital analytics for any company with a web presence, large or small. It's one of the most powerful digital analytics solutions available, and it's free for anyone to use. Learn how to get the most out of your website using Google Analytics.
This workshop will cover:
    •    The methodology and terminology essential to understanding reports
    •    How to measure specific marketing and company objectives
    •    How to improve your website's performance through the analysis of various reports
    •    How to set goals and accurately measure success
    •    How to measure online and offline marketing campaigns
    •    How to customize Google Analytics for additional insights and reports

Who should attend:
Executives who want to understand the performance of their website and which marketing initiatives are most effective.
Marketing professionals who want to learn who comes to their site, what they do and how effective the site is at converting site visitors into customers.
Content creators and web developers who want to learn where people leave the site, which pages and sections achieve the most engagement, and what search terms people use to find the site.

2015 Best of the Web award Finalists:

Banking and financial services:
The Bonadio Group (bonadio.com)
Brighton Securities (brightonsecurities.com)
Thorley Wealth Management Inc. (thorleywm.com)

Business and professional services:
Bryant Design Studios (bryantdesignstudios.com)
IP.com (ip.com)
Pharos Systems International Inc. (pharos.com)

Cultural:
George Eastman House (eastmanhouse.org)
PUSH Physical Theatre (pushtheatre.org)
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (wxxi.org)

Education:
EnCompass: Resources for Learning Inc. (encompassresources.org)
Logical Operations Inc. (logicaloperations.com)
Nazareth College (naz.edu)

Government/community:
CGR (cgr.org)
Gates Public Library (gateslibrary.org)
Regional Transit Service (myRTS.com)

Health care:
Bio-Optronics Inc. (bio-optronics.com)
CooperVision Inc. (coopervision.com)
University of Rochester Medical Center (urmc.rochester.edu)

Human services:
Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc. (lifespan-roch.org)
Villa of Hope (villaofhope.org)
Wilson Foundation (wilsonfdn.org)

Legal services:
Boylan Code LLP (boylancode.com)
D4 LLC (d4discovery.com)
Lacy Katzen LLP (lacykatzen.com)

Manufacturing:
AstraPouch Inc./Vine Valley Ventures LLC (astrapouch.com)
Gleason Corp. (gleason.com)
Troyer Race Cars (troyerracecars.com)

Real estate and construction:
Firlit Landscape Design Inc. (firlitdesign.com)
Frank Lill & Son Inc. (franklillandson.com)
Norbut Renovations (norbutconstruction.com)

Retail:
Cornell’s Jewelers (cornellsjewelers.com)
Hedonist Artisan Chocolates (hedonistchocolates.com)
SailorBags (sailorbags.com)

Tourism/hospitality:
Black Button Distilling (blackbuttondistilling.com)
Bully Hill Vineyards (bullyhillvineyards.com)
New York Apple Association (nyapplecountry.com)

Best mobile (smartphone)
Dixon Schwabl Inc. (dixonschwabl.com)
Simon Business School (simon.rochester.edu)
The Strong Museum (museumofplay.org)

Digital Rochester's Business Transformation Award will be given to a Rochester-area firm that has transformed its business through the Web. Past finalists and winners have demonstrated business success gained by using the Web for strategic growth, harnessing cutting edge technology in website launches, mastering unique Web functionality or by making a significant impact on their organization through the exploration of online technologies.

Finalists:

Children’s Institute (childrensinstitute.net)
Draft Sharks (draftsharks.com)
JMS Capital Management Inc. (jms-cm.com)
Roberts Wesleyan College (roberts.edu)

 

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