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Bainbridge Island, WA - brandUNITY, a company specializing in brand strategies, marketing campaign tools, and print and web design, announced the launch of a secure shopping cart system on the awarding-winning Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) website.

The shopping cart was designed and implemented using the open source software, Joomla, a leading edge content management system. The shopping cart boosts a number of online sales promotion features including customer-written product reviews, polling and survey functions to collect customer opinions about jam flavor favorites, animated product displays, and eNewsletter subscription functions to help BYS raise funds for its mission to help Kids.

The BYS mission is dedicated to promoting the social and emotional well-being of all Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap County adolescents through counseling and diverse outreach programs and services.

brandUNITY, a WBENC nationally certified woman-owned business, designed and built the Bainbridge Youth Services website which has won several international design excellence awards including a 2005 Web Marketing Association Web Development Award, and 2006 Silver W3 Award from the International Academy of  the Visual Arts.

The term "open source" is a certification that signifies that the source code of a software program is available for anyone to download and modify without charge. Open source programs are created through collaboration within the software developer community; developers take part in the exchange with the goal of improving and sharing coding results with each other.

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10/20/2006

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Bainbridge Island, WA - (October 16, 2006) - The Winners of The 2006 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. Receiving over 2,300 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding websites, web marketing, and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

The W3 awards are unusual because it is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

Among the winners in the Silver category was the Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) website, BainbridgeYouthServices.org. The BYS missions is dedicated to promoting the social and emotional well-being of all Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap County adolescents through counseling and diverse outreach programs and services.

Located in the Commodore Building at Bainbridge High School, BYS helps kids find small jobs in the community and offers free counseling, confidential counseling services to teens. The BYS staff is composed of Masters level, credentialed counselors available by appointment.

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by The International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, BRANDWEEK, Coach, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, iNDELIBLE, Monster.com, MTV, Omnicom, Polo Ralph Lauren, Refinery, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo!, and many others.

"We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year. Our winners continue to push the envelope of internet creativity and web design, and it is gratifying to see such great work from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms" said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA. "

On behalf of the over 200 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development."

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10/8/2006

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(Seattle, WA) – (October 3, 2006) – brandUNITY, a business specializing in branding, print & web design, and marketing, received national certification as a Women's Business enterprise by the Astra Women's Business Alliance, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC's national standards of certification implemented by the Astra Women's Business Alliance is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier / vendor diversity programs.

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brandUNITY helps businesses improve return on marketing investment by maximizing brand impact across traditional and emerging platforms. We have helped businesses break into new markets, achieve top-of-mind recognition, and exponentially increase revenues.

About WBENC
The Women's Busness Entreprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBVENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier programs.

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