Premier Transfer and Storage Starts the Connections

Perusing the client list of Automation Creations, Inc. (ACI), I had a series of wonderful "It's still who you know" moments when I read Automation Creations's description of the redesign of the Premier web site

I first met John Phillips, President of  Premier Transfer and Storage, when I began helping to organize the New River Valley Triathlon.  When I mentioned the triathlon to others, they urged, "Ask John Phillips!  He'll do it!"  I asked.  John answered.  When the triathlon is a go, I'll let him know when I see him at The Weight Club where I discovered we both train with Don Belote.

Nancy Phillips, John's wife, is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS where my sister, Margaret Galecki, is the general manager.

The BlacksburgLodging site, also designed by Automation Creations, features Sponsored Links, the first three of which are "Find a Home | Plan your Move  | Connect with Businesses."  "Find a Home" leads to Coldwell Banker Townside, "Plan Your Move" leads to Premier Transfer and Storage, and "Connect with Businesses" leads to, yep, our Handshake App!  BlacksburgLodging also features the events calendar NextThreeDays by Automation Creations.

Talk about connectedness!

And how about this scenario:

A married couple who met at Virginia Tech, determined to join fellow Hokie football fans after Virginia Tech's close game with Boise State, use their "It's who you know connections" to get tickets to the next home game in Blacksburg, Virginia.

They book their hotel in the home of the Hokies through BlacksburgLodging, love the entire pre-game, game, and post-game experience, "find their fun" through NextThreeDays, and just know they have to move back to Blacksburg.  They call Nancy Phillips of Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS to help them find and buy a house, and use Premier Transfer and Storage to move their furniture into their new home.  Wanting to connect their companies with other companies to create "it's who you know" ASAP, they buy Handshake Apps of their own to showcase their companies' members.

Then they want to join all the cool companies with site designs by ACI!

It could happen!

We're all shaking hands together, and we are just one subset of the handshakes that make business happen.

ACI specializes in creating customized, data-driven, interactive, Internet and Intranet information management applications

Automation Creations, Inc., Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS(R), and BlacksburgLodging are clients of Handshake Media, Incorporated's social media services.  Premier Transfer and Storage is not a client of Handshake's social media services because Jaime Clark is on the job for Premier!  If Premier wants a corporate mobile app, however, we would certainly welcome them as a client!

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  1. Thanks so much for this great post and thanks to ACI for building a fantastic website for Premier!

    We have had great success with the new website to date. Including:

    An increase of over 250% in customer-submitted online inquires compared to the same period last year with our old website.

    Booked appointments for in-home estimates generated from Premier’s new website have increased over 330% compared to the same period last year.

    We have booked appointments for in-home estimates directly through Premier’s new online support chat feature.

  2. Thanks, sis, once again, for showing us how the these “who you know” moments, with our fellow business associates, can be the key to future business. Fun and special to be included in this connected group!

  3. What a great example of how important B2B relationships are for all of us! Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS ( is thrilled to be the featured real estate company on BlacksburgLodging (! Thanks for keeping us all so connected, Anne!

  4. Thanks for the post! It was a great pleasure working with Premier and Blacksburg Lodging on their new websites.

    Next Three Days has been a fun site to work on and keeping me as well as the New River Valley informed on all the great events and food and drink specials going on in our area. In the last couple of month we have seen a great number of growth in visitors and events on the site, so thanks everyone!

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