It’s common knowledge that Bainbridge Island, Washington is an Internet-savvy town. Google has taken notice and declared the island the number one online business community in the state of Washington — a pretty impressive award given competition like Seattle (Amazon, Zillow), Redmond (Microsoft), Bellevue (Expedia, T-Mobile), Kirkland (Google), Renton (Boeing), Everett (ditto), among others.
Google’s eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state—the digital capitals of America. These are cities whose businesses are embracing the Internet to find new customers, connect with existing clients, and feed their local economies.
Google will recognize the Island’s innovative businesses by holding a community celebration with Congressman Derek Kilmer and Google representative Darcy Nothnagel on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Bon Bon Candies.
“How sweet it is!” said Larry Sivitz, owner of three online companies based on the island, SearchWrite is a full-service search marketing and link building firm that is Google certified, IdeaBank is a Web development, applications and content marketing firm, and the offices of this Web site, Seattle24x7.com.
Avalara, the largest employer on the island, specializes in tax software for, what else, e-commerce on the Internet! [24×7]