What People Are Saying...
Emery Ellinger, CEO
Aberdeen Advisors - Business Broker
In 2008 BABM did a cover story on our company in their special family business issue. Bevv and her staff did an extraordinary job of capturing our company culture with eye-catching pictures and an engaging story. After 3 years, we continue to use reprints of this article as part of our collateral package to share a taste of who we are with our prospect parents. Our sales staff won’t let us run out of copies! Great job BABM!
Shariëtte Jones- van Putten
Marketing Manager, Electric Supply, Inc.
“I attended a networking meeting this week and while the keynote speaker was delivering her address a tablemate slipped me a note. The note read: “I love the articles from your firm in BABM, the Tampa magazine”. It was signed by Sally Lindberg, Enrolled Agent of Sally Lindberg & Associates. Sally and I had a chance to speak after when she shared that the article written by one of our team members is the 1st article she reads with each new edition of BABM. Needless to say, it was wonderful to receive this positive feedback. We continue to appreciate the relationship we have with you and your readers.” Lori Rodriguez, Kingery & Crouse, PA, Certified Public Accountants
“I am writing to share my experience with Bevv and the BABM magazine. First, it t has been a real pleasure getting to know Bevv as now someone whom I can call friend. She cares about my business and success as much as I do. Sometimes we are hesitant to spend “marketing “dollars, because we are afraid of the outlay of expense. It is not an expense, but investment in the growth of my business. Furthermore, we forget to say thank you or realize from where the growth occurred. Hence, that is why I am sharing this with you. I’ve been with Northwestern Mutual for 12 years and have NEVER received the out pour of emails, phone calls , and public response as I have from my Cover and personal story in BABM. People can relate to me deeper than just on a business level and understand more of who I am. Thanks again and I would highly recommend everyone take advantage of the BABM program to the fullest!” -- Hollee A. Kier, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
"BABM is a great resource for businesses and entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area. Not only have they helped our business grow with all the great articles we’ve published together, but working with Bevv has helped us develop beneficial relationships with others." – Chris Behan, President of Socius Marketing
“I’ve been very happy writing articles for BABM as it’s given me another venue to speak about my business and how I can help others in both their personal and professional lives. Not only has BABM given me a new venue to share a great message, but also added a great deal of credibility to showcase my expertise which enabled me to land several new clients.” Steve Gavatorta,
Steve Gavatorta Group, Inc.
"Thank you for the opportunity to write an article for the BABM Business Group. I was contacted within 24 hours of the article's posting by a business group who wants me to speak on the article's topic! This speaks volumes about your readership."
Certified Speaking Professional
"After being in business for 29 years many never knew about Sun Country Cleaners. Our article in BABM changed that overnight and for this we sincerely thank you."
With Appreciation, Susan and Barbara McCarthy, Sun Country Cleaners.
“Partnering with Bay Area Business Magazine has been extremely rewarding for WorkplaceLegalSolutions. Since its inception, BABM has been a first class “must read” business publication, bringing timely, focused and highly relevant content to top decision makers and business executives throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. We can attest to BABM’s wide reach and favorable reception in the local business community through the number of positive comments received from our clients and other professional contacts. I highly recommend BABM and its professional, real-world business savvy team to any organization or enterprise looking to increase its reach and influence in the Tampa Bay market.” Sheri D. McWhorter, Esq., President and Managing Shareholder, WorkplaceLegalSolutions Law Offices of Sheri D. McWhorter, P.A.
“Regions Bank has been advertising in BABM since July 2007 and has been extremely happy with the exposure and feedback we have received from customers. BABM is the perfect business magazine
for our business customers and we are pleased that our ad is highly visible in a content rich business resource publication.” Cindy McGarrigle, Vice President, Area Marketing Manager, Regions Bank
“Currently I receive in excess of 100 magazines monthly. I take my magazines very seriously with some having more value to me than others. I have enjoyed and read BABM since the magazine was introduced. I especially enjoy how it gives perspectives from folks in our community on subjects that help me and the folks at Ideal Image. It is of the highest valued magazine I read.” R Dean Akers, Adjunct CEO
“BABM continues to be a strong strategic marketing partner for Innisbrook Resort & Golf club. Our efforts to reach and influence the region's top decision makers has been fueled as a result of our presence in this highly targeted and content-rich publication. It is indeed rare and refreshing to find such a quality print and on-line communication vehicle that serves our needs so well.” Jim Bullock, Director of National Sales, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
“Working with BABM has been extremely beneficial for Kingery and Crouse.
We know that we are being seen by thousands of readers in the Tampa Bay area from the feedback
we have received. Our spotlight listing is at the top of the list in the online directory. With our membership to BABM, we are also now ranked in the top 10 of the BABM business-to-business Google search engine for Tampa Bay accountants. We highly recommend businesses register as a BABM member.” Lori Rodriguez, Director of Marketing, Kingery & Crouse PA, Certified Public Accountants
“BABM is a fantastic resource for anybody involved or looking to get involved in the Tampa Bay business community. The profiles of local business executives are always interesting and well written, and the guest articles offer great information on a variety of useful topics. When I discovered BABM in 2008, I called Bevv and ordered a copy of every back issue.” Lance Raab, Founder/CEO , JazzMedia, LLC
“I have been both a subscriber and advertiser of the BABM Business Magazine for several years. I have been able to directly tie business opportunities to my affiliation with the magazine and would recommend it to other business owners.” Penny Hulbert, CEO – Links Financial, LLC
“Since running our ads in the Bay Area Business Magazine (BABM), we have noticed a dramatic jump in website hits and in actual “sales” in securing business volunteers for our organization
from these leads. BABM’s readers are decision makers who are now aware of our organization’s mission. We thank BABM for giving our Kids the Business!” Richard George, President, Junior Achievement of West Central Florida
Bay Area Business Magazine has so many great guest articles that I wish the pages were perforated and printed single sided to be able to easily hand out. I find myself tearing out pages and going to the copier to make sure the people in my company that I think could benefit from reading the articles have a chance to do so. Great issue!! Kevin Hourigan, President/CEO, Bayshore Solutions
“Since I started advertising in the Bay Area Business Magazine I have seen a definite increase in traffic for my company. I recommend it to any business that is looking to increase sales and generate leads for their business." Scott Plumely, President, High Speed Network Services, Inc
Collaborating with Bevv and the team at Bay Area Business Magazine is a dream. They are inventive, business-savvy, and always professional. Bevv is so positive-minded and focused on win-win relationships. And by connecting with BABM, you win first! Doug Van Dyke, author of Leadership Simplified
“My work with Bay Area Business Magazine has been very rewarding and has generated a favorable response among my contacts and clients. The magazine is beautiful and the editorial team is brilliant. I highly recommend BABM; it is a great place to meet your audience.” Brent Britton, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.
“The banner ad is working great, we already have hits from it after only being loaded one day.” Frank Podlaha, Carp Data
“I truly LOVE this magazine! It's my favorite one that I receive and I always read it cover-to-cover. I have saved all of the issues that I have ever received and I often refer back to them. The Self Development and Suggested Reading are two sections I always look forward to, but the Cover Story and Feature Stories are truly my focus areas because they always depict business people in our area that I do not know, and am so excited to have learned about through BABM, my #1 periodical! Deborah M. Palombo, Elder Advocate