Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

Four guys and a wedding


When I imagined what the office of island-based business Mywedding.com might be like, I pictured a dozen or so ladies tapping away at keyboards and gossiping about celebrity wedding gowns.

Looks I was way off the mark. Mywedding.com com is a testosterone-driven business with two local boys at the helm. The company’s management team includes two other guys based in Vancouver B.C. and Portland, Ore.

“It feels perfectly natural. I love weddings,” said Mywedding’s Rob Johnsen, a 1988 Bainbridge High School grad (pictured above with the corsage).

Online since 2001, Mywedding.com helps link couples up with venues, gowns, tuxes, caterers, musicians and all the rest. The site gets 1.7 million visits a month.

Read more about Myweddings in Rachel Pritchett’s story, here.

Social media helps Bainbridge garden tour grow

The Kitsap Business Journal reports that Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council turned to Twitter this year as a free means of promoting the Bainbridge In Bloom garden tour.

Twitter is a form of micro-blogging. People sign up to follow your posts, or “tweets,” and the dozens or thousands of other people on your roster of twitterers.

The number of BIAHC’s Twitter followers went from 0 to 800 in less than a month. Followers received frequent updates on everything from the weather to ticket deals.

Check out BIAHC’s Twitter page here.