(BBA) is pleased to announce that Desiree Scales, Chief Executive Officer of Bella Web Design, Inc., will speak at the Buckhead Business Association Weekly Breakfast on July 26, 2012 at the City Club of Buckhead.
July 26 will also feature a BBA Speed Networking Session prior to the speaker’s presentation; Speed Networking takes place during the first 15 minutes of the BBA Weekly Breakfast on the fourth Thursday of each month.
“Desiree Scales comes to us with a wealth of expertise in web design, social media and online marketing,” notes Catherine Cattles, 2012 President of the BBA. “In an ever changing online business environment, we look forward to hearing from Desiree about the impacts web presence can have on customer relationships and bottom line numbers.”
Desiree Scales is Chief Executive Officer of Bella Web Design, Inc., an award-winning Atlanta-based company that provides a full range of web design and online marketing services. Desiree founded Bella Web Design in 1998 following a successful career as an analyst for Delta Airlines. Since the company’s launch, Desiree has created a track record of success and profitability for Bella Web, which has helped over 800 companies build and maintain a strong online presence with services such as compelling website design, web hosting, email marketing, and social media consulting.
One of the oldest and most successful web design firms in Atlanta, Bella Web Design was recognized for its outstanding work by winning a 2011 Webby Award, a prestigious international competition that honors excellence on the Internet. The company was an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards Events category, which recognizes distinguished efforts in using the web to promote events across a wide range of industries and initiatives. Bella Web Design won the award for its custom WordPress website created for Universal Whisky Experience, a new whisky tasting event in Las Vegas designed to attract consumers of premium whiskey beverages. Bella Web has also won accolades from its customers, leading to a #1 ranking as a service provider on Kudzu.com and LinkedIn, among others.
Bella Web Design’s success is a direct result of Desiree’s expertise and experience, which has evolved into a passion to educate both businesses and organizations on how to use Internet technology to spur success. She has been a featured speaker at companies, conferences, and seminars across the country. She also provides classes on blogging, web design, branding, Internet marketing, Web 2.0 strategies and social media, and offers personal social media coaching to business owners. She has over 50,000 followers online and has a successful podcast which has over 2,000 downloads per month named appropriately “The Bella Buzz.”
Desiree, a Chicago native who graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Public Relations Journalism and Minor in Music Vocal Performance, lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with her husband Rob and two daughters. Desiree has committed Bella Web Design to performing work for non-profits, including pro-bono website creation and providing charitable organizations with assistance in their online efforts through her Bella Cares program.