Brian Bluff, co-founder and CEO of Site-Seeker, a digital marketing agency based out of New Hartford, NY, was awarded the 2016 Veteran-Owned Business Achievement (VOBA) Award this month.
The United States Small Business Administration grants the VOBA Award to veterans who are business owners and demonstrate entrepreneurial success. The company must meet certain criteria, including staying power, employee or sales growth, innovativeness, response to adversity, and more.
Brian Bluff and Site-Seeker will be presented with the award at the Operation: Start Up and Grow Conference on Wednesday, March 16 at the SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus in Syracuse, NY. Operation: Start Up & Grow is a free conference for veterans and members of the military community who want to start or expand their own small business.
“Winning this award is a real honor, especially when you consider the caliber and integrity of so many veterans today,” Bluff said. “There are many similarities between being in the military and starting and running a successful business. In the military, you are taught to take care of your people and that the mission always comes first. In business, your mission is to grow and be profitable, and your employees are your lifeblood. We’ve worked hard to develop a great team and our team is driving Site-Seeker’s success today.”
Site-Seeker has seen increased competition in the digital marketing industry over the past decade, but has maintained its prominence through investing in its employees and strategic partnerships. The business helps clients improve their digital presence, and also speaks at many conferences, events and meetings throughout the country.