Yearly Archives: 2008

Speaking Engagements

On September 23, I will be speaking about Adobe Creative Suite 4 at the Columbia County Library in Evans, GA as part of the next Refresh Augusta meetup. The presentation will cover what’s new with the Suite, my thoughts on it so far, and more. On September 24, he’ll be making the same presentation at The State Newspaper for Refresh Columbia. I hope you’ll be able to attend one of them!

These presentations will come hot on the heels of Adobe’s planned unveiling of CS4 on 9/23:

Arts Scholarship Winner

At the first Music in the Park Concert, the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council (NACAC) awarded  the inaugural Arts Scholarship to Kristen Dollar.  The $1,000 scholarship was funded by the NACAC and PowerServe (

Kristen is a senior who plans to major in English and Religion at Furman University.  Her application included two very well written submissions plus her own personal essay, giving the following excerpt as insight to Kristine’s talent:

“Writing enables us to understand one another; writing is our collective link. As an emerging writer, I seek to strengthen that link by unleashing the words confined within me, hoping to someday influence someone else as other writers have affected me.”

All Area II school district seniors who attended public school, private school, or home school were eligible.  Applicants also must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or other institution of formal education in fall 2008 to pursue continued training in the respective art discipline.  The six panelists, all NACAC board members, thoroughly reviewed all nine applicants before selecting Kristen.

Congratulation Kristen! We hopes this scholarship will strengthen your resolve to explore your writing skills.


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Villa Europa: Cooking up Family Tradition

Villa Europa, a long-time customer of PowerServe, was featured in today’s Augusta Chronicle:

Cooking up Family Tradition by LaTina Emerson, Staff Writer – Augusta Chronicle

They’re affectionately known as “Omi” and “Aunt Pat” to their loyal customers and employees — and they’re like family to many people in the Augusta area.

Mother-daughter team Anneliese Schaffer-Neises and Patricia “Pat” Schaffer have found their way into the hearts — and stomachs — of the community through their family-owned restaurant, Villa Europa on Deans Bridge Road, which they’ve co-owned for 19 years.

Keep Reading… 

PowerServe expands its base by acquiring 7th Street Media

For Immediate Release – On March 1, 2008, PowerServe, a web design and software development company based in Augusta, announced the acquisition of over one hundred 7th Street Media web clients from Morris Communications. Although the majority of the clients are local small businesses, they also include clients throughout the United States.

These clients can expect to benefit from PowerServe’s full range of services: timely support, award winning graphic design, and superior technology solutions, which include content management, e-commerce, real estate solutions, and custom web development.

Since restructuring and refocusing the company in 2003, PowerServe has grown in many ways. The company has over 350 satisfied customers being served by 15 experienced analysts, graphic designers and programmers.

“The deal makes sense for both companies and our clients. We were looking to grow the web design and hosting aspect of our business and Morris Communication had already decided to phase out 7th Street Media”, said Jeff Partl, PowerServe’s President. “The clients will now be working with a provider that has more resources to help them grow their business.”

About PowerServe
PowerServe is a leading provider of graphic design, web development, custom programming and hosting based in Augusta, Georgia. Since 1998, PowerServe has worked with clients to identify opportunities where our services can make real and measurable gains in the bottom line of their businesses. More information is available at

Welcome 7th Street Media

7th-street-logo.jpgWe’re excited to announce that on March 1, 2008, PowerServe completed its acquisition of the web hosting and web design clients of 7th Street Media.  These customers will join over 250 satisfied customers that receive timely support, award-winning graphic design and superior technology solutions from a provider that’s served the Augusta area for 10 years.

What does this change mean to 7th Street customers?

  • Better Support – Support requests made during regular business hours are typically taken care of within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Better Service – We’re locally owned and dedicated to taking care of our customers. All of our associates are available via phone or email to take care of your needs.
  • Better Solutions – PowerServe offers a wide variety of technology solutions – from e-commerce storefronts, content management solutions, real estate solutions and more.

We’re committed to making this handover go as smoothly as possible. There will be no interruptions in service. Email and Hosting accounts will remain the same. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding these changes, don’t hesitate to contact your new Account Manager, Dylan Bredengerd, at (706) 826-1506 ext. 122 or via email at to PowerServe!

PowerServe Wins Two ADDY Awards

The 2007 ADDY Awards were held at 1102 Downtown Bar and Grill on Saturday, February 23rd. The ADDYS are held annually by the Augusta Advertising Federation and is the first of a three-tiered national competition. Entry in the Augusta ADDY Awards competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY. Among the winners this year at the local level were PowerServe’s very own Patrick Rodgers and Chris Harrison. Congratulations on a job well done. We look forward to seeing what 2008 brings.The awards included:

  • Silver ADDY® – Interactive Media, Web Sites – Consumer for Marietta First Baptist Church Website. Patrick Rodgers, Designer
  • Bronze ADDY® – Elements of Advertising, Logo – EuroLens logo. Chris Harrison, Designer

A full list of this year’s winners can be found here.

Getting Started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics logoThe folks over at posted a great primer for people just getting started with Google Analytics. (See “How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners”)

“Google Analytics is one of the best tools out there for analyzing traffic on your website. With a little bit of setup, it will give you an enormous amount of information about who is coming to your site, what they’re looking for, and how they’re getting there. In fact, it has so much information that it can be overwhelming! Don’t let it scare you away. With just a little training, you too will be able to use Google Analytics like a pro.” 

If you’d like to have Google Analytics tracking added to your website, send an email to or call (706) 826-1506 and we’ll be happy to help you get started.