Endurance: Eddie’s Artistic Wrought Iron, Inc. – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Eddy's Artistic Wrought Iron - for our Customer Spotlight on Endurance, an Interfanatic Quality

People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.

Maria Mitchell

Mitchell knew, as many pre-suffrage women knew, the heart and the head must bear much. As a scientist (astronomer) in Victorian-era society, she had her work cut out for her, she required great endurance.

It’s more than the sharp pangs against you. It’s that sometimes they keep coming. And you just have to push through.

Mitchell pushed through, and her discovery became Miss Mitchell’s comet – I’m sure frying a number of experienced male colleagues.

Mitchell never married, and I’m sure that was a cause of great distraction, especially considering her fame. Look, I’m sure she made it work! But I have a feeling that for whatever the reason she didn’t marry in a time when it was only acceptable to do so, she had to bear great burden of head and heart – for at least a little while.

And yet, she endured. She became internationally famous, reputed, and trusted as a learned woman.

And that’s what we do, too. Not every project is perfect. (Certainly, some are!) But when they are not, we stick with it. We improve it. And over time, the success comes because we out-end the projects we take on.

Endurance: An Interfanatic Quality

Most of our clients are fantastic to work with. Some are a little on the difficult side. Look, we love them anyway, but it’s the same for all business.

And sometimes that difficulty translates into making a project difficult to manage.

Most of the time, our clients don’t have to hear that. We take care of it. We power through the tough parts and make sure the project is completed. Brilliantly.

We don’t like being stressed out, either.

The reason we stick it out? As we began with – our customers are awesome. We love doing a great job for them. We feel more successful when we help them be more successful.

There are a multitude of quotes about endurance. And they’re all true. We love to keep going where others give up. And we keep going, even after the project is completed, improving the project. Coming up with ways to improve performance. Making stuff happen for our customers – over the long haul.

Eddy’s Artistic Wrought Iron, Inc. – Here for the Long Haul

One of the many customers that come to mind when we reflect upon endurance is Eddy’s Artistic. Eddy crafts fences and gates using his bare hands. Has done so for over a decade.

It’s not an easy business. He has a lot of competition, he has difficult customers, and he has a very high standard to which he holds both himself and his products. Which have to endure salty climes and much abuse.

And the industry is competitive, so making a business last is difficult, with slim margins.

But Eddy knows what iron works in your situation, and how to produce a beautiful product that will last.

We did some work for Eddy’s Artistic some years ago – we created a basic website for them to show off their products. It was a fun, small project, and one we enjoyed. It’s always great to connect with a local business and help them succeed.

Eddy knows what iron works in your situation, and how to produce a beautiful product that will last.

We seek out local companies who have out-endured their websites. We find many of our customers worked with businesses that have gone by the wayside, or were done as a favor.

Making a business like ours, that has lasted 20 years, that’s not easy. We’re proud of our endurance.

Interfanatic Power Business Site Production

When you want a website that will endure, go with our Power Business site production. We build our business sites to last – and be secure.

A lot of work goes into making a robust, effective website for the Interwebz in 2020. It’s definitely not like it use to be. But, we’ve been doing this for 20 years. Some of our 20-year-old sites are still going strong!

Isn’t that what you want?

Get some endurance for your business. Have us make your business website.

Interfanatic and Endurance

Mitchell is a great hero. Forget being a reknowned female astronomer of the 1850s, we have so many women who were buried in the 1950s! We admire her accomplishments here.

When we look to the skies, to see Messier objects, planets and hopefully comets, we’re reminded of our minuscule place in this universe. Our time here is finite compared to the endurance of heavenly objects. But when we hear about or see comets, in particular, we think of Maria Mitchell, and her ability to take arms against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. To endure.


This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Endurance, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Endurance, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

One of our many visits to the Getty. Whatever you think of ol’ J. Paul, it is one heck of a place to enjoy views of Los Angeles. Past Santa Monica, you see Venice, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and our home – Redondo Beach. In the distance, under creamsicle clouds and cotton candy blue evening sky, is Palos Verdes.

Sincerity: Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Customer Spotlight on Sincerity, an Interfanatic Quality

Sincere deeds invite new friends.”

Toba Beta

Sincerity, according to Beta, is an invitation. Truthfully, the opposite can be, also. But sincerity isn’t questionable, as levity might be. Sincerity is always a foot forward, a gesture of love and kindness.

Sincerity is always a way forward. When people observe sincere deeds, they want more.

Sincerity is the Interfanatic quality we celebrate this week. During a nervous time, sincerity and honesty are a welcome respite. And we welcome new friends with our sincerity.

Sincerity: An Interfanatic Quality

Sincerity builds trust. Trust builds relationships. Relationships are the foundation of business. In that way, sincerity is the foundation of all business.

Without sincerity nor trust, businesses cannot feel secure working with other businesses. Sincerity is the bedrock of B2B relationships.

Which is why, as we celebrate sincerity, we also celebrate the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. It is a small but mighty group, all working extremely hard for their member businesses in Southern California.

When you talk to the folks at the PVP Chamber, there is no doubt they’re thinking of you and working to promote your best interest in all they do.

They’re sincere.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce: Building Relationships on Sincerity

The staff of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber take their task seriously. They know they exist for the will of their members. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a small but tight community. The Chamber supports their community and businesses with a one-on-one partnership you don’t normally see from a Chamber in Commerce.

As soon as businesses were told to close their doors, the Chamber stepped up, immediately providing distance networking opportunities. They shifted gears the way only a small and focused organization could.

“Sincerity is the bedrock of B2B relationships.”

And this behavior, this fervor, all comes from sincerity to do what’s right for its members.

When you’re interested in checking out a business in Palos Verdes, on the Peninsula (on the Hill, as it is known colloquially), call the Chamber to see if they’re a member. If they are, get the Chamber’s opinion on the business. If they’re not a member, it might be better to find a business that is.

Social Media Marketing with Interfanatic: Building a Solid Interface to the Community

Last year, Interfanatic partnered with the PVP Chamber to handle the social media aspects of Chamber outreach. We handled the live posting from the PVP Chamber’s PV Street Fair, and then continued with a Social Media program for the Chamber.

The results were astonishing. The Chamber was able to grow some of its Social Media Channels incredibly in just a short period of time. The community learned more about member businesses and Chamber activities, and the collaboration was incredibly successful.

Social Media is a crucial part of outreach and customer service in 2020. During this time of COVID-19 social distancing, there will be no PV Street Fair, but rest assured if you need to find out about your local Palos Verdes business community, the PVP Chamber knows what’s happening.

Interfanatic & Sincerity

As we said before, without sincerity nor trust, businesses cannot feel secure working with other businesses. A sincere demeanor is the bedrock of B2B relationships. Perhaps that’s why we’re proud to have great relationships with many businesses spanning multiple decades.

We do what’s right for our customers. You can take that to the bank.


This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Ah, a real photograph. It was a beautiful but ominous day. My wife and I were out for a walk on one of the last days the Esplanade was open. We were already social distancing, but I took the opportunity to grab some photographs before going indoors for a lengthy period.

Strength: D&G Paving – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Interfanatic Customer Spotlight: D&G Paving

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

Bob Marley

Marley was certainly tested, which is why he gained so much insight into strength. He needed it to make his rebellious music, and his fans grew to need it from him. When we lost him, it was a tragedy for those who loved him – but his strength plays on.

Strength: strength of body, strength of character, strength of mind, strength of will.

When you look at Dan Ash of D&G Paving, his strengths are the first thing that strike you. Dan’s built a great business on strength, and on the strength of his product: great paving services.

Strength is a requirement of building a new business. It’s not easy. One must retain the fortitude to make it through the bumps.

I don’t know if Ash is the Yoda of asphalt, but some certainly consider him to be. He doesn’t need the Force, he just uses gigantic powerful machines to do his job beautifully and quickly in a way that has strength to stand the test of time.

If you look anywhere around Los Angeles, California’s South Bay, you’ll see the signature white and orange “D&G Paving” signs all over the place. You’ve probably noticed them before. There’s a reason for that – D&G is great at what they do.

Unless you’re a property owner or a property manager, you probably don’t have the need for fresh slurry very often. But next time you need asphalt or concrete work done for your business or parking lot, you know you can count on the strength of Dan Ash and D&G Paving.

Peters Realty Center Hosts Two Extremely Valuable Seminars For Real Estate Investors

Nick Peters and the Peters Realty Center are offering 2 extremely valuable seminars in early March.  They are already famous for their “Foreclosures and Short Sales” seminar which always packs the house.  Now they have added “Income Property – Buying, Owning and Exchanging” and it’s sure to fill up quick as well.

Nick Peters and Peters Realty Center
Peters Realty Center offers two Great Seminars to Real Estate and Property Investors

Nick Peters is a local expert on Foreclosures and Short Sales, having worked with them for over twenty years and lived as a proactive resident in Torrance, CA for much longer.  In the past few years, he’s also been compiling a comprehensive, reliable list of all foreclosures and short sales in the area – completely different than everybody else’s list in that it’s actually up-to-date and reliable – by far the best list in the industry.  You can find out more about this list by talking to the great people at the Peters Realty Center in Redondo Beach, CA.

With over 30 years of being involved with and investing in Income Properties all over the United States, Nick has seen it all.  His new seminar “Income Property – Buying, Owning & Exchanging” will certainly be packed with information and the details Nick is known for – tidbits that other people just don’t know because they haven’t been in the thick of it like he has.

Members of WSmad have been to the “Foreclosures and Short Sales” presentation more than once, and every time it yielded fascinating information about the economy and investing in real estate.  We highly anticipate this new addition to Nick repertoire, and vigorously encourage anyone interested in Real Property investing to make their way to these seminars in Redondo Beach, California.

DandGPaving.com Goes Live!

D&G Paving, the finest Asphalt and Concrete Paving Company in Southern California goes live with DandGPaving.com! D & G Paving has been doing excellent work out of their workplace in Torrance, CA for over 20 years, and after recent expansion, are looking to maximize their capabilities by dominating the Internet.

DandGPaving.com from Torrance, CA finally goes live!
DandGPaving.com from Torrance, CA finally goes live!

This project is of particular significance to WSmad because, as so many of our clients have struggled in the past to get a Web Site live, D&G had a web site for a couple of years that never got finished by it’s previous designer.  WSmad is capable of providing that extra service that it takes to make sure our partners are happy with what we do and ensuring that we produce ROI for them; not many can do this the way we do it, and certainly not as consistently.  That’s just the kind of service that D&G provides for it’s clients, so our companies really fit well together!

Congratulations Dan and Keith and the whole D&G Team on your beautiful new Web SIte – certainly an industry leader, just as you are!

Check out DandGPaving.com and get a quote on your asphalt or concrete paving project in two hours, guaranteed!

Medawar Fine Jewelers Donates to the Community!

Robert Medawar donates a MotoGP-themed Tissot Watch to Auction for CharityRobert Medawar of Medawar Fine Jewelers in Palos Verdes donated a beautiful MotoGP-themed Tissot Watch to be auctioned off at the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance.  Pictured here are Robert Medawar, holding the watch in its MotoGP Replica Helmet Case and the lucky new owner.

As if by divine intervention, shortly after the watch won big money in the auction, the Concours Ralley organizers announced Robert and co-driver Sheila as this year’s winners!

Robert Medawar came to WSmad looking for a site to match his beautiful new store.  We’ve come to a design that he’s pleased with; we’ll be building out an implementing over the next month or two.

Because you’re here, we’ll give you a little tiny sneak peak.  Hint:  It’s gonna be good.  Check out the new theme, just a splash page at the moment – www.MedawarFineJewelers.com.