Merry Christmas from the Dramatic Design Family!

Some of the Dramatic Design Family of clients would like to take this time to give you some special offers.  Please mention this blog post when contacting them!  Merry Christmas from the Dramatic Design Family!

Thornapple Health & Nutrition –

Christmas Ornament

Newly opened as of October 1st, Thornapple Health & Nutrition (located in Caledonia, MI next to the Monterey Grille) is and is ready to serve your health and wellness needs!  We specialize in Gluten-Free products, supplements, diet and sports nutrition, Made in Michigan products, and much more!  Stop in to check out our healthy Christmas Stocking Stuffers for the kids and fresh Charlotte Gluten Free Bakery Items for that next holiday party!  Gift cards are available for that “difficult to shop for” person!  We wish you a Healthy Holiday Season!

Harmony ‘n Health –

Mary De Lange has the perfect solution for stress, tension and discomfort in the muscles and tissues.  If you know of someone who needs to feel refreshed and renewed, wants increased energy and a sense of well being, Mary is the person who can help.  With 22 years of experience, Mary will help you find an approach that is helpful to your needs.  Mary has gift certificates available to give to that special person in your life.  Call today to order your gift certificates: 616-456-5033 or email

Thornapple Financial Center –

Thornapple Financial Center in Middleville offers full service tax preparation and accounting.  We offer personal, corporate, partnership, trust and estate tax preparation as well as business accounting, and payroll services.  Our CPA is Quickbooks Pro Certified.  Our office is located just north of the Middle Villa Bowling Alley at 4695 N. M37 Hwy, Ste C in Middleville.  Make your appointment today by calling 269-795-3387.

Julie Ann Coon, LLC, Reiki Master Practitioner –

 Give the gift of relaxation to that stressed person in your life!  Gift certificates are available from Julie Ann Coon, Reiki Master Practitioner located at Thornapple Health & Nutrition in Caledonia, MI.  Reiki is a method of stress reduction that also promotes healing.  A treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows through the body.  Call 616-891-0898 for more details! 

Peaks of Gold Life Coaching –

Reach your Peak Now! Create a “Break-Through” in an area of life that is important to you.  Introductory Offer—only $25.00 for the first session. Call Peggy Reeves, Life Coach/LMSW at 248-921-0008 to make your in-person or telephone coaching appointment today!

Dramatic Design –

Sign up as a new Website client in January and receive a free month of hosting and maintenance, as well as a free one-year domain registration!  Call Kim today for your free consultation – 269-205-3330.





Client Success – Art Prize

My client, Hans of Photography By Hans will be hanging one of her photographs in Art Prize in Downtown Grand Rapids from September 22-October 10, 2010.  Her piece is called Quiet Repose and is pictured to the right.  It is a beautiful piece captured at the horticultural gardens at Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Hans travels extensively and brings back photos from all over the world.  I enjoy visiting her each time she returns with a new batch of photos and virtually traveling with her!  Hans is unique in the fact that, unlike most photographers in 2010, she still uses film–not a digital camera.  She also doesn’t take a whole roll of one scene–most often, she only takes one shot, which has earned her the nickname of “One-shot Hans.”  She has an incredibly artistic “eye” and knows just how to capture the beauty of a scene.

Quiet Repose is one of my favorite photos that Hans has taken.  In fact, I have a copy of it in my home!  If you would like to see this beautiful piece in living color, please make your way down to St. Cecelia’s Terryberry Gallery on Ransom and Fulton during Art Prize.

As a special, just for my readers, you are also invited to the Artist Reception for Hans on Sunday, September 26 from 1-4 pm (same location).  You can meet the artist and ask questions about her travels and photography.  I hope to see you there!

JosiQ Baby Boutique

JosiQ Baby BoutiqueLocal client, Josi Stevens, creates beautiful baby items.  Many of them are made from a material that I’d never heard of before–Minky.  It was one of the softest, most elegant fabrics that I’d ever felt!  It would be wonderful for a baby’s soft skin!

The items that Josi is focusing on to start include:

  • Bibs
  • Booties
  • Blankets
  • Burp Cloths
  • Gift Sets

In addition to Minky fabric, she also makes some items in a flannel print, which is also a very soft fabric for your favorite little one.  Josi’s baby items make great gifts for baby showers and for visiting the baby for the first time!

You can visit the complete site at

Thanksgiving Business Blessing

Happy Thanksgiving! There is a business-related blessing that we can all take advantage of on our 2004 tax return, which is coming up all too soon.

Susan Foster of Thornapple Financial Center writes on her blog:

“The IRS has passed a new mileage rate to be used from September 1st thru the end of the 2005. The business mileage rate for 2005 was set at 40.5 cents per mile and has now been raised to 48.5 cents a mile for the last four months of the year. What this means to you is that you will need to bring in two mileage figures this year — one for the first 8 months of the year and a second for the last four months of the year. The IRS cautions that this is only a temporary mileage rate because they believe that gas prices will stabilize at a lower cost.”

Thanks for the great information, Susan–and kudos for updating your blog with some great information we can all use!

Do you have a blog on your website? Remember that updating it often with pertinent information will keep your visitors coming back!

New Clients and Redesigned Sites

It has been an amazingly busy couple of months for Dramatic Design with new clients and redesigns. I’ll start by welcoming our new clients and telling a little about their businesses and sites.

Sarah and Warren Ulrich are the owners of Jessco Real Estate, located in Hastings, Michigan. They have just recently opened Jessco, but have been in the real estate business for quite some time. They really seem to love what they do and I can tell that they treat their clients with great care and respect. They would be a great choice if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, looking for an investment property or a cottage to rent. Sarah and Warren have also earned a free month of Hosting and Maintenance for the referral of our next client!

DOD Transport (Deal of the Day) is owned by Jon Kobe. This is a brand new business, but Jon has been in the business for many years. He has an entrepreuneral spirit and decided to launch out on his own. He seems to be doing great so far–he had 3 new clients on his first day of business! Way to go Jon! DOD Transport is a transportation broker. If you need something shipped, Jon will arrange for it to happen–whether by truck or rail–in the least expensive way for you.

Our next new site is Soggy Bottom Labs. Paul & Sandy Spittka breed, sell and show labrador retrievers. Their puppies are very friendly and learn early on to love children and other animals because they are in an environment from birth with lots of children and other animals. Soggy Bottom Labs sell AKC registered puppies for pets, as well as for show. Sandy will be updating frequently to tell about the puppies and show pictures of new litters as they are born.

Creagious Kids isn’t a new site, per se, but the owners, Dan and Jackie Thompson, have been so busy with a very successful business that they hadn’t had time to work on their website. So, Elizabeth Crowder, Creagious Kids Website Project Manager, has taken on this project with enthusiasm and skill. Thanks to Elizabeth, Creagious Kids now has a great website, filled with content and a regularly updated blog, which is great for the parents. Parents can see what activities the children are involved with, upcoming news and events, and soon, they will be able to view and order pictures of their children from the photo gallery.

Another site that has been with Dramatic Design for a while, but again, too busy with business to work on a website, is Thornapple Financial Center. (This is such a great thing, that these businesses are so successful!) Kris has played a big roll in helping get this site up and running for owner, Susan Foster. The site opens with a blog to keep clients and visitors updated with frequent updates. This will be especially important after January 1, when all the tax deadlines start coming up. You can email each person at Thornapple Financial Center right from their staff profile pages.

Dr. Greg Randall and Hastings Family Dentqal have a great newly redesigned website. It is much more contemporary than their old site, with some JavaScript rollover buttons and a blog. That’s right, Dr. Randall is blogging! Check out the dental advice and new products that Dr. Randall will review on his blog.

Also redesigned, The Faith Journey takes on a travel theme look. We congratulate The Faith Journey on entering into its second year of ministry in the Howell, Michigan area. Pastor Stephen Cottle will also be blogging, and we will hopefully be getting some sermons online that anyone can download and listen to on their iPod, MP3 player, or computer. Those who want to, can also burn the sermons to CD to listen to in their car or give to a friend.

We would also like to mention that Wendy’s Angels has recently moved from to, which is a better fit for the site, since it is a commercial site. Best wishes to Wendy, as she supplies the rubber stamping needs of people in the Binghamton, New York area, as well as those of the WWW. Congrats on your new domain, Wendy!

Keep up the great work everyone!