Friday, October 9, 2009

CostumeWorks Wins Chicago Semi-Finals in Newpreneur of the Year Award

CostumeWorks was named as a semi-finalist from the Midwest Region in the and Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year contest.  Five entrepreneurs were chosen out of several hundred applicants from the Midwest to "pitch" their plans and ideas to a panel of judges and 120 event attendees.

Founder and President of CostumeWorks, Ryan Dover, and fellow semi-finalist, Paul Wolf of Wolf Technologies, will move onto the next round of the contest to compete for up to $50,000 in grants.

Following the award, Ryan commented, "I am very happy and surprised.  All five of the entrepreneurs had great ideas and gave great presentations.  And please disregard how I look...  I usually don't look that wrinkled or tired!  Well, ok...  Maybe I do."

More from the the contest and Chicago event are online here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CostumeWorks and VeriSign Partner to Provide Enhanced Security for Online Shoppers

CostumeWorks is partnering with VeriSign to provide a premium security and authentication solution using VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates.  VeriSign EV SSL Certificate instantly confirm that visitors are dealing with authentic Web sites and helps keep private credit card information and other sensitive personal data.

The full story is available online here.