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Knightling is pleased to become a member of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. Now with our second location on Irwindale Avenue we felt the best way to get to know our fellow business owners would be to join the Chamber. Plus, you can't beat the fact that the lunch meetings are held across the street Edison's banquet room. Thank you to Dawn De Vroom from Arrow Automotive for the recommendation.
Kellie Sherrill, Founder of Knightling Web Design, becomes Vice President of the Long Beach Executives AssociationWritten by Kellie Sherrill
After five years of membership and a year of service on the Board of Directors, Kellie Sherrill, founder and president of Knightling, Inc., has been appointed to the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Executives Association of Long Beach (EALB). She has also been designated chairman of the social committee. Kellie is currently the youngest member of EALB and likely the youngest member to ever hold these positions within the organization. Executives Association of Long Beach is a group dedicated to the mutual benefit of its members through providing opportunities for networking and the creation of long-term business relationships; for more information, please visit their Knightling-managed website. If you want to learn more about Kellie, click here.
After about a year of planning and execution, the Knightling team has created Knightling Studios, a well-appointed rental photography studio. Knightling Studios is designed to make photo shoots and photo processing more efficient and more convenient. Our ample parking, on-site restrooms, dressing room and break room greatly reduce the logistical complications that can arise from attempting to get everyone organized and ready in a tight timeframe. The built-in cyclorama takes hours out of the post-shoot editing and touch-up process. Custom photography on a white, seamless backdrop creates excellent images for your website or marketing materials. The few shoots we’ve done so far have yielded exceptional results. We think you’ll be impressed too; check them out at the new Knightling Studios website.
Every year, software engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and anyone else with a passion for the creative fusion of technology and art gather together for the Digital Media Arts Summit & EXPO put on by the Long Beach Community Foundation. Knightling attended this year’s event (the 4th consecutive EXPO), and set up a booth to showcase our products.
Brian Rosen, a software engineer at Pixar Animation Studios, delivered the keynote presentation and captivated the audience with his insight into Pixar’s origins and current operations as well as several cinematic clips that illustrated his talking points. Rosen detailed the history of Pixar from it’s inception under the control of Lucasfilm to its acquisition by Steve Jobs and finally its relationship with Disney; he discussed the extensive work involved in pioneering technological elements of an industry that did not yet exist. He concluded his presentation with a new animated short that had just been released in theaters.
Our office lease is expiring, and we have decided to change our business location. Our Belmont Shore office has very limited space, and we have encountered a few other challenges due to the age of the building. These factors, combined with a substantial proposed increase in our rent, have prompted us to contemplate a move. After considering a variety of alternatives, we have ultimately decided to return to downtown Long Beach at 411 W Seaside Way, where we have access to spacious, recently constructed conference rooms in which to host client meetings and deliver presentations as needed. It is our hope that the larger, more modern facilities will better serve our needs and, most importantly, those of our clients.
There will not be any disruptions in service to our customers during the move. If you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
By Tiffany Rider - Senior Writer
January 31, 2012 - With the economic recovery moving at a snail’s pace as 2012 gets under way, many small-business owners are concerned about keeping their clients, finding quality employees, marketing their business or just dealing with what continues to be a sluggish economy.
At least that’s the consensus of 15 local women who own or co-own their business. Some of the women are new entrepreneurs; others have been in business for decades.
In the first of a series of interviews this year with women small-business owners, the Business Journal posed this question: What is your biggest challenge moving your business forward?
Kellie Shelton Sherrill opened Knightling in May 2009 – in the middle of the Great Recession. Right now the company is a boutique design agency in Long Beach that offers branding, logo design and graphic design. But Sherrill’s goals are to expand it into a full-service, large-staff business that strictly focuses on websites.
“Every site that you do, you really have to dig in and research that industry, interview the owners and find out everything about what they do so you can pull out all that content and make it understandable, for somebody who has never met them before, in an online format,” Sherrill said. “In the future we hope to be a larger agency so that when they hear the word Knightling they instantly think, ‘I should get my Web site done by them.’”
Kelile Sherrill, Presenter for the Long Beach Executives Association.
On Monday, January 16th, 2012, Kellie Sherrill founder of Knightling, Inc. gave an informative presentation to the Long Beach Executives Association on how to better your website, increase your organic google search results and how to build cross traffic from your website to your Facebook fan page.
Kellie Shelton Sherrill, founder of Knightling, Inc. was featured in the Long Beach Business Journal's Women in Business Edition, November 2011 for the second year in a row.
Kellie Shelton Sherrill, founder of Knightling, Inc., has mastered the art and science of efficient, effective and user-friendly website design, development, deployment and support. Knightling produces visually stunning websites while utilizing search engine optimization techniques. What sets Knightling apart is Kellie’s dedication to providing an easy-to-use content management system for all of her clients as well as personal, one-on-one training. In addition to web development, Knightling provides logo design, graphic design, brand consulting and photography. Following her wedding this summer, Kellie moved her business to Belmont Shore to accomodate her growing staff. Kellie serves on the board of the Executives Association of Long Beach.