PRESS RELEASE : CMI CONSTRUCTION of Springdale Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017


Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World 

Springdale, AR January 14, 2016 – CMI CONSTRUCTION of Springdale, AR has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. CMI Construction has been remodeling homes in the Northwest Arkansas area since 1995 where we began as a small family-owned home services company. Today, we are the most trusted name in home expansion and remodeling offering a full range of services to fit any budget. We have a broad array of experienced and professional staff. CMI Construction was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

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Free Tools for Everyday Business Use

We have gathered a list of technology tools to help you save money in software resources *.  

Tools and Applications 
    Store your files on the cloud.  
    Take registrations at no cost if the event is free.
    If you work by the hour, use this calculator!
    Manage your social media accounts.
    Open documents, spreadsheets and databases.
    Image and photo editing for PCs.
    Take notes and never lose them.  
    For your international clients.
    Manage your newsletters.  

Starting out ideas  

1. Start a blog!
If you cannot afford to purchase a website, start a blog using Tumblr or Blogger.
2. Email address
Try Gmail until as a starter option 
*Share as an information tool only. We do not own any of the above. 
 – If you want anything else added to the list please feel free to email us.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Willie Johnson, motivational speaker has a new website!

PO BOX 4293 Fayetteville AR 72702

October 20, 2015

Alexis Information Systems announces Willie Johnson has a new website.
Willie Johnson is a delightful and inspiring motivational speaker, corporate trainer, author, and workshop leader. His years of corporate training experience and professional speaking combine with his commitment to community service, his military service and his education to provide corporations, nonprofit organizations and any other group an effective and entertaining speaker or trainer for their event.After more than 15 years of professional speaking and training, Willie Johnson has become a master at tailoring his presentations to fit his audience.

The new website includes:

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For questions, contact us at 479-365-3158 or send an email 
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EU ePrivacy Directive for your website

EU ePrivacy Directive also known as the EU Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation which requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) who enforce privacy laws in the UK have stated that getting “implied consent” for cookie use is acceptable.

What needs to be done?
EU web visitors must be informed that your website stores cookies for tracking, statistics and hosting.

What are cookies ?
Cookies are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits.

Who must comply ?
Any business anywhere with a website serving customers within any EU country, is required to comply with the legislation with respect to those EU visitors, and that country.

How are you classified?
Your business is located in EU
A visible notice with an acceptance button is required.

Your business is not located in EU but serves EU customers only
A visible notice is required.

Your business is not located in EU and serves EU customers and other countries
A visible notice is required + Privacy Notice page
The privacy notice page must tell visitors how to delete cookies.

If you are in EU and your website is exclusively targeted to non-EU audiences
You are not required to comply.
Below are some reference links to tell you more (including the fines involved)
Below is an example with policy notices.


If you export goods and are compliant with the Safe Harbor rules of the US Department of Commerce, I need to know so we can add this image to your site. Read more about Self certification with US Department of Commerce. (

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Japan Consumption Tax Will Apply Starting October 1, 2015 – Amazon Notice

Here is the latest notice Amazon sent to Kindle Authors :

Starting October 1, 2015 an 8% consumption tax will be applied to all ebooks sold to customers living in Japan. No action is required of you, but we are notifying you because you currently have one or more titles available through KDP that may be affected by this change.

One-time Adjustment for Existing KDP Titles
Beginning October 1, list prices set for will be tax-inclusive, meaning that the 8% consumption tax will be included in the list price you give us. For example, if you set your list price at ¥1250, your new tax-inclusive list price would be ¥1250. Tax will be deducted from this price, and your royalties would be calculated on a resulting price of ¥1157. Keep in mind that you can change your price at any time subject to KDP’s Terms and Conditions.

Minimum and Maximum List Prices
The minimum and maximum list prices for the 35% and 70% royalty plans will now also be inclusive of tax. Previously the minimum and maximum list price for the 35% royalty plan were ¥99 and ¥20,000 respectively. The new minimum and maximum list prices for the 35% royalty plan will be ¥99 and ¥20,000 inclusive of tax (or ¥91.67 and ¥18,518.52 exclusive of tax). Similarly, the minimum and maximum list prices for the 70% royalty were ¥250 and ¥1250. The new minimum and maximum list prices for the 70% royalty plan will be ¥250 and ¥1250 inclusive of tax (or ¥231.48 and ¥1,157.41 exclusive of tax).

Setting List Prices for
Starting October 1, to make it easier to set customer friendly list prices without having to calculate tax, authors will set list prices for the JP marketplace that include consumption tax. To accommodate this, the KDP pricing grid will be updated to accept tax-inclusive list prices. In the pricing page, authors will also see their suggested price without tax to help them understand how royalties will be calculated. For those authors who set their JP marketplace price automatically from their US list price, we will convert the US list price to local currency and that will be the list price that includes tax.

For more information about this change, visit our Help pages.

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

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Upcoming Events : How to create a culture of security in your company


Larry Ropp, Identity Theft and Risk Management Specialist with Ropp and Associates will hold an informational session at the Alexis Information Systems office located at 21 W Mountain Street Suite 122 Fayetteville, AR 72701. Larry will share with the audience a few simple ways to protect a business when employees use computer systems to access to customers information.

He will talk about the FACTA Red Flag Rules (FTC Regulation) which require business owners to develop and implement certain security standards for employees handling sensitive data. It is important to have a plan in place before your personal and business reputation are ruined by the choices of one person.

Audience : Open to the public.
Price : Free

Free reserved parking is provided for the lunch session
Parking at the square downtown Fayetteville after 5PM is free

Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Event Registration Links

How to create a culture of security in your company (Lunch Session)
Eventbrite - How to create a culture of security in your company (Lunch Session)

How to create a culture of security in your company (Dinner Session)
Eventbrite - How to create a culture of security in your company (Dinner Session)

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Move Forward With Mobile

For a quote, go to our website or call 479-365-3158

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What is the difference between a regular site and a mobile optimized site?

Mobile websites may also include features that take advantage of the advanced capabilities of a mobile phone such as a click-to-call button that, when clicked, places a call.

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A few websites samples (video)

A video of websites created by Alexis Information Systems. We create and maintain websites that can be displayed on any available device such as desktops, tablets and smartphones regardless of connection speed with easy navigation to the content for those visiting the website. As a business owner, you must participate in the planning of your website, because a well planned website can help your business growth by telling your story.
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