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SportbikeS.com’s Named a 2007 Ektron All Star
Organization’s Website Chosen as Best Online Community Site


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  Michael DiSabatino      
  900 Calle Plano, Suite N
  Camarillo, Ca 93012
 
 Mike@EkDevTeam.com
  (805) 389-4349


Camarillo, California – September 20, 2007 – SportbikeS.com today announced it is a 2007 Ektron All Star. The organization’s website,
 www.SportbikeS.com, has been recognized as the best Online Community site. It represents an innovative and effective implementation of CMS400.NET, Ektron’s all-in-one application for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites.

It is an honor to be recognized as “the best” in our class, stated Michael DiSabatino, founder and developer of the SportbikeS.com website.  Michael continued, “We have worked this market space for some time struggling to make our site comprehensive, yet streamline for users as well as administrators… Ektron’s CMS 400.net solution allowed us to reach our goals in less then 4 months from start to finish!”

DiSabatino architectured and developed the new Ektron based site along with Rich Chatfield, the lead developer who was also responsible for graphics.  This team of two, along with the Ektron CMS400.net software, was able to take the site from “just another enthusiast’s site” to a complete publishing site with the latest in geo-mapping technology and full sportbike wiki.  Rumors have been noted that they are looking at moving to a full social networking interface in the spring… 

“Ektron’s All-Stars have built highly successful sites that combine clear design and navigation with compelling content and forward-thinking strategies,” said Bill Rogers, founder and chief executive officer, Ektron. “SportbikeS.com has demonstrated excellence in developing a user-friendly site that offers members easy access to dealers, race tracks, riding schools and other related references. The SportbikeS.com site is above and beyond any of their competitors, with advanced features like GeoMapping and Wiki support.

Each year, All Star participants submit information detailing how Ektron’s web content management software has impacted their organizations. Criteria includes how the Ektron-powered websites meet business and technical goals, advance online strategies, better satisfy site visitors, produce tangible return on investment and support effective business processes. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 150 nominations. For more information, visit www.ektron.com/allstar.


About SportbikeS.com’s
From its inception in 1996,
 www.SportbikeS.com has been growing its number of members and raising its reputation as one of the top websites for sportbike enthusiasts.  Through the acquisition of several exciting websites, eSportbike.com, SportbikeWorld.com and SuperbikeClub.com - all offering their own personalities in forums, galleries and topic-specific content, the site experienced explosive growth.  Today, all the websites are merged, creating one supersite, SportbikeS.com -providing the general public free access to the best possible service and community resources.  In August of 2007 SportbikeS.com was acquired by VerticalScope, Inc., an online publishing company specializing in sport related websites.

About Ektron
Ektron’s Web content management and authoring solutions are affordable for any organization and simple enough for anyone to use, yet offer webmasters, designers and developers all the tools they need to create, deploy and manage interactive Web, intranet and extranet sites on one platform. With Ektron CMS400.NET, companies can do what they want on the Web, including developing rich sites for personal, two-way communication with visitors, building community through memberships, blogs and forums, and attracting more repeat visits using RSS feeds and Web alerts to increase business opportunities. An open API allows for easy customization and extension. Ektron is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., and has more than 20,000 customer implementations worldwide, including Unilever, Intel and Pfizer. For more information, visit
 http://www.ektron.com.

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