Sunday, March 9, 2008

protocol 80 principals win award

Two alumni from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford received the first Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Small Business Administration and Pitt-Bradford Students in Free Enterprise.

The award was presented last week as part of activities surrounding Entrepreneurship Week.

The award went to Pitt-Bradford alumni Donald Kemick and Jeremy Callinan, owners of Protocol 80, a firm specializing in Web design and application development services.

“Your creativity, innovation and hard work truly embody the importance of celebrating entrepreneurial excellence,” read the certificate presented at a dessert reception Thursday.

“By providing computer-based consulting services as well as conducting training at the Pitt-Bradford Small Business Institute, you have become a business leader for today’s entrepreneurs in the Bradford area and throughout the region.”

In addition to their work with Protocol 80, Kemick and Callinan teach for-credit business classes and noncredit classes through Outreach Services. They have also donated their time to several university committees.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

protocol 80 to Instruct Course for the Small Business Institute

We will be giving an instructional course in this series in October:

The Small Business Institute, developed by Pitt-Bradford’s Business Resource Center and the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, was designed to address topics that are critical to the success of today’s small business. Small-business owners and entrepreneurs often wear many different “hats,” and these workshops will help to tackle real-world issues such as management, finances, human resources, Internet usage, marketing, and business writing. Complete all six workshops in the series and receive a certificate of achievement. In addition to the Business Resource Center and the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, this series is co-sponsored by Clarion University SBDC.

Each session will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. in the Outreach Services Classroom, 2nd floor Seneca Building, Bradford, PA

$25 for each session if you register separately

$125 for the entire six-week series

$100 for Chamber members when they register for the entire series

Monday, Sept. 17, 2007

Ten Ways to Protect Your Business: Planning for Success #PW45

Presenter: PA Institute of Public Accountants, James Embrey,

of Kersey & Associates, Warren, PA.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2007

Finance 101: Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business #PW46

Presenter: Jill Edwards, Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum

Monday, October 1, 2007

Marketing Strategies for Business Growth #PW47

Presenter: Gregg Johnson, Clarion SBDC

Monday, October 8, 2007

Your Business & the Internet: Web sites, Security, Ecommerce & Beyond #PW48

Presenter: Jeremy Callinan & Donnie Kemick, protocol 80

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Nuts & Bolts of Human Resources for Small Business #PW49

Presenter: Bruce Gallagher, VP – Human Resources, Zippo Manufacturing Co.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Grant Writing Workshop #PW50

Presenter: Gwen Auman, Grant Writer and Fund Developer,

Elk Regional Health Center

Monday, August 13, 2007

Would you like to own a piece of the Hamsher House history?

One of our clients, Bradford Regional Medical Center is now featuring The Hamsher House Collection ©
now offering:

* Silent Auction Bids for one-of-a-kind uniquely framed views of the Bradford Hospital School of Nursing, The Hamsher House. Highest bid amount wins. In case of tie, blind drawing will be held from among those ballots. Bids must be received by midnight Sept. 30, 2007. Written bids accepted at HeartStrings Gift Shop at BRMC.

Most recently on display at The Art Exhibit during Bradford's Summerfest and Zippo's 75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

These five framed artworks are among the last official photography taken in Summer 2006 by world-class photographer Craig Melvin for BRMC. Graphic design by Mary Kelly Chesebro for BRMC and art direction by Kimberly Maben, Director of Communications for BRMC.

Only one of each of the five pieces available framed, each depicting onsite scenes and original verses from The School of Nursing yearbooks.

All proceeds benefit the Bradford Hospital Foundation's McKean County VNA & Hospice Fund.

more information here -

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Additions to our web hosting packages - new webmail and stats

Our protocol 80 web hosting packages have been updated to include the latest AJAX-based webmail available from SmarterMail and the newest version of SpamAssassin to keep as much spam out of our client's mailboxes as possible. If you are one of our web hosting clients, your webmail is available here -

We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about the web statistics program available for free with your hosting: SmarterStats . SmarterStats for your site as a protocol 80 web hosting client, is available here: . Please let us know if you do not have a login, and are interested. SmarterStats includes the following key features:

  • Track your website's growth and forecast internet trends
  • Features over 130 report items, plus Geographic Reporting
  • Email Reports available right to any email address
  • Enhanced data mining

view all features

You can read more about the changes in our webmail and email server below. We appreciate your business and please let us know if you have any questions, thanks!

SmarterMail 4.0

More Protection

  • SpamAssassin—on the primary server in Windows or as a distributed stand-alone server in Linux.
  • Greylisting—most spam is stopped at the perimeter.
  • Outbound Spam Checking—prevents abuse and blacklisting of your domains.
  • SmarterMail 4.0 creates a virtually spam-free environment—95% or better protection.
  • ClamAV anti-virus right out of the box—local or remote—for 95% or better protection.

Improved Interface

  • New Web interface—auto-complete addressing; email preview window; intuitive, "word-processor" style spell check; much more…
  • Multiple Skins—professionally rendered skins are included and Administrators can create custom skins.
  • POP Retrieval—external mail retrieval is a snap, so you can link your other mail accounts to this one. - your source for frangible bullets and ammunition is now live - one of our most recent projects, is your place for access to the world’s finest frangible ammunition and projectiles. Our store features only the lead-free frangible projectiles and frangible ammunition products manufactured by SinterFire.

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Made from a copper/tin composite the SinterFire Bullet does not contain lead. By design, its controlled frangibility causes it to break apart upon contact with an item harder than itself.

Inherent accuracy and transparency to its lead counterpart, have made the SinterFire Bullet the frangible bullet of choice. Major ammunition manufacturers like Winchester, Federal, ATK/CCI-Speer, and many others all feature frangible lines of ammunition utilizing the SinterFire Bullet.

At, their goal is to make sure that everyone has access to the safety and environmental benefits of SinterFire bullets and ammunition. is the exclusive retail web store for SinterFire Ammunition and Bullets.

Updates to

One of our clients , B & D Enterprises, has recently had us make more additions and updates to their website , including the addition of a new product set they have available from SanRex. B & D Enterprises is one of the Internet's largest and most popular sources for discrete power semiconductors, Power modules, Snap-In Electrolytic Capacitors, Axial-Lead Capacitors , Photo Couplers, Relays and a wide range of other electrical components.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

protocol 80 on the Radio

This morning we had the opportunity to show our radio-friendly faces on WESB, a Bradford, Pennsylvania radio station, in a segment called the 'Live Line'. On the show, we discussed the tremendous opportunity for businesses and individuals in a small, rural area such as Northwestern Pennsylvania, to establish an International business presence through a variety of online business models.

We also had 3 of our clients involved with the discussion:

All three of them did an excellent job highlighting their specific online business models and showing how effective the web has been in growing their businesses. We have had a great time working with all of them and watching their online businesses grow, particularly in such a small, rural economy.

Look for a feature on our homepage with the audio from the excerpt in the coming days!```