In 2011, Shashi Bellamkonda launched a site called huggableman.com to honor people “who are different and want to make a difference for others.” In March 2012, Shashi brought on Cathy Larkin as editor and they re-branded the site huggablepeople.com. We will be expanding to feature men AND women, well-known AND less-well known people, companies (big and small), non-profits as well as technology and business folks.Continue Reading
Huggable #4 : Marc Sherer creator a powerful ecosystem of businesses and professionals – both big and small
Huggableman.com is all about recognizing people who are exceptional and make a difference. Crowd sourcing is encouraged and I am happy to get this nomination from Ramon Ray ( Our Huggable #1) and editor of SmallBizTechnology.com.
Here is Ramon Ray’s Huggable Nomination :
Marc Sherer is President of Event Management an event production company located in Connecticut. NY XPO produces big trade shows for businesses, such as the New York Expo.
I first met Marc in 2005 when he was getting ready to produce his first NYXPO in NY. Marc is one of the most generous, giving and smart persons I know. He deals with BIG sponsors, BIG events, BIG people, but his graciousness and openness make him accessible to all. His ability to bring together NY’s professionally diverse network of small business community members (Chambers, organizations, associations, groups, etc) and have them in ONE room during his planning meetings is a testament to his personal professionalism and the strength of the organization he’s built.
NYXPO is not a very big business, but shows that small businesses can do big (no VERY BIG) things with passion, dedication, some luck and brains.
My hat’s off to him and his team (shout out to Devin Cleary) who have created a powerful ecosystem of businesses and professionals – both big and small. It’s easy to do events and trade shows – it’s not easy to bring together so many professionals an a “family” atmosphere of support to the greater growth of their collective small enterprises. Marc Shearer should definitely gets the Huggable man recognition – IF The Huggable Man grants it
Huggable #1 : Ramon Ray, technology evangelist, author, speaker and the editor of Smallbiztechnology.com
If you have not met Ramon Ray and heard him speak, think of the experience this way. Till you meet him think of yourself as a weary passenger in a railway station waiting for a train’s arrival that is several hours away. Then in comes a superfast express train Ramon Ray who takes you to your destination not only sooner but more efficiently. Hope you will experience the Ramon Ray effect soon and the best way to do that is to look for opportunities to hear him speak and his website definitely has all the info.
Want to nominate someone – send me an email with a 400×400 picture and about 250 words on why this person is “huggable”. I reserve the right to publish or reject the nominations. As the site develops. we will have the ability for you to have a conversation with the person, about the person, vote for them . Please comment here to give me feedback and suggestions or email awesome [at] huggableman dot com.
Huggable #1 : Ramon Ray, technology evangelist, is an author, speaker and the editor of Smallbiztechnology.com.
Since 1986, Ramon has been using computers and was first “online” in 1995. He is the author of “Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses”, has written hundreds of technology articles and posted thousands of technology news items on Smallbiztechnology.com. His content is syndicated and read by thousands of readers.
He has written technology articles for Entrepreneur, Allbusiness, Inc Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, New York Enterprise Report, CNet, Var Business, TechTarget and other media.
Ramon is not simply a technology writer, but as a former technology consultant, has years of hands on experience in building networks, installing software, upgrading computers, configuring mobile technology and supporting the technology small businesses use on a daily basis.
He is often quoted in the media, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, WCBS Radio, Crains New York, National Federal of Independent Business, Small Business Advocate Radio Show and has been invited to speak at events including the United States Small Business Administration Service Core of Retired Executives “Strategies for Succeeding in Business”, Inc 500, PC Expo, Internet World, American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation and Business Development Institute events.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of Director’s and Technology Committee Chairperson
Jim Blasingame’s Small BUsiness Advocate Radio Show, Brain Trust Member
IBM, Small Business Expert Panel