Alberta is the most populous Prairie province. The province, and the world-famous Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, were both named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Alberta has five national parks, including Banff National Park, established in 1885. The rugged Badlands house some of the world’s richest deposits of prehistoric fossils and dinosaur finds. Alberta is the largest producer of oil and gas, and the oil sands in the north are being developed as a major energy source. Alberta is also renowned for agriculture, especially for the vast cattle ranches that make Canada one of the world’s major beef producers.
403: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, Lacombe, Strathmore, Banff, Olds
578: Calgary, Edmonton, Fort Mcmurray, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Banff, Drayton Valley
780: Edmonton, Fort Mcmurray, Sherwood Park, Grande Prairie, Spruce Grove, Camrose, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan, Cold Lake, Hinton
(236, 250, 604, 778)
British Columbia (B.C.), on the Pacific coast, is Canada’s western most province, with a population of four million. The Port of Vancouver is our gateway to the Asia-Pacific. About one-half of all the goods produced in B.C. are forestry products, including lumber, newsprint, and pulp and paper products—the most valuable forestry industry in Canada. B.C. is also known for mining, fishing, and the fruit orchards and wine industry of the Okanagan Valley. B.C. has the most extensive park system in Canada, with approximately 600 provincial parks. The province’s large Asian communities have made Chinese and Punjabi the most spoken languages in the cities after English. The capital, Victoria, is a tourist centre and headquarters of the navy’s Pacific fleet.
250: Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Prince George, Vernon, Penticton, Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan
604: Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Delta, Chilliwack, White Rock, New Westminster
778: Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Prince George
Manitoba’s economy is based on agriculture, mining and hydro-electric power generation. The province’s most populous city is Winnipeg, whose Exchange District includes the most famous street intersection in Canada, Portage and Main. Winnipeg’s French Quarter, St. Boniface, has Western Canada’s largest Francophone community at 45,000. Manitoba is also an important centre of Ukrainian culture, with 14% reporting Ukrainian origins, and the largest Aboriginal population of any province, at over 15%.
Situated in the Appalachian Range, the province was founded by the United Empire Loyalists and has the second largest river system on North America’s Atlantic coastline, the St. John River system. Forestry, agriculture, fisheries, mining, food processing and tourism are the principal industries. Saint John is the largest city, port and manufacturing centre; Moncton is the principal Francophone Acadian centre; and Fredericton, the historic capital. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province, and about one-third of the population lives and works in French. The province’s pioneer Loyalist and French cultural heritage and history come alive in street festivals and traditional music.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly point in North America and has its own time zone. In addition to its natural beauty, the province has a unique heritage linked to the sea. The oldest colony of the British Empire and a strategic prize in Canada’s early history, the province has long been known for its fisheries, coastal fishing villages and distinct culture. Today off-shore oil and gas extraction contributes a substantial part of the economy. Labrador also has immense hydro-electric resources.
709: Labrador City, Deer Lake, Gander, Wabush
The Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) were originally made up in 1870 from Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory. The capital, Yellowknife (population 20,000), is called the “diamond capital of North America.” More than half the population is Aboriginal (Dene, Inuit and Métis). The Mackenzie River, at 4,200 kilometres, is the second-longest river system in North America after the Mississippi and drains an area of 1.8 million square kilometres.
867: Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik, Fort Smith, Aklavik
Nova Scotia is the most populous Atlantic Province, with a rich history as the gateway to Canada. Known for the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy, the province’s identity is linked to shipbuilding, fisheries and shipping. As Canada’s largest east coast port, deep-water and ice-free, the capital, Halifax, has played an important role in Atlantic trade and defence and is home to Canada’s largest naval base. Nova Scotia has a long history of coal mining, forestry and agriculture. Today there is also off-shore oil and gas exploration. The province’s Celtic and Gaelic traditions sustain a vibrant culture. Nova Scotia is home to over 700 annual festivals, including the spectacular military tattoo in Halifax.
782: Yarmouth, Halifax
902: Halifax, Sydney, Dartmouth, Truro, New Glasgow, Glace Bay, Kentville, Amherst, Bridgewater, Yarmouth
Nunavut, meaning “our land” in Inuktitut, was established in 1999 from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories, including all of the former District of Keewatin. The capital is Iqaluit, formerly Frobisher Bay, named after the English explorer Martin Frobisher, who penetrated the uncharted Arctic for Queen Elizabeth I in 1576. The 19-member Legislative Assembly chooses a premier and ministers by consensus. The population is about 85% Inuit, and Inuktitut is an official language and the first language in schools.
867: Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Hall Beach
At more than 12 million, the people of Ontario make up more than one-third of Canadians. The large and culturally diverse population, natural resources and strategic location contribute to a vital economy. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the country’s main financial centre. Many people work in the service or manufacturing industries, which produce a large percentage of Canada’s exports. The Niagara region is known for its vineyards, wines and fruit crops. Ontario farmers raise dairy and beef cattle, poultry, and vegetable and grain crops. Founded by United Empire Loyalists, Ontario also has the largest Frenchspeaking population outside of Quebec, with a proud history of preserving their language and culture. There are five Great Lakes located between Ontario and the United States: Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan (in the U.S.A.) and Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
705: Barrie, Sudbury, Peterborough, North Bay, Timmins, Midland, Orillia, Huntsville, Collingwood, Elliot Lake
807: Thunder Bay, Fort Frances, Marathon, Webequie, Sioux Lookout, White River, Nestor Falls, Dryden, Kenora
905: Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton, Markham, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Burlington, Ajax, Toronto
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) is the smallest province, known for its beaches, red soil and agriculture, especially potatoes. P.E.I. is the birthplace of Confederation, connected to mainland Canada by one of the longest continuous multispan bridges in the world, the Confederation Bridge. Anne of Green Gables, set in P.E.I. by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is a much-loved story about the adventures of a little red-headed orphan girl.
902: Charlottetown, Kensington
(418, 438, 450, 514, 579, 581, 819, 873)
Nearly eight million people live in Quebec, the vast majority along or near the St. Lawrence River. More than three-quarters speak French as their first language. The resources of the Canadian Shield have helped Quebec to develop important industries, including forestry, energy and mining. Quebec is Canada’s main producer of pulp and paper. The province’s huge supply of fresh water has made it Canada’s largest producer of hydro-electricity. Quebecers are leaders in cutting-edge industries such as pharmaceuticals and aeronautics. Quebec films, music, literary works and food have international stature, especially in La Francophonie, an association of French-speaking nations. Montreal, Canada’s second largest city and the second largest mainly French-speaking city in the world after Paris, is famous for its cultural diversity.
819: Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Shawinigan, Victoriaville, Becancour, La Tuque, La Sarre, Maniwaki, Temiscaming, Macamic
873: Sherbrooke, Victoriaville, Hull
Saskatchewan, once known as the “breadbasket of the world” and the “wheat province,” has 40% of the arable land in Canada and is the country’s largest producer of grains and oilseeds. It also boasts the world’s richest deposits of uranium and potash, used in fertilizer, and produces oil and natural gas. Regina, the capital, is home to the training academy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Saskatoon, the largest city, is the headquarters of the mining industry and an important educational, research and technology centre.
306: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Lloydminster, Yorkton, Swift Current, Estevan, Weyburn
639: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Lloydminster, Estevan
Thousands of miners came to the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s, as celebrated in the poetry of Robert W. Service. Mining remains a significant part of the economy. The White Pass and Yukon Railway opened from Skagway in neighbouring Alaska to the territorial capital, Whitehorse in 1900 and provides a spectacular tourist excursion across precipitous passes and bridges. Yukon holds the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada (-63°C).
867: Whitehorse, Watson Lake, Dawson City, Carmacks
United States (319 area codes)
(205, 251, 256, 334, 938)
The state of Alabama is named after the river which European explorers named after a local Native American tribe, according to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Historians believe the tribe name is a portmanteau combining Alba (vegetation) and Amo (gatherer), which makes sense since Native Americans cleared a lot of the land in the state to grow vegetables. While the origin is debatable, here is a fun fact about Alabama: It’s the only state whose official drink is an alcoholic beverage.
The Russians sold Alaska to the United States in 1867. The name is sometimes loosely translated from the Aleut word “Alyeska” meaning “great land,” which is understandable because the state is bigger than Texas, California, and Montana combined. These days, Alaska’s willing to pay you $1,000 to move—and stay—there.
Historians disagree over how Arizona got its name: One theory is that the name is derived from Papago tribal words meaning “place of the young spring.” Another theory is that the name derives from a Spanish word meaning “good oak tree.” The office of the governor notes that the written history of Arizona began in Spanish (when exploration parties ventured northward from Mexico).
480: Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe, Apache Junction, Paradise Valley, Guadalupe, Cave Creek, Phoenix
520: Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Casa Grande, Maricopa, Sierra Vista, Prescott, Marana, Florence, Sahuarita
602: Paradise Valley, Glendale, Phoenix
623: Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Buckeye, Sun City, El Mirage, Tolleson, Cave Creek, Gila Bend, Phoenix
928: Peoria, Yuma, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Buckeye, Prescott, Bullhead City, Kingman, Payson, Somerton
(479, 501, 870)
The state of Arkansas was named after a Native American tribe the Akana. “Arkansas” means “south wind” (i.e., “downstream”)—the tribe lived downstream from the major Algonquin tribe in the area. It stuck, at least in theory, although the spelling and pronunciation varied until well into the 19th century when the state passed a law declaring the spelling to be “Arkansas” but the pronunciation to be AR-can-saw. Contrary to Internet folklore, there is no penalty or other legal liability for misspelling or mispronouncing the state’s name, but there are some weird things that are actually banned in the United States.
479: Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Russellville, Van Buren, Siloam Springs, Clarksville
501: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Hot Springs, Benton, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cabot, Searcy, Bryant
870: Jonesboro, El Dorado, Blytheville, Forrest City, Harrison, Magnolia, Camden, Helena-West Helena, Arkadelphia, Batesville
The name comes from the Spanish legend of Queen Califa, ruler of an island called “California” (yes, the early explorers thought they were on an island). When Cortéz landed on Baja California, he believed he had found the island of Queen Califa, populated only by women who used gold to make tools and weapons. He wasn’t far wrong when, three centuries later, gold was discovered in California.
970: Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Grand Junction, Windsor, Evans, Montrose, Durango, Johnstown, Sterling
(203, 475, 860, 959)
The founding fathers began drafting the U.S. Constitution in the state, but that has nothing to do with the name. By the 1600s, what is now the Connecticut River was already known by a derivation of the Native American word, quinnehtukqut, which means “long tidal river.” Did you know that one of Connecticut’s nicknames is the Nutmeg State?
203: Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden, Fairfield, West Haven, Milford
475: Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden, Fairfield, West Haven, Milford
860: Hartford, New Britain, West Hartford, Bristol, East Hartford, Middletown, Norwich, Torrington, Manchester, Newington
959: Hartford, New Britain, West Hartford, Bristol, East Hartford, Middletown, Norwich, Torrington, Manchester, Newington
Delaware got its name way back in 1610 when explorer Samuel Argall, sailing from Virginia, saw what is now Cape Henlopen and called it “Cape De La Warr” in tribute to the first governor of Virginia, Thomas West, who was also the 3rd Baron De La Warr.
Juan Ponce de Leon was the first to call the state Florida when he landed in the northeastern part in April 1513. The name comes from the celebration, Pascua Florida (Feast of the Flowers). He never found that “fountain of youth” he was looking for, but some still believe it could be somewhere in Florida.
239: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, North Fort Myers, Estero, Immokalee, Naples, Sanibel, Naples Park, Fort Myers Shores
305: Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Kendall, Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, Key West, Hialeah Gardens
When Captain James Cook discovered the islands that are now Hawaii in 1778, he wanted the islands to be called the Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich. But Hawaiian King Kamehameha I wasn’t buying into the anglicized naming; he united the islands under his rule by 1819 as the Kingdom of Hawaii. Like many state names, the etymology of Hawaii is subject to debate. Some say believe it means “homeland.” Others say it means “small and raging.” Others say it comes from the traditional settler of the islands, Hawai’iloa.
808: Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, Waipahu, Kaneohe, Kihei, Wahiawa, Wailuku, Ewa Beach, Waianae
While it may sound like a Native American-derived name, Idaho may be entirely made up. A mining lobbyist claimed it was an Indian word that meant “gem of the mountains,” and hoped to name the territory that included Colorado accordingly. When Congress caught onto the fact that Idaho wasn’t actually an Indian word at all, they went with Colorado. That left “Idaho” free for the taking—and now it had a reputation. And in 1863, Congress dubbed the state territory Idaho.
208: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Post Falls, Rexburg
986: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Post Falls
If you were to pronounce “Illinois” using French pronunciation rules, it would sound something like Ill-in-WAH. That’s the key to understanding why Illinois is spelled that way—despite being pronounced Ill-in-OY. When French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle discovered the land, he called it by the name of the Native American tribe in the area: the Illiniwok. He spelled it “Illinois,” as the French would. That’s the name Congress chose in 1818, but with a pronunciation that was decidedly not French. As for why Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” let’s just say the French weren’t clever enough to come up with that nickname.
708: Cicero, Schaumburg, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Oak Park, Wheeling, Calumet City, Northbrook
773: Summit, Schiller Park, River Grove, Chicago
779: Rockford, Joliet, Bolingbrook, DeKalb, Plainfield, Crystal Lake, Romeoville, Kankakee, McHenry, New Lenox
815: Joliet, Bolingbrook, DeKalb, Plainfield, Crystal Lake, Northbrook, Kankakee, McHenry, New Lenox, Lockport
847: Elgin, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg, Palatine, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates
(219, 260, 317, 463, 574, 765, 812, 930)
No one would blame Indiana for having an identity crisis back in its early days. First, it was ruled by the French. When the English took over from the French, the territory became a county of Virginia before being separated into the Northwest Territory. By the early 19th century, Indiana had its own geographical boundaries and a name (named after the “Indians” from whom the land was acquired)—which it shared with Michigan until 1805 and Illinois until 1809.
219: South Bend, Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Michigan City, Crown Point, Hobart, Munster
260: Fort Wayne, Huntington, New Haven, Auburn, Wabash, Bluffton, Kendallville, Decatur, Columbia City, Angola
Iowa takes its name from the tribe of Native Americans who lived in the area (the Ayuxwa, or the English spelling: Ioways). The name is believed to mean, “one who puts to sleep.” Iowa‘s first recorded use was by Lieutenant Albert M. Lea, who had ventured across it on a mission in 1835 (when it was still part of the Wisconsin Territory) and later wrote about it in a book he published in 1836.
319: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Marion, Burlington, Coralville, North Liberty, Fort Madison, Keokuk
515: Des Moines, Ames, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Fort Dodge, Waukee, Clive, Altoona, Indianola
641: Marshalltown, Mason City, Fairfield, Grinnell, Creston, Clear Lake, Charles City, Knoxville, Centerville, Iowa Falls
712: Council Bluffs, Carroll, Le Mars, Denison, Atlantic, Estherville, Clarinda, Glenwood, Cherokee, Harlan
(316, 620, 785, 913)
Kansas takes its name from the Kansa tribe that lived in the area; the name loosely translates to “people of the South Wind.” The first recorded use of the name was by French explorers, who first explored the land in 1812. One explorer wrote the name Kansas on a map and after that, it just stuck.
316: Wichita, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Andover, Haysville, Augusta, Park City, Valley Center, Mulvane
620: Dodge City, Garden City, Emporia, Great Bend, Arkansas City, Coffeyville, Chanute, Fort Scott, Baxter Springs, Frontenac
785: Lawrence, Junction City, Hays, Abilene, Eudora, Colby, Concordia, Baldwin City, Goodland, Clay Center
913: Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leavenworth, Leawood, Prairie Village, Gardner, Lansing
(270, 364, 502, 606, 859)
Some experts believe the name comes from the Wyandot tribal name for “plain,” in reference to the central plains of the state. Other historians say it comes from the Iroquoian word meaning, “prairie.” Some say the name means “dark and bloody ground.” See if you can guess which American president was born in Kentucky.
859: Lexington, Covington, Richmond, Florence, Nicholasville, Independence, Erlanger, Winchester, Danville, Fort Thomas
(225, 318, 337, 504, 985)
Dubbed in 1862 by the same French explorer who later named Illinois, Louisiana honors King Louis XIV of France. The land was claimed by France until 1803 when Thomas Jefferson purchased as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Believe it or not, the purchase was supposed to be memorialized on Mt. Rushmore, but here’s what went wrong along with many other iconic American landmarks that used to have completely different looks.
225: Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Zachary, Baker, Gonzales, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Plaquemine, Inniswold, Port Allen
318: Shreveport, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria, Ruston, Natchitoches, Pineville, West Monroe, Minden, Bastrop
337: Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Iberia, Sulphur, Opelousas, Crowley, Abbeville, Youngsville, Moss Bluff, Broussard
504: New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Marrero, Terrytown, Harvey, Gretna, Chalmette, Estelle, Belle Chasse
985: Houma, Laplace, Slidell, Hammond, Thibodaux, Mandeville, Luling, Bogalusa, Morgan City, Raceland
The first record of Maine being called “Maine” was dated August 10, 1622, and comes from English Royal Navy veterans Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason. Historians believe they called the territory Maine to distinguish it from all the islands off the coast. Of course, the area was first discovered by the French. To settle the matter, the Maine legislature adopted a resolution in 2001 stating that “Maine” was named after the French province by the same name.
Maryland is named for a French-born queen of England: King Charles’ wife, Queen Henrietta Maria (a.k.a., Queen Mary). When King Charles gave Lord Baltimore a charter in 1632 to establish the new colony, he included the stipulation that it be named in his wife’s honor.
This New England state was named after the Massachusetts Indians who lived in the region, the name loosely translates to “at the great hill.” The name was first recorded in by Captain John Smith, who visited the area in 1614, in his book, A Description of New England. Smith also gave New England its name. When you’re in Massachusetts, don’t forget to check out the New England Trail, one of America’s most stunning hiking trails.
The name comes from the Chippewa word “michigama” which means “great or large lake.”European explorers named Lake Michigan after the tribe’s word in 1670. Later, the entire state took that name as well.
231: Muskegon, Norton Shores, Traverse City, Muskegon Heights, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Ludington, Manistee, Petoskey, Cheboygan
248: Detroit, Livonia, Troy, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Novi, Madison Heights, Birmingham
269: Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Portage, Niles, Sturgis, Benton Harbor, Three Rivers, Fair Plain, Hastings, Marshall
313: Detroit, Dearborn, Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Inkster, Hamtramck, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods
947: Livonia, Troy, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Novi, Madison Heights, Birmingham, Ferndale
989: Saginaw, Midland, Bay City, Mount Pleasant, Owosso, Alpena, Alma, Freeland, Bridgeport, Shields
(218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952)
Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota tribe’s words for “water”—mni—and “clouds”—sota. But whether the water was cloudy, or whether the water was so clear it reflected the clouds in the sky is a mystery we may never solve.
218: Duluth, Hibbing, Bemidji, Brainerd, Fergus Falls, Cloquet, Grand Rapids, Hermantown, Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks
320: Sartell, Hutchinson, Sauk Rapids, Alexandria, Little Falls, Litchfield, Glencoe, Morris, Montevideo, Sauk Centre
507: Mankato, Austin, Faribault, Albert Lea, Fairmont, Kasson, La Crescent, Luverne, Cannon Falls, Lonsdale
The Sioux tribe is the source for the name of Missouri, according to Missouri’s Secretary of State. The word has often been interpreted to mean “muddy water,” but according to the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, the name means “town of the large canoes.”
314: Florissant, Chesterfield, Oakville, University City, Mehlville, Kirkwood, Maryland Heights, Hazelwood, Webster Groves, Ferguson
816: Kansas City, Independence, Lees Summit, Blue Springs, Liberty, Raytown, Gladstone, Grandview, Belton, Excelsior Springs
Montana is the fourth largest state by area (behind Alaska, Texas, and California) but it is also one of the country’s least densely populated states. Its name is derived from the Spanish word montana meaning “mountain,” even though Montana’s average elevation of 3,400 feet makes it the lowest of all the Rocky Mountain States.
406: Billings, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Havre, Anaconda, Belgrade, Glendive
(308, 402, 531)
The state name of Nebraska is derived from the Native American name for the Platte River, which runs through it (“Nebrathka” meaning “flat water”). The name was first used in writing in 1842 by John Charles Frémont, and it stuck.
308: Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Lexington, Alliance, Gering, McCook, Chadron, Holdrege, Ogallala
402: Bellevue, Grand Island, Fremont, Hastings, Columbus, Beatrice, Blair, Crete, Gretna, Aurora
531: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Fremont, Hastings, Columbus, Papillion, La Vista, South Sioux City
(702, 725, 775)
Nevada was named for the nearby mountain range—mostly in California—called the Sierra Nevadas. The name comes from the Spanish settlers who marveled at the snowy peaks (nevada translates to “snow-covered”). In 1859, Congress shortened the name of the territory (that became the state) to Nevada. Note: Nevadans prefer to pronounce the state’s name with the flat “a” like the one in “trap” even though the name’s derived from the Spanish, which means the “a” would sound like the one in “palm.”
702: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Winchester, Mesquite, Boulder City, Bunkerville, Indian Springs, Searchlight
725: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Winchester, Mesquite, Boulder City, Bunkerville, Indian Springs, Searchlight
Named by Captain John Mason after Hampshire county in England, the state was the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the first state to have its own constitution. Its spirit of independence is epitomized in the state motto—”Live Free or Die.” It plays an important role in national elections, as it is the first state to hold national primaries, and its primary results are thought to influence those in the rest of the nation, giving rise to the saying “As New Hampshire goes, so goes the nation.”
The name comes from the English Channel island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret (one of the two men to whom the land of New Jersey was originally given). And Sir Carteret? He’s the namesake of the township called Carteret—in New Jersey. Although the state is known for its industry, its “Garden State” nickname is well-deserved: New Jersey is a leading producer of cranberries, blueberries, and tomatoes.
201: Newark, Jersey City, Passaic, Union City, Bayonne, Hoboken, West New York, Hackensack, Kearny, Teaneck
551: Jersey City, Union City, Bayonne, Hoboken, West New York, Hackensack, Kearny, Teaneck, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn
New Mexico was the name the Spanish used for lands north of the Rio Grande. Mexico refers to an Aztec god, Mexitli. The name New Mexico was given to the land ceded to the United States by Mexico after the Mexican-American War.
505: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Farmington, Gallup, Los Lunas, Las Vegas, Espanola, Grants, Bernalillo
In 1624, the Dutch arrived in the land that’s now New York and called it New Amsterdam (after Holland’s biggest city). By 1664, New Amsterdam fell into the hands of the British, who renamed it New York in honor of the Duke of York. In 1673, the Dutch regained control of New York and rechristened it New Orange, its official name for about a year—at which point it was permanently ceded to the British under the Treaty of Westminster, and it went back to being New York.
845: New City, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, Peekskill, Kingston, Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River
914: Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, Port Chester, Harrison, Newburgh, Middletown, Ossining
917: New York
929: New York
934: Brentwood, West Babylon, Coram, Commack, Central Islip, Huntington Station, Centereach, West Islip, Deer Park, Lindenhurst
(252, 336, 704, 743, 828, 910, 919, 980, 984)
North and South Carolina were part of one colony until 1729 when the Province of Carolina was split. In 1629, King Charles I granted the territory to Sir Robert Heath; he named it Carolina. This word is derived from the name Carolus, translated as “Charles.” King Charles II, who granted another charter that expanded the Province, also was honored by the name.
252: Rocky Mount, Wilson, New Bern, Havelock, Elizabeth City, Roanoke Rapids, Henderson, Tarboro, Washington, Winterville
336: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Lexington, Eden
984: Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Wake Forest, Goldsboro, Holly Springs, Sanford, Garner
The land that is now North Dakota was acquired from the French as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The “Dakota Territory” was formed in 1861 and included what is now North and South Dakota, as well as Montana and Wyoming. Dakota comes from a Sioux tribe from the region, and translates to “friend.” In 1889, the Dakotas were admitted into the Union as states (Montana also became a state in 1889; Wyoming followed in 1890).
701: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Dickinson, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Grafton, Beulah, Horace, Casselton
According to History.com, Ohio got its name from the Iroquois word, “O-Y-O,” which means “great river.” The nickname, the “Buckeye State,” refers to the local buckeye tree, whose fruit was believed by early native Americans to bear a striking resemblance to the eye of male deer.
216: Cleveland, Parma, Lakewood, Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Garfield Heights, Shaker Heights, Maple Heights, South Euclid, Brook Park
220: Newark, Lancaster, Delaware, Marion, Zanesville, Athens, Chillicothe, Portsmouth, Steubenville, Mount Vernon
234: Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Cuyahoga Falls, Warren, Boardman, Stow, Brunswick, Massillon, Kent
330: Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Cuyahoga Falls, Warren, Boardman, Stow, Brunswick, Massillon, Kent
380: Columbus, Grove City, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Marysville, Whitehall, Worthington, Bexley, Canal Winchester
“Okla humma” was a phrase in the Choctaw language that described the skin-color of Native Americans as a whole. Okla means “people” and humma means “red.” In 1890, two years after the area was opened to white settlers, the anglicized version of the name was approved for the territory.
405: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Stillwater, Shawnee, Yukon, Del City, Mustang
The first use of Oregon seems to date back to 1778 and refers to the local river—now called the Columbia. There are numerous theories as to the origins of the state’s name—not to mention how it’s pronounced: Ore-gun? Or the locals’ preferred three-syllable OR-a-gun?
In 1681, England’s King Charles II (the same one who chartered Maryland in 1832), gave William Penn, a Quaker, the right to settle there. The King didn’t specify that the settlement should have any particular name, so Penn named it “Pennsylvania,” after his father, Admiral Sir William Penn. Or himself, depending on how you look at it.
215: Levittown, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Horsham, Montgomeryville, Croydon, Bristol, Morrisville, Perkasie, Philadelphia
724: Monroeville, New Castle, Murrysville, Hermitage, Greensburg, Indiana, Sharon, Washington, Butler, New Kensington
814: Erie, Altoona, State College, Johnstown, Meadville, Oil City, Warren, Bradford, Huntingdon, Corry
878: Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Monroeville, New Castle, Allison Park, Murrysville, West Mifflin, Baldwin, McKeesport, Hermitage
The first mention of the name can be found in a letter from 1524 from the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano: He refers to an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay that looks like the Isle of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea. “Rhode Island” stuck as the informal name until it was adopted as the official colony name in 1663.
401: Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Newport, Bristol, Westerly
(803, 843, 854, 864)
South Carolina has the same origin story as North Carolina, but its own unique topography and history. It’s home to more than 350 golf courses and had a relationship to the game of golf since as early as 1743 when the city of Charleston welcomed a shipment of golf balls and clubs from Scotland.
803: Columbia, Rock Hill, Sumter, Aiken, North Augusta, Lexington, Dentsville, Fort Mill, Cayce, Orangeburg
843: Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hilton Head Island, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Hanahan
854: Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hilton Head Island, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Hanahan
The origins of South Dakota’s name are the same as that of North Dakota. But just a year after the Louisiana Purchase, Fort Pierre was established by the Lewis and Clark expedition as South Dakota’s first permanent American settlement. Fun fact: South Dakota was admitted to the Union just moments before North Dakota, but that decision was entirely random. President Benjamin Harrison just shuffled the bills for both of the Dakotas and signed one at random.
605: Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Brandon, Box Elder, Belle Fourche, Harrisburg, Dell Rapids, Hot Springs, Canton
(423, 615, 629, 731, 865, 901, 931)
Parts of Tennessee were almost included in a 14th colony that would have been known as “Transylvania.” Otherwise, details for the origin of “Tennessee” have been lost over time, but Spanish explorer Captain Juan Pardo was the first to record the name in 1567. As the story goes, he and his soldiers had encountered a native American village called “Tanasqui.” Many, many spellings were tried out, but the first record of one that stuck is in an official correspondence from the Governor of South Carolina in the 1750’s. Tennessee became a state in 1796.
423: Chattanooga, Johnson City, Kingsport, Cleveland, Morristown, Bristol, East Ridge, Greeneville, Elizabethton, Athens
615: Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, Smyrna, Brentwood, Spring Hill, La Vergne, Gallatin, Mount Juliet
629: Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, Smyrna, Brentwood, Spring Hill, La Vergne, Gallatin, Mount Juliet
731: Jackson, Dyersburg, Martin, Union City, Paris, Brownsville, Humboldt, Ripley, Lexington, Milan
865: Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Sevierville, Clinton, Alcoa, Lenoir City, Jefferson City, Harriman, Pigeon Forge
Texas comes from the word teysha meaning “hello friend” in the language of the Caddo tribe. Spanish explorers and settlers used this word in the 16th century to refer to the friendly tribes throughout Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The first recorded use predates 1689 when the area was referred to as “the great kingdom of Texas” by a Spanish explorer. Although the reference, itself, created a debate (about whether anyone should be calling the land a kingdom or calling it a word that’s merely a greeting), but it stuck.
210: Universal City, Leon Valley, Helotes, Kirby, Alamo Heights, Somerset, Elmendorf, Leming, Macdona, San Antonio
214: Plano, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Frisco, Mesquite, Carrollton, Richardson, Dallas
972: Dallas, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Frisco, Mesquite, Carrollton
979: College Station, Bryan, Rosenberg, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Angleton, Bay City, Brenham, Freeport, El Campo
(385, 435, 801)
Mountains, high plateaus, and deserts distinguish Utah’s topography. When Spanish settlers arrived in the area in the late 16th century, they noticed that some of the native tribes lived in the mountains, while some lived in the valleys. The Apache word, yuttahih refers to either “high places” or “people who live in high places.” It stuck with the settlers, who referred to the natives who lived in the mountains as the Ute people (the Utes are a native American tribe living primarily in Utah to this day) and the land as Utah.
385: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Ogden, Layton, Lehi, Murray, Bountiful
435: Logan, Tooele, Cedar City, Washington, Brigham City, Hurricane, Vernal, Smithfield, Grantsville, Heber City
801: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Ogden, Layton, Lehi, Murray, Bountiful
“Vermont” is a portmanteau of sorts from the French words for “green” and “mountain”—verd and mont. (Vermont is the Green Mountain State, after all.) The French explorer, Samuel de Champlain first recorded the name on a map in 1647. Thinking of where you want to retire?
Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England, also known as the Virgin Queen. It’s thought that Sir Walter Raleigh suggested the name to the Queen in 1584 when she gave Raleigh permission to colonize the land.
276: Bristol, Martinsville, Abingdon, Wytheville, Collinsville, Galax, Marion, Big Stone Gap, Richlands, Bluefield
434: Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Danville, Madison Heights, Forest, Farmville, South Boston, Crozet, Emporia, South Hill
564: Vancouver, Everett, Bellingham, Marysville, Olympia, Lacey, Bremerton, Longview, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor
When West Virginia withdrew from Virginia in 1861 because it didn’t agree with Virginia’s seceding from the Union, it considered the names, “Kanawha,” “Vandalia,” “Augusta,” “Allegheny,” “New Virginia,” and “Western Virginia.” But despite their political disagreement with Virginia, residents in the western half of the state still retained a fondness for the name.
Wisconsin was originally “Meskonsing,” which is the Native American name for the river (now called Wisconsin as well) that runs 430 miles through the state. The English eventually changed the spelling to “Wisconsin,” because that’s what the Indian word sounded like to them. “Recent scholarship has concluded that the word actually means, ‘this stream meanders through something red,'” according to WisconsinHistory.org and that the “something red” is Wisconsin’s sandstone bluffs (the Wisconsin Dells).
262: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, New Berlin, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, West Bend, Muskego, Caledonia
414: Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, New Berlin, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Muskego, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Greendale
534: Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point, Superior, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Menomonie, River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Hudson
608: Madison, Janesville, La Crosse, Beloit, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Middleton, Onalaska, Stoughton, Platteville
920: Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Neenah, De Pere, Watertown, Howard
Depending on who you talk to, the word Wyoming means either “large plains,” “mountains and valleys alternating,” “at the big river flat,” or “a large prairie place.” What is known for certain is that the name was proposed by Ohio Congressman James M. Ashley in 1865, although he later questioned his decision to support creating a congressional district out of the incredibly arid land. Wyoming became a territory in 1868 and a state in 1890.
307: Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Laramie, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Green River, Evanston, Riverton, Jackson
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search engine optimization is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. SEO targets unpaid traffic rather than direct traffic or paid traffic.
Product page SEO is the practice of optimizing elements of product pages to provide search engines with enough semantically relevant content to get the page found in search engines.
Ecommerce SEO is the process of making your online store more visible in the search engine results pages (SERPs). ... Ecommerce SEO usually involves optimizing your headlines, product descriptions, meta data, internal link structure, and navigational structure for search and user experience.
Content SEO refers to creating content that helps your web pages to rank high in the search engines. It includes everything to do with the writing and structuring of content on your website.
After 100's of case studies, we found that traffic generated from local search converts 4x better than the average source of website traffic. It's one of the most impactful strategies a business can implement.
On Page SEO
On-page SEO (or on-site SEO) is the practice of optimizing web pages for specific keywords in order to improve search visibility and traffic. It involves aligning page-specific elements like title tags, headings, content, and internal links with keywords.
Off Page SEO
Off-page SEO (also called "off-site SEO") refers to actions taken outside of your own website to impact your rankings within search engine results pages (SERPs). Along with on-page SEO, these include several of the factors of basic SEO that help a site to rank.
Social Media SEO
Social media SEO, or social SEO, is the practice of combining social media and SEO strategies to improve your search rankings.
Image SEO refers to the optimization of graphics on a website to make the page more appealing to search engine crawlers. Image SEO provides additional information about a graphic to search engines, which helps them understand the content and can lead to a boost in search rankings and visibility.
Video SEO is simply optimizing your video to be indexed and rank on the search engine results pages for relevant keyword searches..
PDFs show in Google search results with a PDF tag. PDFs are converted to and indexed as HTML. For PDFs where there are images of text, Google uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert the image of text into text. Images in PDFs are also indexed in image search results.
LinkedIn SEO works the same way SEO works on your website. Strategically placed keywords throughout your profile helps you get found by the LinkedIn search algorithm and rank you at the top of search results..
YouTube SEO is the practice of optimizing your channel's page, playlists, metadata, description and videos. You can optimize your videos for YouTube's search engine as well as other search engines.
Pinterest can be a powerful tool to promote your business for several reasons. First, Pinterest attracts a large amount of internet traffic. Finally, Pinterest makes a great addition to an SEO strategy because it allows business owners to specifically target products.
Every post you share on Facebook should be optimized to your brand's SEO keywords. By strategically adding SEO keywords to the captions of the photos, videos and articles you share, you'll be able to boost your search rankings across Facebook and on the web.
What is SEO on Instagram? Instagram SEO is the process of optimizing your content in order to rank your profile higher in the Instagram search results. And though it may not have the same appeal as live streams or carousel ads, it's as worthy of your time as anything else.
High Volume SEO
Most potential targets will fall somewhere in between these two extremes – and while there is certainly some nuance in determining whether a keyword is high or low volume, most keywords with more than 250 global monthly searches can effectively be considered “high volume”.
Google wants to provide its users with reliable information and results. This means that the more authority you have, the more customers you can attract through organic search. If Google doesn't consider your website important, you will rarely make it to the top of search engine results
Reputation SEO is about presenting a brand in the best possible light for a search. SEO Reputation Management focuses on SERP (search engine results page) and keyword performance. It's about finding opportunities to improve rankings of positive content and drown out negative search results.
Single Location SEO
You’re a small business in a thriving community. That community is full of new, potential customers who are the key to your success. But what if they can’t find your business through a basic online search? Your customers are out there searching for you but it’s up to you to help them find you.
Multi Location SEO
If you’ve spent any time working on your own SEO, you know how much work it takes researching, implementing & continuously adjusting your optimizations to get ranked on the first page for your target keywords. Each client is unique and as such, we provide customized SEO services to reach your goals.
Search engines scan your content for commonly-searched job keywords and phrases, like titles and responsibilities. The more people who click on your content while searching specific job description keywords, the more likely your content will get boosted to the top of future searches.
Social SEO refers to the idea that social media links and interaction play a considerable part in a website's search rankings. Basically SEO is all about optimizing content—whether it's on your website or on a social media platform—in order to appear higher in search rankings.
Vimeo Business, Premium, and Enterprise members can use Vimeo's SEO tool to help their showcases get discovered by new audiences online. Without SEO, the only way for new viewers to find your videos is via a direct link
Schema is a semantic vocabulary of tags (or microdata) that you can add to your HTML to improve the way search engines read and represent your page in SERPs.
SEO competitor analysis is the process by which you can get all the details you need about your rivals. It will provide you with data about which SEO tactics are working for those rivals. As you're in the same field, it's likely that those tactics could also work for you.
SEO Compare allows you to compare the keyword optimization of two websites according to one or more keywords and analyzes the specific differences
SEO strategy is a detailed plan to improve a website's search engine rankings in order to capture more organic traffic. This plan should draw from several foundational pillars, including technical SEO, content strategy, on-page SEO, link building and user experience.
SEO Business Strategy
Search engine optimization (SEO) is how you help customers find your site when they search on Google, Bing and Yahoo. By building your site the right way and optimizing your keywords, you'll drive more traffic to your page and generate more sales.
Social Media Marketing (SMM)
Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms to connect with your audience to build your brand, increase sales, and drive website traffic.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Search engine marketing (SEM) is a digital marketing strategy used to increase the visibility of a website in search engine results pages (SERPs). Search engine marketing is also alternately referred to as paid search or pay per click (PPC).
High Converting Landing Pages
A high converting landing page acts simply as a portal to move visitors down the funnel more efficiently. Rather than people stumbling upon your CTA somewhere in your right rail or on your homepage, they find it right away on the landing page and move on to subscribe, sign up, buy or join.
A blog is a type of website where the content is presented in reverse chronological order (newer content appear first). Blog content is often referred to as entries or “blog posts”.
A newsletter is a printed or electronic report containing news concerning the activities of a business or an organization that is sent to its members, customers, employees or other subscribers.
Funnel as a Service (FaaS)
The purchase funnel, or purchasing funnel, is a consumer-focused marketing model that illustrates the theoretical customer journey toward the purchase of a good or service.
A marketing funnel is a model that shows the way a potential customer goes from becoming aware of your brand to purchasing a good or service. This model involves several stages of customer engagement with a brand.
How well written is the content of your website? Build deeper connections with your customers through great copywriting.
Ever wonder which of your marketing campaigns actually works? Dive deep into the analytics and gain insights you typically wouldn't notice.
There will always be people who convert on your website after only visiting it once. However, this is a super small percentage coming in at an average of 2-3%. What if we told you we could increase the number of conversions with existing traffic? Unleash the power of remarketing.
Google Ads is an online advertising platform developed by Google, where advertisers bid to display brief advertisements, service offerings, product listings, or videos to web users. It can place ads both in the results of search engines like Google Search and on non-search websites, mobile apps, and videos.
Google Shopping allows users to search for products on online shopping websites and compare prices between different vendors.
Microsoft Advertising is a service that provides pay per click advertising on the Bing, Yahoo!, and DuckDuckGo search engines.
Bing Shopping is a products search and discovery service that helps save time by bringing products from multiple sellers together on a single website. It uses the power of Bing to show product results–including photos and product details. Products can be filtered and prices compared.
Bing Places for Business is a Bing portal for local business owners to list their businesses on the search engine.
Google Search Console (GSC)
Google Search Console is a web service by Google which allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
Google My Business (GMB)
Your Business Profile is a free tool that allows you to take charge of the way your business appears on Google Search and Maps. With your Business Profile, you can connect with customers, post updates, list your products and services, accept online orders, and more.
Google Business Profile
Your Business Profile is Google's term for your Google business listing. Business Profiles appear in Google Maps and in the local results of Google Search. ... The Business Profile is then open to consumers to leave reviews, add photos, ask questions, and even answer questions.
Google Business Profile Manager
Turn people who find you on Google Search and Maps into new customers with a free Business Profile for your storefront or service area. Personalize your profile with photos, offers, posts, and more. Manage now.
LinkedIn is a powerful way to reach your audience, especially if you're a B2B. The targeting capabilities, as well as custom segments, allow you to hone in on exactly who you want to reach while maximizing your efficiency.
Ads are regular Pins that you pay to be placed where people are most likely to see them. These Pins will surface in your desired audience's home feed, category feeds, and relevant search results.
Twitter Ads are the perfect complement to organic content strategy. The promoted, paid content you create in your campaigns will appear as Promoted Ads and/or Follower Ads — all exposed to a broad audience of your choice for increased exposure and visibility. It's easy to get started
Instagram ads are posts for which businesses can pay to serve to Instagram users.
Facebook ads are paid messages from businesses that are written in their voice and help reach the people who matter most to them. Advertisers create campaigns that have specific goals, which we call advertising objectives and they create ads within those campaigns to help them reach those objectives.
YouTube advertising, done through Google Ads, is a way of advertising your video content on YouTube or in search results so you can maximize your user reach. This could be your video playing before a user views another's video or showing up in YouTube search results for people to watch in full.
Vimeo's free video ad maker offers easy to use, professionally-designed video ad templates to get you started in minutes. Choose from our stock library. Choose images from Vimeo's unlimited stock library or upload your own video clips and images that showcase your business.
Yandex.Direct is a one-stop platform for posting contextual and display advertising that allows you to build a sales funnel and solve marketing tasks at all levels. You can set up effective communication scenarios with consumers in Yandex.Direct.
Yahoo Native is the only marketplace that offers search and native advertising in one advertising platform. Our native solutions empower you with insightful data, brand-safe premium content, and advanced technologies to deliver engaging advertising campaigns that really drive results.
advertising on Amazon is much like advertising on Google Ads. When you type in a keyword in the Amazon search box and results appear, some of the top results will be sponsored posts—these are considered Amazon Ads. They are denoted with subtle “sponsored” or “ad” text.
Email marketing is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing.
Content Management System (CMS)
A content management system (CMS) is an application that is used to manage content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. ... Content creation, allows users to easily create and format content. Content storage, stores content in one place, in a consistent fashion.
A lead database is an organized collection of consumer buying patterns and histories stored in a computer system with the intent it may be quickly retrieved to provide marketing information
Lead management is a set of methodologies, systems, and practices designed to generate new potential business clientele, generally operated through a variety of marketing campaigns or programs.
the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.
Canadian Anti-Span Legislation Consent is at the heart of CASL. Under CASL, individuals and businesses are required to obtain consent from customers before sending them commercial electronic messages, such as emails or texts.
The CAN-SPAM Act, a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
An opportunity alert is a message or notification coming from within your business that a new opportunity is available and should be followed up on.
Any successful PPC campaign has ongoing A/B testing to ensure it is performing at its highest potential. Landing pages, copy, keywords, placements, audiences, scripts, and device adjustments are just a handful of what to expect from some of the A/B tests we run.
Pay-per-click is an internet advertising model used to drive traffic to websites, in which an advertiser pays a publisher when the ad is clicked. Pay-per-click is commonly associated with first-tier search engines.
PPM stands for Pay-Per-Impression. It works similarly to the PPC approach with the exception you are not charged when someone clicks your ad. Instead, you are charged when your ad appears. To be exact, after your ad appears 1000 times you pay an amount of money.
A content management system (CMS) is an application that is used to manage content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. ... Content creation, allows users to easily create and format content. Content storage, stores content in one place, in a consistent fashion.
A roadmap is a strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome and includes the major steps or milestones needed to reach it.
Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system's ability to see patterns and trends.
An ebook, also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.
At a Glance
A quick, easily readable summary of information.
A presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.
Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.
A white paper is a report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.
A data sheet, data-sheet, or spec sheet is a document that summarizes the performance and other characteristics of a product, machine, component, material, subsystem, or software in sufficient detail
A case study is an in-depth, detailed examination of a particular case within a real-world context.
Solution guides provide an in-depth experience with key features of the product or solution.
A research report is a publication that reports on the findings of a research project or alternatively scientific observations on or about a subject.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Customer relationship management is a process in which a business or other organization administers its interactions with customers, typically using data analysis to study large amounts of information.
Purchase Approval System (PAS)
A purchase approval workflow is a formalized way to approve certain spend requests made by team members. Organizations can use purchase approval workflows to set clear checks and balances for spend requests related to new equipment, new hires, new vendors, new budgets, and every other type of expense.
Configure, Price and Quote
Configure, price quote software is a term used in the business-to-business industry to describe software systems that help sellers quote complex and configurable products.
the estimated price of a job or service
A plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration or discussion by others.
A sales pipeline is an organized, visual way of tracking multiple potential buyers as they progress through different stages in the purchasing process.
The purchase funnel, or purchasing funnel, is a consumer-focused marketing model that illustrates the theoretical customer journey toward the purchase of a good or service.
Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
A unique selling proposition, more commonly referred to as a USP, is the one thing that makes your business better than the competition.
Ideal Customer Profile (ICP)
An ideal customer profile is a description of the company — not the individual buyer or end user — that's a perfect fit for your solution. Your ICP should focus on relevant characteristics of your target accounts
Commission Management software helps businesses manage and track the sales commissions sales reps earn by selling products and services, enabling the sales organization to quickly and accurately ensure that sales reps are properly compensated for their work
E-commerce is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet.
Multi Session Shopping Cart
An ecommerce shopping cart experiences that allows customers to buy multiple products under various price lists by dynamically dividing the shopping cart into multiple sessions.
A shopping cart on an online retailer's site is a piece of software that facilitates the purchase of a product or service. It accepts the customer's payment and organizes the distribution of that information to the merchant, payment processor and other parties.
Online Payment Server
A payment gateway is a merchant service provided by an e-commerce application service provider that authorizes credit card or direct payments processing for e-businesses, online retailers, bricks and clicks, or traditional brick and mortar.
PCI / DSS Compliant
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes. The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands but administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; user interface design; authoring, including standardized code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization.
Mobile responsiveness refers to whether a website is optimised to be functional and aesthetically pleasing on devices of different sizes.
Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Digital experience platform (DXP) is an integrated set of technologies, based on a common platform, that provides a broad range of audiences with consistent, secure and personalized access to information and applications across many digital touchpoints.
Client Services / My Account
Help desk software automates tasks such as: ticket categorization and prioritization, ticket routing, alerts and notifications, ticket status management, and so on. With the right help desk solution, the workload is cut down as many tasks such as issue tracking, assigning, and ticket management can be automated.
A service desk is the software internal support teams use to organize, manage, and respond to questions and issues from employees. Generally, service desks are based on a ticketing system in which the client submits a ticket containing the details of their request.
Support Ticketing System
A ticketing system collects and manages all customer support interactions from different platforms, including phone, live chat, email, and social media. This management system enables IT, support agents, to route various types of tickets to the correct person, resource, or department to obtain the fastest resolution.
Asset management software is a dedicated application which is used to record and track an asset throughout its life cycle
Life Cycle Management (LCM)
Life Cycle Management (LCM) is an integrated concept for managing the total life cycle of goods and services toward a more sustainable production and consumption.
Federal Government Contract Management
Federal Government contract management involves establishing and maintaining formal business relationships between government agencies and the private-sector contractors who supply goods or services to them. Our contract solutions allows resellers to manage various contracts, such as: ITES3H, NIH NITAAC CIO-CS, 2GIT, ESI BPA, GSA, ADMC2, GWAC, NETCENTS-2, CHESS ITES-SW2, CDM, FITARA, IDIQ, CITAAC, PEPPM, SEWPV.
Local and State Government Contract Management
Local and State Government contract management involves establishing and maintaining formal business relationships between government agencies and the private-sector contractors who supply goods or services to them. Our contract solutions allows resellers to manage various contracts, such as: National IPA, ITES, ITES3H, NASPO, GSA, ADMC2, NETCENTS-2, NCPA, CITAAC, PEPPM, SEWPV
Educational Contract Management
Educational contract management involves establishing and maintaining formal business relationships between educational agencies and the private-sector contractors who supply goods or services to them. Our contract solutions allows resellers to manage various contracts, such as: TIPS, National IPA, Quilt, MHEC, OMNIA, NJEdge, NJSBA, USETPA, REMC SAVE, ISTE, PEPPM
Recurring orders – or subscription orders – is a feature which makes it possible for customers to create a series of future orders, which are then automatically generated and paid at intervals selected by the customer during checkout
Single Sign On (SSO)
Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using just one set of credentials.
A My Account is an electronic gateway to a collection of digital files, services, and information, accessible over the Internet through a web browser. The term is most often applied to a sharing mechanism between an organization and its clients.
Client service is the provision of service to customers before, during, and after a purchase.
Live Chat is an online customer service software with online chat, help desk software, and web analytics capabilities.
Quote to Order
Q2O or Quote-to-order part deals with the quotation of the products, configuring them, and approving the order. The complicated procedures of any end-to-end cycle become easy if quote management and sales software are put to use. This software makes the work of any employee easier, faster, and error-free.
A PunchOut site is an eCommerce website that lets your buyers make purchases from a supplier's website accessed directly through your own eProcurement software. It was named for the “punching out” action taken by the buyer organization as they exit their company's system and link to the suppliers' web-based catalogs.
Fulfillment / Financial Management
An invoice, bill or tab is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer, relating to a sale transaction and indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller had provided the buyer.
Recurring invoicing or recurring payment is when a merchant automatically charges a customer for goods or services on a prearranged schedule.
Order fulfillment is the process of receiving goods, then processing and delivering orders to customers. The process starts with a customer placing an order and ends once they receive it. However, if the buyer wants to return a product, order fulfillment manages the return transaction as well.
Financial management refers to the strategic planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of financial undertakings in an organization or an institute. It also includes applying management principles to the financial assets of an organization, while also playing an important part in fiscal management.
eProcurement, also known as electronic procurement or supplier exchange, is the purchase and sale of supplies, equipment, works, and services through a web interface or other networked system.
eProcurement, also known as electronic procurement or supplier exchange, is the purchase and sale of supplies, equipment, works, and services through a web interface or other networked system.
Estimated Time of Arrival Management (ETA)
ETA (estimated time of arrival) indicates when a vehicle, cargo ship, or other modes of transportation will arrive at its final destination. Arrival estimates are used to give customers an approximation of when the vehicle carrying their goods will arrive at their location.
Metered billing is a pricing model in which you pay for a service only based on the level of usage. For example, the cost of a service might depend on time used, volume of data processed, or CPU cycles—depending on the type of service. You receive a monthly bill to pay for your actual level of usage and nothing more.
Managed Print Billing
Managed Print Billing combines service with any other requirements allowing resellers to provide customers with a single bill for a range of print services.
Managed Print Invoicing
With managed print invoicing you can have all of your costs of printing detailed on a single invoice, broken down by printer or cost center.
Cloud Service Billing
Cloud billing solutions are tools that are used to bill for cloud-based software and infrastructure. accurately, the ability to track third-party billing and payouts (such as reseller payouts) correctly, and serve as the single source of truth for invoicing.
Cloud invoicing takes all of the manual process out of invoicing and guarantees that what your customer ordered is exactly what you invoice.
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Extensible Markup Language is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
Warehouse Management System (WMS)
A warehouse management system is a software application designed to support and optimize warehouse functionality and distribution center management.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Security Assertion Markup Language is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider. Its primary role in online security is that it enables you to access multiple web applications using one set of login credentials.
Application Programing Interface (API)
API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) works over the Secure Shell (SSH) data stream to establish a secure connection and provide organizations with a higher level of file transfer protection.
An integrated accounting system is a type of software that combines major financial accounting functions into one application. Replacing several discrete systems or programs eliminates the need for separate books or records for ordering, costing and other management accounting purposes.
A custom workflow activity allows you to add complex processing steps to your configurable workflows. Custom Workflows can be run on demand as well as after triggering an event.
Taxation Lookup Service
Taxation lookup service offers clients the ability to monitor tax requirements before making a purchase.
Suppliers / Retailers / Manufacturers
Tech Data Corporation is an American multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services headquartered in Clearwater, Florida as of 2021.
TD Synnex Corporation is an American multinational corporation that provides information technology services to businesses. It was founded in 1980 by Robert T. Huang and based in Fremont, California.
Synnex Corporation is an American multinational corporation that provides B2B IT services.
Ingram Micro is an American distributor of information technology products and services.
D and H
Distributor of IT, business technology, electronics, consumer solutions, home solutions for reseller and retailer serving SMBs, verticals and consumers.
Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial, Colorado. The company specializes in distribution and value added services relating to electronic components and computer products.
Westcon-Comstor is a specialist technology distributor. Applying insight, energy and know-how to bring vendors and partners together to drive business.
Westcon-Comstor is a specialist technology distributor. Applying insight, energy and know-how to bring vendors and partners together to drive business.
A rapid-growth, innovative company, BlueStar is Canada's leading specialty solutions-based distributor.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley, Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
isco Meraki is a cloud-managed IT company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their products include wireless, switching, security, enterprise mobility management and security cameras, all centrally managed from the web.
CDW Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.
Insight Enterprises Inc. is an Arizona-based publicly traded global technology company that focuses on business-to-business and information technology capabilities for enterprises. Insight focuses on three, primary solution areas: cloud and data center transformation, connected workforce, and digital innovation..
Telecommunications service provider
The premier Canadian online electronics seller, committed to working closely with customers and their business needs.
Newegg Commerce, Inc. is an online retailer of items including computer hardware and consumer electronics.
Professional Cisco Supplier - Buy and sell Cisco router, Cisco switch, Cisco firewall. New used Cisco prices comparison, check Cisco equipment data sheet.
CloudWifiWorks.com is a division of BlueAlly (formerly Virtual Graffiti Inc.), an authorized Cisco Meraki reseller.
Rhino Networks provides comprehensive and affordable cloud managed products and streamlined network solutions for any size organization, within any industry
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.
Federal Government Contracts
Overview: Providing the latest in commercial ICT/AV products and services, the NASA SEWP contract vehicle has an outstanding track record of serving up fresh technology for Federal Agencies. SEWP is a GWAC consisting of over 140 pre-competed Prime Contract Holders, including more than 100 small businesses.
Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement
Government Wide Acquisition Contract
Organization: https://www.sewp.nasa.gov/Contact: Brian Dufresne, Jeff ShafferAddress: 10210 Greenbelt Road, Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706Email: Brian_Dufresne@ios.doi.gov, firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone:(301) 286-1478, (301) 286-4555Additional Info: The SEWP contracts offer a vast selection and wide range of commercial advanced technology, including: (Desktops and servers, ICT peripherals, Network equipment, Storage systems, Security tools, Software products, Cloud based services, Telecommunication, Health ICT, Video conferencing systems, Other ICT and Audio-Visual products)Additional Resources: PDF's
SEWP-V Training Document
SEWP-V Contract Holders
NASA SEWP-V GWAC Guide
SEWP-V Standards Crosswalk ISO 20243 & NIST 800-161
SEWP-V OMB Memo
SEWP-V OTTPS-NIST Standards Crosswalk
SEWP-V Covid 19 FAR 18.202
SEWP-V End User Device Environment and Trends
SEWP-V Ordering Process
SEWP-V Acronyms and Abbreviations
SEWP-V Quote Request Tool Best Practices
SEWP-V DEMYSTIFYING SECTION 508
Enables rapid procurement of both products and complete solutions for enterprise IT including servers, storage, networking, video conferencing, cyber security, virtualization, and biometrics. Associated services such as installation, migration, training, and leasing are available and the contract assists customers in adhering to standards and practices like Energy Star, EPEAT, and DoDIIN Authorized Product list (APL).
Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 3 Hardware
Organization: https://gov-acq.com/contracts-3/army-ites-3h/Contact: Candace R. Browning (Program Manager)Address: 720 E Pete Rose Way, Suite 360, incinnati, OH 45202, USEmail: Candace.Browning@gov-acq.com Telephone: 513.562.2049Additional Info: The ITES-3H contracts provide for the purchase and lease of commercial UNIX Based Servers, Non-UNIX based servers, desktops, notebooks, workstations, thin clients, storage systems, networking equipment (including wireless), network printers, product ancillaries (including equipment cabinets, racks and mounts), peripherals (including monitors), network cabling products, video teleconferencing (VTC) products, standalone displays (e.g., plasma screens, HDTVs), scanners, Everything over Internet Protocol (EoIP) products, communication devices, power devices, and software provided as part of the end to end solution (includes Enterprise Software Agreements (ESA), Non-ESA, SmartBUY, and Non-SmartBUY), warranty variations, and other related incidental services, accessories, and options.
NIH CIO-CS is a 10-year, Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for IT commodities/solutions that can be used by any Federal civilian or DoD agency to fulfill mission critical requirements while meeting their socioeconomic goals.
NIH CIO-CS GWAC
Organization: https://gov-acq.com/contracts/nih-cio-cs-contract/Contact: Ashley Davis (Program Manager)Address: xEmail: Ashley.Davis@gov-acq.comTelephone: 513.562.4806Additional Info: Chief Information Officer – Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) is the next generation Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). The contract is focused on IT products and services, both on-site and in the cloud. It offers a wide range of advanced technology including end-user computing, servers, storage, enterprise software, cyber-security solutions, health care IT, cloud computing, and cloud storage.
NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is the designated federal Executive Agent authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three GWACs for information technology (IT) acquisitions.
NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center
Organization: https://nitaac.nih.gov/Contact: Brian K. Goodger (Acting Director)Address: xEmail: NITAACsupport@nih.govTelephone: 1.888.773.6542Additional Info: NITAAC (NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center) is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is a full service acquisition program that has been designated a federal Executive Agent, authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for information technology (IT) acquisitions. CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and CIO-CS can be used by any federal civilian or Department of Defense (DOD) agency to acquire information technology services, solutions, and commodities from pre-qualified vendors at lower than open-market prices in less time than going the traditional full and open route.
Overview: GSA’s 2nd Generation Information Technology Blanket Purchase Agreements (2GIT BPAs) provide access to Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware/software and ancillary services.
2nd Generation Information Technology Blanket Purchase Agreements
Organization: https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-purchasing-programs/mas-information-technology/buy-from-mas-information-technology/2nd-generation-information-technology-blanket-purchase-agreements-2git-bpasContact: Pierre Williams (Senior Contracting Officer), Tom Smith (Contracting Officer Representative)Address: 77 Forsyth St SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Email: email@example.comTelephone: 855-482-4348Additional Info: The fundamental scope of the 2GIT BPAs is to provide a total solution one-stop-shop in the Information Technology market to meet the needs of the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, and other federal, state, local, regional, and tribal governments. The 2GIT BPAs provide the following categories of products and associated services worldwide: networking equipment, servers/storage/peripherals/multimedia, identity management/biometric hardware, end user devices, and associated Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software not included on other DoD or Federal Agency enterprise license agreements. The 2GIT BPAs provide a streamlined process for procuring IT hardware and software commodities, ancillary supplies and installation services.Additional Resources: PDF's
2GIT Portal Feature Guide
2GIT Ordering Guide
2GIT and application FAQ
2GIT Vendor Contact List
2GIT Memorandum to AFMAN 17-1203
2GIT Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
2GIT BPA Applicable Clauses and Provisions
2GIT Vendor Contact List
DoD ESI is an official Department of Defense initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) that helps information technology buyers obtain the best value on commercial software, IT hardware, and services. Through its joint team of experts, DoD ESI consolidates requirements and establishes agreements with IT providers, resulting in a unified contracting and vendor management strategy across the entire department.
Department of defence ESI
Department of defence Enterprise Software Initiative
Organization: https://www.esi.mil/Contact: Ed Zick (Chief informaton Officer DoD CIO)Address: 1000 Navy Pentagon, WashingtonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: xAdditional Info: DoD ESI is a joint project designed to implement a software enterprise management process within DoD. By pooling current and future requirements for commercial software and presenting a single negotiating position to leading software vendors, ESI provides pricing advantages not otherwise available to individual Services and Agencies. Twenty three software best practices have been identified and adopted by the ESI Working Group, leading toward a DoD-wide business process for acquiring, distributing and managing Enterprise Software. Agreement negotiations and retail contracting actions are performed by IT acquisition and contracting professionals within participating DoD Services and Agencies, as ESI “Software Product Managers” (SPMs). ESI also offers selected IT services and is implementing IT Asset Management across DoD with linkages to the DoD Component level. The ESI Team promotes regular sharing of information about DoD Component IT hardware enterprise acquisition practices, and is represented on the DoD’s Strategic Sourcing Board of Directors.
The scope of the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) includes COTS IT software products in the following 14 catalogs: Audio & Visual, Business & Finance, Communication, Database, Education, Internet, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, NetOps, Office Suite, Operating Systems, Programming & Development, IT Utility & Security, and Specialized. ITES-SW2 also allows customers to fulfill a total solution requirement by adding related incidental services and/or hardware.
Information Technology Enterprise Solutions Software 2
Organization: https://chess.army.mil/Contract/Program?Name=ITES-SW2Contact: CHESS Customer Support TeamAddress: xEmail: armychess.@mail.milTelephone: (888) 232-4405Additional Info: ITES-SW2 includes COTS IT software products in the following 14 catalogs: Audio & Visual, Business & Finance, Communication, Database, Education, Internet, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, NetOps, Office Suite, Operating Systems, Programming & Development, IT Utility & Security, and Specialized. ITES-SW2 also allows customers to fulfill a total solution requirement by adding related incidental services and/or hardware.
The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program helps strengthen the cybersecurity of government networks and systems. CDM provides federal agencies with capabilities and tools that: Find cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis; Prioritize these risks based upon potential impacts; and Enable cybersecurity personnel to focus on the most significant problems first.
Organization: https://www.cisa.gov/cdmContact: CISA CentralAddress: 245 Murray Lane Washington, D.C. 20528-0380Email: email@example.comTelephone: 888-282-0870Additional Info: Key Program objectives are to: Reduce agency threat surface; Streamline Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) reporting; Increase visibility into federal cybersecurity; and Improve the ability to respond to federal cybersecurity issues.
State & Local Contracts
OMNIA (National IPA)
OMNIA Partners, the nation's largest cooperative purchasing organization, provides government agencies and educational institutions with an extensive portfolio of IT cooperative contracts that cover diverse needs including cloud solutions, data storage, security systems, hardware, software, complete work-from-home packages and more. All contracts are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by government agencies and educational institutions serving as lead agencies while utilizing industry best practices, processes, and procedures. We deliver more cooperative contracts, in more verticals, with transparent, value-driven pricing.
Organization: https://www.omniapartners.com/Contact: Doug Looney (Senior Vice President Public Sector Sales)Address: 840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, TN 37067Email: Doug.Looney@omniapartners.comTelephone: 866 875 3299Additional Info: OMNIA Partners is the largest and most trusted cooperative purchasing organization for public sector procurement. We brought together the nation’s two leading cooperative purchasing organizations – National IPA and U.S. Communities – under one roof to form OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. The collective buying power of these unified purchasing cooperatives delivers superior value and savings for public agencies nationwide.
NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model.
NASPO Value Point
National Association of State Procurement Officials
Organization: https://www.naspovaluepoint.org/Contact: Lindle Hatton (CEO)Address: 110 West Vine Street, Suite 600, Lexington, Kentucky 40507Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: (859) 514-9159Additional Info: NASPO ValuePoint provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states and the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers the highest valued, reliable and competitively sourced contracts - offering public entities outstanding prices.
NCPA is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA utilizes state of the art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.
NCPA: National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance
Organization: https://www.ncpa.us/Contact: NCPAAddress: P.O. Box 701273 Houston, TX 77270Email: email@example.comTelephone: (888) 543-6515Additional Info: There are over 90,000 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to utilize NCPA's cooperative purchasing contracts. These include, but are not limited to the following agency types: School Districts (including K-12, Charter schools, and Private K-12), Higher Education (including Universities, Community Colleges, Private Colleges, and Technical / Vocational Schools), Cities, Counties, and any Local Government, State Agencies, Healthcare Organizations, Church/Religious, Nonprofit Corporations, Federal
PEPPM users achieve lower costs of acquisition for their technology products. They also enjoy the promise from awarded vendors to offer their best national cooperative price – all this under the confidence of using competitively bid contracts awarded by a fellow educational agency. With more than two million products under contract, the PEPPM technology purchasing cooperative is the nation’s most comprehensive source for public agencies to research and procure technology brands that meet their own local standards.
PEPPM Cooperative Purchasing
Organization: https://www.peppm.org/Contact: Jared Lehman (Director of Cooperative Purchasing)Address: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA 17847Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: (570) 246-5963Additional Info: PEPPM bids on behalf of thousands of schools and agencies - public schools, vocational/technical schools, approved private schools, intermediate units, nonpublic schools, approved private schools, charter schools, community colleges as well as public libraries. And, with vendor approval and permissible by statute, four year colleges and universities, local and state governments and other non-profit agencies are eligible.
REMC SAVE is provided as a service of the REMC Association of Michigan for all Michigan schools. The Project provides large volume contracts for a variety of educational resources. By using REMC SAVE contracts, Michigan schools have saved more than $1 billion since 1990. Every dollar saved through REMC SAVE today is one more dollar to invest in instruction tomorrow.
Organization: https://www.remcsave.org/Contact: Sue Schwartz (Executive Director), Kay Hauck (President)Address: REMC Association of Michigan, P.O.Box 607, Marquette, MI 49855Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 517-285-2151, 989-386-3851Additional Info: The following agencies are eligible to purchase using the REMC SAVE Bid Project contracts: PreK-12 Public, Charter (PSA) and Non-Public Schools, Community Colleges, Universities, and Colleges, Public Libraries, Museums, State, County, and Local Government Agencies, Educational Non-profit Organizations, Health Care Facilities
The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as, TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, began in 2002 as a small regional cooperative of the Region 8 Education Service Center. While the cooperative has far exceeded the initial vision, Region 8 ESC has maintained its role as the Lead Agency for what is now a national operation.
The Interlocal Purchasing System
TIPS Purchasing Cooperative
Organization: https://www.tips-usa.com/Contact: DR. DAVID FITTS (Executive Director)Address: PO Box 1894, Mt. Pleasant, TX, 75456Email: email@example.comTelephone: (903) 575-2601Additional Info: Region 8 ESC is one of 20 Regional Education Service Centers within Texas which assists school districts in improving student performance and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of school operations, as commissioned by the Texas state legislature. Region 8 ESC is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, elected by local school board members; and an Executive Director, appointed by the Board of Directors, with approval of the Commissioner of Education. The laws of many states throughout the nation permit interlocal cooperation and interlocal agreements with other public entities in the United States. Region 8 ESC, the Lead Agency of TIPS, is a public governmental entity. Please click here and select your state to find more membership information and documentation for your jurisdiction.
Through The Quilt, non-profit regional research and education networks collaborate to develop, deploy and operate advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables innovation in research and education.
Organization: https://www.thequilt.net/Contact: Jen Leasure (President and CEO)Address: 2442 NW Market Street #68 Seattle, Washington 98107Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 206-403-3188Additional Info: The Quilt is the national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 43 networks across the country. Members of The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 900 universities and thousands of other educational and community anchor institutions. Through the collaborative forum of The Quilt, member organizations have access to a broader set of expertise and knowledge than any single organization working on its own. Only through working together do we collectively advance our common public service mission.
The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is a nonprofit purchasing consortium established in 1977.
Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium
Organization: https://www.mhec.net/Contact: Gary Duggan (Director of Procurement and Administrative Services)Address: 100 University Drive, Suite 1, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002Email: email@example.comTelephone: 413-545-4669Additional Info: The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is the premier source for regionalized New England group purchasing in the United States. Striving to be the consortium of choice for members by providing multi-vendor contracts that are the best in the industry in terms of cost avoidance, product and service depth, vendor quality, choice and terms; and by being an active catalyst for local and regional small business participation, including women and minority owned companies. Support the success of members and vendors by engaging their input and providing consulting support, customized reporting, special events, education programs and communications forums that encourage a vibrant, interactive, regional marketplace and learning community. Committed to staying on the leading edge of technology as an integral part of our delivery model.
4 Star Technologies
4 Star Technologies, Inc. specializes in custom multi-vendor solutions to include high-end servers, desktops/laptops, networks, security, and accessories.
4 Star Technologies
4 Star Tech
4 Star Technologies Inc
Organization: https://www.4star-tech.com/Contact: Larry Ebeling (Program Manager), Blair Ebeling (Deputy Program Manager)Address: 585 S Birdneck Rd 102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United StatesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comTelephone: 757-965-9034, 757-222-1857Additional Info: Group B_HUBZone, DUNS: 610109675, Section 889 Certified, COVID-19 FAR Clause Incorporated, Contract number: NNG15SD06B
Government Customers List
Department of Commerce:
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of Industry and Security
International Trade Administration
Patent and Trademark Office
Department of Energy
Bonneville Power Administration
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Office of Legacy Management
Sandia National Laboratories
Southeastern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Maritime Domain Awareness
U.S. Secret Service
Department of Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
National Business Center
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Park Service
Office of Inspector General
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Marshals Service
National Drug Intelligence Center
Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment and Training Administration
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration
Agency for International Development
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Export-Import Bank of the U.S
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Election Commission
Federal Home Loan Bank
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Science Foundation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Railroad Retirement Board
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Capitol Police
Government Printing Office
U.S. House of Representatives
Library of Congress
Executive Office of the President
Department of Agriculture
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of State
Department of Treasury
U.S. Federal Courts
U.S. Air Force
Air Armament Center
Air Combat Command
Air Education and Training Command
Air Force Communications Agency
Air Force Flight Test Center
Air Force Materiel Command
Air Force Postal and Courier Association
Air Force Research Laboratory
Air Force Reserve Command
Air Force Satellite Control Network
Air Force Weather Agency
Air Mobility Command
Air National Guard
Arnold Air Force Base
Electronic Systems Center
Hanscom Air Force Base
Headquarters Air Force Services Agency
Medical Service Corps
Shaw Air Force Base
Space and Missile Systems Center
Travis Air Force Base
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Army Contracting Agency
Aviation and Missile Command
Army Corps of Engineers
Customer Management Services
Human Resources Command
Intelligence and Security Command
Missile and Space Intelligence Center
National Ground Intelligence Center
Network Enterprise Technology Command
Software Engineering Center, Ft. Belvoir
Space and Missile Defense Command
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
FISC San Diego
Military Sealift Command
Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Naval Inventory Control Point
Naval Research Laboratory
Naval Satellite Operations Center
Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Supply Systems Command
Naval Support Activity
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Naval Underwater Warfare Center
Navy Supply Information Systems Activity
Office of Naval Research
Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Naval Observatory
Unified Combatant Commands
STATE & LOCAL CUSTOMERS
District of Columbia
State of Alabama
State of Arizona
State of California
State of Connecticut
State of Delaware
State of Florida
State of Georgia
State of Hawaii
State of Idaho
State of Illinois
State of Indiana
State of Iowa
State of Kentucky
State of Louisiana
State of Maryland
State of Massachusetts
State of Michigan
State of Minnesota
State of Mississippi
State of Missouri
State of Montana
State of Nebraska
State of Nevada
State of New Jersey
State of New Mexico
State of New York
State of North Carolina
State of North Dakota
State of Ohio
State of Oklahoma
State of Oregon
State of Pennsylvania
State of South Carolina
State of Tennessee
State of Texas
State of Utah
State of Virginia
State of Washington
State of West Virginia
State of Wisconsin
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Pipedrive, a sales customer relationship management tool.
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QuickBooks is a full-featured business and financial management suite complete with tools for accounting, inventory, payroll, tax filing, invoicing, bank account tracking and reconciliation, expense management, budgeting, payment processing, and accounts receivable and accounts payable management.
J.D. Edwards World Solution Company or JD Edwards, abbreviated JDE, was an enterprise resource planning software company, whose namesake ERP system is still sold under ownership by Oracle Corporation.
Oracle Database is a multi-model database management system produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation. It is a database commonly used for running online transaction processing, data warehousing and mixed database workloads.
NetSuite software is an online service that enables companies to manage all key business processes in a single system. ... Companies use NetSuite for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and to manage inventory, track their financials, host e-commerce stores and maintain customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
Zapier is a tool that helps you automate repetitive tasks between two or more apps—no code necessary. When an event happens in one app, Zapier can tell another app to perform (or do) a particular action.
Boomi is a software company that specializes in integration platform as a service, API management, Master Data Management and data preparation.
Jitterbit helps businesses make faster, more effective decisions by enabling them to unify and exploit data from all sources. Using the Jitterbit API integration platform companies can rapidly connect SaaS, on-premises and cloud applications and instantly infuse artificial intelligence into any business process.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology corporation headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It designs, develops and sells telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics and various smart devices.
Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista's award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through CloudVision and Arista EOS, an advanced network operating system.
VMware, Inc. is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company headquartered in California. VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.
Dell Technologies is the leader in digital transformation, providing digital technology solutions, products, and services to drive business success.
Extreme Networks is an American networking company based in San Jose, California. Extreme Networks designs, develops, and manufactures wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security and access controls.
Aruba Networks is the leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. Aruba Networks, formerly known as Aruba Wireless Networks, is a Santa Clara, California-based wireless networking subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Netgear, Inc. is a multinational computer networking company based in San Jose, California, with offices in about 25 other countries. It produces networking hardware for consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three business segments: retail, commercial, and as a service provider.
Fortinet is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It develops and sells cybersecurity solutions, such as physical firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion prevention systems and endpoint security components.
Nvidia Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units for the mobile computing and automotive market.