A Fishtown family biz
Business | 25 May 2011

A Fishtown family biz

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One of the best parts of doing what I do is getting to meet interesting people and learn about their super cool businesses. On Friday the thirteenth, Beth Blinebury Design launched a new website for Philadelphia business International Food Distributors, Inc. This Fishtown family business has been around since 1939 and has become one of the master importers and distributors of fine, gourmet cheese. I am so lucky that they found Beth Blinebury Design and wanted to keep their website project in the hands of a fellow Fishtonian!

Working with “International” was a great experience. Their previous website needed a MAJOR overhaul. The new look brightens things up with a fresh, custom-designed website that is easy-to-manage thanks to WordPress. International Food Distributors, Inc. is new to social media and blogging so I created a simple blog-style area to get them started.

I worked closely with Scott Selkowitz who is the president and CEO of International. Scott and his wife took over the family business in 1999 and have made International the area’s premiere importer and distributor of specialty cheese and gourmet grocery items.

Some kind words from International Food Distributors, Inc:

I am new to Facebook; I desperately needed to update my web site. Needing assistance, I called a number of individuals who do this type of work. Beth Blinebury was the only professional who understood my needs as a small business.  She related to what I wanted and needed. She understood my fear of “Facebook.” She also agreed to teach me and  support my efforts to control my own website. And, I know that she is only a text, call or email away from assisting me.

We just launched our new website and our business Facebook Page. This is a new venture for a company that is almost 74 years old.  Yet, Beth simplified the process for us and was extremely easy to work and communicate with.  Thank you Beth for the start of a new and hopefully, a very long-term friendship and working relationship.

Scott Selkowitz, President and CEO
International Food Distributors, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

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