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LAFAYETTE, LA - Calzone & Associates, Inc. and Firefly Digital, both based in Lafayette, LA teamed up to develop and market www.bergiesbest.com, an interactive website that connects consumers with the top ski instructors in the United States.

 
"We combined our capabilities to create something special," said Julie Calzone, CEO Calzone & Associates. "We were able to create an overall design for the site, develop the site functions, and marketing efforts. Firefly Digital brought it to life while enhancing our creativity and developing a fully functional site. They are very smart and could envision our concept easily. I don’t know how we could have done this without them."
 
bergiesbest.com™ is a product of bergiesbest, LLC, Crested Butte, Colorado. Jerry "Bergie" Berg and Julie Calzone own the company. The two met on the slopes in Crested Butte last winter when Calzone first started skiing. Bergie ended up as her ski instructor.
 
"Bergie had a vision to create a website that recognized the top ski professionals in the United State," continued Calzone. "His experience, passion and connections in the sport are making this site come to life. The ski community’s reception has been very positive." The partner’s combined Calzone’s marketing expertise and Bergie’s ski experience to create this unique site.
 
It is unusual that two South Louisiana firms far away from the snow and mountains got involved in a ski business. Firefly Digital partners, Mike Spears and Bill Dalton, are ski enthusiasts who promoted their web business by demonstrating and creating an interactive site while they were on ski trips. Calzone became hooked during the holidays last year and returned twice more before the season ended.
 
"Firefly is a great partner," said Calzone. "They take everything you can think of to a higher level than you could possibly imagine. We were sold on them immediately because of their creativity, skills and can-do attitude."
 
Consumers will be able to easily search bergiesbest.com for the complete ski experience on bergiesbest.com, everything from a ski instructor to airfares to lodging and more. They can learn a great deal about a resort area even if they’ve never been there. The profiles of the ski instructors are filled with favorite restaurants, hangouts, lodging, ski runs and other local favorites. It’s like having several tour guides on line.
The site will feature a wide array of services including: a free bergiesbest.com™ e-mail account for ski instructors that register, a personal web page for those professionals, recognition of the top full time teaching pros, the selection panel and nomination committee and a comprehensive directory of ski instructors. "Winterville™" serves consumers needs in booking online reservations for restaurants, hotel/lodging, airline tickets, books, tapes, and music.
 
bergiesbest.com™ is a product of bergiesbest™, LLC located in Crested Butte, Colorado.
 
Visit www.bergiesbest.com for more information about the site or contact Julie Calzone via e-mail at jcalzone@calzone.com or by phone at 337.235-2924.