Archive for November, 2009

Abbracci Studio’s Tisha O’Dowd On ABC 7 in Redondo Beach

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Tisha O’Dowd was featured on Los Angeles local ABC7 news tonight! She was interviewed about her rental of a Living Christmas Tree from one of Web Site Maintenance & Designs’ past Official Marketing Partners, The Living Christmas Company!

Tisha ODowd of Abbracci Studio interviewed on ABC7

Tisha O'Dowd of Abbracci Studio interviewed on ABC7

Tisha O’Dowd is the proud proprietor of Abbracci Studio, a spa in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village.  She took delivery of her Living Christmas Tree today, and was interviewed about her experience.  We’ll all get to hang out with Tish at the Riviera Village’s Holiday Stroll 2009 on Thursday night!  I hope the line isn’t too long for autographs!

The Living Christmas Company still wears some of Web Site Maintenance & Designs original design.  We’ve all ordered our Living Christmas Trees for the year, and we hope you do too!

To view the video, check out ABC7’s web site:

To check out Tisha’s Web Site (our new design is still under construction for her), check out

To rent your Christmas Tree, go to

Waterman Supply Completes its Comprehensive Online Catalog

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Waterman Supply Co., Inc. has been serving its customers around the world for over fifty years. The company has a large and complex catalog, which it wished to share with customers over the Internet, to educate their great customers and save the Waterman Staff some time in the process. Online Catalog Online Catalog

With over 120 categories representing tens of thousands of marine, shipping, and industrial products all having incredibly detailed technical specifications, it sometimes took a lot of time for a customer to identify exactly what they wanted to their Waterman representative.  Now it’s a lot easier for everyone involved, and the customer can get exactly what they want!

If you want to check out some heavy duty inventory, go to! Gets EVEN MORE Appetizing!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Christina Cole, the famous Torrance, California Greek Pastry Chef, is really showing her stuff now.  With the help of a professional photographer and a little Web Site Maintenance & Design magic, she now has an even

My Little Greek Bakery Gets a Facelift

My Little Greek Bakery Gets a Facelift

more inviting presence on the Web.

Her food tastes amazing, and now it looks it, too.  Head on over to and put your order in for your holiday celebration before she sells out!

Holiday Stroll 2009 @ Riviera Village!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Abbracci Studio, Fowler & Moore At Home and Web Site Maintenance & Design invite you to the Redondo Beach Riviera Village’s Holiday Stroll, 2009!

Abbracci and Fowler & Moore invite you to the Redondo Beach Holiday Stroll 2009

Abbracci and Fowler & Moore invite you to the Redondo Beach Holiday Stroll 2009!

It’s always fun!  Hot cocoa, horse carriage rides, shopping, cookies, and Santa all come to South Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village on December 3rd from 6 to 10pm on Catalina Avenue, south of Avenue I.

We’re pleased as pie that this year we have both Abbracci Studio – a phenomenal spa in the heart of the village and now, we welcome Fowler & Moore Interior Design and Fowler & Moore At Home, their retail branch, next door neighbors in the Village!

The Holiday Stroll is a great way to get into the mood of the Holiday Season.  We’ll see you there!

Check out Abbracci Studio, (our redesigned site for them is yet under construction).

Also, have a look at Fowler & Moore,, and be ready to welcome them to Redondo Beach!

Sousa & Weber, LLP Announces Name Change and Expanded Service Offerings

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Hermosa Beach, California – November 9, 2009 –

Sousa & Weber, LLP, formerly known as Loucks, Adamek, Asheghian & Company, Inc., announced its name

Sousa & Weber, LLP

Sousa & Weber, LLP

change and new service offerings today.  “Changing our name to Sousa & Weber, LLP is an important first step toward achieving our strategic goals and our desire to have a higher degree of regional brand recognition in the accountancy services marketplace,” said Rich Weber, Managing Partner of Sousa & Weber, LLP.

Expanded Service Offerings

Sousa & Weber, LLP now offers end-to-end accounting services for privately-held businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries: traditional tax and audit services, business bookkeeping and more.  “We now offer full-service accounting to our clients including billing/invoicing, payment processing, general ledger close and accounting systems consulting.  Also new is our full-range of CFO Services – we will act as your Chief Financial Officer to help you with strategic planning as well as oversee your in-house accounting department.  Our firm is committed to a forward-thinking and innovative approach to all services we offer to our clients,” said Mr. Weber.  Rest assured, some things have not changed.  Firm ownership, location and dedication to serving our clients remains the same.  “We continue to offer our clients the superior service and sound advice they have come to expect from our firm over the past 18 years, but now we can meet the same high expectations for all of our customers’ accounting needs,” said Mr. Weber.

Ken Sousa, Partner, has headed the firm’s tax practice for several years.  The firm hasexpanded rapidly over the past 12 months since Mr. Weber joined the practice.  Mr. Weber’s background in public company corporate finance and accounting, combined with Mr. Sousa’s 20+ years of corporate, partnership and individual taxation has fostered an extremely strong infrastructure in which to service the existing and new clients of the practice. “We are now able to offer our clients a full-suite of accountancy services, including business bookkeeping and accounting, financial statements as well as tax consulting and planning.  The addition of Mr. Weber to the firm has added tremendous value to the client serving capabilities of our practice.”  said Mr. Sousa.

ProAccounting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sousa & Weber, LLP, was launched earlier this year to provide outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services.
About Sousa & Weber, LLP

Sousa & Weber, LLP is a regional professional services firm providing accounting, bookkeeping, audit, tax, financial advisory, and business consulting services to a wide range of privately held companies and individual clients.

Sousa & Weber, LLP serves clients primarily through its offices in Hermosa Beach, California. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Visit for more information.

Roger Klein’s Spectrum West Interior Design

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Spectrum West Design is an Interior Design firm in Torrance, CA designing residences (including kitchen and bathroom redesigns), commercial buildings, and hospitality venues all over the world, and we’re proud to play our part in their success!

Roger Klein, SWID’s never-resting Chief Designer, has an impressive array of projects under his belt – have a look at his projects page!  He’s been doing this for many years, and as an author and vastly experienced project manager, there are not many eventualities he has not seen.  He knows how to (and does, for every project) get the details right by working with architects, engineers, and buyers, to bring projects consistent and great success.

Like many business owners, Mr. Klein chose what he thought was a reputable Web firm, but when they grew unresponsive, he chose to end the stalemate by choosing Web Site Maintenance & Design to finalize the details and get him up the Search Engine rankings.  We are happy to oblige and work with such a great, small business.

We’re very proud of the fact that Roger is now happy with his Web Site.  We’ve implemented Google Analytics and are anxious to watch climb the rankings.

Have a look at the impressive array of work available on, and learn a little more about our involvement in the project from

Tetra Graphics Takes A Run at the Search Engines

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Mike Wratschko of Tetra Graphics, a Torrance-based printing company with immense capabilities, decided he wasn’t happy with his Site’s performance in the Search Engines.  By partnering with Web Site Maintenance & Design, he’s hoping to improve‘s position amongst a myriad of other printers., Full Service In-house Printing in Torrance, CA, Full Service In-house Printing in Torrance, CA

Torrance and Gardena are rife with printers – some good and some not-so-good.  Some print brokers claim to be printers, then outsource their printing to other printers, but not Tetra Graphics.  Their full service facility gives Mr. Wratschko’s Tetra Graphics the ability to do almost everything in-house.  With a focus on real customer service, we’re excited to be working with Tetra Graphics – a great company in Los Angeles’ South Bay.

We encourage you to try out Tetra Graphics for your next print job.  Once you’ve sampled their service, quality, and value, we’re sure you’re printing decisions will be much easier!

Check out, or view a little more about the project on

Storybrand Consulting Relates Life, Speaking To Consumers Using Their Own Language

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Storybrand Consulting’s Tom Neveril had his “ah-ha” moment at a typical marketing event during a speaker’s engagement: “This CEO started telling his own story about how he was able to relate to his customers, and after a few seconds the entire room was spellbound.”

Tom Neveril's Storybrand Consulting

Tom Neveril

Tom has used this experience to figure out how to get to the heart of what his clients’ customers need to hear to engage them in the dissemination and buying process.  His unique style of getting to the heart of the matter has won him more than a couple of Fortune 500 clients.

Tom’s Web Site was in serious need of maintenance and updating.  It is a complex, yet beautifully executed Flash build that was out-of-date and very complicated to upgrade.  It took us a while, but Web Site Maintenance & Design is proud to have completed the job for Tom.

It’s a very cool site – we encourage you to check out Tom Neveril’s

Read a little more about our part of the project on