Monday, October 22, 2012

ReciProty is a Stevie Awards® Finalist!



Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 9

Beaverton, Oregon (October 2012) – ReciProty® was named a Finalist in the Website of the Year category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.  

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. ReciProty® is a Finalist in the Website of the Year category!

When its creator needed guidance and resources to help cope with her personal and business tribulations throughout the years, support wasn’t easily attainable. Knowing that she is not alone, Renee Wilbur set out to create an online community networking platform, where members can meet locally, to help one another thrive in their personal and business pursuits. The result is a local support system that provides: community service, business networking, small business resource and online marketing opportunities.

“ReciProty is the product of years of patience and relentless pursuit,” Wilbur explains.  “There was a time when community involvement and a trustworthy local support network were the backbone of American culture. ReciProty is bringing those ideals back to the forefront and the days of a local community are here once again. Unlike social networking platforms, ReciProty focuses on local communities and unites the human connection that people still need and long for, with the resources available utilizing today’s technologies.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.

 “We’re very excited about this year’s Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had.  We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”

Wilbur explains, “ReciProty provides a place where members do not have to scramble and search endlessly for the support, resources, and information they need. Members can announce local events, notify members of the vital services available to them and share relevant information specific to their needs. Businesses, especially small business owners, are profiting by advertising their business for free, posting discounts, generating leads and sharing referrals instantly. Additionally, business members can share resources, promote upcoming events, network and build relationships with other business members online or on a local level. With ReciProty, business members are literally becoming each other’s sales force! Members are also learning, sometimes within minutes, what it took years for other members to learn.”  

She continues, “With consideration, teamwork and an organized informational system, we can all profit by saving time, sharing resources and working together. By bridging the gap between needs and resources, members can build a supportive network for themselves, their business and even their loved ones in another state. ReciProty brings people together within minutes, so they can support each other online or in person, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Members are shopping locally, supporting one another, their non-profit organizations and a myriad of causes which strengthens their community, and ultimately themselves. ReciProty eliminates many wasted hours and is a powerful tool for personal and business support.”
“I would like to thank my husband, children, friends, and colleagues for their support. Most of all, I want to express my sincere gratitude to my team, for turning my vision into reality,” Wilbur passionately states. “With ReciProty, I am hopeful that your trials and challenges will turn into triumphs and victories.” 

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About ReciProty
ReciProty is a new and unique community networking website that re-establishes the community support system of yesteryear with a 21st century twist. By organizing and harnessing resources and funneling them to a local level, ReciProty is taking our Community Service, Business Networking, Business Resource, and Online Marketing opportunities to the Next Level!

To check out the site, please visit:
The site’s progress can also be followed on: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


Renee Wilbur


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What Exactly Is It? is a ground-breaking networking website that hosts both personal and business networking. It is designed to connect its members with like-minded small business owners, start-ups, & entrepreneurs as well as non-profits and private individuals – from around the world AND locally.

ReciProty offers a unique approach to accessing new business & personal opportunities by making it possible (and easy) to connect & communicate with other business members and with each other, privately or publicly.

How ReciProty Benefits you and/or your business:
ü Excellent Promotional opportunities & visibility for your business
ü Network with other businesses for referrals and leads
ü Receive business and personal  support 24/7/365
ü It won’t cost you a dime- It’s a FREE Account!
Here’s all you have to do: 
1.    Sign up & create a no-fuss, no obligation business or personal profile
2.    Start Sharing, Supporting and Networking with over 600 members!
3.    Explore the site to discover all the unique ways ReciProty provides for you to promote and grow your business.
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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Best of Both Worlds

* The Best of Both Worlds
Not long ago social networking was a new and exciting means of keeping up on the latest goings on of friends and family - people sharing and communicating on a personal level – a great idea.  Then along came a much needed professional networking forum to add business networking to the vanguard – also a great idea!
For the good that it’s doing that business networking site has a lot of features that no one uses. And a lot of the information and status updates on your social networking sites aren’t even relevant to you.
Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if the two were to merge – personal networking and professional networking - on one site! It would be the best of both worlds.
Guess what - It exists!

It’s been the best kept secret since its conception in 2008 and now the secret is out and it’s spreading. ReciProty is that online world that innovatively combines social networking with business networking.
It is a new one-of-a-kind site taking networking to the next level.

How did you do that?

Take a look at how ReciProty’s networking walls are divided:
ReciProty has two separate networking walls on one site on which to post either:
      Personal comments or needs:  My Neighborhood
*      Professional for promoting your business while reaching customers: Networking Members   
ReciProty has even added a wall for you to promote your business by:
*      Offering discounts and specials:  Everyday Discounts
And to make it easier for you to find the person or services you seek, ReciProty has a
*      Member Directory where you can find and connect with other members and rate and review businesses or services.
But wait…You’re concerned that it will be just one more site you have to maintain daily post to and interact on or get booted.
 ReciProty has eliminated all of these unnecessary time consuming expectations. With our convenient messaging system you will be notified by email, when you’ve received a request for service, a rating or a message from a customer, or other member. The only time you need to visit is if you want to:
·         Find resources for yourself, a friend or family member 
·         You want to announce a personal or business event
·         You want to post a discount or run a special
·         Refer a business
·         Rate a business
·         Or just chat

      Don’t worry.  ReciProty won’t keep tabs on your activity. It’s YOUR little corner of the World Wide Web for your personal and professional growth and promotion – besides you can link to your own website and other social networking sites whenever you post to ReciProty!
 Use it as much as you like or as little as you like. It’s completely controlled by you. But keep in mind, since we’re all at different places in our lives at different times in our lives, ReciProty was created for members to find or offer help to each other. We like to think of it as your online community.     

ReciProty bridges the gap between needs and resources whether personal or professional making it easier and quicker to get to your destination – personal and professional satisfaction and success with lots of support along the way