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Blue Cat Design CEO, Christine Collie Rowland, will be a featured speaker at the 6th annual Ontario Global Traders Awards on April 1, 2004.

Christine will be one of four business leaders participating in Town Hall panel entitled "Becoming a Successful Global Enterprise". The Town Hall will explore key issues and opportunities for Ontario exporters and provide delegates with an opportunity to engage in a discussion with panel members. Christine will also be speaking in another Ontario Export Forum on "Laying the Groundwork for Successful International Expansion".

The event, to be held at Ramada Inn on the Bay, Belleville, April 1, 2004, will be hosted by Joe Cordiano, Minister of Economic Development and Trade; and the Master of Ceremonies will be Ian Portsmouth, Editor, PROFIT, Your Guide to Business Success.
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Blue Cat Design CEO, Christine Collie Rowland, was a featured speaker at the Women's Odssey conference, presented By CAWEE - The Canadian Association of Women Executives & Entrepreneurs in conjunction with Canadian Women in Communications, in Toronto, Canada. Read more...



US Creative Today FEATURE INTERVIEW
with Blue Cat Design's founder, Christine Collie Rowland

US Creative Today interview articleUS Creative Today is the largest creative services marketplace and communitiy. Their slogan is "Providing savvy creatives with timely industry news and original content" and they do an excellent job with many community based site featutes. US Creative Today published a feature interview by Damon Arhos with Blue Cat Design's founder Christine Collie Rowland.


Blue Cat Design a finalist for the Pioneer Award in the Canadian New Media Awards

Blue Cat Design has been chosen as one of four national finalists for the Pioneer Award in the Canadian New Media Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the Canadian new media sector. The awards will be presented at a gala show and reception, Thurs., May 18, 2000 at 7:30 p.m., at the John Bassett Theatre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

The Canadian New Media Awards honour individuals and companies in a total of 12 diverse categories and highlight the world-class skills of the Canadian new media industry. Winners are chosen by a selection committee made-up of industry professionals.

"We are proud and excited to have been recognized as a pioneer in the new media industry" said Christine Collie Rowland, CEO and Creative Director of Blue Cat Design. "It's very gratifying to be recognized by our peers in the interactive design community."

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Blue Cat Design awarded Ontario Global Traders Award for leadership

New media firm Blue Cat Design was presented with an Ontario Global Traders Award for leadership in Ottawa today at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The Leadership Award is intended to recognize individuals who are known for championing the cause of exporting within their own industry and who have a proven track record in growing their business through exporting activities.

The Ontario Global Traders Award is Ontario's first ever award for recognition of outstanding exporting achievement for small and medium-sized enterprises. The awards were hosted by the Ontario International Trade Corporation and the Bank of Montreal, with judging panels made up of executives from leading Ontario companies and contributing sponsors which included the Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Canadian Airlines, Deloitte & Touche, Export Development Corporation, Profit magazine and Canadian Business magazine.

"It was a great honour to be chosen to receive a Leadership Award" says Christine Collie Rowland, CEO and Creative Director of Blue Cat Design. "We are proud to be part of this public-private sector initiative recognizing the important contribution exporters make to Ontario's economy."

Blue Cat Design, one of Canada's premier Web developers with an international corporate clientele, has been successful in exporting Internet services to American corporations and recently opened a sales office in Sydney, Australia to service its Australian clients. Seventy percent of Blue Cat Design's business is export sales outside of Canada.

Blue Cat Design's Canadian clients include Zurich Insurance, Jamieson Vitamins, Industry Canada, Minacs Group, Cashway Building Centres, and Canadian Facts Ltd.. Among their American clients are: M&T Bank, First Asset Financial Corp., Georgeo's Collection, Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, and American Federal Recruiters.

See Government of Ontario's press release on the Ontario Global Traders Awards



Published July 2003 in the USA, a major new book from Blue Cat Design principal, Wade Rowland.

Galileo's Mistake by Wade RowlandGalileo's Mistake
Veteran literary journalist Wade Rowland takes one of the modern world's most influential myths - the epic confrontation of physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) with the Church of Rome - and turns it on its head.

Rowland argues that at the dawning of the Scientific Revolution in the early 1600s, Galileo's mistake was to insist that science provides the truth about nature. The Church fought back against this challenge to its authority by declaring that science provides only models for reality and that the ultimate truth is accessible only through metaphysical or spiritual insight.

Although the 1633 trail centred on Galileo's telescopic observations of the night sky, Rowland argues persuasively that this was merely the public face put on a much more profound issue: what is truth and how can we know it? Galileo's ultimate recantation, Rowland argues, must be understood in this light.

Couched in the engaging style of travel narrative, this provocative reexamination deconstructs the myth that Galileo was a freethinker waging war against a reactionary and anti-intellectual Church. Using the Socratic method of examining arguments, Galileo's Mistake moves seamlessly through Galileo's life and his ideas about the nature of reality. By no means an apologist for the Church, Rowland skillfully and persuasively identifies the source of the ontological crisis that plagues us today: the unquestioned authority of science in determining the nature of reality.

Galileo's Mistake: The Archaeology of a Myth

by Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland is available for lectures and readings through the publisher or contact the Blue Cat Design offices directly at 1-888-BLUE CAT or 905-753-1017.

Read an excerpt of Galileo's Mistake.

Read about Wade Rowland's book on Internet and communications history, Spirit of the Web: The Age of Information from Telegraph to Internet.

Read excerpts from Wade Rowland's critically-acclaimed travel narrative that mixes philosophical speculation with commentary about the food, architecture and art of France Ockham's Razor: A Search for Wonder In An Age of Doubt.



Success Inc. television series profiles Blue Cat Design. More details.


New Office Opens in Australia!
Blue Cat Design now has a branch in Sydney, Australia so that we can better serve our Australian clients. Our Account Manager in Sydney, Angela Hodge, would be happy to hear from Australian firms with Web site development and Internet marketing needs. She can be contacted at e-mail or phone 02 9907 3053.


Women Entrepreneur's Team Canada Trade Mission
Christine Collie Rowland, CEO and Creative Director of Blue Cat Design, was one of 125 Canadian women entrepreneurs and business leaders who participated in the first-ever Canadian Businesswomen's International Trade Mission being held in Washington, D.C., November 12-14, 1997. The mission was led by Canada's International Trade Minister Sergio Marchi, who wants more women-led firms to enter the export market as the Government of Canada seeks to double the number of exporters by the year 2000.

Blue Cat Design's Rowland was both a participant and a mentor at the three-day mission. Trade mission organizers have asked her to speak about her exporting success at a special workshop entitled "Marketing Your Services Successfully in the U.S.A."
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We have introduced a new section called Web 101 - Helpful Articles and Tips for Newbies
If you or your business is thinking of getting a Web presence, our Web 101 short articles are just the place to start for quick research or cramming.


The Los Angeles, California-based monthly magazine, Insieme/Together, had an interview with Blue Cat Design's Creative Director, Christine Collie Rowland. Part two of the interview was in the June issue. Read an excerpt of the article.


Gold Site award - award winning design by Canadian Web designersThe Viewz site www.viewz.com for home computer users, designed by Blue Cat Design, won the Gold Site Award from Net Guide magazine, and also won the "Canuck Cool Site of the Day" award.

Editor's Choice Award - award-winning Web designersThe Blue Cat Design Web site received the "Editor's Choice Award" from Readers Digest's LookSmart team of Editors. Plus, we're included in their "Best of the Bunch" Web Site Designers - only 18 other design firms around the world received this honor.


An hour-long television documentary, entitled "Canadians Online" profiled Blue Cat Design on CHCH TV in southern Ontario.


"Canuck Site of the Day":
The Victoria Inn Web site, designed by Blue Cat Design, was described as "A great design for what looks like an amazing Inn!" and awarded the prestigious "Canuck Site of the Day"award for Web site excellence in technology and design.


Marketing Magazine 's special report on Digital Marketing reviewed the Blue Cat Design site. Here's an excerpt:

"Bookmark this: Ten marketing-oriented Canadian Web sites that are worth visiting:

Tired of getting all tangled up in the World Wide Web? Here's our attempt to cut a swath through some of the marketing fluff that's floating around in cyberspace. The following Web sites are all: (1) easy to navigate, (2) 100% Canadian and (3) fluff-free. This list is by no means exhaustive, but merely a tiny sampling of some of the highly useful information out there. "

Included in Marketing Magazine 's pick of Web sites is Blue Cat Design. Here's what the magazine has to say about us:

"Blue Cat Design
Want to check out some cool-looking Web sites? Blue Cat, a full-service design house north of Toronto, was described last February by The Globe and Mail as "a Web pioneer...the grand-daddy of Canada's Web site design business." It has designed sites for an eclectic list of companies, including Century 21 and The Bell Centre for Creative Communications at Centennial College in Toronto.

The Blue Cat site boasts a portfolio of some of the company's more cutting-edge designs. There's also a page called "New media articles," some of them by Blue Cat's principal Wade Rowland, and others from media outlets like the Toronto Star. If you're pondering what type of look your Web site should have, this site will give you some ideas."

We were in very good company - among the other nine Web sites Marketing Magazine included were: AC Neilson; Angus Reid Group; Environics; Impact Research; and Electric Eye Multimedia.


The April issue of Spider's Web e-zine published by InContext software profiles Blue Cat Design in Pounding the Virtual Pavement, an article about international Web design firms.

Blue Cat Design was profiled in an article in Canada's national newspaper, the Globe & Mail's Report on Business, Technology Report In the article we were described as "a Web Pioneer...the grand-daddy of Canada's burgeoning Web site design business" because we were one of the first Canadian design firms doing Web design.


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