Bridgeline Software Selected As A Finalist For The 2003 MIMC Awards

September 29, 2003

Best in Class: Government / Utilities Category

Boston, MA. September 29, 2003 - Bridgeline Software announced today that the company was recently notified by the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC) that two of Bridgeline Software's interactive projects have been selected as a finalist for the upcoming 2003 MIMC awards.

Winning a MIMC Award is the highest honor given exclusively to companies and professionals in New England for the creation of Web properties, interactive titles, and technologies. The MIMC Awards is not only the largest and most prestigious award competition of its kind; it is a representation and a celebration of the various creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England.

Now in their 8th year, the MIMC Awards competition acknowledges achievements in both the development and implementation of interactive technology. MIMC Award winners stand as living examples of how businesses, nonprofits, governmental organizations, and others are enhancing performance through investments in interactive technologies.

The following two interactive development projects were selected by the 2003 independent MIMC judging panel as finalists in the vertical category Government / Utilities:

FMCS web site

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a branch of government that reports directly to the President of the United States. FMCS has traditionally focused on dispute resolution between management and labor in industries that are vital to the national interest. This project is a complete redesign of the agency's internet and intranet web properties. These web properties were developed utilizing netEDITOR-pro®, Bridgeline Software's enterprise content management software product allowing non-technical users to create, edit and manage content from any web browser (www.fmcs.gov)

FMCS Youth Initiative

FMCS has traditionally focused on dispute resolution between management and labor in industries that are vital to the national interest. More recently the organization has committed to a program to reduce youth violence and begin conflict resolution training in public schools. The FMCS Youth Initiative was established to educate kids with techniques that help then solve disputes, anti-bullying programs, and effective communication techniques. FMCS needed a high-impact web based and CD-ROM based presentation to drive home the dire urgency of developing programs to solve the youth violence crisis in the United States.

About MIMC

The Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC) is a trade organization that accelerates business opportunities and professional development for those interested in leveraging Internet technologies. Serving over 3,000 members from multiple industries, MIMC is the region's premier association for thought leadership, technology trends, building business relationships and professional training and development.

About Bridgeline Software

Bridgeline Software is an award winning developer of content management software, document management software, and custom web applications with offices in New England and in New York. The types of applications include enterprise Internet, intranet, and extranet web properties. In addition they include e-commerce web sites, e-Learning/ e-Training programs, and database development. Companies such as John Hancock, Cadaret Grant, The Bank of New York, Nomura Securities, Inverness Medical, ConocoPhillips, March of Dimes, BP, The New York Times, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, United States Postal Service, and the National Education Association have selected Bridgeline Software for their content management solutions and / or web development requirements.

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