Sunday 21st April 2019

iCitySpy – Lakeland, FL project update

by Grant Burhans on February 18, 2016

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As many of you know the BrightSky Web Design team has been super busy for a couple of years working on the project. It is still amazing to me that 5 weeks ago we were able to officially launch the site and take it live.

Now the fast paced work and effort still continues, if anything it’s actually intensified.

We have had many positive comments and ideas of where the site can head in the future. Please feel free to contact me with any positive feedback, ideas, etc. as we truly need all the help we can get.

Please let your Lakeland friends and family know about and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on other social platforms as it really helps to get the word out.

Thanks for being a part of my life and for your words of encouragement.


Downtown Lakeland Florida

by Grant Burhans on June 25, 2015

downtown lakeland floridaLike many who live in Lakeland I grow to love Downtown Lakeland Florida more and more with each passing year. The plans that were drawn up years ago and then implemented for the revitalization of our downtown Lakeland area have been handled masterfully.

I was born in Lakeland and due to my father’s career moved as a young boy to Raleigh, NC and for similar reasons we all returned just as I graduated high school back home to Lakeland. For years I felt like a Carolina boy living in Florida but after many years passed, children born and raised, and lots of living in between, Lakeland became home to me once again.

It’s been during this time that people with great vision were tireless working to rebuild what we all enjoy so very much; our beautiful Downtown Lakeland Florida.

If you are visiting Lakeland, Florida or live here full-time you owe it to yourself to explore what’s going on in this vibrant part of our town. New Downtown Lakeland Restaurants have opened and they are all great new additions and deserve our support.

Downtown Lakeland Shopping has been great for years and it keeps getting better. New shops offering a wide variety are awaiting you to discover them. Looking for something fun to do? Downtown Lakeland Events are a great way to build lasting memories with family and friends and to meet nice people in the process.

For the young at heart the Downtown Lakeland Night Life is hopping with many locations offering just about anything you’re in the mood for.

In addition to all the great shops, restaurants, businesses, and more that Downtown Lakeland offers we are also excited that iCitySpy has chosen our town to be their first city in America to go live with their amazing “What to Do & Where to Go” city directory on steroids. Check them out for all the great things that are going on in Lakeland, Florida.

So head downtown and share with me and your friends anything awesome that you’ve just now discovered.

Chatham County Line – “Living In Raleigh Now”

by Grant Burhans on September 29, 2014

Makes me homesick for Raleigh!

ALS – Ice Bucket Challenge

by Grant Burhans on August 15, 2014

I was nominated by my wonderful sister to participate in the awareness campaign for ALS and their “Ice Bucket Challenge.” I needed to film a video of me dumping a bucket of ice water over my head and then donating to their organization. Most of the videos I have seen were all using just one bucket and I found all of them amusing and wonderful.

If you knew me you’d know that if one is good then why not 10. I have to admit that the concept of ten ice cold buckets seemed like no big deal but the reality was very different. I wouldn’t recommend copying my technique.

I hope you enjoy the video and will find a way to participate in this important campaign.

Grant Burhans

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Hello long lost friends. I can’t believe that more than six months has elapsed without posting an update to this blog. You’re probably all familiar with the old saying “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” I’m living that reality. I personally and all of my team at Business Marketing LLC have been crazy busy over the past year with no signs of slowing down.

It is out of embarrassment that I am forcing myself to post this update. Now in my defense, all of our internet properties that matter, you know the ones that attract and inform our clients are all kept up to date and fresh content is continuously being added. So professionally I’m on top of it, personal projects and hobbies may slide at times.

One of the many projects that have kept us incredibly busy is the planning, structuring and launching of a new sister company, Lakeland Public Relations firm, BrightSky Public Relations. When we analyzed what public relations firms offered to their clients we realized that with our parent company Business Marketing LLC offerings and our Lakeland Web Design firm, BrightSky Web Design, that we were already offering about 80% of what a PR firm handles. So we focused on the missing pieces and looked for areas where the local competition was weak and have added the in-house talent needed to position ourselves in a place where we could be a great benefit to local companies and organizations.

If your firm is needing the help of a quality Lakeland public relations team I encourage you to take a look at the many skills we bring to the table and give us a call to discover how valuable partnering with us can be to your brand management and local reputation.

Thanks for stopping by and drop me a line if I can ever be of help or if you’d like to connect. Make sure you connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn, links at bottom of the page, as I’m active there and would like to learn more about you.

Take care, Grant

Old website not performing well?

by Grant Burhans January 31, 2014Life Experiences

Many of our customers or prospects come to us complaining that their old, well established website is no longer ranking or performing as it has it the past. If you have a website that is more than an year old and you’ve made no regular updates to it then you need to watch this short […]

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The joy? of Technology

by Grant Burhans August 27, 2013Life Experiences
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22 Minute Lesson on Living

by Grant Burhans May 21, 2013Life Experiences
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Grant and the Wild Girls opens Red Rocks 2013

by Grant Burhans April 26, 2013Life Experiences

NewsRelease:Friday April 19,2013 Red Rocks Amphitheatre kicked the 2013 season off a day early with the unexpected visit by “Grant and the Wild Girls.” This internationally famous group stirred things up with their impromptu Air Guitar rendition of “Red stones are better than Blue.” After checking out the lighting and observing the clearing of the […]

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Take the Mercy, Accept the Help!

by Grant Burhans January 14, 2013Life Experiences

Was listening to The Message translation of the New Testament this morning in the book of Hebrews. The following portion of scripture spoke to my heart and aligns with challenges I find myself walking through currently. Isn’t that the way God’s word usually works? He wants to speak to us and scripture is one of […]

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