Economic Development, business, and nonprofit clients have turned to us for over 20 years to help them meet their goals through strategic web development. We're a woman-owned, SWaM-certified small business that will help you use the web to generate more qualified leads and fill your sales funnel.

A pioneer of business use of the web, Lisa Kipps-Brown founded Glerin Business Resources in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a CPA who was bored with accounting, and was intrigued with the idea of being able to use her business experience in a more creative way. Web development was the perfect fit and she left accounting entirely.

In one of her very first projects, she took a set of technical guides that was on the brink of bankruptcy and, by creating an online store and developing a new digital membership-based revenue stream, positioned it for successful sale to a dot-com at 20x the owner's investment just before the bubble burst. Just imagine what she might be able to do for you!

Today, she and the Glerin team apply our over 20 years in business to help you analyze and develop strategic goals, plan your website project, develop the website, and integrate marketing automation.

We're a family-owned firm with other staff members who are also like family to us. If you're looking for a solid, stable team to work with who will treat you like a true partner, let's talk about how we can work together.

We’re ready to partner with you! Let us introduce ourselves:

Since starting Glerin in 1996, I've staked my reputation on our client relationships. Stop struggling with unreliable freelancers and disorganized start-ups, and I promise we won't let you down.   

-- Lisa Kipps-Brown,
Founder, President & CEO

Lisa Kipps-BrownLisa Kipps-Brown, President & CEO. Founder, 1996.
Lisa works extensively with businesses, communities, regions, and states to help develop cohesive marketing efforts and innovative initiatives, and has a gift for visionary thinking. The lead creator of our Sandwich Marketing™ and Think Bigger™ concepts, she continually explores methods to revolutionize marketing. She also speaks at events such as Industry Week magazine's Roundtable in the Desert about integrated marketing in economic development, and leads marketing workshops for clients.

A former Board member for the Halifax County IDA, she co-founded initiatives like Virginia Tech's Modeling and Simulation Center for Collaborative Technologies, the Southern Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Center, and the National Center for Coatings Application Research & Education during her tenure.

 

Erin BrownErin Brown, VP of Creative Services. Length of employment: 12 years.
Erin has 12 years of illustration, web and graphics design experience and studied Animation Arts at Art Institute of California in Los Angeles. She is bilingual in Japanese, having taught herself to read and write Japanese at the age of 13; she became a fluent speaker when she studied in Narita, Japan in a high school Study Abroad program.

 

Glenn BrownGlenn Brown, VP of Operations & Strategy. Length of employment: 13 years.
Glenn has 13 years of web and graphics design experience and studied Interactive Media Design at Art Institute of California in Los Angeles. A thought leader, in recent years he has transitioned to take the strategic lead in our new initiatives with the perfect blend of imagination and practicality.

 

Tina MorganTina Morgan, Project Manager / Designer. Length of employment: 5 years.
Tina is that rare combination of well-balanced creativity and frugality. She's the former Project Manager for the unique Business of Art and Design Program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, where her contributions resulted in unparalleled enrollment numbers. She also helped create the vision for Virginia Tech's Modeling and Simulation Center for Collaborative Technologies, a $1.2M state-of-the-art Modeling and Simulation facility.

 

Damian WardDamian Ward, Developer. Length of employment: 3.5 years.
After earning a BS degree in computer science from Virginia Tech and working in software development at Lockheed Martin and at the Corporate Research Center at Virginia Tech, Damian grew tired of cubicle life and decided to return to school to study law. He was an Assistant DA in North Carolina for 5 years, focusing on criminal and juvenile law, after which he owned his own law practice for 3 years. After meeting Lisa, Damian closed his law office in North Carolina and returned to his first love – coding and development.

 

Rueben MedinaRueben Medina, Copywriter / Voice Artist. Length of employment: 3.5 years
Rueben has 10 years of experience in creative writing and a degree in English from Emory University. An all-around creative, he also models, acts in commercials, and does voice-over work for client videos and commercials that have been aired in America and Europe. He's been the voice talent for characters in TV cartoon pilots and acts with Dad's Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta. He's also trained under actors such as Tim Meadows of Saturday Night Live fame, and has been invited to appear at improv events throughout the US and Canada.

Rueben works part-time for Glerin and full-time for an international IT security company.

 

Sample Project Visuals

poster
Illustrated Poster
poster
After helping to break the drought of over 12 years of non-sold-out festivals in 2013, the pressure was on for a successful encore for the 2014 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Putting our creative minds together in a marathon brainstorming session, we created the theme You've Got Friends in Lope Places and introduced a character we created named Lope.
illustration
Illustration and Animation
illustration
For as long as we've been working with the tourism office, director Linda Shepperd has wished for some type of animation that would let visitors "drive" around the county to discover things. Using animation that requires no special browser plugins, illustrator Erin Kipps Brown came up with a concept to treat the project like a theme park map. Requiring no special plugins, it can be displayed on all devices.
websites
websites
websites
Web design and development for Vineland Downtown Improvement District / Main Street Vineland, NJ. Part of a project awarded to VDID through a Branding & Digital Design Grant from Main Street New Jersey.
social
Social Media
social
When we were invited by Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development to speak about marketing to Virginia Main Street Community directors from across the state, we needed something helpful to give them to take back to the office. Our Quicky Guide to Social Media ended up being quite a hit! This poster is different from anything we've ever seen: It has dry erase blocks to let the user jot notes for planning their social media. The poster is 11"x17" - large enough to accommodate the dry erase blocks but small enough to not take up too much of the user's office wall.
print
Print Design
print
This 20-page 5-year Progress Report for a Tourism Department is printed on high quality gloss paper of magazine quality. Presenting details of progress made in an easy-to-digest manner helps Tourism stay accountable to funding sources.
ads
Ads
ads
We created the ad campaigns "Rugged Outdoors Meets Sophisticated Indoors" and "Discover the Possibilities" as a part of Halifax County Tourism department's rebranding project.
annual reports
Annual Reports
annual reports
Longwood Small Business Development Center serves 22 Southern Virginia counties and 6 cities, providing education, consulting, and economic research to support potential and existing small business owners. We created their first-ever Annual Report - 20 pages that included client success stories, new initiatives, partnerships information, and financial information. Deliverables included print-ready files, low resolution pdf files for download, and an online interactive flipping book.
shop local
Shop Local e-commerce
shop local
We created a Shop Local website for Virginia's largest geographic economic development region. Shoppers can buy from multiple vendors in one transaction, proceeds are distributed automatically into vendors' payment accounts, and each vendor receives their own order information.
svra website
Websites
svra website
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance required a new site to replace one that was developed in 2011. Since they lacked a good library of relevant photographs, our design uses minimal photography combined with animated odometer-style statistics and clear traffic funnels for targeted visitors.
chhcg website
Websites
chhcg website
Commonwealth Home Health Care is owned by a parent company that needed us to create sites for multiple companies that carried through a similar look and feel.
salem website
websites
salem website
Web design and development for Stand Up For Salem / Main Street Salem, NJ, part of rebranding project. Site includes features like a donation system (one-time and recurring), and events system with capability for paid events with multiple ticket types and early bird discounts.
instaliked
custom development
instaliked
This custom Instagram module lets the clients display photos with specific hashtags that they have liked on their Instagram account, providing fresh content on a site while giving the client full control over what displays. It's a win-win campaign since local businesses who use the client's hashtag can gain great exposure for themselves.
reservation systems
Reservation System
reservation systems
Tar Pamlico Water Trail manages a series of camping platforms on the trail, and hired us to develop a reservation system allowing paddlers to reserve camping platforms along the trail.
Branding
Branding
Branding
New branding identity for Stand Up For Salem (New Jersey), a nonprofit that stimulates business opportunity, historic preservation and community growth through grassroots community development.
print
Print Design
print
This magazine won an Award of Merit for Communication from the Southern Economic Development Council. Virginia's Growth Alliance is geographically the largest economic development region in Virginia. They provide a printed quarterly quality of life magazine to prospects; the magazine is printed on glossy paper that is of the quality you would find on a magazine rack. A low-res version is also available for download on their website and for distribution on usb's.
fact sheets
Fact Sheets
fact sheets
As a part of the Halifax County IDA rebranding project, the organization needed a one-sheet data flyer for prospects. The piece is designed to present a good bit of data in a condensed format that provides a quick overview of the county, and integrated design elements extend the new branding identity.
vineland branding
Branding
vineland branding
New branding identity for Main Street Vineland, NJ / Downtown Vineland Improvement District, a group that promotes, enhances and revitalizes historic Landis Avenue as a thriving commercial district and community-gathering place for shoppers, residents and visitors. Part of a project awarded to VDID through a Branding & Digital Design Grant from Main Street New Jersey.