Happy New Year to everyone! 2009 is barely underway and there are already many exciting things happening…

Internet Retailer Web Design Conference
While the U.S. makes history with the inauguration of president Obama, we’ll be busy – along with many other ecommerce technology companies – showing our wares at the Internet Retailer Web Design conference Jan. 19-22 in Miami.

Stop by our booth (#43), or join us at the SLI-sponsored cocktail receptions on Monday and Tuesday nights. (The theme of Tuesday night’s reception will be Chinese New Year and a celebration of the “Year of the Search B-Ox.” Come have a drink on us!)

Shop.org Strategy & Innovation Forum
We’re also looking forward to Shop.org’s Strategy & Innovation Forum Feb. 2-4 in Orlando.

We’re participating in the Innovation contest, the winners of which will be announced on Feb. 3 at the show. If you have a few minutes, go to the web site and take a look at the entries – and if you think SLI’s idea shows true innovation, feel free to cast a vote our way. (Note: this contest is open to retailers’ votes only.) You may vote for up to 5 entries. The deadline is 11:59 EST on Friday, Jan. 16.

If you’re planning to attend either event, let us know – we’d love to see you!