Is Biltmore Who's Who a scam?
by Holli Kurdes
Is Biltmore Who's Who a scam? Or a legitimate and necessary tool to promote yourself and your business in this new digital age?
Separating the myths about Biltmore from the real facts may surprise you. Below a NY-based Chamber of Commerce President comments on his experiences with Biltmore, along with several other professionals.
Read their stories: then decide for yourself whether Biltmore Who's Who is a scam.
According to Alex Gallego, his Biltmore membership has more than lived up to its promise.
This local Chamber of Commerce President runs a Long Island, NY-based branch of a national investment firm and has only glowing reports about the firm he says helped him shape his professional brand identity and brought him deeper credibility online that his clients noticed - and respected.
If you are a serious business owner trying to brand yourself, you cannot overlook the power of Biltmore Who's Who. I've recommended them to friends: not a single one has returned, saying it wasn't worthwhile.
Many successful professionals seem to agree with Alex: each profiled below was formally invited to join the Registry and now proudly attest to their positive experiences for all to see at Biltmorewhoswho.com:
Pam Robertson, MBA and Senior Contracts Representative with Bell Helicopter Textron Incorporated says: "I am already receiving requests and recognition for my press release.
My university has asked me to write a featured article for the alumni catalog. I am extremely happy with the results so far and fully expect to have more great results."
Captain Tom Cleary, State-Commissioned Pilot and Captain in Houston, TX recalls: "I first became member of Biltmore in early January 2006. Let me state that indeed people are taking notice of Biltmore Who's Who. Since my membership, I have made some positive contacts with other members which have lead me to my involvements in great business ventures as well as recognition."
Jacksonville Advertising Executive Vickey L. Lloyd, describes herself as "a very happy member. My membership has been such a successful event.
I listed it on my company profile and my clients keep asking me about it. They are very impressed
with this honor: it gives me strong credibility in my field."
But what about those that claim Biltmore Who's Who is a scam? I joined and it didn't work for me. Alex scoffs at remarks like these: "Like anything else in this life, you get out exactly what you put in.
The Biltmore team does their part 100%. They'll blast your name out there and do everything they can to make you a known entity where it counts most online at Google and on other search engines.
But if you do nothing to capitalize on it, you'll get nothing in return. If you leverage your publicity in creative ways to build your brand, your reputation, your standing within the community, you'll definitely see results."
I'm unemployed and received one of these qualification letters: doesn't that prove Biltmore Who's Who is a scam?? Surprisingly, less than 5% of American adults actually qualify to receive a Biltmore invitation, based upon the committee's stringent professional and financial criteria.
But the Biltmore team is the first to candidly admit that once in a while, an unfortunate mistake is made. An invitation is sent to someone who shouldn't qualify, due to outdated or erroneous data.
This is exactly why we mandate that a personal interview be conducted by an authorized Biltmore committee representative with every Registry Applicant before we approve them for publication, explains Holli Kurdes, Administration coordinator .
This assures integrity of our published Registry. Those who do earn a place or enjoy membership benefits have all qualified to participate.
What could a complimentary Biltmore Who's Who Registry listing do for YOUR business or professional reputation?
If you're interested in finding out whether you could benefit from the same professional boost others are now enjoying, visit http://www.Biltmorewhoswho.com
While one can only enjoy a Biltmore Registry listing and membership invitation through qualification by its committee, they do accept Registry requests at their website for consideration.
If you qualify, you will be contacted for a phone interview by an authorized Biltmore representative. If you are approved, there is no charge to be listed in their annual online Registry Publication.
Biltmore Who's Who Successful Women of 2007
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Is the biltmore whos who a scam
Biltmore Who's Who provides biographies of notable business leaders and successful professionals located within North America. Members of Biltmore Who's Who are placed in our directory among their peers and colleagues. Our goal is to encourage, and bring together our accomplished members, to allow them to easily network, research, share information and do business with each other.
Biltmore who's who like to take this opportunity and introduce you to Dr. Mary Ann Piskun of Amarillo, Texas, one of our distinguished Members of Biltmore Who's Who Successful Women of 2007
Dr. Piskun has been a plastic surgeon since 1982 and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Names and her medical degree from Texas Tech University of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. She served her internship and residency in surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Her plastic surgery residency was at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
She is certified with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Her current hospital affiliations are with the Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, Baptist-St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, Panhandle Surgical Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, Northwest Texas Surgery Center, Amarillo, Texas, Plum Creek Specialty Hospital, Amarillo, Texas and SCCI Hospital, Amarillo Texas.
Biltmore whos who is also an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2006 and leader in networking and building business relationships nationwide, is proud to announce their A- rating with the BBB.
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Biltmore Who’s Who is NOT a SCAM
by Holli Kurdes
Is It A Scam
Biltmore Who’s Who is not a scam…according to the many members who sing the praises of what this social networking and registry entity did to help them strengthen their business and personal brand reputation online.
In fact, not only is Biltmore Who’s Who not a scam to these folks, but quite a few consider their membership a vital tool to help them compete for business and job success in today’s new digital age…
When investment manager Alex Gallego received the news in October, 2007 that he qualified for inclusion in the Biltmore Who’s Who Registry, he didn’t know much about the honor, but felt it could add some good publicity. He had no idea how much…
“We had just opened our first branch office and a colleague told me about Biltmore.
Apparently the Biltmore Who’s Who Registry Committee felt that, as a Hispanic business leader, I would be a strong representative for my local community and a good fit with their other published candidates.
Alex now sees that initial invitation as one of his most successful business strategies to date:
“There’s no getting around it –meet a potential client or employer and what’s the first thing they do afterwards?
They Google your name online. We are all living in a digital world. If you really want to be taken seriously, you must have a presence online. That’s what Biltmore did for me.”
“For me, the Biltmore association has been fantastic: it’s worked so well for us. Their people are completely professional.
They know exactly what they’re doing. Their promotional engine keeps pushing me higher in the online rankings – now I feel totally confident telling clients to Google me –thanks to Biltmore Who’s Who.”
But if Biltmore Who’s Who is not a scam, what about those who claim they joined and didn’t get customers or jobs from it? According to Alex, those arguments don’t hold water. “Frankly if you’re looking for Biltmore to be your miracle worker, you’re being unrealistic.
Biltmore is one part – an extremely important part – but still one part of your overall plan. Biltmore didn’t legitimize who I was as a businessperson: I did that myself.
What they did was get my name out there in high-profile ways which further boosted my credibility. But I still had to do my part.”
But don’t they just send out those invitation letters to everyone? Actually no. Skeptical readers may be very surprised to learn that less than 5% of all adults in the United States qualify to receive a Biltmore registry invitation.
Professionals are selected based upon stringent professional and financial criteria.
However, Biltmore candidly admits that once in a while, an invitation is mistakenly sent to someone who shouldn’t qualify.
That’s why their committee requires an in-depth phone interview as part of the approval process before anyone is allowed in the Registry.
“When people learn about the steps we take to catch any mistakes and the genuine PR services we provide our members, they quickly see that Biltmore Who’s Who is not a scam.
We really do work hard to help members network more effectively, build online reputations and learn how to compete in the digital age.” Explains Holli Kurdes/ Administartion coordinator..
(author of this article)
The Biltmore Who’s Who roster includes thousands of members, and while no entity can ever claim to please every potential client, many members rave at Biltmorewhoswho.com about the positive benefits they enjoy:
Landscape Design Professional Arthur Lempke, Houston Texas credits Biltmore Who’s Who’ for his networking success: “Biltmore Who's Who has helped me tap into my inner strength of what the networking world has to offer.
Biltmore Who's Who and their assistance programs has helped me build a better image for working performance, not just in my field of work but for a better future in general. When it comes to business, always use your abilities and your options to connect in the world of networking for your success.”
PMX Industries’ Electrical Supervisor Sostenes A. Santiago is a Biltmore Who's Who member from Cedar Rapids, IA since January 2006.
She just started tapping into the Registry’s networking tools: “I never expected to generate so much feedback, and higher conversions and sales in my business.
At the end of the day, you have to stand out from the crowd and build a social profile. Biltmore Who's Who has helped me do this. You really haven't left anything out and I hope to be included for lifetime.”
Could a complimentary Biltmore Who’s Who Registry listing enhance YOUR reputation too? In today’s digital world, if you don’t have a strong online presence, you will lose opportunities to those who do.
While you can only enjoy Biltmore Who’s Who Registry listing and membership through invitation and qualification by the Biltmore Committee, they do accept Registry requests at their website for consideration.
To apply for a complimentary listing in Biltmore’s annual Who’s Who Publication, submit your candidate request at http://www.biltmorewhoswho.com. The membership committee will evaluate your request and contact you by email within 3 weeks with their decision.
If you qualify, you will be interviewed by phone. If approved, there is no charge to be listed in their annual online Registry Publication.