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Web.com and Jim Furyk Announce Winner of ‘What’s Your Moment’ Website and Photo Contest

August 28, 2018

-- Grand Prize winner receives an expense-paid trip to 42nd biennial golf tournament in Europe -- Winner selected from nearly 500 entries submitted to Web.com to recognize and celebrate the iconic moments that define the small business journey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com (Nasdaq:WEB), the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow, today announced the winner of the “What’s Your Moment” contest. The Grand Prize winner, Chef Jon Krinn, will enjoy luxury travel accommodations to Paris, France, to witness pro golfer Jim Furyk lead the U.S. team in one of the sport’s most celebrated tournaments.

Web.com partnered with PGA TOUR Golfer Jim Furyk to promote the “What’s Your Moment” campaign for small business owners. Furyk is team captain for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team competing in France – and he is quite familiar with the competition and challenges that often lead into a big career moment.

Web.com brought to life some of the big moments in the golfer’s career through an exclusive series of nine documentary-style videos taken from interviews with Furyk. All of the videos can be viewed on the website created for the campaign.

The contest, which ran from July 30 through Aug. 20, asked that contestants submit photos, along with a brief description and date, for a “big moment” on their small business journey.

“We couldn’t be more honored by the tremendous response and the nearly 500 unique small business stories that were submitted to us. Every small business has big moments that deserve recognition,” said David Brown, chairman, CEO and president of Web.com.

Meet the Winner

While so many exceptional small business stories were submitted from across the U.S., one story clearly stood out.

Chef Krinn is the owner of Clarity, an award-winning restaurant located in Vienna, Virginia. Here is an excerpt from Krinn’s submission about his “big moment” in his small business:

After losing my first award-winning restaurant in the recession, being on the brink of personal bankruptcy and leaving my passion, cooking, for 5 years…I won this Best Washington DC Restaurant Award at my new restaurant, appropriately named Clarity.

“Jon’s story is such a powerful testament to the sacrifices made by small business owners, and to the potential they hold for enriching their communities,” added Brown.

Chef Krinn will celebrate his next big moment with the Grand Prize package, valued at more than $25,000, as he and a guest cheer on Jim Furyk and the U.S. team at Le Golf National. They will also enjoy:

-- Round-trip airfare for two -- A private four-hour tour through some of the most iconic and famous sights in Paris -- Deluxe transportation to and from the hotel -- On-course hospitality upgrades

“Ryder Cup success requires selfless support toward a singular aligned goal – a path I prioritize every day with my team at Clarity,” said Chef Krinn.

“This tournament has special meaning, as I haven’t returned to France since I worked as a chef in Paris in 1997. That was a quintessential big moment in my culinary journey. This trip brings back sentimental memories and will create moments that inspire,” added Krinn.

The Voice of Experience

“I was so driven by the stories of courage and achievement submitted to us by small business owners from all over the country – I wish we could be sending all of them to France to cheer on the U.S.,” said Jim Furyk.

Through a career defined by hard work and dedication, Furyk has earned his share of success on the world’s biggest stage. He won a Major tournament, a FedEx Cup, and holds the record for the lowest score ever shot on the PGA TOUR.

He both understands and appreciates the sacrifices and rigorous work ethic required for success, as well as the value of having a strong team in support as the biggest career moments approach.

“Jon’s story reminds us how important it is to have the support of a good team along the journey to help you fulfill your potential,” he added.

Visit the contest site to see all the submissions and check out the Web.com Facebook page to learn more about the contest winner.

About Web.com

Since 1997 Web.com (Nasdaq:WEB) has been the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow. We listen, then apply our expertise to deliver solutions that owners need to market and manage their businesses, from building brands online to reaching more customers or growing relationships with existing customers. For some, this means a fast, reliable, attractive website; for others, it means customized marketing plans that deliver local leads; and for others, it means customer-scheduling or customer-relationship marketing (CRM) tools that help businesses run more efficiently. Owners from big to small can focus on running the companies they know while we handle the marketing they need. To learn how this global company collaborates with customers and employees to achieve their potential, explore www.web.com or follow on Twitter at @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com.

Contact:

Corporate Communications (904) 680-6633 CorporateCommunications@web.com

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at

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