mindpepper Announces New Location in 'Smart Zone'

Company Moves Headquarters to New High-Tech District in Grand Rapids



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from mindpepper, LLC

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- mindpepper, LLC today
 announced that it has moved its headquarters to the Brass Works Building at
 648 Monroe Ave., Suite 101 in Grand Rapids, Michigan from its former location
 in Cascade.
     mindpepper(TM), an Internet development and operating company and wholly
 owned subsidiary of national professional services firm BDO Seidman, LLP, said
 the move gives it additional space for growth and plays into the recent
 announcement of a "Smart Zone" in Grand Rapids, a state-sponsored high-tech
 district created to encourage technology development in the downtown area.
 Additionally, the new headquarters is located in a Renaissance Zone, an area
 free of most state and local taxes.
     "As state and local agencies push Grand Rapids into the forefront of
 technology development in Michigan, mindpepper is well positioned to take
 advantage of the numerous incentives for locating in the Smart Zone and
 Renaissance Zone areas," said Catherine Ettinger, CEO of mindpepper.  "We
 believe that Grand Rapids has the potential to become a hotbed for technology
 companies and we are excited to be part of this opportunity."
     Earlier this year, mindpepper launched BargainandHaggle.com
 (www.bargainandhaggle.com ), an online marketplace that allows consumers to
 negotiate one-to-one to buy and sell items ranging from sports memorabilia to
 collectibles, antiques and toys.  The site uses a patent-pending one-to-one
 negotiation process, which allows buyers to negotiate directly with sellers on
 a first-come, first-served basis.  mindpepper is currently developing
 additional commerce-related technology for Internet applications.
     mindpepper, LLC (www.mindpepper.com ) was founded in August 2000 from the
 IT eServices department of BDO Seidman, LLP, one of the leading professional
 service organizations in the nation.  Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., mindpepper
 identifies, creates and operates Internet businesses and products, including
 dynamic pricing and transaction models for e-commerce applications.
 mindpepper is a wholly owned subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP (www.bdo.com ).
     For more information, please visit http://www.mindpepper.com/pressroom.asp
 
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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- mindpepper, LLC today
 announced that it has moved its headquarters to the Brass Works Building at
 648 Monroe Ave., Suite 101 in Grand Rapids, Michigan from its former location
 in Cascade.
     mindpepper(TM), an Internet development and operating company and wholly
 owned subsidiary of national professional services firm BDO Seidman, LLP, said
 the move gives it additional space for growth and plays into the recent
 announcement of a "Smart Zone" in Grand Rapids, a state-sponsored high-tech
 district created to encourage technology development in the downtown area.
 Additionally, the new headquarters is located in a Renaissance Zone, an area
 free of most state and local taxes.
     "As state and local agencies push Grand Rapids into the forefront of
 technology development in Michigan, mindpepper is well positioned to take
 advantage of the numerous incentives for locating in the Smart Zone and
 Renaissance Zone areas," said Catherine Ettinger, CEO of mindpepper.  "We
 believe that Grand Rapids has the potential to become a hotbed for technology
 companies and we are excited to be part of this opportunity."
     Earlier this year, mindpepper launched BargainandHaggle.com
 (www.bargainandhaggle.com ), an online marketplace that allows consumers to
 negotiate one-to-one to buy and sell items ranging from sports memorabilia to
 collectibles, antiques and toys.  The site uses a patent-pending one-to-one
 negotiation process, which allows buyers to negotiate directly with sellers on
 a first-come, first-served basis.  mindpepper is currently developing
 additional commerce-related technology for Internet applications.
     mindpepper, LLC (www.mindpepper.com ) was founded in August 2000 from the
 IT eServices department of BDO Seidman, LLP, one of the leading professional
 service organizations in the nation.  Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., mindpepper
 identifies, creates and operates Internet businesses and products, including
 dynamic pricing and transaction models for e-commerce applications.
 mindpepper is a wholly owned subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP (www.bdo.com ).
     For more information, please visit http://www.mindpepper.com/pressroom.asp
 
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