Couto Solutions' customer American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) WON the prestigious 2011 Summit Emerging Media Award for building an online community (community.StartHereGoPlaces.com) that uniquely keeps their members engaged. There are many reasons why an organization would want to add community to their online presence, and no matter what the reason may be, there is nothing more important than the community cardinal rule: Keep community members engaged and interested in what the community offers. Keeping members engaged is a challenge that all communities face, whether they are large or small, new or well established. Once you attract people to your site, you must keep them interested so your community thrives and stays relevant. As a world class design development firm Couto Solutions used surfacing tools and functionality that make it simple for AICPA members to consume the valuable information and resources offered on their online community. In addition to customized solutions AICPA took advantage of Couto Solutions' Add-Ons such as Bragger Badges, Power Profile and Directory Connect. AICPA is the largest volunteer professional association in the U.S. with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries. It is a special honor to receive the Summit Creative Award since it is recognized for its prestige worldwide, has become a coveted honor to its award recipients and an industry benchmark. Celebrating its 18th year, the Summit Creative Award spotlights creativity from small and mid-size marketing firms around the globe. Check out the award winning online community that Couto Solutions developed for AICPA community.StartHereGoPlaces.com.