By Amy Leigh
The U.S. is often recognized as one of the most productive nations in the world, in large part due to a work ethic that demands long work days and a 24/7 lifestyle. With the obligations of day-to-day life, the Internet has played a monumental role in advancing and enhancing both business and personal communications.
Indeed, the Internet has provided a social outlet beyond the traditional means of making connections within one’s community. Necessitated by an ever-increasing world of isolated individuals parked behind computers at work and at home, websites and online organizations are the new way to stay connected in today’s culture.
Understanding the need to keep up with the Internet’s ever-changing landscape, the Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) worked with Links Technology Solutions to update the organization’s website. The new site is an ideal reflection of the use of integrated software products and user-adaptability.
The SBA staff is excited to be showcasing the new website this year.
Visitors to the new site will discover easier navigation along with greater security features to keep individuals’ information safe. To keep the members of the SBA connected on a regular basis, the site features on-line event registration and links to important community partners.
Links Technology Solutions works to keep people connected. Links Technology services include tech consulting; website design and writing; hosting and email services; staff augmentation; technology support and help desk services.
Links Technology is currently working as a Park Partner for the Schaumburg Park District. This extensive project will entail redesigning the entire Park District website, an enormous undertaking. The company has also donated time and services to the Schaumburg Flyers.
Insight Design Solutions has designed for the Illinois Society for International Development (ISID) and Acre Consulting, an alternative construction and renewable energy company.
Insight Design Solutions customizes its client communication as needed for each client. “For example,” explains Anastasia Athans-Stothoff, “for a client in Europe, that answer is up-to-the-minute project status, achieved via our online gallery. For other clients, a face-to-face approach is best and we’re still very traditional in that manner. We also do a ton of research via the internet — so it’s important to be connected constantly. For all clients a good balance of technology and tradition serves best.”
Technology and communications are changing so rapidly today that it’s almost a full-time job to keep up with the latest developments. Commenting on these changes, Athans-Stothoff said, “The grand scheme of ‘connectivity’ has made all the difference in the world — literally and figuratively!
“I’m able to check and approve projects that my contractors complete much faster; I also communicate with suppliers constantly via email and PDFs. I can then pass that time savings to clients.”
Insight Design Solutions’ graphic design services focus on publication design (such as brochures, direct mail, catalogs, correspondence materials), branding, point-of-purchase materials, packaging, and website design.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
By Amy Leigh
Motorola — the name is known throughout the world, but is it also known that this company is committed to creating and maintaining a spirit of community.
As part of Motorola’s second annual Global Day of Service, on October 10 Motorola employees volunteered on behalf of Schaumburg-area organizations including the Spring Valley Nature Center, where they removed invasive buckthorn, and the Schaumburg Township District Library where they set up and managed a book sale. The local work is part of a larger event mobilizing more than 11,000 Motorola employees in 47 countries to volunteer in their local communities.
Throughout the year, local employees volunteer with children from the Community Child Care Center of Schaumburg on educational and craft projects, and serve monthly lunches to 100 senior citizens at the Schaumburg Senior Center.
Motorola is proud to support many of the Village’s educational, cultural and human service organizations including the Schaumburg Prairie Center Arts Foundation, the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund, Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation and Septemberfest. These programs are part of what makes the close-knit community of Schaumburg great.