Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Selects Design & Promote as Winner of the Small Business of the Year Award 2014

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On behalf of the entire Design & Promote staff, we would like to give a big thank you to all of those who have supported us and contributed to our success in receiving the Naperville Chamber of Commerce 2014 Small Business of the Year Award.naperville area chamber small business of the year award

Our nomination for the 2014 Naperville Small Business of the Year came as a great professional honor to our staff, as a company that started as an after-hours project of our CEO Bruce Jones and grew into the Naperville based internet marketing, SEO, and design firm and small business that it is today.

At the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 business awards, our team was honored in several categories. Initially, the Naperville chamber selected us as the winner of the 2014 business-to-business award. Consequently, the chamber designated us as winner of the overall Naperville 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Not only did we win in the Naperville 2014 Business of the Year Awards, but we were able to reflect its goal of helping other businesses succeed at the Naperville Chamber Awards by assisting other winners as well. We designed the winning business packet for KidsMatter, who received the award for 2014 not-for-profit small business of the year. In addition, we also designed for Positive Behavioral Connections , a finalist in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 awards professional category.

As winner of the Naperville Chamber 2014 Small Business of the Year award, we appreciate the irony that more than six years of “getting other people’s business noticed”, finally got us noticed as well! Our marketing and SEO for Naperville businesses will continue to work to help the Naperville community flourish. Thank you once more to all those who have made our honorable title as 2014 Naperville Small Business of the Year possible.

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We are incredibly honored to be a finalist in the sixteenth annual Naperville Area Chamber “Small Business of the Year,” in the ceremony that was held on Friday May 10th at the Wyndham Lisle Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We sincerely thank all those who contributed to our nomination and those who’s recommendations and kind words contributed to our success.

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Congratulations to the winners and other finalists of the Naperville Area Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award.

If anyone is interested in the history of Design & Promote you can download our packet that we presented for the award.Design-&-Promote-Small-Business-Of-The-Year-Award-Packet

From what we learned in 2013 we plan to come back strong next year and win this in 2014.

Thank You For All Of Your Support!

On Sunday April 14th, Naperville’s 360 Youth Services hosted their 14th annual 360 Spring Ahead Run. 360 Youth Services provides counseling, mentorweb design firm sponsorship programs, prevention programs, housing and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) support to local youths in need. As one of our own web design clients, and a wonderful and essential organization in our city Design & Promote proudly sponsored the event along with thirty other local businesses. The run began and ended at CityGate center and included a Kids Fun Run, a 5K Wheelchair, a 5K Street Run, and a 10K Trail Run.

Two of the Design & Promote team participated in the race. Danielle Luke, our graphic designer, ran the 5K Street Run, she placed 5th in her category, coming in at twenty nine minutes and thirteen seconds, while Brent Tyson, our lead web developer, placed 13th in his category, running it in twenty nine minutes and fifteen seconds. The race has two overall winners, a male and a female, who receive $100 cash prize, this year the female winner was 25 year old Amanda Mirochina of Naperville who ran the race in eighteen minutes and six seconds, and the overall male winner was Willy Kaul, 26 of Naperville who finished in sixteen minutes and thirty seven seconds.

The race was a great success, was tons of fun, and a great opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for a wonderful area organization. We cannot wait to participate next year!

To learn more about this race and 360 Youth Services click here.

 

We have two new faces around the Design & Promote office!  We’re pleased to announce the appointment of a new graphic designer, Danielle Luke, and a new administrative assistant, Tara Bragg.

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New employees Tara Bragg (left) and Danielle Luke (right)

Danielle will be joining our creative team to help us craft visually stunning, SEO optimized websites for our clients. She hails from Tinley Park and has a strong background in fine art, including drawing, photography and illustration. She holds a B.F.A from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in painting & drawing and a B.A.S from Robert Morris University with a concentration in graphic arts.  Prior to joining Design & Promote, Danielle worked as a freelance designer and illustrator to assist businesses, photographers, musicians and publications in their visual branding efforts.

Tara steps in to fill the newly created position of administrative assistant at our firm.  She will keep us organized and also perform some of the accounting and social media duties. Tara joined the company with a great enthusiasm for graphic design, having received her graphic design certificate from Sauk Valley Community College in 2010. She hopes to further her education in graphic design and grow in the Design & Promote company.  Prior to the appointment she worked as an administrative assistant at DB Marketing. She is from Aurora.

“The growth in our clientele and our administrative needs meant it was time to find more help,” said Bruce Jones, CEO of Design & Promote.  “We’re looking forward to many more years of success.”

We hope to see you at our office sometime to meet the two newest members of our team or to discuss your internet marketing needs. We offer effective ecommerce and internet marketing solutions that simplify your business, new or improved website design to convert customers and SEO strategies to boost your rankings in the search engines. Contact us today.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the ribbon cutting at our new office an outstanding event!  On August 16, we had a healthy turnout of nearly 100 clients, neighbors and supporters who gathered at our new home in the Dynacom Center I at 1952 McDowell Rd. in Naperville.   City Mayor A. George Pradel officiated the ceremony in cooperation with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.

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Mayor Pradel (center) cuts the ribbon to celebrate the new location of Design & Promote, a Naperville web design and search engine optimization firm, at the DynaCom Center I on McDowell Rd. The firm provides custom websites with SEO to boost client rankings in the search engines. Pictured left to right (first row) are: D&P designer Amber Tripp, Chamber of Commerce V.P. Tami Andrew, Mayor Pradel, D&P CEO Bruce Jones and D&P SEO Specialist Joe Roppo.

Everyone enjoyed the delicious catered food from Belgio’s, beer, wine and a chance to tour our new 1,600 square foot, state-of-the-art facility which features 100mb fiber optic internet access, a modern reception area, conference room,  offices and interactive media areas.   The DynaCom I Center is located conveniently off I-88 and Rt. 59 in Naperville and offers easy access for our customers from Chicago as well as the neighboring suburbs.

For Design & Promote, it was a poignant celebration of the remarkable growth we’ve experienced in the past five years. Special thanks to the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and Team B2B which have been instrumental organizations in our growth and were on hand to help us celebrate. We’re pleased and proud to be part of such a supportive business community and look forward to serving our growing roster of clients who want to get their business noticed on the internet with effective  Naperville website design and SEO!

We are celebrating our new office space with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 16. We recently relocated to a larger office due to our company’s growth.

Design & Promote, a Naperville web design and search engine optimization company recently moved to our new business location on McDowell Road. On August 16, we’ll be celebrating that move with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will be officiated by Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel.

“This is a very exciting time for Design & Promote. In just five short years, we’ve grown beyond our expectations and now, moved to bigger offices. We’re grateful to the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Pradel for their support of our company. The Naperville business community has made us feel very welcome.”Reception Area Naperville Web Design Company

Design & Promote joined the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce three years ago. Since then they have become active in the community as well as the Chamber’s TEAM B2B (www.teamb2b.net). TEAM B2B is a group of Naperville-area businesses that meet to support each other via networking, education and exchange referrals.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on August 16 at the new Design & Promote office. The office is located at 1952 McDowell Road, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563. The event runs from 4pm to 5 pm. Free appetizers by Belgio’s Catering will be available and Design & Promote will be providing complimentary beverages, including wine and beer.

The event is open to Design & Promote clients, members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and area business owners and employees that are interested in learning more about the company or supporting local businesses.

“We are really looking forward to working in the new office space. It is a state of the art building able to support the technology we need to provide professional web design and SEO services. The location can’t be beat; it’s convenient to highways and retail shops. Anyone who is interested in Design & Promote is welcome at the Ceremony. We’d love to get the support of the local community and meet our new neighbors,” said Jones.

Design & Promote is a Chicago search engine optimization and web design company. In addition to web hosting, domain registration, graphic and logo design, the company includes on-page search engine optimization in all of their clients’ website launches. Additional services offered by Design & Promote include press releases, newsletters, and social media marketing.

About Design & Promote: Design & Promote is a company that offers SEO, website marketing and web design in Naperville, IL. The company uses a professional team of web designers, SEO experts and marketing consultants to help create websites that look great, help convert customers and stay at the top of the search engines. To learn more about what this Chicago SEO firm can do for your company, please visit http://www.designandpromote.com.

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