New Face At Visionary Web!

Archive for May, 2011

New Face At Visionary Web!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

alexblog_smallVisionary Web is proud to announce the addition of Alex Hokanson, an intern from Manchester College. Alex will be working with the programming staff on a summer project and day-to-day programming projects. Visionary Web has had a Manchester intern through a Lilly Endowment grant three of the last four years and is a proud supporter of our county educational centers. Read on for more information about Alex:

“I am Alex Hokanson, a Senior at Manchester College. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with minor concentrations in Mathematics and Information Systems. I like to tinker around with computers and I currently own 4 computers to fulfill my tinkering needs. I am familiar with the 3 main operating systems (Linux Ubuntu, Mac OS, Windows) and know languages such as Java, Objective-C, C++, HTML 4/5, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL . In my free time, other than building PC’s, I like to play soccer, work out, play video games, yo-yo, and code (I am a Computer Science major after all!).

Over the summer I am interning at Visionary Web through Manchester College. I already know some basic HTML, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL, but hope to further my knowledge in all of these areas over the summer. I hope to be a positive contributor to Visionary Web by spawning new ideas and by bringing young energy to the company. I am very excited to be surrounded by knowledgeable programmers who can help me expand my knowledge.

Let’s get coding!!”

Visionary Web Open House

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Visionary Web is hosting an open house today from 9am – 5pm at their location, 1288 Stitt Street in Wabash, Indiana.  Snacks, drinks and prizes available.  Please stop in and see the remodeling that was completed to the Visionary Web offices.  This open house is part of the Wabash County Small Business Week celebration.  No reservations needed.  Just stop in for some good food and humor.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Visionary Web Contributes to Partner Company

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Visionary Web, in Wabash Indiana,  is proud to have contributed to two new websites developed by our partner company, Magnetic Media Works.

www.dragonflypaddleboards.com

www.dragonflypaddleboards.com

www.kingfishshootout.com

www.kingfishshootout.com

Blogging Tips!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Here at Visionary Web, we encourage our clients to use as many tools as possible to connect to their customer base.  Blogging is a great way to inform customers and prospective customers about new and exciting things that are happening in your business.   Here are a few tips on  effective blogging shared with us by our friends at Panoramic Interactive.

How to write effective blogs

There is no doubt that a blog explosion has occurred. Anyone with internet access can effectively write down their thoughts on any subject and share those thoughts with the entire world.

It’s no surprise that many businesses have entered the blogosphere to try to capitalize on potential prospects and connect with their client base on a more personal level. In an age where social media is growing exponentially (and, make no mistake, blogging is in fact a social media platform), it would almost be a mistake for businesses not to engage their audiences through blogs.

It’s good to remember that any form of writing is a craft that must be learned, nurtured and grown. In that spirit, I’ve created a short list of items to think about when you’re blogging for your business. I call it the “5 Be’s for Business Blogging”:

  1. Be professional. You wouldn’t send an email to a client with misspellings, bad grammar or swear words. You shouldn’t blog like that either.
  2. Be informative. Don’t assume that everyone reads your blog religiously every day or every week. If you’re announcing a new product or upcoming event, use the journalistic code in your writing: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. I like to throw in an addition to that code and I call it What’s Next? Make sure those questions are answered and you’re well on your way to an effective blog.
  3. Be assertive. It’s okay to project confidence about your company, services and products because it’s your specialty. If you aren’t confident about what you do, why would customers or clients come to you? However, remember it’s considered bad form to talk negatively about your competitors.
  4. Be conversational. Give your writing tone some character when it’s appropriate. Consider the products or services you provide and the customers who buy them. Define your niche and integrate that into your blog.
  5. Be interactive. The biggest mistake some businesses make is that they don’t encourage their readers or followers to interact. Ask your readers for comments and suggestions and (here’s the big one) answer them back. You will find that your customers and clients will appreciate the special attention you give them and respond positively.

The best way to think of blogging is as another form of customer service. You would do all of these things listed above if a customer was physically standing at your service counter. Treat your written words the same way and you’ll see results.

New Websites Completed for the Economic Development Group of Wabash County Inc. and the Miami County Economic Authority

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Visionary Web, located in Wabash Indiana is Proud to announce the completion of two site redesigns for the Economic Development Group of Wabash County Inc., and the Miami County Economic Authority

edgwc
www.edgwc.com

miami_eda

www.miamicountyeda.com

2011 Small Business Week Celebration

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Visionary Web and Visionary Computers will be hosting an open house to celebrate Small Business Week on May 18th at our Wabash Location: 1288 Stitt Street, Wabash, IN 46992.

We will be serving snacks and refreshments from 9am – 5pm for all visitors.  Stop by and get a tour of our newly remodeled offices.  There are more than 50 businesses participating in the Small Business Week celebration.

Visit the Wabash County Chamber website: http://www.wabashchamber.com/pages/business/small-business-celebration.php for more information!

Introducing Flip-Web.com!!!

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

flip-web

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Do you need to sell your website?  Would you like to sell a domain?  Perhaps you are looking to buy a website or domain.  Whatever the case, Flip-Web.com is your Internet source to purchase or sell your website or domain.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  Registration is quick and easy so let us help you buy or sell your web property today at Flip-Web.com!

Flip the Web is a division of NCI Ventures, LLC and is run and operated by its sister company Visionary Web.