With less than a week left before the 2014 Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO, we thought it was time to tell you a bit about the event and what we’ll be doing there this year. In addition to being exhibitors again this year, VDW owner Andrew Allen will be giving a presentation entitled “8 Web Essentials You Need Before Social Media”. Check out the seminar for a crash course in online marketing and then stop by booth 148 to talk about your upcoming web development or marketing project!
News is spreading across the web about the Heartbleed bug that affects OpenSSL. This may seem like Greek to you but if you are doing anything on the web, you MUST pay attention. First, don’t panic. Second, read about what’s happening below. And third, change your passwords.
With spring comes trade show season in Vermont. We are gearing up for the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce’s Small Biz Summit on Wednesday, March 26th. Running from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Sheraton in South Burlington, the day will be filled with workshops designed for small business owners. We will be among 40+ exhibitors who specialize in meeting the needs of small and medium sized businesses.
In the summer of 2012 we wrote about our partnership with Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to create the Vermont Food System Atlas, which we’re proud to announce launched earlier last year! As you may remember, VSJF envisions the VT Food Atlas as essentially being the information hub for their Farm to Plate Initiative.
VDW is OPEN today, Friday, February 14, 2014. We have a limited crew in the office with others working remotely. Please be patient with us as we return messages. Note, we will also be open on Monday, President’s Day, February 17th.
In the meantime, enjoy the white stuff and take a moment to clear your furnace vents and neighborhood fire hydrants.
We’re gearing up for another Code of BTV Hackathon. This one is especially close to our hearts as we’ll work with our friends involved with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network at NOFA Vermont’s Winter Conference this weekend.
Vermont Design Works gives thanks to our farmers this Thanksgiving. To our clients, please note that we are closed on Thursday and Friday (November 28 & 29, 2013). Please call our emergency number if you have an urgent matter.
We may be closed next Thursday and Friday for the holiday but we still wanted to share a rundown of Thanksgiving events happening around Vermont next week. For starters, we’re so thankful for all of the great charities that will be helping the less fortunate this year and we’re happy to provide a sample of the ways you can help. We’ve also compiled a list of restaurant dinner specials and Thanksgiving in VT getaways for out of staters planning to visit us.
Early this year FlynnTix, long-time friends and clients of Vermont Design Works, approached us with a request for new website functionality – customer chosen seat selection. The “Select Your Own Seat” project arose out of a need to meet the demands of the modern web user who expects to choose airline seats, as well seats to concerts and major sporting events. In the end our designer and application developers created a solution that is visually appealing, easy to use and allows users to find the perfect seat without any hassle.
Santa Night fundraising event celebrates 15 years of raising good cheer and funding for charities across the country.