2017 – A Year of Changes, Opportunities and Team Work
With 2017 quickly coming to an end, I’d like to reflect on the year. All Web Promotion has accomplished some amazing changes this year, and this team deserves some recognition! I want to personally thank every employee of All Web for their role in the growth and transition we experienced. It was an all hands on deck kind of year, and there wasn’t a shortage of help offered from these guys (and gals!)
IVAC Breakfast Presentation
We love helping our local community, and when asked to present about Cyber Security (watch it here), Stephanie stepped up with no hesitation. Stephanie taught business members important information about their online security, and tips to better secure it.
Nathan Moves to Florida
Nathan has been with the All Web team for a few years now and we were sad when he told us he was moving to FL with his fiancé. He sweetened the deal when he decided to stay with All Web and work remotely. We do miss seeing his smile everyday though!
Webinars with Yahoo Small Business and Google Adwords
When Yahoo Small Business asks you to be a part of a webinar series, your answer is yes of course! I am so glad Brock was confident and nailed the SEO portion of these series, while Stephanie discussed features every website needs. Being a Premier Partner, Doneida and I co-hosted webinars with our Google rep Becky Bush, teaching businesses the value of Adwords and how they could be gaining new sales with it.
Moving on Up
No one ever said moving a business is easy, nor was it NOT scary for any of us. Even with the best of plans, many things were left unknown and couldn’t be answered until we took the plunge. With literally everyone’s help, we rented a truck, packed the business up, and headed to our new location in Peru, IL. If you ask anyone now, I am confident they will tell you it was the best decision all year. We are now part of the thriving business district of Peru!
With every successful move, there should always be a celebration! We were so excited to hear Peter was coming to town, so we invited the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting.
Facebook After Hours Workshop
Our focus for our local businesses has been on meeting businesses where they are at AND what they can afford. We started a workshop series in 2016 where we invited local companies in to discuss a topic and break it down in easy, actionable ideas they can execute themselves. Although we did take a break during our move, we wanted to take these to the next level. We had our first ever after hour’s workshop and used our entire open office layout. Doneida & Jessica were wonderful hosts, and we are looking forward to planning our 2018 schedule soon!
Google Premier Partner Leadership Day in Chicago
We all love learning and becoming better leaders in our job. Jessica & Doneida were invited to spend the day in Chicago with some amazing leaders from Google, and of course we jumped all over that. Being a Google Premier Partner has it perks!
This was only the highlights of the year, but there are so many more things I can think of that we accomplished. I am looking forward to 2018 and what talents and ideas this team can bring to the table to push us once more beyond our comfort zone. A vase on my desk reminds me of this everyday.. ‘You can never fulfill your calling if you stay in your comfort zone’. I will leave you with that last little nugget, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!