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Sparks October 2002

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TechExpo 2002 coming Nov 14th!
Mark your calendars! TechExpo 2002 is coming to the Bloomington Convention Center on Thursday, November 14th. TechExpo 2002, presented by the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center, is a one-day event dedicated to helping your small business work smarter by putting you in charge of technology decision-making.

The expo will kick off with a luncheon and keynote speaker Greg Otter of Tichenor Publishing, then continue through the afternoon with two tracks of information-packed seminars and demos in the exhibition area. The Chamber’s Business After Hours networking event will wrap up the event in the evening. Design is a co-sponsor of the event and will be presenting a Web Smarts session as part of the seminar series. This is a great opportunity for small businesses and organizations to learn how to diagnose, plan, budget, and implement technology solutions. Learn more about TechExpo and register for seminars at!

Web Smarts: Make Your Site Work for You
Our next Web Smarts session will be held at TechExpo 2002 on November 14th at the Bloomington Convention Center. This session will cover:

• Why every business must have a Website
• How to leverage the power of the Web to expand markets, cut costs, increase profits, and enhance services
• How to determine the scope and content of your site
• The secret to attracting repeat visitors
• Informational vs. e-commerce sites: What resources you’ll need to build or upgrade your site and how to ensure ROI
• E-commerce myths and realities
• How to estimate Web development costs
• How to hire consultants and hold all parties accountable
Our information-packed presentation will be supplemented with handbooks and numerous tips you can use to get more out of your site.

Web Smarts is offered as part of the TechExpo seminar series, available for $59. This includes access to two tracks of seminars, the keynote luncheon, the exhibition and demo area, and the Chamber’s Business After Hours networking event in the evening. Register online today!

Two free TechExpo tickets to a lucky client!
As part of our co-sponsorship of TechExpo, we’re offering two free tickets to one lucky client! These tickets are a $118 value and give you access to the keynote luncheon, seminar series, exhibition area, and Business After Hours.
This contest is open to any Design client, but we need you to let us know you’re interested! Just send us an e-mail and we’ll enter you in the drawing. The drawing will be held on Monday, 04 November, so contact us today!



This month’s winner: Karen Luerssen!
In addition to the jealous glances of passers-by, Karen wins a T-shirt featuring this one-of-a-kind design. Have a favorite quote or saying? Send it in! If your quote is chosen, you’ll receive a T-shirt with a custom design! Check out your competition here.

Client Spotlight

Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is Monroe County’s oldest and largest business advocacy organization. Offering seminars, networking events, information and advocacy, publicity, and business assistance, the Chamber is dedicated to promoting the success of Bloomington-area businesses.

Along with Brian Kleber of the Small Business Development Center and Mike Gentile of Crane, we’re working with Chamber Vice-President of Programs Mat Martin and intern Sara McGoun on TechExpo 2002. We’re proud to be part of this effort to de-mystify technology decision-making for small businesses. We designed the TechExpo logo, developed the marketing positioning for the event, and produced brochures, flyers, teasers, posters, programs, and the TechExpo Website. We hope you’ll join us on November 14th to be a part of TechExpo!

See the TechExpo 2002 print materials designed by Design

See the TechExpo 2002 Web site designed by Design

Learn more about the Chamber (note: Chamber site NOT designed by Design)