As you recall, 2008 was a rough year for many. The recession of 2008 (also called the Great Recession) was a major worldwide economic downturn that began in 2008 and continued into 2010 and beyond. It was caused by the financial crisis of 2008 and was by far the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. However, IT360 continues to grow (albeit at a slower pace).
Don still has difficulties remembering names and faces, but oddly enough, he remembers their IP addresses.
In July, we purchased Dynamic Technology Consulting of Pekin. This acquisition brought two like-minded companies together and combined the accomplishments that were made as individual businesses. With that purchase, Todd Thousand and his support staff join our rapidly growing team and we have to move the business into a suite across the hall that is twice the size of our original space.
Don and I have made many great friendships through the various organizations that we’ve joined and decided that we wanted to volunteer our time to causes (rather than just donating money), but weren’t sure how to find opportunities. So with the help of five other young professionals, we form a local nonprofit for other like-minded individuals looking to volunteer their time. Impact Peoria is established and still operates today (visit www.impactpeoria.com to learn more or to get involved).
On the technical side, we decide that the residential support is not a good fit for our business model, and we leave that market almost as quickly as we entered. We continue to thwart all efforts of our clients adding Windows Vista computers to their network – especially since Windows 7 is promised next year. We are serving more than 100 clients and continue to gain traction in the Peoria area. Plus, our foosball skills are honed…