From the President’s Console: January 2001

Posted January 2001

This one is big.

Our new Internet Catalog “iCat” is one of our latest development projects, and it’s likely to really take off for us, and you. In a nutshell, we’ve partnered with United American Sales, Inc & Westgate Sales, two wholesalers many of you buy from, and tackled the enormous headache of putting together a simple, but useable and effective Internet Catalog that you can host on your web site. Read more about it in this newsletter, and CALL IMMEDIATELY if it strikes your fancy as we’re taking names of those interested in joining the launch of it in March.

“iCat” is likely to occupy a good deal of our attention over the next few months. We’re hoping to run a series of INFOGROUP users group meetings in conjunction with the NWSA’s Spring Management Conferences this year to focus on this new product. These INFOGROUP meetings, introduced a couple of years ago, were quite well received. Since then we’ve hosted seven more INFOGROUP training sessions here in our Grove City offices, each one sold out. It’s time to take it “on the road again”, so be watching for information on how to sign up soon.

Finally, I’d like to welcome a new employee here this month; Karon Betz. Having used computers for several years, Karon didn’t start learning about their inner workings until her husband began building and upgrading machines from home. She was even more interested when he started designing WebPages. After learning HTML from the web, she came to work here at INFONETICS and is helping design WebPages for our customers. She enjoys traveling and when she can find the time will easily drive 3 hours north to Michigan to spend time with her family and friends. P.S. Karon’s husband, Daniel, also works for INFONETICS as PC Technician/Web Master.

–David J Frea