Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for Laughing Gull Energy Healing based in West Hartford, Connecticut. As an Energy Healer, Adrienne uses Integrated Energy Therapy (IET™), Reiki, Laughter Yoga, Aromatherapy, and Angel Card Readings™ to help her clients raise their energy level, heal themselves and find renewed joy in living.

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Interstate Glass has been in business for over 30 years. In that time, owner Kurt DeVries, has seen it all. From old Andersen windows needing new parts, to fully designing elegant shower doors, to full glass storefronts.

When Kurt began to notice that his customers where not aware of all the services Interstate Glass has to offer, he decided it was time to redesign his website, update the look, make it reflect the variety of glass projects they work on every day, and make it mobile-friendly.

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Google is planning on favoring mobile-friendly sites over non-mobile sites in their regular search results soon. 51% of internet usage is now accessed via mobile devices.* Websites that don't have a mobile solution are falling behind.

Alex Electric Inc found that out first hand when they saw how many of their prospects and customers were viewing their website on their phones. The owners contacted Hosting Connecticut LLC to reconfigure the website so it would be responsive (readjust its layout) depending on what device is used to view it.

 

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Utitec, a Connecticut manufacturer of precision components, knew their website was lapsing behind the market. They contacted Hosting Connecticut who teamed up with Invisible Gold to redesign the website in a dynamic, contemporary fashion while retaining the content management system they relied on to keep the site content up to date regularly. The newly designed mobile responsive site better illustrates that they are the industry leader in their field.

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for AIM For A Better Tomorrow, a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, CT. AIM is a unique charitable organization that brings the educational, artistic and charitable communities together to help people who are in "at risk" situations.

According to Rod Norwood, President of AIM, “Getting this charity off the ground would not have been possible without the assistance of Hosting Connecticut. The company’s wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication is second to none.” It was time to build a new mobile-friendly website that would allow AIM's non-technical volunteers to easily keep the site updated. Hosting Connecticut's owner, Paula Pierce, says, “The new responsive website, in addition to providing a great user experience on mobile devices, adds new functionality and content, including an interactive blog and enhanced social sharing tools. We are enjoying working with AIM, and are always seeking ways to make their site even more user-friendly and functional.”

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Need a ride? Hany has been driving people to the airport, colleges, museums and other locations around Connecticut and Massachusetts for many years. His black car service is well known throughout the area as a professional and smooth ride.

Hany knew that he needed a website to promote his business, and that it would have to work well on mobile devices. He contacted Hosting Connecticut LLC to design a website that would represent his business, be inviting to new and existing customers, and be very easy to use on tiny cellphone screens.

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Bob Porri has been teaching guitar and music for over 30 years. In addition to private lessons, he is now offering guitar lessons via webcam. "Students have been asking about this and I wanted to be able to reach anywhere they are located.", said Bob Porri, owner of Bob Porri Music in Windsor, CT.

Bob realized that his old website, created with a free site builder program, wasn't professional enough to help him grow his business the way he wants to. He contacted Hosting Connecticut LLC to redesign the website so it would be much easier to navigate, look attractive, offer more to his students, and also work well on mobile.

According to Bob, "With so many people using their phones for so much, including to look for guitar and music lessons, it was time to build a mobile-friendly website so they could get a good feel for what they can learn from me online, in private lessons, or via webcam."

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Roxanne and Joshua Frenette's online presence for their company, James Construction, has gone through several transformations over the years. They started the business in 2008 and went online in 2011 with a simple five page website that gave the basic information people needed. In 2013 they had the site redesigned to be more attractive, with larger photos of their equipment and projects.

Unfortunately, between 2013 and 2016, they lost control of their domain name, jamesconstruction.net and weren't sure how to get their website back.

They connected with Hosting Connecticut, LLC, a Windsor-based website development company and had a long chat with owner Paula Pierce. Pierce has been in the website business for over 15 years and had some good advice to help James Construction get back on track.

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Sheridan Interiors, established in 1978, has been providing exceptional design services to the residents of Fairfield County for over thirty years. When the Wilton, Connecticut company realized that their website wasn't displaying their elegant, contemporary style well to clients using mobile devices, they knew they had to make a change.

Owner, Tom Sheridan, was concerned when he noticed how many visitors browsed sheridaninteriors.com using mobile devices. He contacted Hosting Connecticut LLC to redesign the website so it would look great and work well on whatever device was used to view it.

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a newly redesigned, responsive website for SJN Landscaping, a family business established over 15 years ago. SJN Landscaping is a complete landscaping company that provides landscaping design, lawn services, stone work and snow removal in central Connecticut.

Second generation owner and operator, Shawn Nelson contacted Hosting Connecticut, LLC to increase SJN's online presence by adding a blog and social media links to keep present and prospective customers apprised of new projects and capabilities. A content management system and responsive layout were used to create a mobile-friendly website that is easy to update.

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Hosting Connecticut, LLC announces the launch of a newly redesigned, responsive website with online store for Elyse Ryan and their nationally-recognized line of couture jewelry. Based in Connecticut, Elyse Ryan is owned by Elise Rosenstock who established the business in 1999. Elyse Ryan jewelry is worn by celebrities as well as auctioned off for a number of charitable organizations.

Rosenstock wanted to capitalize on the success of the jewelry line by adding an ecommerce capability to the website. She contacted Hosting Connecticut, LLC to add an online store including setting up an online merchant account as well as redesign the site using the present content management system.

According to Rosenstock, "With so many customers shopping online, it was time to build a website that highlighted our products as well as allowed customers to shop online using whatever device they want."

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Windsor Chamber of Commerce a Connecticut non-profit business organization, at WindsorCC.org

According to Jane Garibay, Executive Director of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, "The website needed a new, contemporary look. We had a content management system but so much new content had been added over the last couple of years that the format was getting out of shape and wasn't as easy to navigate." Hosting Connecticut created a new design that better reflects the professionalism of the organization and made it easy to use on mobile devices.

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When 20% or more of your website visitors are viewing your website on a smartphone, it's time to make sure it's mobile-friendly.

Grace Builders, LLC found that out first hand recently when owner, Kevin Grace, noticed how many visitors browsed his website using mobile devices. He contacted Hosting Connecticut LLC to reconfigure his website so it would be responsive (readjust its layout) depending on what device is used to view it.

According to owner, Kevin Grace, "With so many people using their phones when they're thinking about remodeling a basement, kitchen or other project to see the work being done by local companies, it was time to build a mobile-friendly website so they could really see our work."

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Hosting Connecticut LLC announces the launch of a new, responsive website for Grimshaw Tree Service, a Connecticut tree care services company. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, Grimshaw is a family owned business established in1968. The company provides a multitude of services from mulch to hazardous tree removal.

According to owner, Fred Grimshaw, "Hosting Connecticut's wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication is second to none." It was time to build a new mobile-friendly site with added functionality for 2016. Hosting Connecticut's CEO, Paula Pierce, says, "The new responsive website, in addition to providing a great user experience on mobile devices, added new functionality and content, including new Tree Care Tips and Myths. We have enjoyed working with Fred and Jane Grimshaw, and are always seeking ways to make their site ever more user-friendly and functional."

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Connecticut Prevention Network, a statewide non-profit organization, at CTPrevention.org

The Connecticut Prevention Network (CPN) is an association of the state's 13 community partnership Regional Action Councils (RACs) that work to provide your community with education, training, and advocacy for substance abuse prevention and related community concerns such as violence, teen pregnancy, drunk driving, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and suicide.

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for Lynn Zettlemoyer, a well known Connecticut metal clay jewelry artist. Based in South Glastonbury, Lynn Zettlemoyer creates exclusive designs in precious metal clay for unique jewelry and objets d'art for every day wear and for special occasions. The new website offers a wide range of jewelry hand made with only high quality materials and an expert eye for design.

According to Lynn Zettlemoyer, "This new, beautiful website would never have happened without the assistance of Hosting Connecticut. The design is clean and minimal so my jewelry pops off the page!" The old website worked, but needed a design upgrade to better reflect the elegance and quality of Lynn Zettlemoyer jewelry. Pierce says, "The new responsive website offers a great user experience on desktop and mobile devices and easy integration with social media."

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, a Windsor non-profit organization at WindsorFoodBank.org

According to Jane Garibay, President of the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, "The website was due for an overhaul. We had a content management system but the content sprawl had gotten out of control." Hosting Connecticut created a contemporary design that better reflects the professionalism of the organization and allows for easy access to the site on mobile devices.

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new website for Telework Recruiting. For over 20 years, Telework Recruiting has been dedicated to helping professionals in every field gain telecommuting employment; as well as assisting employers in sourcing qualified remote workers. Telework Recruiting continues to be one of of the few resources available to job seekers who are looking for strictly teleworking opportunities.

According to Pamela La Gioia, owner of Telework Recruiting, "We have expanded our services quite a bit since we created the original website. We needed it to be much more interactive for our members. We also needed a more contemporary design to match the forward progress of our company including better mobile display."

Hosting Connecticut created a new website that better reflects the wide-ranging services of Telework Recruiting, including dashboards for members and employers, an easy to use membership registration system, content management software so staff can add new content easily and integration with their email marketing and social media accounts.

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Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Unitarian Society of Hartford (USH), a lively, contemporary, diverse congregation serving greater Hartford, at USHartford.com

According to Bruce Robbins, chair of the USH website committee, "So many things had changed since we created the original website and we had added so many links to the home page that it needed simplifying and streamlining. We also sought a contemporary design that displays well on mobile devices, email marketing software and a content management system so staff can easily update the site."

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Hosting Connecticut and MODCO announce the launch of a new, responsive website for Philip David, a local artisan jewelry company. Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, Philip David fosters long term relationships with some of the most creative jewelry artisans in Connecticut . The retail shop and website offer a varied selection of jewelry with classic to unusual materials, a wide price range, quality workmanship, and good design that lasts forever.

According to Jennifer Muller, CEO of MODCO, "Creating the new, responsive website in the short time frame we had available would not have been possible without the assistance of Hosting Connecticut. The company's wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication is second to none." The old website was good, but needed to be updated so in-house staff could update the content easily and so it would display well on mobile devices. Hosting Connecticut's CEO, Paula Pierce, says, "The new responsive website offers a great user experience on desktop and mobile devices, new functionality and an enhanced featured artist display. We have enjoyed working with MODCO."

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Technophobes now have one more way to get their questions answered. Hosting Connecticut LLC, a Windsor, Connecticut website design and hosting business, has added a Live Chat feature to their website so clients and anyone with questions about email, websites, hosting, etc can contact customer support quickly and easily. "Customer service has been a mainstay of our business. Everyone deserves a quick answer when they need help and live chat is the best way to get them the answers they need quickly," says owner, Paula Pierce.

"The most common technical questions are about choosing a hosting package and setting up email, but we handle lots of questions about search engine optimization and other advanced topics," says Support Manager, Cristi White. It seems that live chat isn't just for newbies.

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The annual Windsor Shad Derby festival website is getting a facelift. After many years with a stagnant website, Paula Pierce, of Hosting Connecticut, offered to donate services to redesign the website and make it more energetic to illustrate the changes the Shad Derby committee is making to the whole event. The new website launched in mid-January and allows members of the committee to update the content easily without fear of disturbing the rest of the site's elements.

"It's a great way to keep a website up-to-date on even a daily basis if necessary," says Paula Pierce, owner of Hosting Connecticut, LLC. "We used Invisible Gold software which makes it easy for the Shad Derby committee to edit the website and keep the public aware of new events. One such event is the new Hooker Brewery fundraiser taking place on Friday, February 11th. Managers of the site can easily add the event, upload a photo, and add contact details just by logging into the site from any web browser."

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Who gets something for nothing these days? A Windsor non-profit animal rescue organization, Help Our Wildlife Live (H.O.W.L.) did! H.O.W.L is the lucky winner of the free website offered by two local website developers.

"We're thrilled to have been chosen for the free website," says Kazik Skoczylas, secretary of H.O.W.L..

Windsor entrepreneurs, John Waiveris of Invisible Gold LLC and Paula M. Pierce of Hosting Connecticut LLC, decided back in August that in difficult economic times, community members and small businesses should support each other.

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Hosting Connecticut, LLC is proud to be one of twenty-nine sponsors currently sponsoring dogs for the public art exhibition called "Paws for a Cause", a fundraiser for the Windsor Education Foundation.

WEF asked Hosting Connecticut to sponsor one of the dogs. "We were allowed to choose the artist who would create our dog. We selected from 100 designs submitted by local artists," says Paula Pierce, owner of Hosting Connecticut. In collaboration with PC Development and Invisible Gold, Hosting Connecticut chose the "Tech Dog" design by artist John Waiveris. The dog is not only painted; it has a plethora of different colored LED lights flashing in different patterns. It fit the sponsors, all technology companies, to a "T".

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A website is a necessity for a small business; really for any business. To enhance credibility, marketing reach, and customer satisfaction, nothing beats having a professional website.

"One of my small business clients, MooseTwinkleCards.com, came to me when their webmaster skipped town. He had been taking longer and longer to make website changes and then finally he just took off," says Paula Pierce, owner of HostingCT.com.

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On April 20, 2009, Hosting Connecticut LLC will offer the first in a series of free webinars (online seminars) to help clients and prospects make better use of their website hosting tools.

The webinars are easy to join. Use the sign up form and you'll receive instructions on how to join the webinar using your computer. You can either use your computer's microphone and speakers or call in (toll call charges may apply)

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In June, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce elected its new slate of officers including Paula M. Pierce of Hosting Connecticut LLC as President.

Before the election Pierce served as Vice President for two years and a member of the board of directors for several years.

On first joining the Chamber, Pierce vowed to go as many networking meetings as possible and succeeded in going to every Business Breakfast and Business After Hours for the first two years. After that feat, which may have been a record, Pierce continued going to most networking events and found that in addition to meeting many new people and learning about other businesses in town, she also gained many new clients.

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HARTFORD, CT May 22, 2008 Paula M. Pierce, owner of Hosting Connecticut, LLC was invited to speak with reporter Diane Orsin of WNPR (national public radio) regarding small business and the internet.

The story focuses on Delmonico Hat Company of New Haven and how they revitalized their business by going online.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Paula M. Pierce, owner of Hosting Connecticut, LLC, Windsor, CT as the 2008 Home-Based Business Champion of the Year for Connecticut and the New England Region. Winners in this category have experienced the rewards and difficulties of running a home-based business and have volunteered time and energy to improve conditions while working to enhance the home-based business climate.

Pierce runs two profitable businesses out of her home in Windsor, CT: PaulaWalla Imports, an online gift shop, which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and Hosting Connecticut LLC, a website development company, which is currently celebrating its 5 year anniversary.

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