Centre Of the Web
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Centre Of the Web began in early 1996 as an informal gathering of public service-minded Web professionals who occasionally met for lunch to talk about Internet stuff. The discussion group environment provided us with new resources for expanding our knowledge and abilities. Suddenly, seemingly insurmountable challenges in our Web work became do-able, as we began to work together, combining our skills to complete projects that none of us could have done alone.
Centre Of the Web, as an organization with a name, was born as we prepared for our public debut at the Preview '97 regional trade show in July of 1996.
Skipping the details of the next year, by June of 1997 there were eight of us who had become so involved in the informal group that it was no longer informal, so we made it official and filed for incorporation.
So, here we are, with our own network and high-speed connection to the net and dozens of clients, and here's where YOU come in.
The C.O.W. is continuing to grow. Our Associates Program is designed to carry on with the original purpose as a discussion group and resource to be used by all. As a corporation, C.O.W. is now in a position to offer you our expertise and services (Web Hosting, Domain Registration, etc.) at discount rates. In return, all we ask is that you support our efforts by attending occasional meetings and bringing your resources to the entire group.
Some of the gigs we get are Public Service sites for which we receive no monetary compensation. If you are a Public Service-minded individual, you might want to volunteer to help with our yearly updates to the Arts Festival, 4th of July or First Night State College sites.
Also, ongoing maintenance and updates to the EBCC, DSCP, CentreCounty.Org and Bellefonte Chamber sites might be something for which you would like to volunteer. Working on these sites can open up new opportunities for you as you connect with the vast network of businesses and individuals involved in these community organizations.
If you love Central Pennsylvania and want to really help to make our little area of cyberspace become something that people can (and will) actually use in their daily lives, then please contact us and get involved.
And now we've also got our REMOTE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM. No longer are we limiting ourselves to our local area. Wherever you are you can be in the Centre Of the Web.
As a Centre Of the Web Associate, all our resources are at your command. We even have a discounted rate structure on services you probably need in your own work. Although we can't offer dialup services, we can give you lots of other good stuff.
It is our intention to continue our "regular" lunchtime meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Please reserve that spot (12:00 Noon ) on your calendars. We will email a reminder a few days in advance of each meeting. Our meetings are held at Prospectors - in Cato Park outside of State College.
We hope you'll join us every chance you get. Of course, there is no required attendance, no dues or fees, and no obligation on your part. Our Associates Program is here for the benefit of all who love working on the Web.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can make our program work better for you, please don't hesitate to bring your suggestions to the next meeting.
Also, if you know someone you think would like to be a part of this group, bring 'em along to a meeting. And now, with the REMOTE ASSOCIATES program, it's really the more, the merrier.
Centre Of the Web
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