Category: Portfolio

A&A Christmas Tree Farm – Website

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Michael with A&A Christmas Tree Farm has simple goals, he wants to connect with more people and help them find the perfect fresh Iowa-raised Christmas tree for the holidays.

I immediately thought of using a WordPress website along with a coordinated social media presence. Due to the picturesque outdoors of the farm, my first thoughts were of Facebook combined with Instagram or Pinterest.

A little bit of sharing and consistent updating and it should be easy to increase his sales this year given that he was only advertising in the local paper before.

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Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group – Website

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The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (MVL CDG) was tired of fighting with their Joomla website. They wanted something easier to use and they knew it had to be mobile friendly.

This made my decision a simple one to make. We used WordPress with a responsive & mobile friendly theme which I customized to fit their specific needs.

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First Street Community Center – Website & Ongoing Management

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This charming former High School building houses an eclectic mix of retail stores, fitness and wellness clubs, performance venues, athletic events, and professional services like "yours truly" - Market Street.

Using a full-featured events calendar, a "News" section, and an active email newsletter, the website provides promotion online that is coordinated with Facebook and Twitter social media accounts to keep the community informed of the various events coming up.

Market Street provides ongoing management services for the First Street Community Center's website.

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City of Lisbon – a Community Website

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The City of Lisbon already had an official .gov website. However, they wanted something more approachable and friendly.

They wanted it to feel like a neighborhood welcome wagon. They also wanted the current residents to have something that they could go to for updates on events and activities that the city has going on.

We created a WordPress website to do just that.

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Metamorphosis Pilates Center – Website

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Donna Johnson Herring knew that she was taking a big step forward in creating a new Pilates & Yoga studio in an historic neighborhood near downtown Cedar Rapids.

With numerous responsibilities and deadlines piling up, Market Street was happy to help by taking the headache out of developing a new website for the business.

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First Presbyterian Church – Website

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A simple WordPress website that allows the Pastor and anyone else setup as an authorized user to keep the congregation up to date with the latest news and activities of the church.

They can update the online event calendar, create articles and easily embed videos of the worship service into those articles, and the website automatically sends out emails to subscribers whenever a new article is published, keeping the flock in constant communication.

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Hog Iowa T-Shirts – Website

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Gary wanted to have a website that showcased his business selling custom designed farm themed Hog Iowa T-shirts.

The prior year I had helped him get a SquareUp online store setup and showed him how to use the app and check on his orders online. He wanted something more, but, wasn't ready for a real e-commerce storefront and wanted to continue using SquareUp's online store as his e-commerce solution.

I knew we were up against a very tight budget and came up with this "hybrid" showcase/online store using WordPress and WooCommerce.

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The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet – Website

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I was thrilled to try my hand at composing a website for The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet.

My goal was to replace this group's various scattered and outdated online media outlets with one central website that would coordinate with their active Facebook account.

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LTM Sales – Website and Email Newsletter

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LTM Sales old website used to be difficult to maintain by the business owner and their staff.

They also wanted to be able to send out specific information tailored to specific groups of clients via email and were struggling with their previous method to do this.

This website isn't built for looks. It's built for ease of use and has some special features under the hood that returns dividends to the business every day.

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