Women In Technology

June 3rd, 2015

Kathy Labozzetta wrote this month's blog for the Grand Rapids Business Journal. It features the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and their importance in as they move to West Michigan.

Kathy Labozzetta is a member of the nonprofit Michigan Council of Women in Technology.

Happy 97th Birthday, Betty Ford!

April 16th, 2015

April 8, 2015 marked Betty Ford’s 97th birthday! In honor of her life and to celebrate the Former First Lady, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation hosted a birthday luncheon celebration on Tuesday, April 14th.

Guests were invited to the JW Marriott for a luncheon titled: “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy”. Dr. Lynne Cheney discussed the importance of First Ladies and how their significant role has and will continue to shape history.

Penton Technology Names i3 Business Solutions to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

April 10th, 2015

8th Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

 March 26, 2015: i3 Business Solutions has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor.

March Madness: Your One Shining Moment

April 6th, 2015

Tonight’s the night – the late night with tipoff at 9:18 PM for Wisconsin vs. Duke.  March Madness is some sort of annual tradition for me.  It’s a metaphor for life and affirms my fundamental beliefs:

I believe that God has a perfect plan for your life.

Weekend Heroes

March 13th, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, a few i3 employees served the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC), a local K-5 school, who needed assistance in setting up a computer lab.

i3 employee, Patrick Kuras and Mary Witte, board member at GRCDC, coordinated the project.

i3 Business Solutions Receives 3 National Recognitions from Microsoft and Industry for Outstanding Performance

March 6th, 2015

i3 Business Solutions (i3) has received three national recognitions in 2015 for outstanding performance and services in 2014:

Tier 1 membership with Microsoft’s SMB Champions Club
Inclusion on CRN’s MSP 500 List (second year of recognition).
Kathy Labozzetta, i3 Business Solutions partner, was also selected for inclusion in the MSPmentor 250.

“We are incredibly proud of our team,” said Mike Ritsema, i3 Business Solutions partner.

Partner Perspective: HTG and TruMethods Peer Group

May 14th, 2014

As Mike, Andy and I return from Fort Worth and some management training with our HTG peer companies, we have some observations to share with you.

We are very excited about the industry we’re in and the direction our company is taking. I hope that you share our optimism about what we’re doing as a company and for your career potential at i3.

Investing in education like this helps us to learn from others, hone our offerings and go to market quickly with new ideas while minimizing any research and development, and validating our direction.

Power to the People

October 28th, 2013

Last week Monday I heard the “local boy makes it big in silicon valley” story. Fascinating stuff.

There’s a bit of tech history in the MLive article including the inspirational 1986 Super Bowl Apple TV commercial “Power to the People” which was the theme and point of Richard Barton’s talk.

i3 supports “Raising Spirits with Reading”

September 16th, 2013

i3 Business Solutions is pleased to be associated with the “Raising Spirits with Reading” fundraiser.
The money raised will be used to purchase age appropriate books for every child at Helen Devos Children's Hospital.

We learned about this great event from staff member Andy Kaiser.

i3 Supports Chamber of Commerce Athena Awards

September 12th, 2013

i3 staff is thrilled to celebrate the Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Awards today in support of ATHENA recipient and customer Jeanne Englehart of the Charter Group. Also - we are celebrating with great building neighbors 834 Marketing's Kim Bode and Adrienne Wallace who are finalist as ATHENA Young Professionals.