October 12, 2015
LYONSCG Expands Application Hosting And Support Operations With New Facility In Rockford, IL
New Office Reflects Firm’s Commitment to Rockford, Continued Strong Demand for eCommerce Hosting & Support Services
CHICAGO, IL — October 12, 2015 — LYONSCG, the premier eCommerce digital agency serving online merchants, branded manufacturers and B2B organizations, announced today the opening of a new Rockford, IL facility that will support its rapidly growing Application Hosting and Support business. The new facility, located in Rockford’s east side near Rockford University, is supported with financial incentives from the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, and will enable LYONSCG to expand hiring in the area. The firm currently employs 21 people in the region.
“I am extremely excited that LYONSCG maintained its commitment to Rockford reinvesting for long-term growth and development,” said Mayor Larry Morrissey. “I am also very proud of our economic development team and City Council in supporting Tax Increment Financing incentives that enabled LYONSCG to better manage its business risks as it makes major investments in our community. Working together, we have a great opportunity to grow our reputation in Rockford to support high-paying technology jobs like those being provided by LYONSCG.”
The new offices, located at 4940 East State Street, will support LYONSCG’s rapidly growing managed service operations in hosting and support. The company’s Application Hosting and Support practices enable LYONSCG’s clients running Magento, Demandware and hybris software to partner with LYONSCG in the management of their eCommerce applications and infrastructure on a 24×7 basis. Using highly skilled technologists, LYONSCG supports hundreds of eCommerce websites today, and has added more than 40 clients to its managed services operations in just the last 12 months.
“The significant growth in our business over the past few years means we need both expanded facilities as well as access to highly-skilled talent. It’s that simple,” says Norman Alesi, COO & CFO of LYONSCG. “We’ve been able to find talent in Rockford and we’re very pleased to expand our space and continue our partnership with the Rockford community.”
The new LYONSCG Rockford facility will enable the company to double its Rockford-based workforce, extending a commitment made to the region in 2011 with the opening of its initial office in Rockford’s EIGERlab incubator facility. Employees will now have improved opportunities for collaboration in the firm’s open-office environment and will appreciate the building’s park-like setting near the university.
“As a Rockford native, I am proud that we have chosen to expand here,” says Dave Barr, Executive Vice President of LYONSCG. “We opened our first office in Rockford in 2011 and found that its proximity to Chicago, coupled with several respected area colleges and universities, has provided us with a regional opportunity to draw from a larger pool of technical talent.”
LYONSCG corporate headquarters is in Chicago. In addition to the new Rockford facility, the firm maintains offices in Ann Arbor, Dallas, Los Angeles, Kiev Ukraine and London England. The firm has been listed in the Inc. 5000 of fastest growing American firms six times, was recently named to the 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty list of fastest growing companies, and was named as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
About Lyons Consulting Group
Lyons Consulting Group (LYONSCG) is the industry’s premier eCommerce digital agency, serving brands, retailers, and B2B organizations with tailored solutions that maximize their online potential. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, the firm offers a full range of digital strategy, digital marketing, application hosting and support, experience design and eCommerce implementation services for the Demandware, hybris and Magento platforms.
LYONSCG is the recipient of the Demandware Delivery Partner of the Year, Magento Partner Excellence and Magento Innovator of the Year awards. LYONSCG’s approach is holistic—we provide every client with a creative, robust and increasingly profitable eCommerce website. LYONSCG is eCommerce Realized!