MANASSAS, Virginia -- March 22, 2010 -- Cavendo Corporation, a Northern Virginia web design, development, and strategy firm, today announced the celebration of 10 years in business. The company, which was founded in March 2000 by current President & CEO Jonathan Arehart, plans to celebrate the occasion by honoring those individuals and organizations that have supported Cavendo over the past 10 years while offering a glimpse into the future of the company.
Throughout its 10 years of excellence, Cavendo has earned a reputation for developing customized and effective web sites. Recently, the company has built a public relations distribution platform called MyMediaRoom, with plans to unveil new features this year.
"I started Cavendo while still in high school almost by accident. I didn't even think it was possible to start a company at that age, but I persevered and never gave up on my vision of making Cavendo a sustainable company. We've always wanted to be the best at what we do while creating fun and innovative products and services, and I'm proud to say that we're well on our way to reaching that goal," stated Jonathan.
Cavendo was founded as a web hosting company. Since then, as clients and markets evolved with technology, so has Cavendo. The company developed a unique and highly successful process that includes web strategy, design, and development customized to each client’s needs. The Cavendo philosophy, according to Jonathan, is to “listen and understand your needs. Then develop a custom web site based on our deep experience. Attention to detail and an effective web presence are the hallmarks of a web site produced by Cavendo.”
In 2006, Cavendo launched MyMediaRoom, a public relations content management system for small and midsize businesses, which enables organizations to manage their public message through a central, hosted platform that works with their existing web site. MyMediaRoom has been widely adopted by existing clients as well as attracted many new clients.
The past 10 years have earned the team at Cavendo many reasons to celebrate. Among those accomplishments are receiving the first DC Metro Microsoft Small Business Specialist Designation in 2005, being named a finalist in the City of Manassas Mayor’s Small Business Awards in 2007 and 2008, as well as being honored by the Prince William County Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce with the 2007-2008 Business of the Year award.
Cavendo is deeply rooted in the local community making it a priority to stay actively involved in a wide range of activities. Jonathan, along with Vice President, Chris LeCompte, are both from the Prince William County, Virginia area. Jonathan is an active member of several local associations including the Future Business Leaders of America Professional Division. He serves on the Board of the Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce, the City of Manassas Education Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Prince William, as well as the Virginia DECA Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the education and career opportunities for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. "I feel it's imperative to be an active part of the communities in which we live, work and play. It's important to give back whether that's through your time or money," added Jonathan.
“The last 10 years have brought both ups and downs,” said Chris. “We’ve survived two major recessions without sacrificing an inch of quality for our clients, and we plan to sustain that level of quality no matter what. The growth in the company has been an exciting journey. I look forward to continuing that journey with our clients and our team.”
About Cavendo Corporation
Cavendo Corporation, located at 9500 Technology Drive in Manassas, VA, provides custom web site design, development, maintenance, and hosting services for a wide range of clients. Cavendo also built and maintains MyMediaRoom, a fully-integrated and hosted content management and distribution platform primarily designed for media room content. For more information about Cavendo, visit their web site at www.cavendo.com, follow on Twitter @cavendo, or become a fan at Facebook.com/cavendo. For more information about MyMediaRoom, visit www.MyMediaRoom.com or follow on Twitter @mymediaroom.
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