Rapid Expansion Through Associations
Humanspan began it's journey on Front Street in Washington, Missouri along the Missouri River in honor of the Lewis and Clark exploration. With minimal investment and resources, we began our guerrilla marketing campaigns for new business through web site development, hosting and education with member organizatons in Missouri, Illinois and the Washington DC area. The Illinois Chiefs of Police was our first member organization customer and following the tragic events of September 11th that year, we donated thousands of dollars of web/app development and worked at a greatly discounted rate for The Association of Small Business Development Centers (Now America's SBDC) because they lost their annual meeting in Dallas which began on that day. Starting da Vinci multiMedia as one who saw an SBDC counselor prior to launching, made this a great privelege. Needless to say, our flight on American Airlines to Dallas on September 11th, 2001 was cancelled, but our generous efforts to assist this customer blossomed into many more member organization relationships lasting 7 years and more. Humanspan also continued with the Illinois Automobile Dealer's Association, the first professional web site to be built by the owners of Humanspan in 1998 under previously owned company da Vinci multiMedia. We still enjoy working with IADA after 20 years. We also developed relationships with Association Management Companies in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Springfield, Illinois and Washington DC to provide public speaking, fixed bid development efforts for their clients and to educate them on development and maintenance for their own internal profit centers. Some of these organizations evolved and no longer needed our services and some we continue to work with today.