As we wrap up 2013 and look forward to 2014, we once again want to thank our fantastic clients, our amazingly talented business and strategic partners, and, of course, our dedicated, talented, creative and professional staff.
Growth Continues as we made THE MOVE
2013 was a big year for Americaneagle.com. For the third year in a row, we were named on the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Due to our continued growth, we had to find a bigger space to accommodate not only more employees, but more space for client meetings as well. Thankfully, we found a great building in Des Plaines, Illinois and the move was made in the first couple months of the year.
This was a huge undertaking, as the entire building had to be networked, new computers and furniture had to be bought and set up, along with all of the other fun tasks involved with moving 200 plus employees and their work stations from one location to another. Thankfully, the move went as smooth as possible and we’re happy to say we’re now entrenched in our new location!
Growth by the Numbers
New business this year increased 20%, and sales with existing customers grew 40%. In 2013, we moved up 15 slots in the "Built in Chicago" list of the Top 100 Digital Companies. Americaneagle.com was also featured in Website Magazine’s "Web 100 – Today’s Top Web Companies for 2013". We added about 70 new employees in 2013, and launched over 200 websites. Our work was recognized with 29 different awards by outside, industry organizations. Our server department, for the 7th straight year, successfully completed an intensive PCI-Compliance audit as well.
The Future is Bright
We’re incredibly excited at the prospect of offering our customers the best products and services available and our partners go a long way in helping us achieve this goal. Americaneagle.com has 75 official strategic partners, and we’re on the lookout for even more as we are happy to combine our technological expertise and skill with partners that provide software and services that our clients demand.
In 2013, our new office allowed us to have our first Sitecore Users Group event, along with a 2-day Client Open House. We’re planning on having regular "Americaneagle.com Forum" events on various topics on a consistent basis in 2014. We believe this is a valuable tool that helps educate our clients on the latest digital happenings, and how their organizations can benefit. We also are excited about our new Digital Strategy team, and look forward to continued expansion of this important department into 2014.
Wishing You the Best
We know we wouldn’t be able to "toot our horns" like this once a year if it wasn’t for you – our customers – and we all understand this and our commitment is to always put our customers at the forefront in everything we do. All of us here at Americaneagle.com want to wish you a great, happy, peaceful Holiday Season and we wish you nothing but great success in 2014!