SWC Wins Best In Class Design Accolade From The Interactive Media Awards

February 19, 2014   //   News

The honor recognizes SWC for excellence in design, content, feature functionality and technical innovation.

SWC Technology Partners, Inc., an award-winning digital marketing firm and provider of IT solutions to mid-sized businesses, announced that it has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards™ for its work on a newly redesigned and custom built website and mobile application for Preferred Meals. Preferred Meals is one of the country’s largest and most respected suppliers of healthy, affordable and well-balanced meals to public and private school districts and charter schools. The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards.

The project involved rebranding and building a custom WordPress website for Preferred Meals that is easy to navigate and provides a more user friendly experience. SWC’s new design is bright, cheerful and full of impactful visuals that cater to the website’s many visitors, which include kids, parents and administrators. Social media features and functionally were also integrated into the site, so that Preferred Meals can stay more connected with its customers and provide them with up-to-date events and news in real-time.

“I am very pleased with our new website,” said Clare R. Keating, SNS, Vice President of Marketing at Preferred Meals, Inc. “SWC’s talented and experienced team delivered on the concepts and approach we envisioned. The new site is fresh and user-friendly and conveys our brand very effectively,” she added.

“It’s an honor to have our work recognized once again by the Interactive Media Awards,” said Elliott Baretz, Vice President and Digital Design Solutions Leader at SWC. “The Preferred Meals project is a great example of how the Internet can be used to capture the emotion of a brand in images, design and crisp and compelling copy. I am very proud of the work and our partnership with the great people of Preferred Meals.”

This is SWC’s third Interactive Media Award since the digital design division was launched in late 2011, as an extension of SWC’s core technology solution portfolio. The division provides web and mobile design for customer-facing websites and mobile apps, as well as the development of Microsoft SharePoint sites that deliver a visually compelling, time-saving and high-value user experience that drives SharePoint user adoption. Website designers work in tandem with SWC search engine optimization specialists who assist in structuring the architecture, code and content of each site to enhance visibility in online search results.

About SWC Technology Partners, Inc.

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability.

SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, System Center, virtualization and network security; software solutions including Microsoft SharePoint, business intelligence, CRM and custom development; and digital design services including website design, digital marketing and Search Engine Optimization.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC has been honored to receive numerous awards including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work in 2012 and 2013, one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and making the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S in 2012 and 2013.

To learn more, call 630.572.0240.

About Preferred Meals, Inc.

Since 1967, Preferred Meals, Inc., headquartered in Berkeley, Illinois supplies healthy, fresh and affordable well-balanced meals in public and private school districts and charter schools throughout the United States. In addition to serving wholesome and affordable meals, Preferred Meals offers school foodservice operators menu-planning and development, training and equipment. The company provides breakfast, lunch and after-school dinner meals during the school year as well as to summer nutritional meal programs. For further information about Preferred Meals visit: www.preferredmeals.com.

About the Interactive Media Awards

The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition seeks to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet.