You never know where a spontaneous conversation will lead. For JB Systems owner, Jerry Bauer, and Black River Falls High School principal, Tom Chambers, a chance encounter on a sailboat last October created a unique opportunity to introduce high school students to the world of programming.
“We just happened to land on the same sailboat,” says Tom. “In the process of skimming over Lake Pepin, we struck up a conversation about the needs in the IT area, the potential in our youth to fill those needs, and how we could work together make it happen.”
Their answer came in the form of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Non-traditional Occupations Focus grant. Since applying for (more…)
Often times your website is a potential customer’s first impression of your company. That being said, if you’re a business in the 21st century, you absolutely need a website. Since you need a website, you might as well have a handcrafted, award-winning website. That’s why our team at JB Systems puts so much time and effort into researching your company and industry design trends. We don’t just build websites 一 we create a beautiful, handcrafted solution that expresses your brand. (more…)
About 106 years ago, a woman named Clara Zetkin attended the second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. It was at this meeting when Zetkin suggested the formation of International Women’s Day– a celebration that takes place on the same day each year, in every country. It’d be a day that honors women, their accomplishments, and their fight for equality.
Fastforward to today, March 8th, 2016, and we’re proud to still be celebrating women and their accomplishments. JB Systems believes in the importance of celebrating International Women’s Day. While there are more women programmers than there used to be, the technology industry has a ways to go in terms of embracing diversity and equality in hiring for programming positions. (more…)
At JB Systems, we’re always looking for ways to give back to the Eau Claire community. It’s been a great place to grow our business, and we want to continue making this a great town for more local businesses and entrepreneurs. We’re excited to have even more of an opportunity to help businesses in the Chippewa Valley!
At the end of January, Jerry Bauer, owner and founder of JB Systems, LLC, was selected as the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) newest board member. Jerry will work with the board to offer free resources to entrepreneurs and businesses in the Chippewa Valley. With these resources, the Eau Claire Area EDC hopes to “innovate, develop, expand, or locate the communities of Altoona, Augusta, Eau Claire, Fairchild, and Fall Creek,” by providing new career opportunities. (more…)
We all know that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays an important role in making your website stand out from your competition. Understanding more than that, though, is often difficult. After spending time going over Google Analytics, sometimes people don’t know what they’re looking at. The terminology, charts, and numbers don’t always make sense– it’s enough to make your head spin! (more…)