Algonquin Studios' Success and Growth Receive Press Coverage From The Buffalo News

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The Buffalo News featured Buffalo-based, professional services firm Algonquin Studios in its “Strategies for Success” business section on Sunday, January 15, 2012.

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Buffalo News reporter Stephen T. Watson spent an afternoon with Algonquin’s CEO, Steven Raines, and President, Stephen M. Kiernan II earlier this month, learning about the regional growth of Algonquin and the business and technology solutions the company provides to its clients in the legal, health care, financial services, and not-for-profit industries.

Mr. Watson’s article focused on the unique point of view Algonquin brings to the high-tech engagements it undertakes with clients-one dedicated to pursuing a better way to do business rather than using technology for technology’s sake. As Mr. Kiernan points out in the article, “We’re a company that sometimes uses technology to help other businesses achieve their goals, but technology is not the end-all, be-all.”

Having survived the dot-com bubble, Algonquin Studios is a veteran of Buffalo’s high-tech sector and the article highlighted the company’s growth since its inception in 1998, touching on the history of Algonquin-founded by three longtime friends who saw a better way to serve clients in need of software development and business consulting-and the changes the company has experienced over the past 14 years, including the opening of a New York City office in 2010.

The article covered the recent spin off of Algonquin’s IT department to form an independent company, Station 28, led by former Algonquin Director of Information Technology Services, Kristopher Meier. The creation of Station 28 provides former Algonquin employees a chance to run their own business and, as those employees had demands and responsibilities that were distinct from other groups at the company, Algonquin’s leadership felt this split made sense both internally and for clients.

The article also featured Algonquin’s sister company, Big Bear, LLC, a contract embroidery and fulfillment company owned by some of Algonquin’s partners. Originally hired by Big Bear’s previous owner to develop a proprietary software system capable of following orders through the entire production process, Algonquin eventually stepped in and took over management of the entire company.

Also highlighted was Algonquin’s commitment to giving back to the community that helped support its success, through the creation of Algonquin Sports for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the development of youth sports programs in the City of Buffalo. The organization’s flagship program, Buffalo Soccer Club, has provided over 600 urban children with the opportunity to play soccer and be coached by United States Soccer Federation-licensed and certified coaches since 2007.

About Algonquin Studios - Algonquin Studios is a professional services firm providing software development, web content management, web design and business consulting since 1998. Our business and technology solutions solve problems for companies from many industries including legal, health care, financial services, and not-for-profit. Algonquin Studios has offices in Buffalo, NY and New York City.

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