July 14, 2008 (FPRC) — CT Integration Systems and Antmore Technologies, two Rochester, NY area companies have collaborated on the Monroe County Wiki. It’s purpose is to bring the community closer together, meet other people, exchange ideas, and foster economic growth. “It is our hope that we can create a community where it is okay to exchange ideas help out area businesses as well,” says Antmore Technologies’ owner Anthony Morelle.
CT Integration Systems owner/founder Matthew Jamesson is a recent Rochester Institute of Technology graduate. He created his company in part because of his need to showcase his talents and a need to make money right out of college. “I really wanted to be able to use the skills I have learned and make money doing what I love. I have to compete with many other area graduates that are looking for the same type of job and the Rochester area doesn’t offer the types of opportunities with today’s economy.”
Antmore Technologies owner/founder Anthony Morelle is a telecommunications entrepreneur that also created a company because he wanted to fulfill a need that many other business leaders have neglected; the multitude of young talent leaving the Rochester area. “I believe in this City. I want to be in a position to hire the recent graduates because we have a common goal: to stay in the City of Rochester. There is so much talent leaving this City that I want to hold on to as many people as possible.”
CT Integration Systems and Antmore Technologies both conferred on the idea of a Monroe County Wiki after Morelle’s experience with a local wiki community. “I looked at a wiki community as a way to spread the news about my company. Since I felt that it was a local wiki, my company was local, it was a perfect fit. It turned out to be stifling and full of people that were self serving. It didn’t promote any business and limited user’s abilities. That is a stifling atmosphere and not conducive to Rochester’s economic downturn.” Matthew Jamesson agreed, “I was going to create a Scottsville Wiki but when Morelle came to me about having one for Monroe County, it seemed like a natural fit.”
Monroe County Wiki will allow businesses, people, and ideas to promote themselves. They will be able to tastefully edit others’ content, create pages, and discuss ideas. “This is the embodiment of the 1st Amendment and I think other wiki communities don’t understand that,” Morelle adds. This community will be about the Monroe County area only, but both owners agree that if this works and they are recognized, it can spur a whole slew of area communities all over the country.
Matthew Jamesson had this to say about Monroe County Wiki, “This will be a guide to Monroe County, foster business growth and togetherness. I can’t stress this enough in this economic climate.” One of the great benefits of posting your business in the Monroe County Wiki is the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) boost your site will receive when you link back. “We won’t mind anyone posting their small business or large corporation on our site as long as you are a contributor,” Jamesson adds.
Monroe County Wiki is always a work in progress. You can reach the site from the link below.