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It is an absolute privilege to be providing web solutions to some of the world’s premier organizations like Marriott International.   The fact that we get to support very high-profile projects that lead to tangible business growth is very exciting and rewarding.

While NetLink does not actively solicit gestures of gratitude from our clients, it is very rewarding when a client comes forward to thank us for our hard work and dedication.

This week, Marriott International did just this by inviting us to attend a company party at Seasons52 in Rockville, MD to celebrate the successful conversion to their new gift card vendor, which included our efforts in re-designing their U.S. gift card site. The event marked a celebration of a successfully completed, 9-month project that required us to streamline the e-commerce process, establish interfaces to Marriott’s new gift card vendor, and enhance the existing robust administrative portal used for servicing customer purchases for its gift card site.

Marriott originally approached us in 2005 to fully re-design the gift card site for the U.S. market, improve on the original site’s functionality and increase revenue.  In the last six years, the additional websites and applications we have created and maintained for Marriott’s global gift card offering has resulted in more than $35 million in revenue.  More importantly, the new system architecture provides condensed time-to-market capabilities to undertake online opportunities in new geographical regions.

Knowing that we have significantly helped Marriott grow their business is extremely rewarding for our organization.  Being invited to celebrate as a partner thought of as integral to the success of a significant company-wide effort is a gesture that makes us feel greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Steve Short, President, NetLink Resource Group