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Trivera has an Opening For Digital Project Manager

Are you a rockstar digital project manager in search of your next opportunity? We have an immediate opening.  

Project-Manager-Job-Description1.jpgTrivera is seeking a highly organized and experienced Digital Project Manager. This person must have a proven track record of managing a development team, as well as possessing excellent communications skills, a high level of organization and attention to detail.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Managing our internal website development team
• Determining priorities for both scheduled and unscheduled tasks
• Managing website development projects from conception through completion
• Keeping projects on time, within scope and on budget
• Manage project related internal communications as well as some client communications
• Work with business development team to review quotes, statements of work and annual contracts
• Prepare documents for client kickoff
• Set up projects in Teamwork (similar to Basecamp but better)
• Manage internal pipeline for scheduling current and future projects
• Manage calendar for multiple team members as it relates to scheduling and reminders for events
• Setting up Google Analytics accounts
• CMS editing as needed for simple client requests

To meet the minimum requirements of this role, you must:

• Be experienced in people and process management
• Have proficiencies in Teamwork (or Basecamp) and Gantt Charting
• Possess exceptional written and verbal communications skills
• Be able to schedule and run effective project/client meetings 
• Be highly organized and extremely detail oriented
• Be capable of multi-tasking efficiency and managing multiple projects simultaneously
• Be cognizant of the fact that the client's satisfaction, expectations and success are the most important elements that are being managed
• Have a sense of humor

To be a rockstar in this role, you will also have:

• A complimentary technical skill set to what Trivera does. Options includes experience with UX, SEO/PPC, analytics, Front End Development and/or Back End PHP programming.
• Experience working with open source Content Management Systems (CMS) ie: Concrete5, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, etc.

Trivera’s focus is on custom website design and development but also includes:

• ecommerce application development
• Content management systems
• Intranet and extranet
• Responsive web development
• Search engine optimization (SEO)
• Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising
• Digital media and marketing

This is a full-time position in our office located in one of the coolest Historic buildings in Waukesha County, in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Benefits: Trivera offers a competitive salary, flexible start and end times, paid time off, paid holidays, a welcoming and casual culture, complimentary beverages, a collaborative working environment, weekly Friday happy hours and an option for summer hour work weeks. We encourage a healthy work / life balance in our team members.

To be considered for this position, send your resume, in confidence to empinq@trivera.com 

Trivera Offering Internship Opportunity

IMG_0221.jpgTrivera is offering a paid internship for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

You'll gain real-world experience by participating in every facet of client work, from onboarding meetings and strategic planning to content creation and entry for websites, social media plans and executions, digital advertising, SEO, and more. If you're looking to be involved, gain hands-on experience, and the opportunity to participate in real projects for real clients instead of hiding out in a cubicle, this is the place for you. You'll receive close mentorship and supervision while also having the opportunity to work independently and contribute ideas. This position reports directly to the VP of Client Strategy and integrates with the sales, web development, and project management team members.

Description:

This is a paid 10 - 15 hour/week position with a flexible schedule.

What you'll do:

  • Write web content, case studies, email campaigns and blog posts
  • Assist with social media community management
  • Develop content calendars
  • Participate in the development and presentation of client plans
  • Participate in creative brainstorm meetings
  • Enter content in websites during build-outs
  • Conduct market and consumer research 
  • Prepare reports
  • Attend meetings and take notes as needed

What you'll learn:

  • The onboarding, research, and strategic planning process
  • How to develop brands and communications plans
  • How to uncover marketing opportunities and present your ideas to the client
  • SEO/PPC basics
  • How to create budget estimates and present them to clients
  • Effective client communication
  • Daily project management

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a college degree program (Juniors or Seniors preferred) in Marketing, Advertising, PR, Communications, or a related field 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Critical eye for detail
  • Self-motivated and organized with the ability to juggle multiple projects
  • A positive attitude with the ability to meet new challenges and solve problems
  • Professional appearance
  • Knowledge of social media for business or website development preferred 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Work in a fun environment with flexible hours 
  • 10 - 15 hours/week
  • $10.00/hr
  • We are happy to work with you to help obtain academic credit

Company profile

Trivera is one of Milwaukee's oldest and most respected digital marketing firms. We started as a website design shop back when most people didn't even understand how the internet worked. Now we work with some of Milwaukee's largest and most well-known brands in the travel and tourism, hospitality and entertainment, and healthcare industries. Our team provides strategic digital marketing roadmaps for clients that integrate best practices in branding, content generation, social media, SEO, PPC, and digital display advertising. We're a group of experienced and enthusiastic marketers who work had to generate meaningful results for clients - and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Interested? Contact Christina.Steder@trivera.com.

Christina Steder Becomes Newest Member of Team Trivera

christinabiopic.jpgTrivera Interactive has added Christina Steder as V.P. of Client Strategy. In her new role, Christina will provide strategic direction for our clients - linking their ongoing online and content marketing needs to business goals and ROI. 

Christina possesses 15+ years of experience in consumer product, professional service, and nonprofit marketing as well as brand strategy and client service, beginning her relationship with Trivera as our contact person for one of our clients in 1999. As the former President of Clear Verve Marketing, Christina continued her relationship with us, building a leading content marketing firm that specialized in providing marketing services to professional service providers, nonprofits, and community organizations. At Clear Verve, Christina partnered with Trivera to provide the web development and technology elements for her agency's client engagements. Most recently, Christina served as V.P. of Integrated Marketing at Zizzo Group. We're delighted to finally have her here as a key member of our leadership team.

When she's not helping our clients, she's busy driving the "Mom Limo" for her three daughters who keep her busy with their activities. She's also enjoying the sunshine and fresh air that comes with her new daily commute to work, which is now just a short walk away from our office in the Falls.

Jeff Ganger Joins Team Trivera

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Meet Jeff Ganger, Team Trivera's new Digital Marketing Strategist.  In his new role, Ganger will assist our clients by creating digital marketing strategies that include websites, social media, and inbound marketing tactics to reinforce their brands and drive ROI.

Jeff possesses 15+ years of experience in print and website design, creative direction, inbound marketing and sales. A former entrepreneur, Jeff has launched several digital marketing and communications businesses. His experience also includes time spent as a designer for agencies in Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minn. 

When not busy with Trivera clients, Jeff dabbles in photography, cycling, image making, and beer brewing. He writes, sells t-shirts and books out of his garage, and hot rods anything with a motor. He plans on eating his way through the world, one adventure at a time.  He also practices martial arts with his son, making him both an MMA ninja as well as a Digital Strategy ninja!  

Serene Mireles Becomes Newest Member of Team Trivera

Serene MirelesSerene Mireles has joined Team Trivera as Interactive Designer and Front End Developer.

Serene comes to us after 8 years at Kalmbach Publishing where she was a Senior Interactive Designer. In her time there, she worked with Team Trivera design specialist Craig Schneider. So her addition here "gets the band back together," so to speak. Prior to Kalmbach, she spent 9 years at Southern Lakes Newspapers where she was an Assistant Creative Director.

In all of her previous roles, Serene has collaborated with sales, marketing, editorial, creative, and web development teams to create visually pleasing designs and digital media for multiple platforms. In the past year alone, she worked on the redesign of eight brands’ websites, making them responsive and creating a better user experience. She also helped build three e-commerce sites, and worked with colleagues to create branding standards across an array of digital platforms.

Serene's Graphic Design educational foundation comes from Gateway Technical Institute, and has been augmented by ongoing training from C2 Milwaukee.

When she's not busy designing and developing successful websites for Trivera clients, she loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters. Serene also enjoys spending time outdoors, painting, music, interior design (especially midcentury modern design), and filling her 1970s ranch with vintage treasures.

Nina McKinster Joins Team Trivera

Nina McKinsterNina McKinster has joined Team Trivera as Project Manager.

Nina's most recent experience includes Project Management at the Garvey Group. Before that, she was a Digital Content Production Co-ordinator and an E-commerce Merchandise Specialist at Kohl's. In addition to project management, her previous duties also included creation and implementation of social media, marketing and advertising strategies.

Nina's educational background includes the foundation of an Associate Degree in Graphic Design and Communications from Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, along with an active continuing education program which has included courses in advanced Adobe techniques, team building, process improvement and conflict resolution. That experience, plus her great personality and excellent communication skills will make her a great primary point of contact for our clients, and an excellent leader for our production team.

When she's not busy helping Trivera design, develop, launch and improve the ROI of client website projects, she and her husband are cheering on the Green Bay Packers, spending time in Door County and visiting local wineries. Nina also enjoys plying her design talents in her spare time as a talented painter, and lover of anything art, fashion and design. 

Trivera Affiliate Program Creates Opportunity

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Over the years, Trivera has formed informal partnerships with other companies to fill competency and skill gaps.  However, the affiliate program formalizes the relationships to create a more permanent partnership, and also to provide financial incentives for bringing each other into projects and existing vendor relationships. Two of our affiliates have already deepened the partnership to the point of moving into Trivera's offices.

Companies and individuals being chosen and invited into the program meet the following qualifications:

1.) They provide best-in-market services that are complementary, but non-compettitve, to Trivera's core competencies.

2.) They work primarily with the same size and type of businesses and organizations that represent Trivera's target customers (Manufacturing, service, healthcare and/or ecommerce businesses, with $10-$100 million in annual revenue, and the appropriate budgets for companies that size).

3.) Their primary contact within those companies, and the person to whom they will refer us, is the CMO, VP of Marketing or Brand manager.

4.) They understand the importance of "wins" for every party in the relationship.

Under the terms of the program, Trivera pays a referral fee for any new client we acquire that was referred to us by an affiliate. If the affiliate doesn't want to accept a fee, a contribution will be made in their name to the charity of their choice.

The goal of the program is to build an affiliate network that will provide the opportunty for the region's best Digital Marketing service providers to collaborate with us, create new opportunities for each other and produce success for our clients. 

For more information, or to inquire about becoming an affiliate, contact Trivera CEO Tom Snyder ( tom@trivera.com )

Jamie Rinehart Joins Team Trivera

Jamie RinehartJamie Rinehart has joined Team Trivera as Digital Marketing Strategist. Jamie comes to Trivera with 10 years of Digital Marketing and Advertising account management experience, most recently, the Advertising Sales manager at Kalmbach Publishing Company. At Kalmbach, Jamie managed successful sales teams for Discover, Astronomy, Cabin Life, American Snowmobiler, and Art Jewelry magazines. His experience with high level national accounts helped him create and execute successful advertising and marketing strategies in partnership with global companies such as Allstate, Arctic Cat, BASF and Citgo. Jamie was instrumental recognizing and understanding the need for these publications to move from being print focused toward digital focused.

Jamie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Mass Communications with a focus on Advertising where he still is an active member of the Alumni Association.

When not working, Jamie is an avid rec league volleyball and softball player. In addition, he enjoys running, from Marathons (has ran 5) to a jog in the neighborhood with his wife and dog. Jamie is also a huge Brewer, Packer and Bucks fan. Whether it’s going to the game, or watching at home or streaming it on his phone, Jamie will always find a way to keep up with the local Milwaukee sports teams!

Co-Working Space Opportunity at Trivera

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As Trivera locks in additional office space to accommodate our growth strategy over the next few years, the excess capacity in the mean time is creating a great opportunity for a small team or individuals to locate in the prestigious, historic Mill Building in Downtown Menomonee Falls.

"We're looking for just a handful of qualified candidates in our business category...web and eCommerce development, inbound digital marketing, social media, SEO, etc... who are interested in leasing work space in our building," said Trivera president Tom Snyder. "This presents small, one or two person shops a great way to build credibility by locating in a very cool, nicely decorated and established environment."

digs02.jpgThe leases are typically auto-renewing minimum 60 day terms, and include heat, electricity, internet, kitchen facilities and use of the large conference room. There's plenty of free parking nearby. Large windows provide lots of light and a view of the landmark waterfall. A myriad of dining and shopping choices are a short walk or drive away. But, perhaps most important, the complementary skill sets being chosen to occupy the space provide the possibility for partnerships and collaborative business opportunities to develop with Trivera and the other tenants.

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Says Snyder, "We've already signed our first 5 tenants, and are talking to several others. At the moment, between our main floor office, our top floor production facility and the loft, we have 6-8 spaces still available. We're expecting those to fill up quickly."

For more information, contact Marjie Snyder at 262-250-9400 or marjie@trivera.com.

Trivera has an Opening for a New Business Development Specialist

Trivera Interactive is seeking an experienced New Business Development Specialist with a senior business development or account management background within a digital agency or communications firm, and extensive sales and consulting experience with high level and executive marketing decision makers.

Read more about it here

Craig Schneider Joins Team Trivera

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Craig Schneider has joined TeamTrivera as a designer/front-end developer.

Craig is one of those guys who possesses the unique talent of being able to create awesome, intuitive, user-friendly website designs and then using frameworks and content management systems to turn them into fully functional websites. 
 
Craig comes aboard after a long tenure at Kalmbach publishing where most recently he was Interactive Art Director. In that role, he had been overseeing all of Kalmbach's digital properties including their 20 web sites and a team of 2 designers.  He has also been part of their Internet Strategic Development group and participated in the ideation and planning of their web-based products.
 
Craig was instrumental in leading Kalmbach into the Digital realm. On top of building the layouts and interactivity, he also worked with their in-house development team to build custom storefronts for 3 of their publications that had in-app purchases. And most recently, Craig helped lead them into responsive web design, moving 10 of their sites in that direction.  All of that experience has combined make him the perfect fit for our team.
 
When not working, Craig is an avid golfer, loves playing softball, outdoor recreation. Like the rest of the members of TeamTrivera he enjoys spending time with his family. He is also a loyal cheesehead who loves going to Packer, Badger, and Brewer games.
 
 

Scott Zsori Becomes Team Trivera's Newest Member

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Scott Zsori has joined Team Trivera as our newest back end developer.    

Scott first talked to us about coming here in 2002, but the stars weren't correctly aligned at the time. 12 years later, things finally worked out for him to come aboard as our newest back-end developer.

Scott has been working in the web as long as Trivera has, doing all of the same things, in the same languages and platforms as we do it. If it is needed for web development, he knows it, and knows it very well. But he also knows how to communicate highly technical concepts to non-technical people, making him perfect for his position at Trivera.
 
An example of just how smart Scott is: In his spare time, he created and is currently the president of TheTVDB.com, a site that contains an open database of television metadata used by thousands of websites and apps, including Plex, Kodi and some of the world's largest search engines.  While you might not be familiar with the site, you're probably actually a user of the data housed in it. The site's API is used by hundreds of thousands of people, gets 6 billion hits (yes, that billion with a B) and consumes 120TB of bandwidth monthly.
 
Even with all that he has free time! He enjoys spending time with his son and wife, playing video games like Dota 2 and Minecraft, cooking, debating politics, camping, swimming, and playing volleyball.  He loves the Green Bay Packers, his Kindle, his two dogs, a multitude of pond and aquarium fish, and dad jokes.  In high school he placed first in Wisconsin in his division in Academic Decathlon and was ranked in the top 50 Quake players in the world.  He's considered the best dad in the world by at least one first grader.

 

Trivera is Seeking a Magento Specialist

Trivera is known as one of the area's foremost Magento Commerce developers. Due to a flurry of new activity and several new clients, we have a need for Magento developers, front end and back end. Certification is preferred, but if you just haven't gotten around to getting certified, we'll pay for your certification.

Check out the details!

Jessica Dunbar returns to Team Trivera

5b26b353fbeaea51b91dc5dd4c8cc19a1.jpegJessica Dunbar left us for a little while to explore other opportunities, but recently clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times, said "there's no place like home" and found herself back as part of Team Trivera.

Jess has returned as our Emerging Technology Sherpa. Whether it's SEO, Content Management Systems, Platforms, Frameworks or Growth Hacks, Jess is the team member who explores, identifies, recommends and helps us implement all the next "Best Practices" in our space.

When she's not helping to direct our paths, Jess fills in wherever and whenever we have a need. Jess is experienced in organic Search Engine Optimization, web development, system administration and project management.

Jess has spoken on Search Engine Optimization both in the US and Europe and recently was featured in the European edition of Web Designer Magazine. Jess' preferred development platforms are the Joomla! and Concrete5 CMSes, using them to develop international, multilingual websites. Jess is an active member with the Joomla! Community, and assists in producing regional Joomla developer events throughout the midwest. Prior to joining Trivera from 2010 to 2013, Jess was a developer at Open Source Support Desk and a network administrator for A Plus Business Forms. During her time away from Trivera, she was Marketing Director for Anything Digital and Watchful LLC. She was also Marketing Lead for Joomla!, a role she will continue.

New Clients and Projects Mean Trivera is Hiring!

A recent influx of new projects from existing clients, inlcuding MTMI, Dental Associates, Extrusion Control Systems and Perlick, combined with a huge number of new clients, including Badger Meter, Herzing University, Berghammer Construction, Krete Industries, Accunet Mortgage, K&S Tool, Phoenix Products, Paramount Prosthetics, Skylands Capital and TixSwitch, Trivera has openings for a Back End PHP Developer and a Designer/Front End Developer.

The descriptions of the opportunities can be found on the employment page of our website

Trivera's Tom Snyder to Speak at 2014 BizExpo

tom-snyder1.jpgOn May 21, 2104, hundreds of Milwaukee area business owners and professionals will descend upon Potawatomi Bingo Casino to learn about the latest trends and best practices at the BizExpo, presented by BizTimes Media.  The event consists of dozens of booths, several award events and an impressive list of  seminars led by some of the area's most knowledgeable business leaders and experts.

Among them are Trivera President and CEO Tom Snyder who will be presenting  "The 5 Digital Marketing Mistakes You're Probably Making." at 2:45 in seminar Room C.  

In the 18 years he's been in the digital marketing field, Tom has watched thousands of owners, agencies and marketers struggle to figure out how to use web technology to help their businesses. As the parade of almost universally misunderstood shiny objects...websites, email marketing, search engine optimization, Social Media and mobile...marched on, he has seen a lot of those businesses succeed, but he's seen even more fail. Ultimately, the challenge is effectively integrating proven marketing tactics with the newest technologies. Tom will identify five of the most common digital marketing mistakes most businesses and organizations make, why those mistakes are preventing them from acheving the results they’re looking for, and what they should be doing instead. 

The session will also help them avoid a sixth digital marketing mistake they're also probably making by encouraging them to attend Trivera's upcoming Social Media University - Milwaukee on June 11th, also being held at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Admission to the event and all sessions is free, but requires pre-registration.

Date Set for Social Media University 2014

SMUM2014-logo.jpgIn the summer of 2009, Trivera produced Social Media University, the very first conference of its kind in Milwaukee. Nearly 400 marketers, business owners and agencies gathered at the Italian  Conference Center to learn about this potentially powerful, but still relatively unknown marketing vehicle. Now 5 years later, experience has replaced theory, and reality has eclipsed the optimism. Still a leading authority on Social Media, Trivera presents another daylong event on June 11, 2014 to educate and inspire the market about the importance of all aspect s of social media in your marketing and business strategy.

DSC_6725.JPGThis year's event will be held at Potawatomi's Woodland Dreams Ballroom and Expo Center on 17th and Canal St.  Centrally located, the facility provides easy access, more room, and free parking for attendees.

Just like last event, the focus will be on providing you with practical hands-on knowledge from experts who are in the trenches helping real businesses and organizations just like yours, to successfully use Social Media as a marketing and business tool with the insight of 5 years of hands on experience  Several speakers have already been confirmed on a wide array of topics:

  • Tom Snyder (President, CEO, Trivera) - Social Media 5 Years Later - Strategy is Still The Key
  • Christina Steder (President, Clear Verve Marketing) - Integrating Traditional and Social Media, Not Only Possible but Necessary
  • Wayne Breitbarth (Author) -  LinkedIn, your B2B Social Media Secret Weapon
  • Christopher Graham (Digital Media Specialist, Potawatomi Bingo Casino) - Managing and Measuring Your Social Media Efforts
  • Paul Stillmank (President and CEO, 7 Summits) - Business Benefits of Building Internal and External Online Communities
  • Michelle D'Attilio and Jeanette Pham (Sosh) - Creating and Maintaining a Social Media Editorial Calendar
  • Chris Remington (VP Business Development and Client Strategies, Trivera) - Keeping Your Website Relevant in a Social Media World
  • Katie Fleming and Cory Ampe (Trivera) - How Social Media impacts Your Position in the Search Engines


Other sessions will include the latest techniques to help you understand and leverage Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube and Pinterest (presenters to be announced).

DSC_6857.JPGA panel discussion will reunite members from  the  similar panel of  five years ago and add a few others to share the secrets to the successes they have achieved as Social Media...and their business paths...have evolved over the last 5 years. Panel members include: Joe Woelfle (Blatz Liquor, now State Farm Insurance), Joe Sorge (Founder of AJ Bombers and now President  of -  Hospitality Democracy), Scott Baitinger (Founder of Streetza Pizza, now CMO at Verlo Mattress Factory Stores), and Leslie Rivers (Marketing Associate- Milwaukee Ballet).

Rounding out the day will be an afternoon keynote from a digital strategist from a brand you know and trust ( to be announced shortly).

A variety of exhibitors will have booths to showcase their products and services. And the day will be capped off by a networking reception with cash bar.

DSC_0855.JPGTickets are $139, ($129 if 3 or more from the same company register at the same time) and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Because some speakers are yet to be announced, we're offering early bird registration tickets at $119 each till March 31st. Register at SocialMediaMilwaukee.com

The first Social Media University Milwaukee sold out. Buy your tickets early to reserve your spot. Don't miss out! Follow @GoSMUM on Twitter, or find Social Media Unversity - Milwaukee on Facebook.

The New Trivera Website: Responsive, Parallax and Feature Rich

Trivera Site CaptureAsserting its position in the market as a leader in the digital marketing space, Trivera has launched its brand new website. The new site incorporates many of the features it has been recommending that customers incorporate into their own sites.

The biggest, and most obvious feature is a fully responsive architecture and design. That concept provides visitors an experience where all site elements and content are automatically formatted for the specific device they're using. While desktop users will see a website optimized for a full width monitor, tablet users will see the elements readjust to optimally, fit their display, even as they go from landscape mode to portrait mode. The use of retina images provides viewers with iPads photos and graphics in stunning resolution. Visitors on smartphones will see the navigation change to a style that better accommodates finger taps instead of mouse clicks. Phone numbers and addresses take advantage of mobile functionality and while images are resized to take up less of the display, text sizes are scaled to provide greater readability.

The home page features an example of parallax scrolling, where layers and the background scroll at different rates to create a three dimensional effect. While some sites use the effect to create an entire website that parallax scrolls from the top of the home page, the Trivera site chooses the more subtle use of the effect to avoid the damage to Search Engine placement that the other approach produces.

Years of blogs were imported into the new site, a project that was more difficult than it may appear. The previous site used Digitalis as the main site Content Management System, and used Wordpress as the blog platform. Both the site and the blog for the new site reside in a single implementation of Concrete5, made possible by Trivera's technical team performing a major re-programming of that platform's blog to include many of the Wordpress functions that bloggers rely upon.

The site makes extensive use of Concrete5's native functionality to display and rotate team and office photos.

Social Media plays a large part in the new site, with social feeds from Trivera and team members' Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and RSS feeds displaying on the home page and an expanded "Notebook" section. Blog posts contain social sharing buttons, and links to Trivera's Social Media profiles display on every page.

The website represents a quantum leap from the previous generation of website development and showcases a lot of the features, functionality and forward thinking that Trivera offers its clients.

Top 10 Reasons Why Trivera is in Menomonee Falls

An article this week in Money Magazine ranked Trivera's hometown as the 28th best places to live.

Menomonee Falls Patch Pays Trivera a Visit

Menomonee Falls Patch editor Carl Engleking stopped by this week to see what's new at Trivera. The answer was "a lot."

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Catch his entire article here:

http://menomoneefalls.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/trivera-plans-to-double-its-size-through-acquisition