NEW ORLEANS, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 365 Connect, the New Orleans based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily industry, announced today that it has received the 2012 Coup D' Tech eWARD from the Louisiana Technology Council. The eWARDS recognizes innovation and achievement for those in the community that have made a positive impact in the technology industry over the past year. This highly coveted award further cements 365 Connect's role as the leader in creating leading edge, web-based technology platforms for the multifamily industry.
The eWARDS is a statewide cooperative program designed to recognize technology achievements from regions across the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Technology Council, regional economic development organizations and various chambers of commerce throughout the state support eWARDS. Winners in each region will compete for the Governor's Technology Awards.
365 Connect received this prestigious award for its leading edge Locate, Lease and Live Technology Platform it provides to the multifamily housing industry. The 365 Connect Platform stands out with its unique ability to market an apartment community across the Internet on high traffic sites, automate Social Media postings, deliver desktop and mobile platforms for prospects to transact business, and provide residents online services and communication tools to enhance retention rates. 365 Connect has created an array of award-winning technology platforms that work in unison to reduce marketing costs, produce revenue by renewing leases, and save management staff valuable time.
In presenting the award to 365 Connect, Louisiana Technology Council President Mark Lewis stated, "The 365 Connect Locate, Lease and Live Technology Platform is being used nationwide due to its unique ability to communicate data not only across the Internet, but to an individual resident living in an apartment community. Its powerful functionality locates prospective residents though its marketing syndication platform, delivers them leasing tools and serves the resident after the lease is signed through its content driven resident platform. But, the 365 Connect Locate, Lease and Live Technology Platform does not stop there, it also interfaces with online social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and has proven to be so robust and unique, that it has gained acceptance with government programs in affordable housing. We are proud to present 365 Connect with this award today for their commitment and contribution to our technology community."
365 Connect President and CEO Kerry W. Kirby, accepting the award on behalf of the company stated, "We are a proud New Orleans, Louisiana based company. Since our humble beginnings in 2003, we have overcome many obstacles to become a national leader in delivering leading-edge platform technology in the multifamily housing industry. As a local company, we want to set an example that great technology is being created right here in Louisiana. Being recognized for our technology innovations in our home state, is one of the highest honors we have achieved to date. I want to thank the Louisiana Technology Council for their commitment to advocate and recognize the great technology innovations happening right here in our state."
365 Connect received the 2012 eWARD from the Louisiana Technology Council in the Coup D' Tech category, which honors a company for its unique cutting edge and innovative technology product or service that is able to distinguish itself from others and help the state economically and as a technology leader. As 365 Connect builds all of its proprietary software in-house, never outsourcing a single component, it continues to serve as an economic engine for the state's economy. As an eWARD winner, 365 Connect will now compete for the Governor's Technology Award later this year.
"365 Connect is proud to have its technology platforms recognized by the Louisiana Technology Council for making a difference in the market, not only for property management professionals, but for residents living in apartment communities across the country," said Kirby. "This award demonstrates the capability of the 365 Connect Technology Platform to rapidly evolve and grow to meet the changing needs of the multifamily housing industry."
About Louisiana Technology Council: The Louisiana Technology Council is the premier advocate for the advancement of both existing and emerging technologies across all industry sectors in the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Technology Council provides value and support to its stakeholders by serving as the primary resource for the strategic direction of the state's technology agenda, including industry-university interactions, workforce development, educational programs, networking connections and the global promotion of Louisiana's rich technological environment. For more information visit www.ltc-la.org
About 365 Connect, LLC: Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, 365 Connect was founded in 2003 by a team of multifamily housing professionals with wide-ranging expertise in real estate development, management and technology. 365 Connect provides web-based technology solutions to the multifamily industry, with a focus on resident and management interaction and doing business in the digital world. Today, 365 Connect is the leader in designing and delivering an array of award-winning technology platforms that work in unison with each other to market, lease and retain residents in multifamily communities. As an industry leader, 365 Connect has also created a powerful and robust B2B industry platform, MultifamilyBiz.com, which is the place to be for everything touching multifamily housing. For more information on 365 Connect and its services visit: www.365connect.com
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