Thursday, February 24, 2011

Much Thanks to BAE Systems

~photo courtesy of Debbie Bingman, BAE Systems

BAE Systems Continuing Support

Last week, Brian Hayden, Operations Director for BAE Systems’ Integrated Technical Solutions presented a $1,000 check in continuing support of Historic Sotterley, Inc. to Janice L. Briscoe, Esq., Sotterley Board of Trustees President (right) and Nancy Easterling, Sotterley Executive Director (left).

Recognizing that Sotterley Plantation is an invaluable educational resource within the Southern Maryland community, BAE Systems is committed to continuing their support. Both their In-Kind and financial contributions over the years have had a tremendous impact, especially with much-needed critical projects. Things would look a lot different around the plantation without their help - and not in a good way.

"This check is the most recent example of the significant and generous support that BAE provides to Historic Sotterley, Inc. We are so grateful and honored by all that BAE does for Sotterley and our entire community," said Ms. Briscoe.

After our former Museum Shop wall collapsed last year, only three weeks prior to the start of the season, we needed to move the Museum Shop and Visitor Check-in to a new location. It was decided that the best place would be the Knott House, which was not in the best condition. BAE employees descended upon the site and played a huge role in achieving a truly remarkable renovation!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

All the Way LIVE! Our New Website

Sotterley is a Team Sport - I have said and written those words so many times over the last few years. And now, with the launching of our new website, those very words take on a whole new level of meaning.

Today is the day - our new website has launched! Much thanks goes to those who have become the significant players on the Sotterley team: Josh Davis of The Baynet and John Tayman, Web Designer.

The BayNet has generously supported our efforts for several years now. In the recent history of the past six months (which has propelled them to the highest level of corporate sponsorship), they offered the web design services of John Tayman. From the very first meeting, I just knew we had a three point shooter. Impressed by his technical savvy, I was wow-ed when he spoke of being an artist and showed examples of his work.

After months in the making - of emails, phone calls, and meetings - we are here. Gratefully, Josh and John get it - they get the site. With a true understanding of who we are, what we are about, and where we want to be, they made this happen for Sotterley. Thank you - a million times over - from all of us.

Gentlemen, you may cut down the net!
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