Webline Designs began in 1995, catalyzed by the foresight that that the web would radically change the way we communicate, interact, and live. Over the following two years Webline drew upon this foresight, building many successful web sites in a wide variety of industries. By the end of 1997, having mastered the visual art of web design, we began exploring elements of web development that were just emerging, with the goal of becoming the complete online solution provider for our clients.
Early in 1998, we added hosting and basic online marketing services to our product offerings. This was quickly followed in 1999 with the successful integration of E-commerce services into our product mix. In 2001, we further augmented our knowledge of web development and began offering sites with content management features, intranet and extranet capabilities, and custom database-driven web applications. Since 2001, Webline has continued to expand and enhance the services in our portfolio. Our current range of services includes: Web Design, Content Management (including membership databases, calendars, event registration systems, etc.), E-commerce (including full Shopping Cart implementation), Custom Web Applications (including job application boards, auction systems, time capture systems, social networking applications, and more), Intranets and Extranets, Flash Design, Search Engine Marketing (PPC & SEO campaigns), E-mail Marketing (both list acquisition and private labeled email blast systems), as well as Hosting and Maintenance.
With the opening of our Long Island City design studio in April of 2001, we began the process of centralizing our design and support staff in order to streamline services to our rapidly growing customer base. In 2002 our continued commitment to clients, to providing quality services, and to the communities where we work was recognized by several organizations. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce, then a 1300 member organization, recognized Webline as one of their 2002 Businesses of the Year. Similarly, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, then an 1100 member organization, recognized Neil Levin, cofounder and Vice President of Webline Designs, as their Business Person of the Year.
Since 2002, we have expanded our involvement in the communities where we live and work. In addition to the work we perform in the private sector, we began to actively pursue work for charities and other not-for-profit organizations. This work is always performed at either significantly reduced rates or completely pro-bono. Some of the organizations that we work with are: The Interfaith Nutrition Network, HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York City Industries for the Blind, Queens Centers for Progress, After-School All-Stars, Lacrosse for Autism, Kenya Education Fund, LI Youth Mentoring, Sunset Park Alliance for Youth, Unisphere, Inc., Queens Community Board 2, The Queens Chamber of Commerce, Sutphin Blvd. Business Improvement District, 82nd Street Business Improvement District, and Morse College, Yale University.
In addition, Webline's founders, Stephen and Neil Levin, have personally taken on an active roll in the community. Neil is on the Board of Directors of both the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Queens Chamber of Commerce, and Stephen is on the Board of Directors of the Queens Economic Development Corporation. Stephen has been honored as one of the Queens Chamber Top 10 Business Executives Under 40 – 2008, one of the Queens Courier/Queens Business Today Rising Stars – 2009, and as an Alumni Fellow of Morse College, Yale University. Neil has been honored as one of the Kings of Queens for 2009 by the Queens Courier.