Visit Us at Expo on the Square!

Come visit us to learn the benefits of shopping with locally owned businesses!

Expo-Logo-HSN_435x235ESC! Technologies Group will be exhibiting at Expo on the Square in Woodstock on Saturday, September 20th from 9am to 2pm.

When you Shop Local First, more of your money stays close to home supporting the parks, libraries and other things that make McHenry County a great place to live!

When you Shop Local First you:

  • Get better service!
  • Invest in your community!
  • Encourage economic diversity and prosperity!
  • Reduce environmental impact!
  • Buy what you want, not what someone wants to sell you!

Where is Expo on the Square?

Mixin Mingle (right on the Historic Woodstock Square!)
124 Cass St
Woodstock IL 60098

Visit the Expo and Register to win an 8″ Dell Tablet!

Stop by this year’s Expo on the Square and register to win a Dell Venue tablet, sponsored by the local business members of HSN!

For more on Expo on the Square or to see all the exhibitors at this fall’s event, please visit:


Woodstock Chamber SOHO Presentation: Heartbleed One Month Later

heartbleedHeartbleed’s been garnering a lot of press in the past month, and with good reason: with over a half-million websites affected and tens of thousands of routers, storage servers, firewalls, video cameras, and more vulnerable to the bug, it’s one of the largest security flaws discovered in the history of the commercial Internet.

But what is Heartbleed and how can it affect your small-business?

In a short talk given to the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce SOHO Group, Mike addressed two key areas every small business should still be concerned with since the disclosure of Heartbleed:

  • How the Heartbleed bug could affect your business website and its ability to interact securely with your customers and
  • Three simple steps you can take to protect your Office and Staff from Heartbleed-related vulnerabilities

This article contains notes and links from the presentation given on May 7, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us!

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ESC! Technologies Group Joins Dell’s ParnerDirect Program

Dell PartnerDirect RegisteredWoodstock, IL — ESC! Technologies Group is pleased to announced we are now a Registered Dell Partner in Dell’s PartnerDirect program.

This new business relationship with Dell will allow ESC! Technologies Group to better serve our customers through improved one-stop ordering of Dell’s products, access to business-ready, pre-configured solutions, as well as opportunities to grow our business and better help our clients through Dell’s technology training initiatives. [Read more…]

Woodstock Chamber SOHO Presentation: 5 Techniques to Improved Web Presence

In this video of the October 2nd, 2013 presentation to the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce SOHO Group, Mike leads a talk focusing on 5 techniques every business can use to improve their web presence.

Below are links to many of the products and services mentioned during the discussion, if you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us! [Read more…]

PPANI October Presentation Notes

I’d like to thank the Professional Photographers Associate of Northern Illinois for allowing me to speak to them this morning about Password Security and Backup Strategies for Photographers.

Due to a technical glitch (on my part), only a portion of the video from today’s talk will be available for viewing, but as soon as it’s ready, I’ll post it here on this site.

Below are links to many of the products and services mentioned during the discussion, if you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Me and I’ll try to find the answer for you! [Read more…]

Mike to Present at PPANI’s October Meeting

PPANI LogoOn Wednesday, October 9th, ESC! Technologies Group will be speaking at the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Illinois‘  Members Program on the importance of password security and backup strategies for photographers.

In this two-part talk held at the studios of C. Romano Photography in Woodstock, IL, Mike will lead a discussion focusing on two different concerns facing the modern photographer: online security and digital asset security. [Read more…]

Mike Scheduled to Speak at Woodstock Chamber’s SOHO Meeting


At this month’s Woodstock Chamber SOHO meeting to be held October 2nd from 5-6 PM at the Golden Eagle Community Bank meeting room, ESC! Technologies Group will lead a discussion focusing on 5 techniques every business can use to improve their web presence.

When hearing the words “web presence”, the first thing that pops into mind is “website”, and your businesses website is where the discussion will begin. [Read more…]

ESC! Technologies Group & HSN Raise Over $900 for Local Non-Profits.

HSN 2013 Car WashHuntley, IL — ESC! Technologies Group and its business networking group, HSN, are thrilled to announce their Annual Community Car Wash held Saturday, July 20th, raised over $900 for the two very worthy local organizations: Huntley High School Fine Arts Boosters and Adult & Child Therapy Services.

Of course this year’s success wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the Huntley High School students, parents, and teachers who showed up in force to volunteer for the day’s event.

After the day was over, Sheldon Clark, HSN President said: “We had a good day at the car wash this Saturday! Those that were able to show up and help…thank you! [and] thank you to all the students and EVERY member of HSN for helping pull off this event.”

ESC! Technologies Group Named “Industry of the Year”

ESC! Technologies Group Awarded Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Industry of the YearWoodstock, ILESC! Technologies Group is honored to have been named the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s2012 Industry of the Year” at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards held at Woodstock Public House on February 21st, 2013.

Shortly after debuting the new Woodstock Legends series of videos, Mike was surprised to hear his name called as this year’s recipient of the award.

Mike said: “I’m so incredibly honored to have been presented this year’s Industry of the Year award. We’ve really enjoyed working with the Chamber on their new logo which debuted in 2012 as well as the exciting new video initiatives we’re helping the Chamber introduce for 2013, including the brand new ‘Woodstock Legends’ series.

“The Chamber has been such a supportive organization to my business, and when you take on a project like the new Chamber logo, you do it because you want to give a little something back, not only to the Chamber, but the the Woodstock Community as a whole.”

For more on this year’s Annual Dinner, please visit the Chamber’s website at:

Mike Joins ACTS Board of Directors

Woodstock, Illinois — ESC! Technologies Group is proud to announce that Mike Potter has been invited to join the Adult & Child Therapy Services Board of Directors.

With an office in Woodstock, Mike says: “I feel it’s important to give back to the community we’re a part of, and being asked to join the board of directors for an organization focused on improving the lives of young and old alike throughout McHenry County is an honor. As a board member, I look forward to supporting ACTS in any way I can.”

Adult & Child Therapy Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the highest level of services to the physically challenged and disabled of every age, bringing hope and creating confidence to realize individual maximum levels of independence.

For more information on their excellent programs such as Early Intervention or Fall Risk Screenings, and to learn how you can become a Supporting Member or Volunteer your time to ACTS, please visit them at: