NFocus Holiday Hours
On behalf of the entire NFocus family, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!
NFocus will be closed the following days:
December 24th and 25th
December 31st and January 1st
Please contact your Account Manager or Support if you have any questions or need to adjust your order schedule.
Thank you and happy holidays!
The NFocus Team
NFocus is excited to announce the appointment of Cliff Reynolds to the role of Director of Information Technology.
Cliff brings a wealth of experience to the NFocus team including IT infrastructure, global manufacturing, system operations, and network management. Cliff’s background includes working as an IT Project Manager and Senior Program Director for Fortune 500 companies in the Midwest. Cliff also spent 15 years in IT Infrastructure and Operations for the United States Marine Corps.
“We are thrilled to have Cliff join the NFocus family,” said Doug Cronin, President of NFocus. “Cliff’s experience and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our Development team.”
Cliff lives in Lancaster with his wife and four kids. Cliff volunteers with veterans helping them transition into jobs after their service ends by assisting them with job placement services and is the President for the Lancaster Gales Youth Football Association.
About NFocus: NFocus is a company rooted in strong data, supported by knowledgeable people, and strengthened by innovative solutions to accelerate growth. Founded in 1989, NFocus helps marketers succeed through our proprietary marketing technology, robust data portfolio, and extensive industry experience. Processing billions of data records annually, NFocus is a proven marketing partner for a variety of clients across the United States.
NFocus will be closed Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.
Please contact your Account Manager or Support to adjust your order schedule.
NFocus is looking for a Senior Software Architect to join our team.
The Sr Software Architect leads a team through specific team tasks, including system or process maintenance, new project delivery, and production issue resolution. Works with IT Senior Management to develop department direction and vision. Sets goals to ensure the success of the Team. Provides both team and cross functional leadership while ensuring the quality and timeliness of all team deliverable. The Sr Software Architect participates on one or more project teams, including supporting the design and modeling of the architecture and related solutions, component identification, quality reviews and adherence to policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. They review existing business processes to improve business processes as well as support all architectural disciplines under Sr IT Management direction. They will also be required to give input to the overall ESA practice and standards.
Essential Functions Include
- Leads team members through department tasks including design, development, and/or configuration of IT systems that meet technical specifications and end-user requirements
- Works with IT Senior Management to develop department direction and vision that ensures alignment with business strategy
- Sets team goals to ensure the success of the department in accordance with milestones developed by IT Senior Management
- Be part of a team of developers in solving complex software problems.
- Establish and adhere to coding and engineering practices within the team.
- Bachelor’s degree (BA / BS / BFA) or equivalent preferred
- 5-8 years’ working in a corporate or equivalent environment
- Experience with management and supervisory practices; human resource practices; safety requirements and procedures; standard office practices
- Experience with IT architecture and design concepts; software development lifecycle; project management; advanced and systems administration practices and principles; planning, design, and problem resolution
View the complete job posting here. Contact Dianne Garlinger for more information.
Major work starts on building renovations.
Construction crews took advantage of perfect weather conditions and began the first major step in renovating our buildings. Today crews removed the metal siding on the southern facing wall. The insulation will next be removed and replaced with more efficient spray on foam material. The metal siding will also be replaced with EIFS providing an even higher insulation factor.
Follow all of the construction progress here.
The familiar blue buildings that have housed NFocus for 20 years will soon go through a major renovation.
Pre-work began in mid-October to prepare the site for the construction work. The buildings on Hubbard Drive in Lancaster are actually the third location NFocus has called home since the company was founded in 1989. The interior of the buildings have been expanded and remodeled several times over the years as the staff grew and the company’s needs changed. This project will focus on the exterior of the buildings.
“The exteriors of our two buildings are getting a complete face-lift,” said Doug Cronin, NFocus President. “We are excited about the new look, but we are even more excited about the new efficiencies we will be able to add in the process.”
The highly conductive metal siding will be replaced with EIFS siding. The EIFS provides the exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface. New foam insulation will also be installed giving the buildings a much higher R value and improving HVAC efficiencies.
The front parking lot will also get completely overhauled. The new parking surface will feature more parking spaces and smoother traffic flow with redesigned entrance and exit.
We hope to have the project completed by the end of 2018. You can follow the process of project here on our blog.
NFocus is proud to support the hardworking kids at the 2018 Fairfield County Fair!
We are honored to have placed the winning bids for Ben Seals (market hog), Gabriella Schumacher (market rabbit), and Emma Butterbaugn (reserved grand champion market lamb).
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fairfield County Junior Fair!
Postal news and information from around the web.
USPS reviewing rule change to limit Marketing Mail content to only paper-based printed matter.
The United States Postal Service recently announced that it is considering amending the Domestic Mail Manual and revising content standards for Marketing Mail. The proposed change would limit the content of all Marketing Mail to only paper-based/printed matter; no merchandise or goods will be allowed regardless of ‘value’. The rule would affect all categories and classifications from letter to flat, profit or non-profit, and regardless of level or sortation.
The proposed standard would essentially eliminate the option for mailers to include premiums with their mail piece while using the Marketing Mail rates. Nonprofits often include premium items such as notepads, stickers, or medallions in their mail pieces to improve response rates. Mailers would be forced into other mail classifications such as Priority Mail or Parcel Select in order to continue including the premium items if the rule goes into effect.
The USPS has set a deadline of October 22, 2018 for comments for and against the rule change.
Contact your Account Manager with any questions you may have.