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December 19, 1998 was founded as a subsidiary division of Vision Enterprises of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The business plan called for the development of easy to navigate visually attractive web sites at an attractive cost.

Welcome to VisionFriendly.com1999

July 1, 1999 became independent as Vision Enterprises and agreed to form two separate companies.

November 1999 web site was named the best High School Sports web site in Illinois by the Chicago Sun Times.


February 2000 started Hosting web sites with Interland, the number one hosting service in the nation according to PC Magazine.

June 2000 became an Internet service provider with Xlinet to provide ISP services.

July 2000 developed a construction area, an innovative way for clients to keep an eye on the progress of their web site as it is being built with a status report of the progress.

September 2000 became the ISP for Elburn Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora Airport. Aurora Mayor Stover even commented, "what a great site Aurora Airport is."

October 2000 became a National ISP.


January 2001 With over 100 active customers celebrated two years of business with the purchase of the latest state of the art Cobalt high speed server to ensure even better Internet service for it's clients.

September 2001 developed flexible online E-commerce software package that allows users to easily update their Product Database from anywhere in the world.

October 2001 developed a new concept in e-mails with Hometown E-mails as a way to customize your e-mail address.

December 2001 partnered with MCC Technologies and Blastcomm to offer high-speed Broadband Wireless to both businesses and residential users in Kane County and the Fox Valley area.


January 2002 implemented Web-based e-mail.

March 2002 purchases a 2nd Unix server.

November 2002 in partnership with CSI communications opens a technology store, selling all of's services along with cellular phone services.


February 2003 becomes a .NET company.

March 2003 purchases 2 support SUVs.

April is proud to introduce Foray Change. Foray Change is a user update package that allow our clients to easily update text and tables on selected pages on their website.

November 2003 becomes a Microsoft partner.

December 2003 becomes 5 years old and adds it's fourth Internet server to the server pool.


May 2004 added 10 new Products to it's arsenal of offerings.

July 2004 added two more support SUV's to its fleet.


March 2005 moves into a new office space in Aurora Municipal Airport with a view of the runway.

June 2005 franchises. Our first office opens in Chicago.

July 2005 introduces web site templates online.

August 2005 licensed the name VisionFriendly as a Trademark and creates a new alias: VFS (VisionFriendly Services)  

September 2005 VFS opens a new office in the Smoky Mountains:  Asheville, NC.

September 2005 VFS introduces "," a product (web site) for school parent organizations that allows special school functions to be paid online, saving on time and paperwork. 

Web Site Promotion Chicago

January 2006 VFS introduces "Data Depot Pro," a web based CRM system that simplifies CRM with tools like one-click on-screen dialing.

February 2006 VFS introduces a professional version of a "Pay Pal like" online Credit Card processing option for small clients.  This service, called, makes E-commerce simple and cost attractive.

May 2006 VFS makes a splash at the "Rolling Down the River" business to business expo at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

December 2006 VFS gains national attention when client site The Tie Bar is featured prominently on CNBC.


April 2007 is featured in the Elburn Herald Newspaper.

July 2007 VFS adds live video web cast of West Aurora High School football and basketball games to it's list of Internet capabilities Also, provided streaming video of Mount Carmel football games.

August 2007 rolls out it largest website ever - 9,400 pages for the West Aurora High School website.

September 2007 adds a 26' fifth wheel trailer to its fleet. Customized to act as a mobile recording studio, with an area to develop full video productions, plus the ability to create live streaming video for the web.

December 2007 enters the Video production arena announcing the creation of VisionFriendly Studios.


January 2008 wins the Media Achievement Award for "Honoring Excellence in Media", with it's new Video website located at

1245 E Diehl Road, Naperville IlApril 2008 builds it's 1,000th website!

May 2008 was identified as one of The Ten Most Dependable™ Web Designers of the Central U.S. by Goldline Research and published in Entrepreneur Magazine.  View Article

September 2008 On Labor Day moved to its new location at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive in Yorkville.

November 2008 10th Anniversary and Open House celebration. Click Here for Video.


January 2009 introduces it's "Education Division".

May 2009 VFS introduces Mobile Responsive Website options.

June 2009 introduces Social Media Marketing Services.

December 2009 rolls out it's new Responsive Website.


February 2010 adds 6 new Products and 4 new Services providing our customers a selection of 16 Products and 20 Services.


April 2011 creates a new subsidiary; VisionFriendly Studios Inc., which specializes in video productions for live event streaming and online playback.

August 2011 is given the "Best of Yorkville: Web Design & Development Award."


June 2012 moved to its newest location at 1245 E. Diehl Road, Suite 307 in Naperville, IL. The larger location supports state-of-the-art servers, along with two new and modern conference rooms with a panoramic view of the Freedom Drive area. The new home was designed and built to create an efficient working environment between the various departments needed to manage today's Internet world.

August 2012 acquires Balta Design of St. Charles. Balta Design is known for its graphic designs and attractive websites. adds improved customer support, in-house E-commerce packages, in-house web development expertise and SEO options. Balta Design also provides VisionFriendly presence in the St. Charles/Elgin area.


July 2013 announces two NEW e-commerce packages. VisionFriendly's V-Commerce Package is based on nopCommerce which is ASP.Net MVC 4.0 based having a MS SQL 2012 backend database. VisionFriendly's FriendlyCommerce Package is WooCommerce based, which is popular for WordPress solutions.

December 2013 celebrates its 15 year anniversary - now with 17 web servers.


July 2014 may be the only US Company that has its own Island! VisionFriendly Island located in Palm Bay Florida. A full presentation can be found on the homepage.


December 2015 Christmas Party at Top Golf Naperville. Click the photo to watch the video!

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