The Board of Directors
Frommeyer.Com can trace
its origins back to the fall of 1994, when the Board of Directors of the
Frommeyer Family First Financial Fund Foundation (aka the 6Fs), first authorized
its senior grunt and chief handyman to investigate the merits of the internet
as an educational resource.
The driving force behind
this dictate was Donna-Marie, the Chairman of the Board of the 6Fs.
For nearly two years (since 1992), she had been aware of the internet through
her active participation with the AASH (Alumnae Association of the Sacred
Heart). That's when the Sacred Heart school system plugged into the
The Chairman and
her Board of Directors - August 1994
from left to right
Caroline, Mary Kate, Peter and MiniMe (aka Lil' Jimmy aka James IV)
Nearly a decade has passed
since the initial investigation of the internet began - an evaluation of
it as a resource to be utilized for our home schooling purposes (we began
home schooling the Board of Directors in September 1994 and continue to
do so today). During that time, the internet has gown into something
much more that an just and educational resource tool.
The Chairman and
her Board of Directors - July 2002
row, pictured from left to right: Donna-Marie and Mary Kate
row: MiniMe (aka Lil' Jimmy aka James IV), Peter and Caroline
For nearly a quarter of
a century, Jim Frommeyer has worked for and serves at the pleasure of the
Chairman and her Board of Directors. In brief, Jim immediately recognized
the value and potential of the computer after he purchased his first computer
(a Commodor64) in 1983. Within a year, he was teaching others how
to use and how to program PCs (personal computers). During the last
20 years he has learned and mastered a multitude of computer skills, including
Instructor Since 1984
Graphic Designs Since 1989
Programming Services Since 1992
Design and Webmaster Services Since 1996
Design, Management and Hosting Services Since 2002
more about Jim Frommeyer
Three years after Donna-Marie
authorized the initial internet investigation, the Frommeyer.Com domain
name was acquired by Jim Frommeyer on September 12, 1997. It was
initially utilized for both personal and business purposes, including that
Frommeyer & Associates.
In the fall of 2001, Jim
relocated from downtown Chicago (formerly located in the heart of the "Loop"
at 200 North Dearborn Street), to Harvard, Illinois
(about 75 miles northwest of Chicago). At that time, he registered
Frommeyer.Com as an assumed name with the City of Harvard and McHenry County
under which he would be doing business as a web site developer. Jim
also opened a Frommeyer.Com business account with The Harvard State Bank.
During 2002, new computers
and programs were set up in the Frommeyer.Com offices, a 15kw electrical
generator was installed to provide electricity in case of power failure,
a merchant account was created at The Harvard State Bank to accept credit
card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners
Club), a business account was established for those who might prefer to
use PayPal as a third-party credit card processor, and Frommeyer.Com became
an authorized reseller of domain names through the OpenSRS System.
The Frommeyer.Com Web Site Servers
Frommeyer.Com uses the EV1
Network servers, through the Dot5Hosting system, that are situated in the
eastern areas of Texas. These servers are linked to the Internet via fiber-optic
connections that span more than seven diverse backbones and well-known
providers including Congent, Sonet and Time Warner.
The network is connected
with redundant DS-3 lines. The network map is shown below.
At Frommeyer.Com we take your
data security very seriously. One of the reasons that we selected the EV1
Network and Dot5Hosting system is because each of the seven backbones of
the network includes a high power UPS generator electrical backup, closed
circuit monitoring and redundant air-conditioning systems. The wide spread
hardware infrastructure and additional systems enable us to provide solutions
that are of the highest possible speed and quality.
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