Since 1999 e-websmart has worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations across the U.S. developing new and professional marketing materials that closely reflect their mission, goals, and values.
We each bring years of experience to every project as well as a level of dedication and enthusiasm because we love what we do. Our team develops ongoing relationships with our clients and it is incredibly gratifying to watch their successes and achievements even after the project has been completed.
Michelle Tjelmeland, the high-energy dynamo behind e-websmart, is also the founder of the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation. She is a sought-after public speaker, a certified Social Media Specialist, and a dedicated wife and mother of two daughters. In 2013, Michelle created District 23 Boutique, which is a boutique in Springfield, Illinois which benefits CIAF.
What most people do not realize is that Michelle created her business and non-profit all while being profoundly deaf, hearing only through a miraculous technology called a cochlear implant. The implant translates sound in the environment into electrical impulses that the brain can interpret. Because of her life experience with cochlear implants, Michelle founded CIAF in 2005, a non-profit organization that provides information and resources for individuals who can overcome deafness through utilization of cochlear implant technology. CIAF has nationwide name recognition because of Michelle’s intuitive marketing skills and sheer determination.
Before losing her hearing, Michelle taught 7th and 8th grade language arts for the Springfield Public School District. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and then completed her Master’s in Education and Computer Technology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Michelle is actively involved in her community and serves on the Board of Directors for CIAF and participates in many local events. She is also an active member of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Taylorville Chamber of Commerce.
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