Abacus Web Services – David and Fern Grace
Abacus Web Services was established in 1999 in order to pursue our passion of giving clients the good value of a professionally built website. As technology has evolved, so have we and we now provide web based business solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s business world. We are committed to providing our clients with one-on-one attention resulting in an understanding of their business needs, while maintaining that personalized touch that all businesses desire. We recognize what our clients require to be successful in getting their message, service and products out to the market. Our attention to detail means we strive to continually meet the demands of a fast paced and continually changing web economy.
We also think it is important to give back to the community, both locally and globally. For every referral that turns into business for us, we make a donation “loan” through an organization called Kiva. We are able to choose the recipient who may be here in the United States or in another country. That person may need the money for food, health, education, and more and we are delighted to help.
- David was born in Scotland and is married to Fern with whom they have a fantastic daughter.
- David’s past career experience is in Glasgow, Scotland where he spent 18 years in a wholesale electronics company as co-owner. He learnt about all things business which includes providing first class friendly customer service.
- He is a member of local groups such as the Manatee Chamber of Commerce (Small Business of the Year Finalist in 2003/2006/2010), Manatee Chamber Round Table, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Suncoast Technology Forum, Manatee Chamber Technology Group. He is a past president of Lakewood Ranch Business Leaders and a charter member of Lakewood Ranch Rotary AM and past treasurer.
- David donates his time and services to the Morning Star Children’s Home in Peru, Kelly’s Guam, Chabad of Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch and others.
- David also likes to give back to the community as a member of the Holocaust Speakers Bureau and Generations After (Holocaust Awareness).
- He has fun as a football fan – the real stuff played with a soccer ball.
- He is a Tae Kwon Do Blackbelt.
- He loves history and politics – somebody has to:)
- He likes working or hanging out in Starbucks.
- Fern is from Maryland and lived in Scotland with David for several years before moving to Florida.
- Fern’s past career experience is in retail and Human Resources so she understands the significance of a great client relationship.
- Her move into the world of technology came about by teaching computer skills to elementary school students so it seemed a natural step to join David at Abacus Web Services full time.
- She is a member of several business networking groups including SWAT Networking (Successful Women Aligning Together) in which she serves that organization as the publicity officer. She is also a member of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Women with Class, BNI, the Small Business Chamber and other business groups.
- She was nominated for the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Sandie award for ‘Networking’ Queen”.
- Fern volunteers at Girls, Inc., and always jumps in to help other organizations when asked, such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society.
- She is an avid reader, enjoys traveling when she and David get the opportunity and treasures the time with their daughter.
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