New Website for Innovara, Inc.

TNR Global Joomla! Services launched the new Innovara, Inc. site this summer. Innovara, with headquarters in Hadley, MA and with a global reach, provides highly customized training, medical thought leadership, and business development services for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
The new Innovara website was created with the Joomla! Content Management System. Highlights include a custom design provided by Meg McCarthy Design, document management, multilingual home pages, and the implementation of advanced access control list capabilities, to create custom groups of staff and clients who can access and add content to specific areas of the website.

Intermediate Joomla! Workshop held August 5th, 2010 in Hadley, MA

Tamar Schanfeld of TNR Global led an all day Intermediate Joomla! Workshop on August 5th, 2010 in Hadley, MA.  Topics included: backups, security, search engine optimization, social networking, blogs, and more.

Participant feedback was very positive!   “Lots of info – very pleased,” “Exceeded expectations,” “A very patient instructor”.

Interested in taking a Joomla! workshop? Email us at and we’ll notify you of upcoming Joomla! classes and events. TNR Global also provides online training and small group training for businesses. Contact us today!

For those who were not able to attend – TNR will be posting a Joomla! tip of the day on our TNR Joomla! Blog.

Joomla! Workshop at MSBDC – Springfield, MA

On May 26, 2010, TNR Global Joomla! Services held a workshop “Create an Interactive Website for Your Small Business – A One Day Bootcamp” for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center in Springfield, MA.   The workshop was taught by Tamar Schanfeld, Joomla! Project Manager and Natasha Goncharova, Managing Director at TNR Global.

The workshop covered the fundamentals of the Joomla! Open Source Content Management System, and provided participants with the foundations for creating a small business website of their own. Participants included Co-op Power Inc., Good Time Stove Company, Zaccheo Properties, and more.  See some of our students’ sites:

Three Sisters Sanctuary:
Christine’s Cuisine
Zaccheo Properties

Upcoming Joomla! Workshop by TNR Global — May 26, 2010

TNR Global will hold the second Joomla! workshop in Springfield, MA on May 26, 2010.

‘Create an Interactive Website for Your Small Business – A One Day Bootcamp’

Learn the basics of Joomla! – the popular open source content management system that lets you build complex websites without a programming or design background. Create a new website including event calendar, photo gallery, contact  form,and more. Learn to plan your site, enter and edit content and menus, and install extensions.

Minimum technical skills required:  comfort with Microsoft Word and your internet browser. Note: this workshop will not include e-commerce or shopping cart features.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Springfield (directions)
Cost: $75
Contact: Western Regional Office SBDC at 413-737-6712 or
(The MSBDC only accepts payment by check, but you may submit your registration online and mail a check.)

Registration is through the MSBDC

Joomla! Workshop at MSBDC

On December 2, 2009, TNR Global  held a workshop “Create an Interactive Website for Your Business in One Day” for the Small Business Development Center in Springfield, MA.   The class was lead by Tamar Schanfeld, Joomla! Project Manager and Natasha Goncharova, Managing Director at TNR Global.

The workshop covered how to create a web site for small businesses using the open source Joomla! content management system. A wide range of small and medium business owners as well as non-profit organizations attended the seminar, including Crocker Communications, Community Health Center of Franklin County, Travellynne Services, Nelson Altman Catering, and more. Participants liked the seminar and gave positive reviews:

Excellent workshop! Day went fast!”
“You were very patient and thorough.”
“It was a lot of material to cover in one day but they did a good job.”

TNR Global will continue holding similar seminars for businesses as well as for non-profit organization.   If you are interested in organizing a Joomla! seminar for your business association or organization, please call 413-425-1499 ext 2.

TNR Global and Hidden-Tech Present: Developing a Dynamic Web Site for Your Business – Joomla!

Date: January 29, 2008, 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m
Location: Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst, MA

Hidden-Tech members are invited to an evening seminar to explore the Joomla! content management system. Learn how you can use open source tools to create an interactive website for your business or organization. The Joomla! web content management system allows non-programmers to create dynamic websites with forums, blogs, newsletters, calendars, polls, ad banners, user registration, directories, and more.

Who can benefit?
If your organization—
a. has a lot of content
b. needs an interactive site
c. wants to update web content easily
— then consider Joomla!