David Meller President of I-Evolve Technology Services Awarded the Small Business Person of the Year from Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Amherst, NY.

Thursday, March 22nd

Candidates must have been in business at least five years and have achieved success in the following areas: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volumes, innovativeness of product/service, response to adversity; and involvement in community activities.

Amherst, NY. – May 2, 2008 – David Meller is president of I-Evolve Technology Services, an Amherst-based company specializing in IT consulting and implementation for growth-oriented businesses.

I-Evolve offers network design and service, web hosting, Voice Over IP, disaster recovery, off-site backup and hardware and software procurement. David started I-Evolve seven years ago with a vision of showing companies how to optimally use technology to improve their businesses and bottom line.

David is hands-on business owner with strong ties to the community through his many volunteering efforts. He has been an active volunteer fire fighter with Forks Fire Department in Cheektowaga for the past 16 years, often going beyond the call of duty by taking fire calls late at night. He is also active in promoting and contributing to organizations like the Buffalo Urban League, Crisis Services and the Variety Club.

David is a community leader and believes in helping and supporting non-profit organizations throughout the region. Not only does he take time to volunteer but he also strongly encourages his employees to do so as well and often gives them the time to do it. He also participates in fundraising events for charities through golf tournaments, donations of Buffalo Sabres gear and employee participation.

In addition to 15 years of technical experience, David has studied Management Computer Information Systems at Canisius College and holds certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Cisco and Citrix. David's extensive background allows him to serve as technical advisor to many local companies – integrating technology and improving business processes to reduce costs.

I-Evolve has had continued success and growth since its inception in 2001. The staff has grown from one to 10 in the last two years and sales continue to increase. The company recently moved from its 1,200 square foot office to an 8,600 square foot corporate facility. The new facility includes a state of the art, fault tolerant and redundant data center equipped with fire suppression, generator and battery backup.