Re: [Histonet] state website problems

When I checked on the Oklahoma website earlier today it was not there.  I checked again just now and it is back up.  Visit us at

Angie Barnett, HTL(ASCP) 
Grady Memorial Hospital 
Pathology Department 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy W. Troiano"  
Date: Monday, December 11, 2006 7:12 am 
Subject: [Histonet] state website problems 

> In response to the loss of the Michigan Histotechnology website 
> problems 
> -I'd to let you know that our Connecticut State website was 
> suddenly 
> eliminated (it was a free website sponsored by LabVision) and when 
> we 
> inquired at LabVision as to why our website was suddenly 
> eliminated and 
> reverted to (when it wasn't set to expire until Dec 
> 2007) it 
> turns out that LabVision had no idea what we were talking about as 
> far as 
> website sponsorship (even the marketing dept had no clue what we 
> were 
> talking about). It turns out that the website sponsoring was 
> through Jim 
> Kieffer of FX Roads (a consultant for LabVision) and both Jim 
> Kieffer and 
> FX Roads have disappeared from the face of the earth so our 
> attempts to 
> contact him or his company have been unsuccessful. Now all of our 
> hard 
> work in setting up the website is lost, and we can't even take 
> over 
> possession of the website without finding Jim Kieffer 
> or his 
> company and getting their approval. It is a nightmare to say the 
> least - 
> and a warning that nothing for free is worth it. To those state 
> societies 
> using LabVision as a sponsor of their websites - beware....this 
> could 
> happen to you too. Can anybody give me information on how to 
> establish a 
> new website (that our own State society will pay for)? I don't 
> know how 
> to go about doing this. Thanks - Nancy Troiano (203)785-5136 
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