YP Spotlight: Monique Virgilio

Monique Virgilio YP McHenry Spotlight

Monique Virgilio

President and Co-Founder of Marrow Digital, LLC
YP Member since 2016

Where are you from?

I was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago near Portage Park and also lived in NYC for over 14 years.

What kind of business is Marrow Digital?

Marrow Digital designs and builds websites and web applications mostly for startups and small to mid-sized companies.

Web Applications? What are those?

Ha ha funny you should ask. So without getting too geeky… web applications or web apps as they are called are dynamic websites combined with server side programming which provide functionalities such as interacting with users, connecting to back-end databases, and generating results to browsers. If you have ever used gmail, google calendar or even facebook using a web browser, you have used a web app!

Why did you decide to join YP McHenry?

Truthfully, I just needed to get out of the house! My business is based in NYC so I telecommute from a home office. After I joined the McHenry Chamber, someone suggested YP as a great social and networking group, especially for recent transplants to the area.

How has YP McHenry helped you in your career pursuits?

Well the YP’s have definitely kept me busy! Now as Vice President of the group, I’m very involved with the rest of the leadership team in growing membership. We are currently putting the final touches on our new website which will launch at the end of February. I’m also very excited about the new corporate memberships and sponsorships that we will be offering. This will give me the opportunity to get my face right in front of the larger businesses within the community – something that is much more valuable than a cold call from a home office.

Any recent accomplishments to share?

  • Design and development of the new ypmchenry.com website – very excited to get it launched!
  • President and Co-Founder of MC7 – the coolest new McHenry Chamber marketing connection group – already at 17 members strong!

So now that you live in the McHenry area, what are some of your favorite activities?

I love riding my bike on the Prairie Trail as well as the Moraine Hills State Park trails. I also love hiking and kayaking. After living in a big city for so long its nice to be able to get out and enjoy nature more.

Final and most important question… favorite band?

Tool. Nothing like listening to loud complicated progressive metal while building a website!

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