03/30/2015 Madison County Testimonial


“Our office maintains a land records database of hundreds of thousands of documents, mainly large format maps and surveys dating back to 1956.  At one time, customers would have to come to our office to view these records. But, not anymore.  In 1996, we started using Optitek’s software and scanning solutions and made the transition from paper to digital. Now we can publish CDs and DVDs with the information customers want and send it to them on a disk.  For more specific sets of data, we can e-mail the files as a pdf.  Our capacity to serve the public and other customers has increased exponentially.”


“While we have used Optitek, we have gone through two server updates, and numerous software upgrades, and they all have gone as planned.  No surprises.  No data losses or excessive downtime. We are very satisfied with Optitek and their great support!”


Fred N. Michael, CIAO
Supervisor – Maps & Plats GIS Division


Madison County Chief County Assessment Office
157 North Main Street, Suite 229
Edwardsville, IL 62025



SLU Fair

02/18/2015 SLU Career Fair


Optitek, Inc. supports the St. Louis University 2015 Spring Career & Graduate School Job Fair in the Busch Student Center Wool Ballroom, St. Louis, Missouri.


This general career fair is open to students of all majors, from freshmen through graduate students and alumni.


Chris Hair, Chief Operating Officer and Sonya Matzig, Regional Sales Support attend the event, speaking to students about current internship opportunities. Optitek is seeking qualified individuals for an Entry Level Information Technology Professional.

PWA Speaker

02/04/2015 PWA Speaker Series


Jennifer Hummel, Senior Client Services Consultant, Optitek, Inc. attends the Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) February Speaker Series at Frontenac Hilton, St. Louis, MO.


PWA features its first Keynote Speaker for 2015 in their Women of Distinction Series. Khalia Collier, the 26 year old owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball franchise, knows a thing or two about team building.


The Surge is taking off with a business model that focuses on marketing strategy, diversity awareness and inclusion. Surge players see themselves as community leaders-part of a bigger team effort mentoring youth, leading educational growth seminars and athletic skills clinics. That model has enabled Collier to maximize corporate relationships, develop supporter and donor programs, and position the organization for eminent growth.


Optitek, Inc. is a member of the Professional Women’s Alliance.


STL Journal

01/30/2015 STL Business Journal Woman’s Conference


Jennifer Hummel, Senior Client Services Consultant, Optitek, Inc. and member of Professional Woman’s Alliance (PWA), attends the 10th annual St. Louis Business Journal Woman’s Conference held at our National Historic Landmark, St. Louis Union Station.


Based on the ground-breaking book, The Confidence Code, this year’s conference explores “the science and art of self-assurance”.  Co-author Claire Shipman is the keynote speaker, along with luncheon keynote Claire Shipman, a contributor for ABC News and New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Confidence Code and Womenomics.


Academic research and personal stories are shared by some of the most successful women in St. Louis.


Optitek, Inc. supports the Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA), a group of civic-minded entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who aspire to grow personally and professionally.   http://stlpwa.org/


Mayor Kelly

01/22/2015 State of the City Luncheon


Optitek, Inc. supports the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Pat Kelly.


Mayor Kelly speaks to chamber members addressing the State of the City. Mr. Kelly has served Brentwood for the past twenty-two years. He has served as mayor for the past fourteen years and was an alderman for the previous eight years. He previously served on the Executive Board of the St. Louis County Municipal League, and is the past chairman of the Small Cities Committee. Since being elected in 2001, Mayor Kelly has placed immense importance on maintaining open dialogue with his constituents.


Regional Sales Support, Sonya Matzig, attends the event at Brentwood Recreation Center, on behalf of Optitek.


(Pictured:  Mayor Pat Kelly & Sonya Matzig)







01/12/2015 Goals


Team Optitek has been working on several new projects in an effort to better understand the business process concerns of our customers, and assisting with their goals of becoming more organized.


One of our highlights is focused on educating clients about the importance of digital processes.


Maintaining electronic documents saves office space, improves findability and reduces waste, yet billions of unnecessary paper copies are still printed around the world every day.


All-digital processes offer benefits beyond just maintaining electronic documentation such as, improved productivity, lower costs, and speed of response.



PWA Speaker

01/07/2015 PWA Speaker Series


Jennifer Hummel, Senior Client Services Consultant, Optitek, Inc. attends the Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) January Speaker Series at Frontenac Hilton, St. Louis, MO.


The Powering Up Your Productivity Session features two renound speakers:  Angela Lieb, an entrepreneur and expert on busines development, an acclaimed speaker, trainer, and facilitator, and Karen Hoffman, an author, speaker, coach and consultant, who has been called “St. Louis’ most profound connector”.


The Professional Women’s Alliance is an organization of women supporting each other in becoming more effective in both business and community. Members engage through:   networking, mentoring, leadership development, and the exchange of ideas and resources, while focusing on positively impacting the metropolitan area.


Optitek, Inc. is a member of the Professional Women’s Alliance.


New Year

01/05/2015 Happy New Year!
Optitek, Inc. president, Ricki McGuire, recognizes employees, clients, friends, neighbors, & family.
A toast was offered for health and happiness throughout the New Year, with a special tribute to our extraordinary Cathy Hutchinson.
Cathy touched the heart, mind, & soul of countless individuals, loving & sharing unconditionally. She will be missed beyond words.
May she rest in peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


12/20/2014 Graduation Celebration


Optitek, Inc. president, Ricki McGuire, offers recognition to team member, Chatis Santos.


Chatis graduated, December, 20th, 2014 majoring in computer science, receiving his degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).  The commencement ceremony was held at the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center.


Chatis started his career with Optitek in spring, 2014, as a programming specialist; the newest team member to the Information Technology department.





12/19/2014 Luncheon Party


Optitek, Inc. president, Ricki McGuire, treated employees & temporary staff to a festive holiday luncheon; recognizing their hard work & dedication to the company throughout the year.


The afternoon included lavish decor, catered cuisine & fellowship opportunities. The team also enjoyed a Secret Santa gift exchange and fine wine.


We are thankful for our clients, family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and we wish you a very Merry Christmas!