Northwoods Web Solutions Celebrates 20 Years in Operation

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SHOREWOOD, WIS., JANUARY 9, 2018 – A mere 37% of businesses in the information and software field survive more than four years. Northwoods Web Solutions, based in Shorewood, Wis., is celebrating 20 years in business throughout 2018.

Patrick Bieser, an accomplished entrepreneur, software executive, programmer and web usability expert, founded Northwoods Web Solutions in 1997, with 12 employees. The team now comprises more than 40 consultants specializing in digital strategy, web design and development, digital marketing, custom software development, and enterprise content management design and implementation.

Northwoods develops and maintains Titan CMS, a browser-based enterprise content management system. Clients from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies, notably industrial manufacturers, use Titan CMS to maintain more than 750 public and private websites around the world.

“Many clients have been with us since early in our history,” Bieser said. “We’re pleased to bring them into the celebration.”

The company has shown unusual resilience and quick adaptability in adjusting to ever-changing technology, web practices and economic conditions.

Northwoods cherishes its reputation for integrity towards employees, clients and the Milwaukee community. It consistently ranks high among Milwaukee’s best workplaces. We work hard, but we have fun, too. Among our anniversary events: A charity chili cook-off benefiting Curative Care, a charity walk/run event, open-houses and sporting events with clients.

Northwoods’ history and future are ripe with good news stories, including

  • Expansion plans for the near term
  • How Patrick Bieser (The Barefoot CEO) sets the tone for a friendly office
  • The Northwoods String Band (An unusual number of musicians work here)
  • How Northwoods survived the Recession
  • How the company keeps up with the pace of change in its industry
  • Northwoods’ counterintuitive practice of giving away trade secrets in its blog and free workshops (there is such as thing as free lunch)
  • Camaraderie and the Titan Content Management System – the Titan Users Group

To arrange an interview with Patrick Bieser, or for more information about the company, contact Katelyn Staaben. Visit our website for more information about our 20-year history.



Northwoods Web Solutions was founded in 1997 and specializes in digital strategy, website design and development, custom software development, data privacy and security, WCAG 2.1 compliance and digital marketing consulting and services. Today, we have more than 800 clients around the globe, from non-profit organizations to industrial manufacturers. If you would like more information, please contact Jim Brophy, Group Director, Digital, at 414-914-9123 or email at

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