Nov
12
2019

Brilliance was delighted to journey down south to Miami Beach, FL for this year’s Episerver Ascend! Ascend 2019 welcomed marketing and e-commerce professionals of the Episerver community to come together for inspiring sessions and engaging conversations with industry leaders.

Nov
12
2019

BigCommerce Technology and Agency Partners from across the world visited Austin, Texas last month, for the BigCommerce Partner Summit. The BigCommerce Partner Summit offered an overview of the eCommerce platform’s direction, its competitive advantages, and a series of workshops that helped sharpen the skills and knowledge of its partners.

Oct
08
2019

Who's headed to Episerver Ascend in Miami Beach? We are excited to be Silver sponsors this year, with 16 members of our team joining in on the two days of action-packed learning and networking.

Sep
20
2019

It was wonderful to have clients, friends, family, colleagues, and partners in attendance. Guests had the opportunity to go on tours of our growing office space led by our amazing staff. We truly appreciate the support and are grateful for such a great turnout. 

Sep
13
2019

There are many employee appreciation days, but one that stands out here at Brilliance is Programmer Day. International Programmers’ Day was started as a way of celebrating the positive changes that programmers make to improve our everyday lives, especially for us, in the B2B digital commerce space.  

Sep
12
2019

Brilliance gives a warm welcome to Lee Mudro, our newest Project Manager!

Sep
03
2019

As Brilliance Business Solutions gears up for 2020, we are also grateful to be wrapping up our 20th year working in the software development space. 

Aug
30
2019

Join us in welcoming the new(est) additions to the Brilliance team!

Aug
07
2019

When was the last time you took a deep breath in nature? When was the last time you took a deep breath in nature while giving back to the community with all of your coworkers? For the Brilliance team, it was today, when we spent the morning harvesting 836 pounds of zucchini at the Hunger Task Force Farm.  

Jul
17
2019

The certification exam for Episerver Commerce covers five categories of topics and includes topics such as CMS integration, configuration as well as catalog and order management.

Jul
17
2019

Brilliance gives a warm welcome to Kim Schoeneck, our newest Business Analyst!

Jul
09
2019

BigCommerce partner summits are an inclusive way to give partners, like us, a detailed look into upcoming BigCommerce releases and initiatives. We also have the opportunity to mingle with the BigCommerce product engineers and inquire about platform developments that help us improve the solutions we can offer our clients. 

Jun
07
2019

We have officially settled in (for the most part!) to our office space addition and couldn’t be more excited! This move has been in the works for quite some time and it gives us the opportunity to accommodate our rapid growth and expansion.  

Jun
06
2019

We would like to welcome the newest additions to the Brilliance team!

May
23
2019

This week, we participated in the 2019 Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) Blitz. Each year, VGI rallies to install raised garden beds throughout Milwaukee county in backyards, schools, places of worship, businesses, vacant lots and more. It is one of our favorite projects, and the number of people in this community who want to join this movement continues to grow. 

Mar
19
2019

"Once again" can sometimes be a starting phrase that is said begrudgingly or with exasperation. Sometimes it means you HAVE to do something over.

Jan
21
2019

New employee, Henry Hill, added to Brilliance development team

Dec
18
2018

At Brilliance Business Solutions, we have a fun, and unique tradition at our office holiday party. We have a gingerbread house contest! It’s enjoyable and memorable for several reasons.

Dec
03
2018

November was National Gratitude Month and at Brilliance, we have a great deal to be thankful for. In a repeat of last year, we took a few moments in our morning huddles to each share something for which we were grateful.  

Sep
26
2018

The Brilliance team hung up their keyboards and wireless mice for the morning to channel their inner farmhands.

Aug
07
2018

MILWAUKEE, WI  August 7, 2018  – Brilliance Business Solutions, a leading B2B eCommerce developer based in Milwaukee, today announced it has been awarded elite Specialization classifications for Episerver CMS and Digital Commerce, enhancing its visibility and viability among Episerver’s partner network. 

Jul
16
2018

Brilliance continues to grow by adding a new Business Analyst position to the team. Welcome Eric Dingeldein!

May
22
2018

In Milwaukee, the Victory Garden Initiative holds an annual event where they attempt to build and fill hundreds of raised garden boxes all around the city, in just two weeks. It's obvious that to do this they need lots of volunteers. So, once again, we had the privilege volunteer to help VGI accomplish their goal.

We also had a great deal of fun as well as doing lots of hard work. Here are just a few pictures to show the evidence of said fun and hard work.

Mar
08
2018

Relying on theory, training and practical experience to pass a challenging proctored exam, David McDonald, Director of Development at Brilliance Business Solutions, has attained Episerver CMS certification. 

Mar
06
2018

Brilliance is excited to announce the re-launch of brillianceweb.com on Episerver! Check out our new Work page and browse useful articles on our new Resources page.

Mar
05
2018

We are less than a week away from epi Ascend and the team at Brilliance could not be more excited about this year’s event. As we begin to pack our bags, here are a few reasons why we are attending epi Ascend 2018:

Feb
23
2018

Another February birthday on the team!

Feb
14
2018

The Brilliance development team welcomes Clay Griffith to the team with a proper introduction to "Frog".

Feb
09
2018

Developer Mike Clausing celebrates his 30th birthday despite an overnight and on-going snowstorm that had 1/3 of the team working from home.

Feb
05
2018

The Brilliance teams serves their Q4 volunteer project in January.

Feb
02
2018

San Diego, CA – Brilliance Business Solutions was named a Finalist for the Best eCommerce and Best Community Impact at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards, which will be held at Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA on February 19, 2018. 

Jan
31
2018

Brilliance is pleased to announce our re-certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Jan
23
2018

Brilliance client SurfaceWorks was recently recognized on Kentico’s Top 10 Websites for January 2018.

Jan
10
2018

Lori McDonald, President and CEO of Brilliance, has been named an Episerver Most Valued Professional (EMVP) in their Digital Strategist category. Members of the exclusive EMVP program have proven their ability to make a difference and to 'be the good you want to see' in the community.

Dec
12
2017

For our annual Staff Holiday Party, we had a Chili Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange and celebrated National Gingerbread House Day by having a Gingerbread House Building/Decorating Contest.

Nov
30
2017

In our morning meetings this month we are all sharing one thing we are grateful for, ideally something different each day. Things we are grateful for so far include, but are not limited to: coffee, sunshine, parents, children, spouses, pets, community, apple cider, cereal, Halloween candy, our clients, winter clothing, new babies, friends, healthfulness, mini golf and more. For what are you grateful?

Nov
22
2017

We’ve been hard at work expanding our portfolio of platforms that we offer and we are excited to announce that we have achieved Bronze Partner status for Kentico.

Nov
13
2017

Representatives from Brilliance Business Solutions travel to Chicago this week for the Vortx Shape 2018 conference. 

Nov
09
2017

Grown-up social at the World’s First Maker’s Golf Tavern. We brought our spouses to Nine Below to share dinner, drinks and split into teams to create our own mini-golf course. While “putting” ourselves against each other, we had a great time chatting and joking around.

Sep
26
2017

Brilliance Business Solutions today announced a partnership with BigCommerce to provide their clients with a cost-effective, fast option for B2B eCommerce. As part of the BigCommerce Partner Program, Brilliance Business Solutions will now be able to offer clients custom commerce solutions powered by BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands.

Sep
19
2017

A few times each year, we like to get our team together for a social event outside of work hours to have fun, build stronger relationships, and spend time being in each other’s company. Our Sales Director, Jared and his family, hosted us all for a pool party and cookout at their home. Such a great time to be out in the summer sun and splashing in the pool when it got a bit warm.

 

Sep
12
2017

“Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, riparian wildlife habitat, and sound land management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. Volunteer programs are essential to restoring and connecting people to the waterways. Milwaukee Riverkeeper has several volunteer programs including the Spring River Cleanup, Water Quality Monitoring Program, and Adopt-A-River Program. Brilliance Business Solutions worked to clean up a section of the Hank Aaron State Trail behind the Mitchell Domes. 10 volunteers attended the event for four hours. The most common items found were food wrappers, plastic bags, glass bottles, and plastic bottles. Brilliance Business Solutions’ participation is vital not only to Milwaukee Riverkeeper but also to the residents in the Milwaukee River Basin as they filter garbage and debris from residents’ drinking water.” – Rose Alvarez, Cleanup & Event Coordinator, Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Aug
24
2017

Waffles are great, any time anywhere. An easy way to celebrate National Waffle Day in an office (without a lot of space or ingredients) is to make them from a baking mix. A favorite mix is Baker Mills’ Kodiak Cakes. Truly a “just add water” situation. There were THREE waffle irons in use to quickly make enough waffles for the team to enjoy together for lunch. 

Aug
21
2017

Most of the country had solar eclipse fever in the weeks leading up to the big event in August. We were no different and had our solar glasses ready. Throughout the morning, we took short breaks to check out the eclipse from the street corner, offering to share our glasses and enthusiasm with strangers passing on the street.

Aug
10
2017

Brilliance Business Solutions, Milwaukee-based development firm specializing in B2B eCommerce platforms, today announced it has been certified as a Premium Partner of Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences.

Aug
10
2017

Marcus Walz received the Episerver 10 CMS certification. Prior to taking the test, Marcus gained experience on the platform through work on the Brilliance Business Solutions website which is being migrated to the Episerver platform.

Jun
07
2017

To celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream day, we walked along the Milwaukee Riverwalk near our offices through the Third Ward and into Walker’s Point to get a cone or dish of one of the many flavors in the dipping cabinet at Purple Door Ice Cream. It is hard to limit oneself to JUST chocolate ice cream when there are flavors like Whiskey, Salted Caramel, Raspberry Green Tea, Beer and Pretzels and many others. Personal favorite: Oreo/Cookies and Cream.

Jun
06
2017

Lori McDonald was celebrated by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in the Milwaukee community.

Jun
01
2017

Brilliance Business Solutions has been named a 2017 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE).

May
16
2017

 “The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ is Victory Garden Initiative's flagship program, and we depend upon dedicated volunteer groups to make this huge event a success. Over the course of 15 days, this spring we were able to build 514 gardens at homes, schools, places of worship, and gathering spaces across the Milwaukee area. We also provided all of these gardeners with seeds and information for a successful growing season. Volunteers from Brilliance Business Solutions have been integral in helping us advance our mission and ensure that people throughout the Milwaukee area have access to healthy food. Brilliance Business Solutions volunteers have helped build gardens, deliver soil, and promote sustainable agriculture through the BLITZ for the last 3 years. Having a large group from Brilliance Business Solutions at one of the first days of the BLITZ in 2017 helped us get off to a great start. Our event would not be possible without the help of such dedicated volunteers.” - Eric Anderson, Community Events Coordinator, Victory Garden Initiative

Apr
12
2017

Brilliance Business Solutions has expanded its development team with the hire of Marcus Walz.

Apr
03
2017

Our Project Management Director, Becky, treated us all to homemade chocolate mousse for National Chocolate Mousse Day. She brought in two very yummy versions of the treat. The recipes are below.

Mar
16
2017

Mike Clausing received the Episerver 9 CMS certification. Episerver certification exams are challenging and test a combination of skills based on platform experience, theoretical knowledge, design guidelines and aspects of recent software releases.

Mar
03
2017

In Wisconsin, the middle of March is not necessarily the best time to plan an outdoor volunteer service project. 2017 felt different though. We have had record high temperatures lately, all the snow was long gone, and the birds are singing because even they felt spring was surely coming early.

Jan
31
2017

Brilliance Business Solutions, a business specializing in the development of B2B e-commerce websites, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Jan
16
2017

Community can come in many forms and can be found anywhere. It could be a community of gardeners who share their harvest, or a community of food banks and pantries that share donated food or even a community of people not fortunate enough to have a permanent home who share a meal. Some communities happen by chance, others happen by intention. All communities, however, help to meet that human need of connection to others.

Nov
15
2016

On November 15, 2016, Drew Douglas earned his Episerver 9 eCommerce certification as part of the certification renewal for the Episerver platform.  This brings Drew’s certification total to three with previous certifications on Episerver 7.5 Commerce and 7 CMS.

Oct
06
2016

A park with a fascinating history, Havenwoods is an oasis in the middle of Milwaukee’s north side. Like many natural spaces in our city, invasive species that have been introduced in various ways are taking over and getting out of control. These (mostly plants) species are aggressive in the competition for resources and native species have a difficult time. 

Jun
27
2016

Have you ever wondered what Wisconsin looked like before it was settled by humans, more specifically by Europeans? Can you picture large prairies surrounded by huge old trees, vistas, overlooks, butterflies and wildflowers? Can you think of walking through the trees and not getting lost because you can see deep into the forest?

Feb
12
2016

The team at Brilliance Business Solutions grew this week with the addition of Jared Hackbart and Joe Winters. 

Jan
18
2016

The federal holiday that marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was created in 1983. It became the MLK Day of Service in 1994 with the goal of providing individuals all across the country with a day full of opportunities to serve their communities.

Dec
29
2015

David McDonald received the Episerver 7 CMS-MVC certification. The Episerver certification exams are challenging and tests for experience on the Episerver platform as well as theoretical knowledge and design guidelines. The test also covered aspects of Episerver’s most recent software releases.

Nov
06
2015

Milwaukee is a sometimes called a “city of neighborhoods,” with many residents taking pride in their neighborhood’s history and diversity, and celebrating what makes each unique. But not all neighborhoods are cared for equally by the systems in our society, even if residents want something better. In some areas, poverty and inequality have resulted in feelings of pain and suffering, abandonment and struggling, and poverty and inequality—for decades.

Nov
05
2015

Brilliance Business Solutions, a Milwaukee-based B2B eCommerce website development firm, today announced the relocation of its corporate office. The firm took occupancy of its new headquarters in the historic Railway Exchange Building, located at 229 E. Wisconsin Avenue, on Oct. 1.

Sep
16
2015

Milwaukee, WI - Brilliance Business Solutions, a provider of web development and eCommerce solutions, announced eCommerce marketer Karen Van Ert joins the firm to assist Brilliance clients to grow their B2B eCommerce business through digital marketing.

Sep
10
2015

Milwaukee, WI - Brilliance Business Solutions today announced it has achieved a Microsoft Silver Application Development competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn the technical competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. To ensure partners offer the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

May
27
2015

At Brilliance Business Solutions one of our values is: wholehearted. Meaning: We value each other as whole people, living authentic lives including our spiritual lives, family lives, and work lives. We believe the most creative companies are those that allow people to be authentic to who they are. We extend this value of each other, not just to our co-workers and customers, but to those in our community. They may not be our “next-door” neighbors, but the ability for them to live authentic lives is just as important as it is for us.

May
06
2015

Milwaukee WI, May 6, 2015 - Brilliance Business Solutions was selected by Scale Up Milwaukee as one of 15 businesses to participate in its 2014-2015 Scalerator class, a Milwaukee-based program focused on creating growth through entrepreneurship. “With our ambitious goal to be at 101 employees in the next 10 years, we were excited to be selected and are already benefitting from the additional resources the Scalerator program brings us,” said Brilliance CEO Lori McDonald.

Apr
15
2015

There were a couple of inches of snow on the ground. In many parts of the country, especially my home state of Texas, we’d all have been at home. No work, no school, maybe just curled up with a hot drink and a book. But in Milwaukee, two inches just gets you a reminder to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going and to be safe on the roads. I am so thankful that this is the way of life in Milwaukee because I found the next best thing to curling up with a book: sitting down with a little kid and a STACK of books.

Nov
07
2014

On Friday October 24th, Drew Douglas received the Episerver 7.5 Commerce certification as well as the Episerver 7 CMS Certification.

Apr
15
2014

Leading-edge B2B eCommerce developer, Brilliance Business Solutions, today announced its corporate rebranding, which includes new logo, website (www.brillianceweb.com) and other identity.

Feb
11
2014

Brilliance Business Solutions earned Best eCommerce Company at the Business Excellence Awards on Friday January 31, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Feb
15
2012

On November 4th, 2011, nothing happened at Renovaré. At least that’s true as far as the online bookseller’s 40,000+ registered customers are concerned. Behind the scenes it was a different story, as one of the pre-release versions of the InnestoNuke DotNetNuke eCommerce software module was successfully implemented.