TINLEY PARK, IL — Many small and local businesses amid COVID-19 have become victims of the pandemic as well. A Tinley Park couple is trying to help businesses around the area bounce back and grow during these uncertain times.
Geoffrey and Stephanie Pyrzynski created Geoffresh, an online marketing and SEO web design site, designed to help businesses grow online. Geoffrey specializes in technical and mechanical areas, while Stephanie specializes in public relations strategy and design, according to the website. Together, they make a team that can successfully help businesses grow online.
Some packages the couple offer online include:
Basic: A $1,000 a month package that includes basic search engine optimization (SEO), up to 10 pages of creation, graphic designs and more.
Pro: A $1,000 a month package that includes advanced SEO, active SEO, up to 10 pages of creation, graphic design and more.
Executive: A $4,ooo a month package that includes advanced SEO, active SEO monitoring, unlimited page creation, graphic design, unlimited revisions, consulting, social media and digital advertising.
Stephanie said she has been living in Tinley Park for six years and wants to help businesses grow in the area and beyond.
"I want to help my new hometown because I truly believe that a town is only as awesome as its people make it," Stephanie said. "Being brave enough to be there for each other and raise each other up is not easy. There are a lot of hurtful people out there, but I believe you have to keep an open heart and keep doing good to others even if you don’t get anything in return…what you do get as a giver is a lot better."
Stephanie is also the starter of the Tinley Park Mom blog, which she started after moving to the area, being a first time mom far away from her family. On the site, the blogger created a new directory tab dedicated to spreading the world about local women and mother owned businesses in the Chicago Southland area.
"I saw a need for it. As a member of the Tinley Chamber of Commerce and a commissioner on the Village of Tinley Park’s Branding and Marketing Commission, there is not enough being done for Tinley Park businesses, compared to how other chambers are run," Stephanie said. "I’ve learned so much in my six years living here, but despite my best efforts, I decided to use my mom blog to change this issue regarding exposure for Tinley businesses."
The couple said their goal is to inspire others to do what they are doing, which they say is using digital platforms for good and going out of their way to help others they don't know get business.
"As an immigrant I have always had this yearning for a sense of home and belonging," Stephanie said. "Now a mom to a little girl, I want to make that home for her that I needed when I was growing up."