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Chris Chase named in SMB Top 150


Oneonta, New York – March 12th – On Monday, March 11th, Chris Chase was honored by SMB Nation as one of the 150 most respected and influential technology leaders of the SMB community.  This is the third time in as many years that Chris has been voted onto this list.

SMB Nation is a representation of Small and Medium Business community. Their Top 150 list contains men and women inside the industry who stand out among their peers. The voting process begins with large nominee pool and is then narrowed down through an open vote. Once the community vote is cast, the nominees are then voted on by a panel of judges. Their votes, combined with the votes of the community determine those who make the list.

Chris Chase was honored under the ‘expert’ category. Experts are described to voters as ‘MVP’s, technical gurus, subject matter experts, bloggers, and others that provide information and guidance to the partner community.’ He was recognized through his work as the founder of Directive and creator of JoomConnect.  These companies provide managed IT services to local businesses, as well as serving an international client base for their JoomConnect Integration Platform.

“I am honored to be recognized by the SMB community that I am a part of,” said Chris Chase, CEO of Directive and JoomConnect. “It’s always an honor to be recognized but to be recognized by those who are your peers is truly an accomplishment. It's really recognition for our entire team, they rock.”

About SMB Nation
SMB Nation is a publishing and events company targeted at the small and medium business channel partner/reseller/consulting/VAR community.  SMB Nation spreads the knowledge of SMB technology trends through its conferences, books, magazine, online services, and world-wide seminars, workshops, and accredited Pocket MBA certificate.  As an active participant in the technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism.  The SMB Nation tribe exceeds 45,000 followers worldwide.  Visit for more information.

About Directive & JoomConnect
Directive is a Managed Service Provider & Web Development Company based in Oneonta, NY. Services include Proactively Managed IT Support, Cloud Computing, VOIP, Hosting, Graphic Design, Web Development, Marketing Integration & Social Media. Directive is also the author of JoomConnect. JoomConnect extends ConnectWise to your website by synchronizing users, automating website marketing efforts and Integrating MSP client portals, providing a single login for your clients on your website. You can find Directive on the web at | or by calling 607-433-2200.

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