Joyce Thomas - For the Joy of Working

Positions Held
Conference Presentations
Computer Skills
Volunteer Experience
Interests and Activities



May 2007 to present, Real Estate Consultant
Licensed realtor. Referrals assisting both home buyers and sellers.

March 2007 to present, Office Manager/Web Design
March 2002 to March 2007, President
Bizgrok Inc (DBA) Bizgrok Web Design & Internet Services, Norwich CT, 860-887-5600
Incorporation and start-up, web design, non-profit consulting, training, AR/AP
In addition to customer sites, webmaster for sites:
Owned by Bizgrok: bizgrok.com, nedv.net, believeyoucanfly.org, downtownnewlondon.org,
Owned by Joyworks: joyworks.net, courtcafe.com, morethansoup.org, puttingintheseed.com, yellowcanary.com
Non-Profit Pro-Bono Sites: Connecticut Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools, Hope for Ariang (South Sudan), Leffingwell House Museum, david-morse.com/darfur/
Non-Profit Sites: John E. Julian Memorial Scholarship Fund, New London Main Street
Business Sites: 3-C Golf, Campbell Trial Lawyers, Gregorc Associates, Homes Plus Inc, The Best Home Inspection LLC, RUCK Systems

May 2005 to December 2005
Blue Onion, Inc, (DBA) Blue Onion Cafe, 200 North Main Street, Norwich CT
Start-up for cafe serving breakfast and lunch featuring "home cooked" meals.
Incorporation paperwork, web design, general start-up management

December 2002 to June 2003, Instructor
Ridley-Lowell Technical & Business Institute, New London CT, 860-443-7441, ridley.edu
Lesson plans, lecture and lab instruction for computer and writing/communications related training for small classes of mixed course students.

April 1997 to March 2002, Managing Partner
DownCity LLC, ISP, Norwich CT
Web design, customer relations, training, non-profit consulting, design/construction office/noc, tech support, database management

August 1978 to April 2000, Social Work Supervisor
Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut
Supervised, trained and evaluated case aides, social workers, and clerical staff. Played essential role in a variety of projects:

1980 to 1999, Emergency Services (HOTLINE), Social Work Supervisor
Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut
Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut, Middletown CT
Evaluate reports, supervise social work staff, determine risk and assess need to investigate during non-regular business hours. Crisis intervention both via phone with principle participants as well as with on-call field social workers.

Spring 1984
QVCC, Danielson CT, Adjunct Instructor, Foster Parent Training

August 1975 to August 1978, CEO
Mohegan Community College Cooperative Child Care Center
Conceived and developed the first cooperative independent child care center in Connecticut licensed to provide care for infants as young as six weeks old, developed field placement program for the Mohegan Community College Child Development program, authored standard operating procedures and guidelines, hired/fired staff, liaison to the board.


LINK Instructional Manual, Step-by-Step Instructions with Integrated Policy Guidelines for the state-wide computer system, Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut, 1999


"Adult Learning and Employer-Sponsored Training", Bizgrok, Inc, 2003, Updated 2004

"Email Marketing v Electronic Pollution", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004

"Keeping Your Customers", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004

"Internet Security Tips for Small Businesses", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004

"Secure Your Web Location", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004

"Web's Impact on Marketing and Advertising", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004

"Keeping in Touch with Your Web Site?", Bizgrok, Inc, 2002, Updated 2004


Family Connections- State of CT Voluntary Services Pilot Project, N.E. Child Welfare Conference, Hartford CT, 1992







Child Welfare, Education, Housing, Home Repairs/DIY & Kitchen Design, Poetry, the Spoken and the Written Word, Traveling, Women's Basketball, Photography, History/Civics, Synthesis and Sense

~ Each for the joy of the working
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