“That's where it's at,” said Mylonas, a leader of Cats Eyes Imaging, a printing and embroidery company based in Astoria that works with small businesses, large corporations and other organizations.
After majoring in marketing and public relations, 32-year-old Mylonas decided to pursue her interest in bringing businesses to the online world.
A native of Melvin, Australia, Mylonas moved to Astoria seven years ago for a job working for Scholastic Book Club's online department. Mylonas worked at relaunching the book club’s online website.
“I wanted to get more experience in the technological arena and New York City is the place to be,” she said.
After a year, she moved on to working with Cats Eye Imaging. Though the company has been around for the past 10 years, in the last year it started a subdivision called Cats Eye Webs, offering professional web design, web development, online marketing, SEO and other services to help bring businesses online.
“Yellow Pages is on its way out and everything is going online,” Mylonas said.
Mylonas has worked with several different companies, such as Sacco and Fillas, Life Health and Fitness, Century 21 Alexiou Realty, William Hallet, Athens Square Park and many others.
“We work with anything from nonprofits to big corporations,” she said. “The important part is getting them to come on the web.”
In particular, Mylonas said getting businesses accustomed to the web involves associating them with different social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and other programs, and creating a website to draw in new customers.
“It’s all about using cross-promotion between the different types of media to draw in new people,” she said.
Mylonas said her goal with Cat’s Eye Webs is to start connecting businesses by bringing them into the online world.
“In this Internet age, people have the potential to be more connected than ever before,” Mylonas said. “Cat’s Eye Webs would like to be the platform to deliver this to the community.”