Technology was the word of the day as members of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce jump started their morning, Thursday, March 19, learning about the latest tech tools and businesses services available at the library. It was all part of the library's Technology Breakfast Buffet. More than 40 local businesses and community leaders took part in the early-morning event which kicked off with a demonstration of the Oculus Rift, the library's newest virtual reality device.
"It was really awesome," said Village Trustee Robin LaBedz, who wore the ski goggle-like headset and experienced a virtual trip through space. "I felt like I was flying around through outer space. It was really amazing and fun."
In other sessions, participants learned about 3D printing and the Studio, the library's digital media center. They also visited the Business Center and the Training Center where they were introduced to tech classes and the online tools that are available to support local businesses.
"I'm amazed at the wealth of resources, classes and creative services available here at the library at no cost," said Jill Halco of Springboard, a 10-person Arlington Heights firm which specializes in marketing and branding for hospitals, healthcare and medical associations. "The library is a fabulous resource right in my own backyard."