January 15, 2019
Re: Sidwell Transition
Dear Valued Sidwell Clients,
Following much deliberation, The Sidwell Company Board of Directors decided it’s time to make a change. With the interests of the participants in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that owns Sidwell and concern for the continued care of our employees, clients, and the long term future of Sidwell at the forefront, we have chosen to be acquired by Harris Local Government Inc. (https://www.harrislocalgov.com/).
We want to assure you that Sidwell will continue the products, support and services you have come to know and expect. The Sidwell operation will remain in Saint Charles, IL.
Sidwell, under Harris, will honor existing contracts and continue to deliver on the product roadmap that was developed with client input. The mutually beneficial, enduring relationships with Sidwell clients will continue to flourish with Harris’s support and backing. We are excited about the future as we combine the skills, dedication, market knowledge, and solutions of Sidwell with the ownership values and long-term management stability of Harris.
You will be getting communication going forward from Sidwell/Harris. Ruth Niermeyer, Vice President at Harris, will be working with us through this transition (her contact info is below). In the coming weeks and months she’ll be getting out in the market to meet our customers and get to know you and your organizational needs.
Please know that our employees are just as committed to your success today as they were yesterday. Answers to the most frequently asked questions are enclosed to address any immediate concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact Sidwell for more information and ask any additional questions you may have.
We look forward to working together and building upon our relationship for many years to come.
Senior Vice President
Harris Local Government
716-297-8005 ext 272