Starting as a side business in 1983, CS Technologies Plus has evolved into your “Complete Technology Solutions” provider!! It’s been a wonderful journey!
Take a few minutes and read our success story!
Radio Adventures Corp. is the official legal corporate name for
CS Technologies Plus, Computer Showcase, CSOnline, CSOnline Security and The Learning Center.
Radio Adventures Corp. was incorporated on June 1, 1993. However, Computer Showcase has been in business since 1983 as a division of Matric Limited, a local electronics manufacturing business. Lee M. Richey, former co-owner of Matric Limited, decided to retain his interest in Computer Showcase and The Learning Center when he sold Matric Limited in 1993. After the sale of Matric Limited, Computer Showcase and The Learning Center continued operations under the new corporation, Radio Adventures Corp.
In June 2005, Lisa A. Groner, an employee since day one, purchased Radio Adventures Corp. Lisa Groner became sole owner, President and CEO on June 21, 2005. That means that Lisa has been with the company for the entire 34 years! She started very, very, very young!
Currently, RADIO ADVENTURES CORP (dba: CS Technologies Plus) employs 18 full & part time employees. The dba name, CS Technologies Plus, became the replacement for the former dba names of Computer Showcase, CSOnline, The Learning Center and CSOnline Security. The corporation offers the following services:
Hardware/Software/Peripheral Sales – Computer Showcase had been in operation since August of 1983, providing quality computer hardware and software consultation, installation and service to area businesses. A business strategy plan to reach corporate, educational and institutional customers was put in place in 1993 and the store moved from its 303 Thirteenth St., Franklin location to the Christian Life Building in Seneca in June of 1994. The new location offered a more central location and easier accessibility for our customers. Originally the Kaypro and Epson line of computers were handled by the store. In March of 2009, the corporation moved to a newly remodeled facility at 2803 State Route 257 in Seneca. With the move to the new location the company introduced a new company name that encompassed all the previous division names.
Technical Services – (Service) is the service and repair department which departmentalized under the restructuring of the corporation in June 1997. Their expertise in installation of large systems, computer repair, wiring/cable installations, networks and on-site warranty work requires certified technicians and network specialists. They work in conjunction with sales in meeting the customer’s technical needs.
Training Services – The Learning Center began operating in December of 1990 to provide computer training in popular software packages. Originally five computer stations were set up in the front of the Franklin store and classes were conducted in the evenings. As business increased, The Learning Center, relocated in May of 1993 in the Christian Life Building in Seneca, PA and then to their current home with the entire corporation at 2803 State Route 257 in Seneca. The Learning Center (TLC) became fully licensed to offer diploma and certificate programs by the PA Department of Education in 1997. TLC entered into a contract with Clarion University to offer technical courses as part of an Associates of Applied Science-Information Degree in November 2003. In September 2006, TLC began offering the certification coursework for Associates of Applied Science – Administrative Technology Degree. As of 2016, Computer training classes are offered to corporations, schools and the general public at their location, online or in our training lab.
Internet Services – CSOnline began in October of 1996 with the acquisition of COSMOS, a small local internet provider owned and operated by Stewart Berlin and Phillip Heller of Sentel, Inc. Their customer list of approximately 300 customers was upgraded to the latest in Internet technology. Radio Adventures Corp quickly established CSOnline in order to offer quality Internet access. In December of 1996, a further acquisition of Galactic Internet Service brought the customer base to approximately 700. Clarion Net Internet Service, a small ISP located in Clarion was acquired in January 1997. By March 31, 1997, CSOnline subscribers had grown to over 1300, serviced on 248 phone lines, with ‘pops” (Points of Presence) in Parker and Franklin. CSOnline peaked to nearly 13,000 dial-up customers in April 2003. DSL & wireless services were introduced by CSOnline in select locations. In November 2005, CSOnline began to offer dial-up service in six (6) states & Washington DC. CS Technologies Plus now offers full service internet including wireless in the Seneca and Cranberry areas, as well as professional web design and web hosting services.
Security & Surveillance Services – CSOnline Security is the residential & commercial security and surveillance department that offers complete design, installation and monitoring services for businesses and individuals. This service offering began in March of 2008.