Techchex, inc / non-payment
Shelah Johnson and her company, Techchex, owes me money since April of 2008. Shelah has come up with a slew of excuses as to why she could not pay her overdue invoices to me. I had to stop in, out of the blue to collect a smaller amount invoice on the spot.
After a successful power point and brochure that they were happy with and had paid for, the last bill was never paid. She still also owes me money for 2 brochures I created and provided to them in April of 2008. She thinks she can get away with this and it shows little professionalism.
If you are a freelancer, design agency or potential client, be aware that she has a history of not paying - me and other people in town. Portland, Oregon is a small town and reputations are important making it surprising that she has conducted herself in such a way - apparently beating up on the smaller businesses and not caring if she pays her debts.
I sued her and won in Small Claims Court and she is currently in collections. The Better Business Bureau, Dunn & Bradstreet and the Oregon Attorneys' offices have all been contacted and complaints have been made against Techchex, inc. Online forums, local networking groups and this site will also act as an area to warn others about Techchex, inc.
Run as fast as you can from her as a vendor. And if you are thinking of becoming a new client of theirs, keep in mind their reputation in town is beginning to tarnish.