Firstly, here is our current logo and business cards for staff: http://i46.tinypic.com/t8qkih.png - the site does NOT have to be dark, but our current site, logo and even office signage does in fact use black and shades of red like the logo/business card.
On to the requirements. As mentioned, the site will need to not only be a showcase for our web properties, but also provide up to date information on the company such as PR releases and other news tidbits. Our Stock symbold (IDLM.OB) should be visible on all pages as well as the current quote. We're even open to embedding a graph from a site like finance.yahoo.com
While we would like brief snippets from these various sections on the homepage, navigation should be set up to point to more specific and important pages such as: "Company News"/"Media", "About Us", "Portfolio" etc. You need not focus on the specific links, just so long as the site is designed in a way that there is a unified navigation so that we can add the specifics later.
Here are some example corporate sites that are geared towards investor relations:
If we had to pick a design style from t he above, we'd lean more towards the more modern and stylish interclick design, though not EXACTLY that design (if that makes sense).