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  • October 29, 2018

    Categories: Forbin Culture, News

    Here at VGM Forbin, a member of our Content Team usually interviews new Forbin team members to write an introduction blog. Since I’m on the content team, I get the privilege of introducing myself directly! I’m Ana – and below is the story of how I went from being a non-English speaker to a copywriter who uses language to build successful marketing messages for businesses across the United States. When I was younger, I always held my breath and prepared to smile when people attempted

  • May 25, 2018

    Categories: Financial, Forbin Culture

    Walk into our office at VGM Forbin, and Darrell's smiling face is one of the first things you see. As our Financial Account Executive, Darrell brings plenty of energy to the team, which is good considering he has to keep up with wife, Liz, and their three sons every day. Originally from La Porte City, Iowa, Darrell's career in the financial industry started at a small bank south of Chicago in 2004. From there, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa to work in the electronic payments space for

  • March 19, 2018

    Categories: Forbin Culture, News

    Its award season, and that doesn’t just apply to movie stars. The Cedar Valley division of the American Advertising Federation just recently hosted their 2018 awards. Award categories range from Sales and Marketing to Ambient Media. This year, VGM Forbin was lucky enough to take home not one, but two awards!    via GIPHY Our first award was a silver ADDY for a business to consumer website we built for Home State Bank in Jefferson, Iowa.

    Tags: Addy Award, Web Design, Web Development, website

  • October 30, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    She's a loving dachshund dog mom, devoted vegetarian, & one of our rock star interns! She's JADE MANNING! Jade has been with our team for over 6 months now, and she has become a go-to member of our programming team, working on anything from BankWeb™ programming updates, WCAG compliance, Google Analytics setups and more! We sat down with Jade and asked a few questions about her internship with VGM Forbin, experiences and influences, plus a few quirky questions, just

    Tags: Culture, Forbin Famous, Intern, Intern Spotlight, VGM Forbin Intern

  • August 18, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    By Nick Cleveland, Internal Product Owner The only thing constant in our industry today is change, but how do you change the process within your organization without killing culture?  In my first process article, we covered operational efficiencies and how to start solving the problem.  After receiving several questions from readers on how to gain employee buy-in when implementing changes to operations, we covered the four questions to ask when preparing your employees for change. 

    Tags: operational change, tribal knowledge

  • August 14, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    You could say he’s a jack of all trades. When we see his work we ooh and ahh. He solves a Rubik’s Cube faster than you can say his last name. He’s one of our rock star interns. He’s Brett Schwickerath. Brett is a soon-to-be-graduate of Wartburg College, has proven an outstanding asset when it comes to social graphics and custom Google display ads, wireframes, and site design mockups. We’re excited to give him opportunities for growth in unchartered territory with

    Tags: Intern, Intern Spotlight

  • July 31, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    By Nick Cleveland, Internal Product Owner How do you get the people in your organization to buy into company change? That’s the million-dollar question asked in every major initiative I’ve been a part of. Some of these initiatives went spectacularly well, saving thousands of dollars, while some have been spectacular failures. The difference between these particular initiatives was buy in. This concept of a bought-in, engaged workforce is one of the most talked about in business

    Tags: buy in, buy-in, company buy-in, corporate buy in, corporate change

  • June 30, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    By Nick Cleveland, Internal Product Owner The Heartland Conference is an incredible experience. I’ve had the pleasure of attending this event twice since I started working at VGM Forbin. In these two years, the best part of Heartland is meeting the people we work so hard to serve at VGM, be part of their business discussions, and provide them with the resources that can help them improve their business. The most frequent discussion I heard this year was the topic of growth through

    Tags: Heartland Conference, inefficiencies, Lean, Nick Cleveland, organizational efficiency, production management systems, Scrum, Six Sigma

  • March 10, 2017

    Category: Forbin Culture

    This spring, the VGM Forbin Web Marketing team is lucky enough to have a highly skilled and creative intern eager to learn the ropes of digital marketing and take her education to the next level, Bailey Lubben! In typical VGM Forbin fashion, we’ve got a vast set of projects and learning opportunities lined up for Bailey including social campaigns, digital marketing training series event planning, and website copywriting. VGM Forbin Web Marketer & Designer, Haylee Westendorf, sat down with

    Tags: Culture, Forbin Culture, Intern, Intern Spotlight, Team, web marketing

  • December 19, 2016

    Categories: Custom and Specialty, Custom Case Study, Customer of the Month, Forbin Culture, Online Marketing

    As we turn the calendar to 2017, our New Year’s Resolution at VGM Forbin is to celebrate our customers more often. Each month, we’re going to celebrate our “Customer of the Month” so you can get to know the businesses that we’ve helped by providing our web development services. Get to know our first Customer of the Month: Allied Purchasing Allied Purchasing has been serving its members since 1937. Located in Mason City, Iowa, Allied Purchasing serves a buying group

    Tags: Customer, VGM, Web Design, Web Development

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