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  • July 23, 2021

    Category: Forbin Culture

    Early this summer, we were ecstatic to roll out a recognition program for employees called Forbin Employee Spotlight! Our entire team can nominate anyone that continues to go above and beyond in the workplace at Forbin. Every month, our Leadership team receives all the nominations and then the person with the most nominations is selected for the month.  VGM Forbin was extremely

    Tags: employee spotlight, Forbin Culture

  • November 17, 2020

    Categories: Digital Marketing, Forbin Culture, Online Marketing

    At VGM Forbin, we’re all about providing our clients with comprehensive solutions to help them move the needle and meet the bottom line. The best way to do this is by partnering the knowledge of our marketing team with a spectacular website from our development team and Managed IT to keep things running smoothly. Our marketing solutions are perfect for small to medium businesses that either don’t have a marketing team or have limited time to put campaigns together. Our

  • January 31, 2019

    Category: Forbin Culture

    By Sean Dever, VGM Forbin Web Marketing Intern Not Like the Movies Before joining the VGM Forbin team, I wasn’t sure what an internship would be like. In my mind, it would be something similar to the movie The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. In the movie, two middle-aged men decide to interview for an internship at Google. They know nothing about the online industry and their internship is a series of chaotic competitions against tech-savvy, young adults fighting for

    Tags: internship, marketing intern

  • 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

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