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  • February 15, 2021

    Category: News

    VGM Forbin is excited to announce Lindy Tentinger as our new president! Lindy has been with our parent company, The VGM Group, since 2017 and transitioned to the role of VGM Forbin President on February 8, 2021. Lindy brings many years of executive leadership experience, as well as strategic business planning, B2B sales, marketing, and customer experience in multiple industry verticals.  Professional Experience  In her previous

  • May 4, 2020

    Category: News

    This is a question we have been getting asked a lot lately. However, the issue with the Google Maps API that is embedded in many websites began in 2018 when Google started charging for this feature. In this article, we’re going to walk through why this issue has occurred and how you can fix it.  What’s the Google API Issue?  In 2018, Google set monthly quotas for use of their maps on a business’s website. One use of the

  • April 24, 2020

    Categories: eCommerce, IT Services, News

    Reviewing Your Remote Security, eCommerce & Teleservice  By Cassi Price, Manager of Marketing Strategy    It’s safe to say that we’ve all been personally challenged and changed by the pandemic of 2020. When this is all said and done, you’ll ask yourself if your business rose to the challenge and adapted technology to accommodate new customer needs, or did you stand by while the world changed around you?  If you’re in the group that’s

  • April 23, 2020

    Categories: Custom and Specialty, Financial, Healthcare, News, Online Marketing

    Written by Thea Nicholson, Brand Marketing Lead   Anyone else losing their minds right now? Yeah, us too. The COVID-19 crisis seemingly came from nowhere, forcing individuals and businesses to lock their doors and stay home. Instead of losing focus during such a scary and uncertain time in our country, let’s channel our energy into becoming a resource for our communities. This will not only help you build relationships during the current crisis,

  • April 2, 2020

    Categories: Custom and Specialty, Digital Marketing, Healthcare, News, Online Marketing

    Using Google Insights, Facebook Insights & Local Resources to Reach Customers In this New Environment  By Cassi Price, Manager of Marketing Strategy In mid-March 2020, we all entered uncharted territory. Schools closed. Companies sent much of their team to work from home. Entire states shut down non-essential businesses. With so much going on, your initial thoughts may be to withdraw from communication and marketing efforts. However, this pandemic can actually present a rare

    Tags: covid-19, crisis

  • March 20, 2020

    Categories: Custom and Specialty, Digital Marketing, IT Services, News, Online Marketing

    How To Continue Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic By Al Strain, Senior Web Marketer Undoubtedly, you have been consumed by anything and everything relating to COVID-19 and the  Coronavirus. You try to focus on running your business, but the impacts of COVID-19 are far-reaching. No business is immune to its effects. At VGM Forbin, we’re here to help with solutions that allow you to continue to

  • December 18, 2019

    Categories: Financial, Healthcare, News, Product Development

    As a website development company, VGM Forbin is always working to create accessible websites for an online audience. One way that we can ensure the best experience possible for individuals of all abilities is to follow Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We’ve recently committed to a Web Accessibility partnership with AudioEye that conforms to WCAG guidelines and will aid us in holding ourselves accountable for digital accessibility. Read this article to see what this means for

    Tags: AudioEye, WCAG, web accessibility

  • 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

  • October 29, 2018

    Categories: Healthcare, News

    At VGM Forbin, we know that a website is never truly finished. Once we launch a new website for a business, one of the greatest ways to see future success is by helping our clients continue to make updates to their site. This can be as simple as adding a page to feature a new service or as complex as integrating eCommerce functionality into your site, but one thing is clear – a stagnant site is not a healthy site. Forbin takes the same approach to the web solutions we offer. Each day, our

  • 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

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