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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Creating Lasting Impressions

Creating Lasting Impressions When attending conferences and networking events, it’s important to make a great first impression. However, the weight of a great impression decreases if you don’t follow up with that person! Create a lasting impression by allotting time when you return from said conference/event to work on nurturing the connections you made. When…


Fall News: The Season of Change is Here!

We had a summer filled with a fusion of warmth, relaxation, and fun, along with lots of hard work which has led to continued growth. We’ve arrived at an exciting crossroads here at TMG, one where each new lane is destined to help us achieve our goals with ample precision, decisiveness, and teamwork… Read our…

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Fundamental: Everyone Deserves a Chance to Shine

At TMG, we live by a comprehensive set of fundamentals that drives our behavior and company culture. These fundamentals are imperative to our success as an organization, and our dedication to them has helped us grow into a company filled with happy employees and happy clients. Our new Fundamental Series highlights every TMG employee as…


How Associations Can Get a Leg Up On The Future

What does it mean to have foresight? In general terms, we all can agree that foresight is the ability to look ahead. No one can predict the future, but with strategic direction, creative thinking, and collaboration with the right partners, foresight can help us plan for and achieve the future we’d like to see. The…

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Community Spotlight: Red Gate Farm

 We are thrilled to introduce our new Community Spotlight series! We created the series as an avenue for deserving nonprofits to share their mission with a larger audience. We’re proud to showcase local organizations that TMG staff members work with and support. To kick off the series, we interviewed Red Gate Farm, located in Ashfield,…

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Curbing Burnout

Curbing Burnout in the Busiest of Seasons Fall is a busy time in the association management world! To maintain an even-keeled workplace, encourage your team to take a walk, get enough sleep, and decrease screen time when they’re at home in order to avoid burnout fatigue. You won’t get any further ahead by working yourself…


Hip Hip Hooray for National Bow Tie Day!

If we’re being honest, at TMG we celebrate our love for bow ties every day of the year. Lucky for us, August 28th is National Bow Tie Day, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have an opportunity to share how the bow tie has shaped our brand. If you’ve ever met our founder Ben…


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Being Prepared

Proper preparation gives you time to think outside of the box, alleviates unnecessary stress and allows you to be more present in the moment. In this month’s Ben’s Tips, Ben reflects on the importance of being prepared, especially when planning large events. To limit stress, Ben reminds us to anticipate what’s ahead by having a…


Summer News: Redesigned Website, New Tips, New Employees, New Season!

It’s starting to feel like summer, and for the first time in more than a year, we can celebrate the season. With vaccines now widely distributed, we’re leaving our homes, (finally) going on vacations, and returning to our offices. We’re together again… Read our Summer Newsletter here! Sign up to receive the next newsletter:


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Stepping Away From Work

During the summer months, it’s important to take time to relax while also planning for what’s ahead. That’s why Ben encourages employees to be fully dedicated to their jobs when they’re on the clock and fully dedicated to themselves and their loved ones during their time off. In this month’s Ben’s Tips, Ben reminds us that people perform their…


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Keeping Pandemic Lessons Top of Mind

After over a year of quarantine, we’re all excited to put the past behind us. However, whether we like it or not, the impact of the pandemic has permanently changed how we work, how we learn, and how we communicate. In this month’s Ben’s Tips, Ben reiterates how important it is for associations to incorporate…


Our New Online Digs!

We are thrilled to introduce our new website! The site has truly been a labor of love, from the broad strokes to the tiniest details. We meticulously honed the design, accessibility, and layout of content – all to ensure it reflects who we are as people and as an organization. Here are some of the…


Client Success Stories: Hartford Medical Society Wins 2021 Merit Award for Excellence in Association Communications from ASAE

We’re proud to announce that our client, Hartford Medical Society (HMS), has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2021 Merit Award! The Award showcases the work we did in collaboration with HMS to rebrand their website and revitalize their organization. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association…


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: When No One Cares About Credit

In sports and in business, the biggest wins come from teams that selflessly work together. Watch now:   Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: No is the Second Best Answer

We all want to say yes, but don’t underestimate the power of what Ben calls the second-best answer: no! In this tip, Ben explains why he’d rather get a “no” over no answer any day: Watch now:  Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Onboarding During the Pandemic

How do you #onboard a new team member when most of your company is working from home? You bring the office to them! See how we make new employees feel like part of the team even when we’re apart. Watch now:  Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: No and Hell No

If you asked Ben 6 months ago if he would allow remote work, he had two answers: “no” and “hell no!” Now, if you ask is Team Markens successful working from home, he has two answers, “yes” and “hell yes!” Why the change? Watch now:  Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook…


Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: It’s Fun to Do the Impossible

What’s the most fun you have at work? For Ben, it’s doing the impossible! We’ve found that with the right combination of technology, #strategy, and optimism, you can surprise even yourself. Watch now:  Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.