MAMC Summer Conference 2017

STG was very pleased to attend the MAMC conference again in June of 2017. This year’s event was held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.

Three STG representatives were accompanied by hundreds of municipal officials, mainly clerks, and several additional vendors. It was great to meet many new people and catch up with the numerous familiar faces that we have met over the years.

We arrived at the MAMC conference on Tuesday, June 20. After we set up our booth, we joined the attendees and vendors at Bell’s Brewery for an entertaining networking event.

Wednesday the attendees began their classes. It was interesting to hear about what they learned throughout the day. Wednesday was also the start of the … Read More

2017 MTA Educational Conference & Expo

MTAMonday April 10th through Wednesday April 13th Michigan Townships Association held their annual conference and expo at the Lansing Center.

Thousands of township officials attended to learn about new policies from speakers and different ways they can improve their townships from vendors like STG.

Four of our representatives attended the MTA Expo this year to ensure we could assist officials with any of their website development or document management needs.

mapThere were township members that drove several hours across the state to attend this event. We met township members from the top of the Upper Peninsula all the way to very bottom of the mitten.

We felt honored to talk to and give township officials goodies like technology … Read More

STG at CES 2017

IMG_0682For the fifth consecutive year, a group of us from STG escaped the Michigan winter and headed to Las Vegas for CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show was impressive as usual, and it was particularly interesting to explore with previous years in mind and watch how old trends have faded and new exciting ones have emerged.

In 2014, for example, virtual reality and other “immersive” innovations were some of the most exciting but least developed technologies around the floor at CES. Getting into one of the few actual demonstrations came with hours of waiting in line. This year, it seemed like every other booth was running a virtual reality demo just to show off their product that may … Read More

MTA On the Road 2016

img_8461For the past several years, we have been regulars at the yearly MTA On the Road events. MTA On the Road is a series of events presented by the Michigan Townships Association and hosted in various communities across Michigan. At these events, representatives from townships come to learn about the latest happenings in township legislation, see what new resources are available to townships, and enjoy the company of other township officials and vendors.

Our role at these events is to inform townships of our website development, document management, mobile app development, and graphic design services that could be useful to them, and connect with townships who are looking for these services. It’s a great feeling to meet a township official … Read More

Search Engine Optimization

iStock_000005855737_SmallIf you’re among the many people that feel pop-up ads are obnoxious and irritating, you’ll be happy to hear that Google agrees! The search engine giant recently announced that the use of pop-up ads will negatively affect a website’s search result ranking. Search engine optimization, or SEO for short, is the process of ensuring a webpage will appear near the top of a list of search results when relevant keywords are entered. This is especially important for small businesses whose websites can easily be buried in the rankings.

Here are a few SEO tips specifically for small businesses:
• Maintain a strong social media presence. Staying active on social media outlets is a simple and effective way to improve your … Read More