Message from Ben

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.

As we prepare for what’s next, it’s important to remember the lessons learned during this unprecedented year. My Tip for the month is about keeping these lessons alive as we begin to get back to “normal” life.

Forward movement is a reoccurring theme here at TMG, thanks in no small part to our dedicated team who regularly pushes us toward progress and growth. We recently unveiled a new and improved TMG website that truly reflects our personality, company culture, work, and outstanding team. Within the past six months alone, our dedication to forward movement has enabled us to welcome two new employees, host successful virtual meetings for our clients, and continue to do community service throughout our region. We even had some fun together along the way! Check out photos from a recent company outing to one of our favorite local spots, Easthampton’s Captain Jack's Roadside Shack. (Their lobster rolls are rated best around…by none other than yours truly!)
I think our company's fundamental behavior about empowerment and encouragement resonates deeply as we shift into this new phase of post-pandemic life: “We empower our team members to learn, grow, and stretch their abilities.” It’s easy to have consistent forward movement when you continually challenge yourself and your teammates to grow. My hope as always, is that your association continues to evolve – if you’re stuck, remember, we’re here to help.
Good luck, work on your business, stay in touch!
Ben Markens
President, TMG
Introducing Our New Online Digs!
We are thrilled to introduce our new Markens website! The website refresh has truly been a labor of love, from the broad strokes to the tiniest of details. We meticulously honed the design, the accessibility, and the layout of content – all to ensure it reflects who we are as people and as an organization. Read more.
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 the lessons learned from the pandemic into their trajectories as we all step into a maskless world.
Client Success Stories
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 as a whole.

The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, communications, and membership awards. The Gold Circle Awards recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. This year’s competition received more than 300 entries across 15 categories, including convention/meeting campaign, member retention campaign, print magazine, and video. Read More.
TMG Fundamentals in Action
Check out our fearless leader, Ben Markens, speaking about our company fundamentals and what you can expect to see from us in the future.
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 will highlight every TMG employee as they speak about the fundamental that resonates with them the most.
We're Growing!
We're pleased to welcome two new members to our Markens family! Brandy Swanson joined TMG in early 2021 as an Accounting Coordinator. Lauren Martin also joined TMG this year and serves as Communications Manager. We're so excited to have these two dynamic individuals on our team to help move our clients forward!
Brandy Swanson, Accountant
Lauren Martin, Communications Manager
Work with Us!
The Markens Group is currently hiring a Project Account Manager!

Why work for TMG? We’re certified as a Great Place to Work – and it shows! Our environment is high-energy and fast-paced, quirky, and has a good sense of humor. No matter what comes across our plates, our team members feel supported and enjoy what we do day in and day out.

We’re looking for a detail-oriented, flexible, high-achiever to join our team. We work hard, and we like to laugh, too. Click below to learn more about our open position.
We Can Help
Is your organization at an impasse or struggling to move forward? Alternatively, are you moving too fast? Maybe your success is unprecedented and you’re struggling to keep up.
In both cases, The Markens Group can help.
1350 Main Street, Suite 1508 | Springfield, MA 01103 | 413.686.9199 |