Why do I work at AWG?

“It’s hard to find a native Kansan who doesn’t have family living in a small town community and I am no exception. My family tree is full of farmers who have helped put food on our tables for over 100 years. So when I hear of a small town’s only grocery store closing down it hits home. Even though I now live in a big city, I like to know through my work I can help keep small independent grocery stores stay open for future generations to enjoy.” -Sharlyn

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Sharlyn’s Blog Posts

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Listen Up

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The holidays are coming, which means more time spent with friends and family and being more social. The ratio of performing artists vs. non-performing artists is high in my family so I usually feel I have to compete to get…

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Email is Still King

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My name plate may say “Web Designer” however give me a little time and I can design a mean little custom email that gets hits on your website. You would think emails would eventually phase out over time, but they…

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What is an API?

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A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks.

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How to Read your Monthly Analytic Report about your Website Traffic

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If I am the person you call to make changes on your website, you might have noticed a new report in your email the past few months. The report is sent the first week of each month. We now send…

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Why Less is best for website page design

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When a retail member asks me to put up a new slider, I like to follow up with the question, “Which current slider would you like me to take down?” I know, you’re trying to make things happen, and it...
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Ambient Computing and the Future

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We haven’t seen much new tech in about 10 years. Sure, many items have improved over time but not much,”Wow! What’s that?” kind of innovation. You want to know why? New tech is working hard to integrate into our lives…

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Website DIY

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I attended a conference last weekend called WordCamp KC. I learned about plugins used to help keep track of your site's SEO, tips to increase your sites speed, and do's and don'ts for easy to understand navigation. New tools were presented to help organize...
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Selling an Experience vs. Products

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I attended a webinar prepared for Adobe by James L. McQuivey, Ph.D. who is VP, Principal Analyst for Forrester. Forrester is an American market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology, to its clients and…

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We need more “food bundles”.

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I get overwhelmed when grocery shopping. There are so many options and choices I get overloaded with details like flavor choices, quantities, is it healthy? Will it go to waste? The list of decisions is endless. I recently had a…

Millennials Celebrate Valentine’s Day a Little Different

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For me (Generation X) Valentine’s Day could have a lot of pressure, especially at school. Some girls needed help getting all their flowers home while others snuck out the back door. While I was Googling my typical “go to” Valentine’s…

Caleb

Caleb

MELANIE

MELANIE

Holly

Holly

Jimmy

Jimmy

BRYAN

BRYAN

CARA

CARA

KATE

KATE

SHARLYN

SHARLYN

Sean

Sean

LISA

LISA