Nicole Wagner Selected as Speaker for National Association of REALTORS® Michigan State Convention & Expo 2014

LOMBARD, ILL., September 9, 2014 – The National Association of REALTORS® has been invited Stevens & Tate Marketing Internet Marketing Director Nicole Wagner to be a featured speaker at this year’s Michigan State Convention & Expo held on October 1-3, 2014 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wagner was selected based on extensive expertise in the industry, and will present on key marketing trends and issues for owners, managers and high level-brokers in Michigan real estate.

Wagner’s session, “Proven Marketing Strategies To Be Successful In Real Estate Today,” will take place from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the first day of the event, and provide leaders with essential online and interactive marketing knowledge to drive their businesses. “Even though the real estate market is rebounding, it remains a challenging industry to be in,” Wagner said. “My main goal is to provide an interactive and engaging learning environment for association members to learn about specific search engine optimization strategies to get ahead of the competition in their marketplace.” Read more

Marketing Experts Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner to Speak at the LeadingAge Missouri 2014 Annual Conference

LOMBARD, ILL., August 25, 2014 – Stevens & Tate Marketing continues to share its expertise within the senior living and aging care services industry across the country. After being asked to speak at numerous LeadingAge conferences nationwide, Stevens & Tate President Dan Gartlan and Internet Marketing Director Nicole Wagner have announced the addition of LeadingAge Missouri 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition this fall. As experts in the senior living/aging care industry, Gartlan and Wagner have established notable credibility with the targeted audience groups, and look forward to the new speaking engagement.

The 45th annual event (themed “[re]defining age”) is being held on September 10-12, 2014 at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. On the first day of the three-day conference, Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner will present their customized presentations to help senior living/aging care professionals learn how to successfully engage and attract new prospects to increase occupancy at their facilities. Read more

Stevens & Tate Launches New Website For Autism Society Of Illinois

(LOMBARD, IL) – According to the Autism Society of Illinois (ASI), Autism affects one out of every 50 children in America—and the number of children diagnosed each year continues to grow. As a result, building awareness about the disorder has taken on greater importance for the non-profit organization.

To get its message out, ASI launched a new website,, in 2014. Developed by Stevens & Tate Marketing, the new site serves as a resource for parents, family members, educators, and medical professionals impacted by Autism. Read more

Dan Gartlan Looking Forward To Presenting At The LeadingAge Texas 2014 Annual Meeting & Trade Show

LOMBARD, ILL., April 30, 2014 – President of Stevens & Tate Marketing, Dan Gartlan, is bringing his renowned Attraction Marketing program to another senior living/aging care industry association—with an upcoming presentation for the LeadingAge Texas 2014 Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Thousands of LeadingAge Texas members and affiliates will be joining for this anticipated event from May 18-21, 2014, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Gartlan will be speaking to senior living and aging care services professionals on Tuesday, May 20th, from 2:15 – 3:15 pm, with a session titled “Attraction Marketing Gets Results: Proven Strategies to Draw in Prospects and Help Drive Occupancy.” Gartlan’s custom-tailored Attraction Marketing presentations have been very well received by numerous other LeadingAge Chapters around the county, and he is looking forward to sharing his unique insight with senior living and aging care professionals in Texas, as well. Read more

Nicole Wagner Expanding Outreach To Senior Living / Aging Care Services Industry With Upcoming Speaking Event

LOMBARD, ILL., April 21, 2014 – Senior living/aging care services organizations around the country appreciate the benefits that relevant and focused marketing education can provide. Over the last few years, speakers from Stevens & Tate have been selected by numerous LeadingAge chapters and related associations to share their insight at exciting events nationwide. This spring, Internet Marketing Director Nicole Wagner is gearing up for a few select appearances—one of which is for the LeadingAge North Carolina 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show.

The event (themed “[re]defining age”) is being held from May 12-15, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As the premier showcase for the Carolina region’s senior living/aging care services marketplace, hundreds of industry professionals are expected to attend. Wagner will present “Embrace the Conversation: Strategies & Tactics for Using Search & Socialon Tuesday, May 13th from 3:15-4:15pm. Read more

Stevens & Tate Marketing Launches Trade Show Support Program For Han-Kwang

Lombard, Ill.—Stevens & Tate Marketing has been retained by Han-Kwang Laser USA, Inc. to establish and implement a trade show marketing program to support the company’s sales efforts. Han-Kwang Laser USA provides sales and service for Han-Kwang Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser cutting machines.

Stevens & Tate kicked off the program prior to the FABTECH expo, which is North America’s largest metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing event. Read more

Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner Scheduled to Speak at Two Upcoming Senior Living / Aging Care Services Events

LOMBARD, ILL., February 21, 2014 – Stevens & Tate Marketing is strengthening its presence as experts within the senior living and aging care services industry across the Midwest. President Dan Gartlan and Internet Marketing Director Nicole Wagner have both been selected for significant speaking events occurring during the spring of 2014.

Wagner will be presenting at the Life Services Network (LSN) 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Her session, “Effective Search Engine Marketing Techniques for Senior Living Communities” will take place on May 1, 2014 from 2:15-3:15pm. This is Wagner’s third consecutive year speaking for LSN, which is expecting over 3,000 senior living industry professionals in attendance. When asked about the upcoming event, Wagner stated that she is “looking forward to sharing new insight into online tactics and techniques for the senior care market today.” Read more

Gonnella Baking Co. Selects Stevens & Tate Marketing For National Branding Initiative

Lombard, Ill.—Gonnella Baking Co., a family owned bread producer in Chicagoland for more than 125 years, has retained the creative and public relations services of Stevens & Tate Marketing to enhance its national brand presence.

From its beginnings as a neighborhood bakery distributing fresh baked breads in Chicago, Gonnella has grown into a $190 million company with more than 500 employees. Today, the company produces more than four million pounds of bread items weekly at three Chicago-area facilities and its newest plant in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. If addition to delivering bread daily to retailers and restaurants from Green Bay to Indianapolis, the company has expanded its product offering and distribution, now supplying frozen dough and baked frozen breads nationwide to both food service and retail outlets. Read more

Dan Gartlan Selected as Featured Speaker for Multi-Chamber Luncheon Meeting Hosted by the Addison Chamber of Commerce

LOMBARD, ILL., January 20, 2014 – The Addison Chamber of Commerce is hosting a multi-chamber luncheon meeting on February 27, 2014, and has selected President of Stevens & Tate Marketing, Dan Gartlan, as the featured speaker. This exclusive event is for members of local Chambers from surrounding communities, including Bensenville, Glendale Heights, Villa Park, Wood Dale, and others; and is being held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Addison, Illinois. Registration and networking begins at 11:00 a.m., followed by the luncheon and presentation by Gartlan, “Attraction Marketing Gets Results: Proven Strategies to Draw in Prospects to your Brand and Help Drive Sales.”

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the innovative Attraction Marketing program (, and how it can directly benefit their businesses. According to Gartlan, the goal of Attraction Marketing is to show leaders how they can improve marketing performance, optimize budgets, and successfully drive business—specifically by utilizing assets they already have in place to incorporate a series of key marketing initiatives. He emphasizes that, when used together, the strategies and tactics outlined in Attraction Marketing have been proven to make significant and positive impact. Read more

Stevens & Tate Launches New Website For Five-Star AudioVisual

(LOMBARD, IL) – A company’s website acts as its digital first impression. When searched for on the web, that initial engagement can make or break a relationship with a prospective customer. Five-Star AudioVisual, an audio visual technology supplier, launched its website redesign after acknowledging the need to dynamically represent the company’s capabilities online for today’s marketplace. Designed and developed by Stevens & Tate Marketing, Five-Star AudioVisual’s new site not only educates the company’s target audiences on its abilities, but also illustrates its excellence in technology and customization.

“Stevens & Tate was instrumental in elevating our online presence,” said Stan Werner, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Five-Star AudioVisual. “With extensive expertise in Internet marketing as a whole, the firm was able to create a design that reflects our vision and exploits our competitive advantages, develop a user friendly site that’s easy to navigate and optimized for the search engines, and implement a strategy to attract new website traffic.” Read more