Monthly Archives: February 2013

2013 BMS Conference Schedule and Tips

BMS ConferencesWith the arrival of March ahead, the 2013 BMS Conference Season is now well underway. From now through October, rarely will there be a week that team members at Black Mountain Software aren’t assembling conference boxes, carefully packing their BMS logo shirts in suitcases, practicing presentations, and double checking on cookie shipments.  “Wait – cookie shipments?” you may ask…yes, we said cookies!  Our BMS staff will come armed to most of the conferences with the tastiest, most decadent macadamia nut cookies this side of the conference circuit!  Lucky conference goers will leave with these delicious treats to add to their bag of conference swag.   Read more >

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Putting Social Media into Practice – What You Need to Do First

Welsh Assembly Government 28.03.2011

Government Technology Today acknowledges that local governments participating in social media is one of the biggest trends in government technology for 2013.  More and more local governments are finding that utilizing social media for public outreach is not only effective in getting the word out, it also leads to positive interaction between government and constituents.

A note of caution, however: deciding to put social media into practice without thoughtful planning and execution can alter the outcome.

Opening up the channels of communication between government and constituents can be a little scary, time consuming, and overwhelming if the appropriate amount of planning isn’t done prior to implementing your social media efforts.  Read more >

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Chronicles of a Montana County Road Warrior in SW Montana (Guest Blog, Part 2)

by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software.  What you are about to read is real.

Beaverhead County, MT

January 17, 2013 – SW Montana County Tour (Part II), Beaverhead County, Virginia City, Anaconda, and Granite County

At 14 degrees with a south wind, it was quite warm compared to previous mornings in SW Montana. I found my way to the Beaverhead County buildings to meet with Cathy Hucke, Treasurer. Read more >

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Chronicles of a Montana County Road Warrior in SW Montana (Guest Blog, Part 1)

by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software.  What you are about to read is real.

Ravalli County, MT

January 16, 2013 – SW Montana County Tour (Part I), Boggy Flotsom

After a month of being off the road (enough time for the Christmas and New Year seasons to re-assemble my spirit), I packed my bag and set off yet again. This trip is another loop, but it starts off by taking me south to west-central Montana’s Ravalli County. Read more >

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Job Search Tips: Getting Noticed to Get Hired

In our LinkedIn Group, the City Clerk Cafe, we’ve noticed more than a few clerks with the same problem: lots of clerk experience, great skill sets, but no job.

Whether you are looking for a new job in a new town, or looking to advance your career within your current office, it pays to know what employers are looking for, and what it takes to get noticed!

Based on our own hiring experience, and some tips we acquired along the way through the City Clerk Cafe’, we’ve put together a list of what it takes for job candidates to get noticed–and hired! Read more >

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