TBG Wins Davey Awards

American Visionary Art Museum and Chemical Heritage Foundation Web Sites Take Home Honors

November 2, 2010, Baltimore, MD

TBG (The Berndt Group), a Baltimore, Maryland-based full service interactive agency, has received Davey Award honors for work on the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) websites.

TBG designed and developed a new website for the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) that sought to establish AVAM as a premiere museum of visionary art, with a focus on high end, interactive, cutting edge graphic design. We did the work pro bono. TBG typically takes on two pro bono projects per year for socially-motivated or arts-focused nonprofit organizations. The company feels it is important to support the local nonprofit and small business communities in Baltimore as much as we can.

TBG also worked with the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) on a website redesign and CMS implementation project. The new site is implemented in the CrownPeak Content Management System (CMS). CHF fosters an understanding of chemistry's impact on society.  An independent, nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. The Foundation hosts conferences and lectures, supports research, offers fellowships, and produces educational materials. CHF's museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.

"We are excited that the Davey Awards recognized our work on these two sites. We enjoyed working on these sites, and it's always nice for our project teams and clients to receive recognition and validation for their hard work," commented John Berndt, President and CEO.

TBG has previously won Davey Awards for work on websites for the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, National Aquarium in Baltimore's Trip Planner and the University of Maryland School of Law.


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About TBG

TBG (The Berndt Group) is an award-winning, national digital agency focused on meaningful digital transformations that combine leading user experience, implementation of platforms and automation, improved digital operations, and the adoption of best practices around personalization and user engagement. We are a leading Sitecore Gold partner, with 10+ years of experience developing major digital ecosystems on Sitecore. Our well-known clients span a wide range of sectors, with a high concentration in healthcare, financial services, and direct-to-consumer markets.

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