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GFOA Part 1: CostTree in Philadelphia


When CostTree travels, we go big. This year's Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 2015 Conference in Philadelphia was a phenomenal experience for us, and no exception to this!

The three days we exhibited at the conference passed by in a flurry of moments in which financial officers from across the nation gathered at our booth to talk cost plans, pick up some of our CostTree swag, and view a short one-on-one demo of our revolutionary software.

If you stopped by one or both of our booths, you probably quickly realized how passionate we are about cost plans and what we're trying to achieve: A world of sustainable cities and counties.

We spoke with hundreds of financial officers and left the conference knowing one thing was certain: Local governments of all sizes need our software, our knowledge, and our passion. Our software fills a vitally necessary hole that Excel can’t and will never fill.

Some highlights from the conference...

Philly Scavenger Hunt

Thank you to everyone who participated in our scavenger hunt! We had a blast running throughout Philadelphia in our quest to the win the coveted cityHUNT trophy! We met some great individuals, and had a blast in this one-of-a-kind experience. Photos from the scavenger hunt can be seen on our Treehouse reel on our Culture page.

Talk of the Conference

One of the many reasons conferences are a great experience for our team, is that we get a reminder of how important and how necessary our software is. We spoke with individuals that had never heard of us before, and individuals who already had us on their agenda of exhibitors to speak with, and with every conversation we had, it was more and more evident how important the work that we do is.

Building Relationships

We don’t just like to talk cost plans with attendees when we go to conferences. We got to see our friend, Jase from eCivis, at the conference, as well as met Alan Mond from MuniRent, individuals who we will continue to keep in touch with as we continue to grow.

Our Swag

As always, our pre-GFOA Conference packets were a huge hit, and we saw people carrying our scratch card throughout the exhibitor’s hall. However, our new sliders, which condenses 50-pages of the new Super Circular regulations were hands down the best swag item at the conference! Missed out in getting a slider? Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll mail you one!

We can’t wait to see everyone again at next year’s GFOA conference in Canada! And, as you can expect, we’ll be going even bigger next year.

You can visit our demo page to schedule a free full-length demo of our cost plan software.