TG Wins Blade Award at MivaCon 2015

Last weekend we travelled out to San Diego for MivaCon 2015, an annual three-day ecommerce event with hard-hitting keynote presentations from experts and trailblazers in the industry. Created to discuss the latest trends and technology for ecommerce web development, the convention ends with an awards ceremony that recognizes outstanding websites on the Miva Merchant platform.

Known as the Blades, this award is the high form of flattery in the Miva ecommerce field. Our clients, Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc. and liquidlogic Kayaks, each received Best Website nominations for Enterprise and Small Business class categories, respectfully. “Eagles Nest and liquidlogic are outstanding outdoor industry websites, and we are thrilled to have both sites nominated for the MivaCon 2015 Blades Awards,” stated Nathan Tayloe, COO and Partner.

As it turns out, we won big! We are excited to announce a Blades win for the development of ecommerce website, liquidlogic Kayaks. The website is the 2015 MivaCon Blades Award winner for the Best Website Small Business Class. Developed on the Miva Merchant platform, liquidlogic’s new website provides consumers a visually appealing, highly functional, and easy to use shopping experience.

Through a partnership with Cgray, we developed a liquidlogic’s site using a combination of the Miva ecommerce infrastructure and WordPress. The new website is fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices. We also implemented a custom online fulfillment solution, which reduces costs and streamlines the product sales and delivery process. To learn more about the entire scope of this project, review our detailed liguidlogic Kayaks case study.

“Here at liquidlogic Kayaks, we wanted to create a site that delivered value to our customers in innovative ways, some of which were quite challenging,” states Tyler Brown, Business Analyst and Project Manager for liquidlogic Kayaks. Brown continues, “The TG team stepped up to the plate and delivered in a big way! Throughout the development of the site, TG consistently came up with creative solutions, which continue to provide our users with an excellent experience.”

Equally excited about the win, Brown further mentions, “We are honored to have received the Blades Ecommerce Award for Best Small Business Class Website. We put our hearts and souls into this project and could not be happier with how the site turned out. We feel that the site accurately portrays our brand and our passions, while providing the end user with a seamless buying experience through the Miva platform. I want to extend a special thank you Chris Hayden at Cgray, Nathan Tayloe, Megan Mabe, and the entire TG team for all their hard work and dedication to make our vision for become a reality.”

This award not only showcases our experience and expertise in ecommerce web development, but it also solidifies our commitment to small businesses in the outdoor industry.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for our work in the ecommerce space. We are long-standing partners with the Miva development team, and are very proud that the liquidlogic website received deserving acknowledgement at the MivaCon 2015 Blades Awards,” states Nathan Tayloe, COO and partner for TG. Tayloe continues, “The development of this site supports liquidlogic’s fundamental shift to 100 percent online sales, ultimately eliminating their brick-and-mortar retail in the United States. The new site leverages leading technology and intuitive user design that provide liquidlogic the platform they need for future growth and expansion.”

About liquidlogic Kayaks

liquidlogic Kayaks is an innovative kayak manufacture located in Fletcher, North Carolina near top-rated white water rapids. With worldwide distribution centers in Europe, New Zealand, and Russia, liquidlogic proudly provides state of the art kayaks for paddlers and adventure seekers all over the globe. liquidlogic products are sold online at

About Miva, Inc.

Miva is a leading supplier of ecommerce software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. The company provides online merchants, developers, web designers and web hosts with the information and technology needed to be successful in today’s online selling environment. Miva’s stores have processed over $100 billion in online sales since 1997, providing an enterprise-grade ecommerce platform at a price point accessible to the small business market. For more information, visit

About Cgray

Cgray is a creative shop located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. Capable of providing a wide range of digital and print design services, Cgray specializes in distinctive visual communication designed to motivate consumers and elevate businesses. For more information, visit