How To Use

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals Online Suppliers Guide is a tool used to search for products and services within your industry. There are several search tools located within the Online Suppliers Guide to help you find what you are looking for. Learn how to use the Online Suppliers Guide efficiently by following these basic tips:

Basic Search: Keyword:
Enter any word or phrase into the field next to "I'm looking for..." to find all listings containing that word or phrase. For example, a query of "accounting services" will present all listings that offer accounting services and other financial assistance and will pull companies from categories that include that keyword.

Advanced Search: State / Catgeory:
If you need a more refined search about a type of product or service, select "Advanced Search" next to the Search button and choose from one of the five options in the "Search By:" menu. To search by product specialty or state, select "State / Category" from the "Search By:" drop-down menu. Next, pick a state from the left drop-down menu and a product/service from the right menu. Click "Search" to find all listings within your selected product/service specialty and state.

Advanced Search: City / Catgeory:
To search by product specialty or city, select "City / Category" from the "Search By:" drop-down menu. Next, pick a city from the left drop-down menu and a product/service from the right menu. Click "Search" to find all listings within your selected product/service specialty and city.

Advanced Search: Company & Contact Name:
Select "Company Name" from the "Search By:" menu and type the name of a company in which you are interested in learning more about. Exact spelling is not necessary, though your results will be more accurate if you know the correct spelling of the company you are trying to find. Select "Contact Name" form the "Search By:" menu and type a partial or complete name to find listings containing that name.

Advanced Search: Radius / Category Search:
The Radius search is useful if you need to find vendors local to you or to another location, or if you would like to conduct a search for vendors within a large metropolitan area. Select "Radius" from the "Search By:" menu and then select the number of miles extending around your ZIP code from which you would like to pull listed vendors. You can further refine your search by selecting a product/service specialty.

Add Search to Browser:
Click on the "Add Search to Browser" link in the menu bar to add a SGMP search widget to your Internet browser. This will allow you to search the Guide from your browser search bar no matter what website you are visiting.

  • Click on the "Add Search to Browser" link in the menu bar.
  • When prompted, click "Add SGMP BuyersGuide." In the upper right corner of your browser, click on the drop-down search toolbar and select "SGMP BuyersGuide" as the default search.
  • Enter a keyword into the text field and click "Search," and you'll instantly connect to relevant, targeted search results on the Guide website. You can change your default browser search back to your original search engine at any time.

If you have further questions about how to navigate and use the Guide, please contact your Naylor representative for assistance.