Associate Highlight: Janelle Touma

Meet Janelle Touma, Summit’s Marketing Manager. She interviewed at Summit Group two weeks before she graduated from college and received an offer soon after.  Obviously when she accepted it, she did not realize that she would stick around for a decade (plus a few months)! When asked what keeps her around, she commented that she…

Fashion Friday: Killer Pants for a Killer Brand

While in Las Vegas this past January for the PPAI Expo (our industry’s largest and most-attended trade show), I had the opportunity to finally meet our sales representative Megan Erber from S&S Activewear.  A few of us ladies from Summit Group met up with Meg for lunch, with one of our biggest topics revolving around fitness and…

For She’s a Jolly Good (PPAI) Fellow!

Earlier this year our Director of Purchasing, Amy Rabideau, was inducted into the inaugural Promotional Product Association International’s (PPAI) Fellows Program, along with 14 other individuals within the industry (Click here for the full list). As PPAI’s website states, the Fellows Program, which was introduced in Summer 2016, is a way to “thank and recognize influential individuals…

Associate Highlight: Kelsey Crane

Kelsey Crane has been with Summit Group for two and a half years, working along-side Summit’s Marketing Solutions team, where she primarily focuses on her clients Barilla and Meat & Livestock Australia. Kelsey manages their marketing events and trade shows, where she coordinates the logistics from beginning to end, along with assisting in recruitment for attendees. She also executes…

Summit’s Race Against the Clock

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, post-election, Fran Kensky made a call to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The reason for making this call was because WMATA contacted Fran to place an order for card sleeves in 2012 for President Obama’s second Inauguration. Fast forward 4 years, she was asking what the plan was…

Summit Group Wins at the 2017 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!

Did you hear?!  Summit Group won an award at the PPAI Expo!  Account Manager Susan Hysen attended the PPAI Pyramid Awards Ceremony, where distributor members are recognized for their outstanding, creative use of promotional products in a variety of client programs and campaigns. Susan was nominated within the Not-For-Profit category for her collaboration with Goodwill Industries International…

Feels Good to Do Good

Over the course of the year, and especially during the summer months, Summit Group makes it a priority to serve the community, both locally and nationally, through a series of activities to raise money and awareness for those in need.  “I consider myself fortunate”, Summiteer Janelle Touma says, “to work for an organization that encourages associates…

Great Ideas are Within Arm’s Reach

It’s the big game! Or maybe you’re planning a pep rally for school. Whatever the occassion, there are a few essential items you should consider so the crowd can show their spirit! Sunglasses and rally towels are classic items, and of course anything that makes a lot of noise is a must in my opinion. I tend to…

Join Us at this Year’s Innovation Expo!

Let your marketing ideas take root and discover the next big promotional item at this year’s Innovation Expo! Our suppliers provide an endless variety of products that will help you get a head start on next year’s event ideas. Be the first to see our industry’s newest trends and brainstorm with experts about their products…

Fashion Friday: Screen Printing with a Twist

I recently came across this article which I couldn’t keep to myself! It discusses some alternatives to your standard Screen Print, which can be incredibly useful if you are looking for a unique way to show off your brand. As always, if you have questions or like what you see, please contact your Account Executive…