February 7, 2014

Fashion Friday: Apparel for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Whether you’re traversing the globe or taking a leisurely hike close to home, Marmot® apparel has you covered for any surprises Mother Nature sends your way. Lately, I think many of us are keenly aware of just how unpredictable the […]
February 4, 2014

Lara Loves It- Special Edition- Top 10 PPAI favorites

In January, Summiteers from all offices did our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest Branded Merchandise tradeshow of the year- the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo! I knew that I was going to have trouble limiting my […]
January 31, 2014

Colleen Krause Named to PPAChicago Board of Directors

Colleen Krause, Account Executive in our Chicago location, was recently named to the PPAChicago 2014 Board of Directors. Colleen has been part of the promotional product industry since 2003 and loves helping find solutions for her clients branding needs. With […]
January 30, 2014

Be Great…Live Our Values…Practice our Principles!

As Summiteers, we are reminded to “Be great…Live Our Values…Practice Our Principles.” But why? The first reason that comes to mind is to eliminate any regrets from your daily living and to arm yourself with courage to be a better […]
January 28, 2014

True Story: How The Sodexo Foundation Inspired Summit Group in the Fight against Childhood Hunger

Did you know that 50 million people are at risk of hunger across the United States, including more than 16 million children?  Fortunately, organizations like The Sodexo Foundation are committed to ending childhood hunger in America with their STOP Hunger […]
January 24, 2014

Fashion Friday: Is Plaid Making a Comeback?

It sure is and a strong one at that! We are ready to incorporate this look into our wardrobe and retire some of the solid pieces that may have become tired or boring.  What’s more, some plaid pieces are dual-functional […]
January 22, 2014

Keeping It Moving – More than just an 8 week Challenge

Throughout October and November of 2013, all of Summit Group participated in our Keep It Moving Challenge, which consisted of a series of workouts to be completed both inside and outside of work, either individually or with the team that Summiteers […]
January 15, 2014

Associate Highlight: Meet Stephanie Van Albert

As of December of 2013, Summit Group’s DC office has been happy to have Stephanie Van Albert working as an intern with our Account Executives and associates.  She is currently  attending James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.  […]
January 10, 2014

Fashion Friday: Is Technology Fashionable?

We’ve come a long way in technology, but would you have expected it to infiltrate the fashion industry? Perhaps, especially if you’ve been keeping up with the topic. Tech companies have spent such a remarkable amount of time perfecting smartphones, that […]
January 9, 2014

Summit Group was awarded Allstate’s Top Tier Two Supplier Award

Back in October, Summit Group was awarded Allstate’s Top Tier Two Supplier Award which was presented at the 2013 Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange event.  Summit is a “Prime Supplier” at Allstate and part of the Exchange Event is held to […]
January 7, 2014

Peer-to-Peer Recognition Really Does Work to Strengthen Company Performance

Many high-performing companies use peer-to-peer recognition programs to reward their employees. According to a recent Forbes article, “Organizations that give regular thanks to their employees far out perform those who don’t.” Summit Group practices peer-to-peer recognition regularly, and it becomes […]
December 20, 2013

UnFashionable Friday: Delightfully Tacky Sweaters!

It’s not every day that people make a conscious effort to look their absolute worst!  Except when it’s Summit’s annual Ugly Sweater Competition, of course. Like every year, each office has their own competition and then the finalists go head […]