May 2, 2016

What Motivates You?

While researching for Motivational Quotes to include in my daily email to our Summit Associates, I came across a quote that read, “No one can motivate you.  You must motivate yourself.”   That single quote has been stuck in my head and […]
April 29, 2016

Fashion Friday: Brighten Up Your Brand

When selecting the perfect giveaway, the goal is to choose something that’s going to create buzz for your brand.  It can be a daunting task, as there are thousands (literally, thousands) of products you can choose from.  Of those thousands, […]
April 25, 2016

Who Would You Rather Work With?

As someone who has worked in the branded merchandise (also known as promotional products) industry for over 19 years, I can tell you that I have seen a major additional option in client buying behavior. There was a long period of time where […]
April 18, 2016

Lending Support Any Way We Can

It’s not uncommon for Summit Group to want to give back in some capacity, whether it be collecting canned goods for a local food bank or donating time at a homeless shelter.  No matter what, we want to be there […]
April 15, 2016

Fashion Friday: Taking Your Brand to a New Level

Did you know that you can purchase Under Armour corporate apparel, bags and more through Summit Group? We’ve stepped up our corporate outfitting and are now offering an assortment of innovative designs, unique stylings and of course the power of the […]
April 13, 2016

Associate Highlight: Meet Josh Bleicher

Account Coordinator Josh Bleicher has worked in our Chicago division for slightly over a year. Despite not having any experience in this industry prior to being hired, he has adapted very well and truly loves connecting with clients on a […]
April 11, 2016

Lara Loves It- NPI Edition

In early March, Chicago area was host to the annual New Product Ideas show.  It is much smaller than the annual show we go to in Las Vegas, however it is a great opportunity to see what you might have missed and […]
April 1, 2016

Fashion Friday: Make No Bones About It, Fashion For Dogs (and other pets) is In!

There are always new ways to focus on your brand and what better way than through your pets! Dog walking tends to be a social activity. While walking, fellow dog walkers or people may spark up conversation about your dog […]
March 18, 2016

Fashion Friday: Spring into Something New

It’s time to put away your winter coats and focus on warmer days! Pantone released their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 and according to the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eisemen, “designers are playing with courageous […]
March 16, 2016

A true friendship will last a lifetime

Both the United States and Japan are fortunate to have maintained such a strong relationship and have the Cherry Blossom trees in Washington, D.C. and American dogwood trees in Japan to symbolize this enduring friendship.  As many know, the Cherry […]
March 9, 2016

Lights, Camera…Products in Action!

Helping clients is a key part of my job and frankly it’s what I enjoy most!  Not only do I have the chance to discuss their marketing needs with them, but I have the opportunity to come up with a […]
March 7, 2016

Hats Off to You, Allison!

Wherever you’re reading this blog post, stop for a moment and look at your surroundings. Everything around you serves a purpose, whether it be a coffee mug, box of tissues, or notebook, right?  What if you were to take a […]