Congrats Kelly Krider, Meridian’s December Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Kelly Krider, our employee of the month for December 2019!
As a member of our Wide Format team, Kelly consistently goes above and beyond to exceed our customer’s expectations. Recently receiving customer kudos from Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations from Beloit Health System, the customer writes:
“From the 50th Anniversary celebration this summer to our most recent Executive Board meetings (in which Kelly) came to our rescue here at BHS multiple times to assist us in two big recent events: Family Care Center Renovations Evening- in which we recognized our generous donors, and a recent AM Exec Board Meeting, Kelly was our hero. He is always so calm under pressure, professional, and kind.”
Kelly’s commitment to customer service as well as his dedication to his work makes him an asset to the Meridian team. Thank you, Kelly, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Congrats Ben Gifford, Meridian’s November Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Ben Gifford, our employee of the month for November 2019!
Ben is an asset to our Meridian Pre-Press team, exceeding customer expectations and adjusting to client requests. Recently tasked with a critical and constricted time frame for an event project, Ben made suggestions to the client, diligently made changes and kept communication with the client in order to meet the deadline. Ben is a dedicated team player, assisting with team requests promptly and always with a positive attitude. He is always willing to learn new processes and has recently assisted in creating efficiencies in our mailing department by learning new variable data software applications.
Thank you, Ben, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Congrats Steve Brown, Meridian’s October Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Steve Brown, our employee of the month for October 2019!
As a press operator in our Central Printing and Advance Printing locations, he doesn’t hesitate to do what needs to be done to get our customer’s projects out on time and with accurate results. He works between two locations balancing both his time between the locations and his knowledge of the press equipment for maximum efficiency. Steve goes above and beyond for his team, answering any questions and providing training as necessary. Steve’s positive attitude and willingness to help his team members makes him an asset to the company and a great team player.
Thank you, Steve, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Congrats Kelly Switzer, Meridian’s September Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Kelly Switzer, our employee of the month for September 2019!
Kelly has transitioned into her new role of Central Printing’s Office Administration with ease, learning the ins and outs of her role very quickly and swiftly identifying processes for streamlining and making adjustments to improve workflow. She takes time to help her team in any way needed, locating documents, processing invoices and directing phone inquiries to the right team member. Kelly greets all our walk-in customers with a friendly smile and is helpful in processing and communicating their requests going above and beyond to make our customers happy. Her positive can-do attitude makes her a great addition to the Central Printing and Meridian team!
Thank you, Kelly, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Congrats Kelly Kampmeier, Meridian’s August Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Kelly Kampmeier, our employee of the month for August 2019!
Kelly has been a great team player, going above and beyond to help her team in any possible way she can. Recently, she has been balancing project management at both the Central Printing location as well as Meridian Corporate, training and assisting both teams. Her customer service has been recognized by her sales team and customers alike, commending her attention to detail and high level of communication. Kelly’s positive attitude, adaptability and dedication to customer service make her a valuable member of our team.
Thank you, Kelly, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Meridian congratulates John Hedin for our July Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to John Hedin, Meridian Direct’s employee of the month for July 2019!
John’s hard work and efficiency are the key to what keep our shipping and warehouse departments running effortlessly. He communicates effectively with all levels of the team providing freight quotes, coordinating inventory and shipments in an accurate and timely way. His organizational skills make sure orders are fulfilled and shipped by deadlines and rush orders are handled urgently. John has gone above and beyond making customer service his top priority by showing outstanding performance supporting onsite work with our VMI customers, receiving several customer compliments. He also identified a large erroneous shipment calculation by a freight carrier and worked to get this resolved for the customer resulting in a significant cost savings to the customer. We appreciate his reliability, teamwork, knowledge and his level of commitment to our customers.
Thank you, John, for all that you do, you are appreciated!
Meridian congratulates Susan Vaughn for our Employee of the Month for June!
Congratulations to Susan Vaughn, our employee of the month for June 2019!
Susan’s commitment to customer service and her team are unbeatable. She consistently receives kudos from our customers, whether phone calls or walk-ins, about her positive and professional demeanor, receiving compliments at least once a week about how lucky we are to have her. Susan keeps the front office running smoothly and is always willing to help out the customer and her co-workers. She goes so far as introducing new products and services to taking care of customers stopping in or picking up orders. Susan has been contributory in supporting New Business Development, helping the sales team by preparing and sending materials for presentations and follow up. She is given new projects consistently and completes them in record time. We are sincerely fortunate to have her, and we appreciate all she does!
Thank you, Susan, for your hard work and dedication!
Meridian congratulates Joe Galvanoni for our Employee of the Month for May!
Joe consistently goes above and beyond to keep things in the IT world at all locations running smoothly. Recently Joe had exceeded expectations on his implementation of the transition of one customer’s inventory detail into a new system that consisted of several hundred part numbers. He wrote special programming that in turn sped up our processes and eliminated manual procedures. Joe is always accessible and demonstrates a positive attitude towards all that he does. He is an integral part of our team and consistently works with everyone to streamline process. We know that he will do whatever is needed to get the job done!
Thank you, Joe, for your hard work and dedication, you are appreciated!
Meridian congratulates Jackie Bunch for outstanding employee performance in April!
Jackie recently launched two new, high profile storefronts making them huge successes with client praise. She worked tirelessly to plan and build the sites all while meeting the client’s needs within a short turnaround time. She employed her ever-improving storefront skills to achieve these goals. For both stores, Jackie created the sites, set up the products, integrated each inventoried product with our Schiller Park, IL warehouse. Additionally, she also set up the POD items to route to an inside supplier account (JoAnne). Jackie works effortlessly with both the clients and Meridian teams to prioritize tasks and stay organized and she is always up for a challenge.
Thank you, Jackie, for your hard work and outstanding effort. You are a valuable member of the Meridian team!
Meridian’s Jake Chanson on BizTech Solutions for Growth: Meeting Amazon Expectations While Creating a Personal Customer Experience
Meridian’s Head of Business Development, Jake Chanson’s article featured in Promo Marketing Magazine discussing BizTech Solutions for Growth and Creating a Personal Customer Experience. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Meridian’s Jake Chanson on Sustaining Double-Digit Sales Growth and Creating a Better Customer Experience
Promo Marketing finally caught up with Jake Chanson, head of business development for Meridian, to find out what’s behind the company’s success.
Meridian made the PSDA Headquarters 2019 Top Distributors List
Meridian made the PSDA Headquarters 2019 Top Distributors list! We are incredibly honored to have made this list and thank everyone who worked so hard to help us achieve this. CLICK HERE to read the full interview with Meridian’s head of business development, Jake Chanson.
Promo Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies 2019
Meridian ranked #10 on Promo Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies list for 2019! We are excited about this recent acknowledgment and our Promo Dept has experienced double-digit growth for the 5th straight year. Bring on 2020!!!!
PRINT + PROMO MAGAZINE TOP 50.
For the 5th year in a row Meridian has been recognized in the field of the Top 50 Print and Promo Distributors by our friends NAPCO Media Media and Print+Promo! This year we came in at #23! With more growth on our horizon, we couldn’t be more proud of our incredible staff and loyal customers who make this all possible!
PSDA MAGAZINE TOP 50.
PSDA: Print Services & Distribution Association, has released the industry’s Top 50 Distributors of 2018.
Once again, Meridian has been ranked in the top half of pack…coming in at #11.
We are happy to acknowledge this ranking and thank all of our customers and hard-working employees who make this possible year after year.
In The News
Meridian is proud to announce the addition of Christine Hanson to the company’s management team.
We are pleased to announce that Christine Hanson has accepted the position for our Wide Format Operations Manager at our Corporate location, effective November 26, 2018.
Christine has over 24 year’s experience managing Wide Format Digital production and has a wealth of industry knowledge. She will be responsible for Managing the Wide Format Department’s production, scheduling, estimating, inventory and maintenance.
We are confident that Christine will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the Wide Format team.
Larry Schaller of Meridian featured in Print + Promo Magazine.
Larry Schaller of Meridian Direct was featured in the latest issue of Print+Promo. Seven distributors were featured to showcase how they creatively saved the day for their clients, by showcasing a creative print solution. Read the entire article here – http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/…
The Meridian team is proud to have worked with Jeff Munson.
He applied his talent and creativity to our Prepress Department for 5 years.
It’s great to see a talented individual get the recognition he deserves.
Read full article at: http://www.rrstar.com/article/20160925/NEWS/160929724
Our friends Print+Promo recognized Lindsey Oswald from the Meridian Sales Team as one of the leading business women in the industry!
To see the full article follow click here: http://www.goprintandpromo.com/…/women-print-lindsey-oswal…/
C-Store Graphics and Signage from Meridian
As a company that provides branded point of purchase materials for convenience stores on a regular basis, we have found Meridian to be an exceptional partner. The quality and variety of products produced has been nothing short of first-rate.
In the project for Lions Quick Mart of Janesville, WI, Meridian went above and beyond to provide a branded image that is as functional as it is attractive. The pieces were expertly placed by Meridian’s installer, Kelly Krider in a timely and professional manner.
Through the combined efforts of Broaster Company and Meridian, Lions Quick Mart has evolved from an already successful program and has taken it to the next level.
Director of Marketing
Meridian is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. We were excited to hear our signage helped increase this year’s wreath sales.”I received the poster boards on Thursday. We used them this past weekend. They were perfect. Thank you Meridian for your prompt service. Because of your signage our sales increased by 5% from last year. Thank you. Our troop will be doing more business with you soon. Thank you. “
Testimonial – Nick Vail, Boy Scouts of America (Big Foot Area Chapter).
Pictured, Elliott Vail
Meridian a Midwest based print and digital solutions company known for its creative thinking and high standards of client service, has become a certified G7 Master Printer.
Have you heard the news?
Dom’s PIP Printing and Meridian have joined forces!
Anthony Mencarini is excited to join an already successful team and to help his customers grow their business!
Call Anthony today at 815.885.4747
Meridian installs Eco-friendly materials at a local wellness facility!
Greg Georgis, Owner/Founder of FitMe Wellness in Rockford, contacted Meridian to consult on new ways to add imagery and décor to his already successful wellness facility in Rockford. “We wanted to add colorful imagery representing our mission here at FitMe.”
Congratulations to Andy Pipitone!
RACVB presented Andy/Meridian with the Great Day in Rockford Award. Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau thanked Andy and Meridian for being a key supplier and helping to promote Rockford.
Visit the Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Meridian Announces Acquisition of HP Latex Printer!
Plentiful options, environmentally-friendly practices, and fast service. Options like wall coverings, display graphics, temporary textiles, vehicle wraps and graphics, indoor/outdoor event banners, point of purchase posters, and much more!
Please contact Jake Chanson 815-885-4747 or email [email protected]
Meridian opens new office in Janesville, Press Release
Meridian Announces Company Expansion
into Janesville, Wisconsin;
Hires Mark & Mary Terry and Jake Chanson
Janesville, WI – Meridian, the region’s largest locally owned printing services provider, announced today that it has expanded into Janesville, Wisconsin, hiring three new employees to serve existing and new customers in the Rock County region. Meridian’s new customer support location is located at 8 South Main Street in Janesville, and the company’s new hires are Mark and Mary Terry, formerly with Terry Print Solutions in Janesville, WI, and Jake Chanson, formerly with Sonoma Graphic Products in Portland, OR.
“Meridian recently integrated three manufacturing facilities, five warehouse and distribution centers, and five customer support locations to help deliver flexibility, innovation, and superior service to our customers,” said Meridian President & CEO Bob Chanson. “Our newest expansion into Janesville, Wisconsin, and the recent hiring of Mark and Mary Terry and Jake Chanson will enable Meridian to better serve existing and new customers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.”
“Mark and Mary Terry are well-known in the Janesville area business community, and they have a solid reputation in the graphic design and printing industry,” said Meridian Vice President Bruce Vorel. “Previously providing design, print, and mail services to customers, they now offer comprehensive branding, marketing, advertising, and printing solutions through Meridian.”
“Hendricks Commercial Properties has outsourced graphic design and printing projects to Mark and Mary Terry for over eleven years,” said Hendricks Commercial Properties Executive Assistant Sue Griffin. “Our company is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and we currently manage and own over 12.5 million square feet of real estate properties in 43 states. At Hendricks, we strive to work with reputable and local family-owned businesses, and Mark and Mary Terry epitomize these values and more. From designing and printing our corporate logo, event invitations, quarterly reports, restaurant menus, employee manuals, and marketing and corporate collateral, we trust Mark and Mary Terry to deliver quality, timely projects with the utmost attention to detail.”
“Joining the team at Meridian to better serve customers in the Janesville area was a strategic decision for Mary Terry and me,” said Meridian Account Executive Mark Terry. “We’re delighted to offer enhanced graphic design services to all of Meridian’s customers through MaryTerryDesign, and we’re thrilled to now provide a wider range of printing products and services to Janesville area clients. Through Meridian, our customers now have direct access to six-color, four-color, and digital presses; wide-format printing; and comprehensive prepress, bindery, and mailing/fulfillment services.”
“We were pleased to learn that Mark and Mary Terry joined the team at Meridian,” said Griffin. “In addition to the excellent customer service we’ve come to expect from them, the Terry’s and Meridian are now a local, one-stop shop for all of our company’s marketing, printing, and advertising needs. We look forward to working with the Terry’s and Meridian in the months and years to come for our industrial, office, retail, multifamily, and development assets, as well as our philanthropic efforts. They have truly become a part of our corporate family.”
Businesses, governments, and nonprofits in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin can now enjoy the following local, comprehensive solutions through Meridian:
- Marketing and Communications Services
- Print and Marketing Collateral Management
- Data Driven Digital Applications
- Customized Fulfillment Services
- Business Process Outsourcing Solutions
- Promotional Premiums
- Point of Purchase
- Inventory Management (VMI) and
With the recent hiring of Jake Chanson, Meridian has also expanded its offerings to include wide-format printing. “I’m delighted to join the team at Meridian, bringing wide-format printing expertise to the table for our customers,” said Meridian Wide Format Manager Jake Chanson. “With Meridian Wide Format, we provide banners; posters; trade show displays; window and floor graphics; wall murals; and point-of-purchase, indoor/outdoor, and way-finding signage. Meridian truly functions as a business partner to our clients, serving as a one-stop shop for all of their comprehensive branding, marketing, printing, and advertising needs.”
With over 40 years of industry experience, Meridian is the largest locally owned printing services provider in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Meridian embraces cutting-edge, user-friendly technology to provide commercial, digital, and wide-format printing, as well as comprehensive prepress, bindery, and mailing/fulfillment services. Meridian customers enjoy in-house graphic design; online and on-demand ordering through customized digital storefronts; and workflow, project, and digital-asset management tools. From letterhead and brochures to trade-show displays and promotional products, Meridian is a one-stop shop for comprehensive branding, marketing, advertising, and printing solutions.
Meridian is an active member of Forward Janesville, the Beloit Chamber of Commerce, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce, Women of Today’s Manufacturing, the Network of Professional Women, and the Print Services Distribution Association. Meridian is also a proud supporter of MELD and the Cosmopolitan Club.
Meridian announces a new acquisition!
We proudly welcome the MS2 Graphics team members.
Press Release to follow.
2014 PSDA TOP 50
Marc Scordato was a featured guest in the “Voice”, a Rockford
Chamber of Commerce publication. Boost Your Nonprofit’s Endowments
MS2 Meridian Nonprofits are the lifeline of our community. They enlighten us of the trials and tribulations that drive their organizations, with the hopeful outcome of charity…
View the complete publication at Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Meridian Goes Green
“It all comes down to what the customer needs. Let’s say they need a graphic, but instead of a banner that has grommets and is stretched across a space, we now might suggest a two-sided block out paper that’s recyclable and displayed with banner rails on top and bottom,”
– Jake Chanson
Lindsey Oswald was a featured guest in the “Voice”, a Rockford Chamber of Commerce publication.
Lindsey Oswald has five years of experience as Manager of Strategic Accounts at Meridian, a web based storefront
provider of printed materials, display graphics, marketing and promotional products. Meridian has grown to five locations in Loves Park, IL, Janesville, WI and DeKalb, IL.