Meridian congratulates Ben Gifford for outstanding employee performance in December!
Ben’s role has transformed from the Shipping Dept to taking on a role in both PrePress and Wide Format Department. His energetic willingness to learn is well received from both departments. In a short time he has excelled in both areas and has helped both departments stay on task and on time. Recently, Ben has been working overtime and on weekends to help the Wide Format Department with the Holiday rush work. He is a quick learner and a great team member in various areas of Meridian’s Production Team.
PRINT + PROMO MAGAZINE TOP 50.
Meridian is in the NEWS! PRINT + PROMO , has released the industry’s Top 50 Member Distributors of 2017. Once again, Meridian has been ranked a contender…coming in at #25! We are happy to acknowledge this ranking and thank all of our customers and hard-working employees who make this possible year after year.
Meridian was awarded a silver PEAK award from our friends at PSDA Headquarters.
Keep your customers engaged with custom packaging for corporate gifts, awards for special events, or exclusive product presentations. The list goes on and on, stay inspired and continue to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! Take a look to see how custom packaging can add value to any marketing project!
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In The News
Meridian is proud to announce the addition of Steven Schultz to the company’s management team.
Steve will serve as Corporate Sales Director and will work with the company’s talented team of sales professionals on reaching revenue growth objectives. Steve brings more than 25 years of industry experience including manufacturing, independent business and supply chain business models. We believe Steve’s vast industry knowledge acquired over his career will immediately impact Meridian’s bottom line. Most recently, Steve represented Schwarz Supply Source, a Division of Bunzl Retail, as National Account Director, managing key client relationships. Prior industry experience includes American Solutions for Business, Founding partner Ocular Group, LLC. and InnerWorkings.
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.
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.
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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@example.com
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…
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. Feel free to contact Lindsey at 815-885-4747 or