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Branding, Promotional, Diversity: Your Sharp Mill Success Formula

January 8, 2024

Sharp Mill Graphics has been combining its branding expertise with its extensive knowledge of commercial printing, promotional products, and corporate signage for over two decades, building long-lasting relationships with supplier diversity specialists and diversity outreach coordinators in Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Sharp Mill utilizes pop-up and redemption stores, as well as company stores, to maintain brand consistency and streamline fulfillment for any promotional needs.

Supplier diversity is not just a buzzword for diversity coordinators but a necessary strategy for building an inclusive and diverse company culture. Promoting diverse suppliers empowers marginalized communities and fosters innovation through fresh perspectives, allowing companies to support and benefit from a wider variety of talents and solutions. Partnering with Sharp Mill Graphics, a certified disability-owned business, allows companies to fulfill that initiative and benefit from its attention to detail, flawless delivery of projects, and reputation for exceeding client expectations. 

Purchasing Promotional Products and Supporting Supplier Diversity

Promotional products are more than just branded swag – they’re a physical expression of your brand. Partnering with diverse suppliers for your promotional needs allows companies to boost their brand and actively support an underrepresented group of people.

Sharp Mill Graphics specializes in a variety of branded merchandise for any project, including:

  • Onboarding Packages – Make a difference from Day One with new hire onboarding packages that can be fully customized to your unique requirements. Send your team branded apparel and tech accessories to get them started. Whatever your project needs, Sharp Mill will ensure a smooth process from selection through delivery.
  • Client Appreciation Gifts – Thank your most valued clients with branded gifts or a gourmet gift set, providing a more personalized token of appreciation that keeps your brand at the top of mind with your best clients.
  • Employee Gifts – Celebrate achievements or special times of the year with branded incentive gifts for your employees. Send the caffeine crew a sleek new coffee mug or high-quality backpacks to the on-the-go team. 
  • New Apparel and Updated Safety Gear – Keep your office team looking polished in branded polos and quarter zip pullovers. Equip your field team with reflective vests and branded hard hats for their safety. Companion styles allow you to outfit thousands of employees consistently for a cohesive team.

Company stores simplify the selection and checkout process for your larger or long-term programs, such as corporate uniforming and employee incentive and redemption programs. Sharp Mill partners with companies like LOUP Logistics to create and manage employee apparel and branded products, from design to production and fulfillment. With thousands of suppliers and contractors spread across the country, a company store with Sharp Mill Graphics ensures brand consistency across them all.

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Companies offering incentive programs to their staff will find redemption stores a simple and fun way to “spend” or redeem points. When your employee earns enough points, they can be exchanged at the company redemption store for branded merchandise and other gifts. This gives the recipient a broader range of options while saving the company money on unused or unwanted gifts. 

Pop-up stores are ideal for corporate holiday gifts for clients or employee appreciation gifts, making collecting addresses, sizes, and color selections easy for a flexible, on-demand solution. Collecting the exact number of backpacks, polos, or tumblers before you order eliminates the need to hold inventory, saving you money. 

Full-Service Branding Solution for Supplier Diversity Success

Attracted by Sharp Mill Graphics attention to detail and reputation as a full-service branding solution that delivers far beyond their client’s expectations, supplier diversity managers seek owner Jeremy Siegers expertise in commercial printing, promotional products, and corporate signage. With over 20 years of experience in brand management, Jeremy works with procurement departments and diversity procurement specialists to create the perfect custom-branded products that align with your company’s promotional needs.

“As the supplier diversity manager at Union Pacific Railroad, I was impressed with Jeremy’s professionalism and enthusiasm and his ability to create a calm and helpful environment. This personal touch is what sets Sharp Mill Graphics apart from firms larger than them,” shares Randall Lasenburg. “The quality of the products, the quick turnaround, and the customer-centric solution that Jeremy and Sharp Mill provide were incredible, but his encouragement for us to think outside of the box and really push our brand is what completely blew us away. Sharp Mill is ingrained in our business and fully understands our needs, going above and beyond to find the absolute best solution.” 

Are you ready to experience the Sharp Mill difference? Leverage the power of promotional items with a diverse supplier who understands your brand and goes the extra mile for its clients. Check out our promotional products or contact us now to get started!

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