February 20, 2018
Print is a family affair for Nicole Merkle. Her father, Ron Muzechuk, launched Proforma CNR Marketing 20 years ago. Having grown up in the industry, Merkle suspected that she would eventually join the business, but not without forging her own path and gaining other experiences first. She attended The Ohio State University, where she majored in marketing. It wasn't until several sales and marketing roles and seven years later when she joined the Proforma franchise.
January 9, 2018
Proforma is excited to introduce The Proforma Acquisition Company, a new division that will directly purchase promotional products, print and packaging companies ranging in size from $5 million to $100 million and more in sales. Now, promotional products, print and packaging companies interested in selling their business or other strategic transactions can turn to an experienced industry leader with the organizational infrastructure and resources to acquire and manage companies of all sizes.
November 7, 2017
It's often said that you are only as strong as the company you keep. For Steven Flaughers, Owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing, that statement couldn't be closer to the truth. Relationship building is one of the strongest skills locked in Steven's professional arsenal. When he began his career in the print and promo industry, he had no idea that the contacts he made during his part-time, college sales job would soon play a big role in setting the stage for his major success.
October 16, 2017
Proforma is proud to announce it has launched its 600th client eCommerce store on its ProStores platform, a proprietary online storefront system. ProStores was introduced in 2016 to provide B2B and B2C end users with a streamlined, Amazon-like experience for online purchases. Proforma currently supports both mid-sized and Fortune 500 company stores. The Proforma ProStores range in value from $25,000 to over $5 million in annual sales.
Proforma's Owner Advisory Council (OAC), member owners elected each year to represent their geographical regions, recently held its annual planning meeting at the Polyconcept North America (PCNA) headquarters in New Kensington, PA. Every year, Proforma's OAC comes together with executive team members to set the goals and initiatives that will drive the continued growth of the organization.
September 18, 2017
Alan Chippindale, an ASI Power 50 member and the former head of BrandAlliance, the second-largest distributor firm in Canada, has returned to Proforma where he will serve as its Senior Vice President of Business Development. Chippindale will lead the charge in launching a new bundle of distributor services exclusively for new Proforma member owners with sales ranging from $5 to $50 million.
August 21, 2017
Proforma Albrecht & Co. is excited to announce the acquisition of Professional Image, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based promotional products distributor. For more than 20 years, Professional Image has specialized in apparel, uniforms, embroidery and fulfilment for some of the largest companies in Cincinnati.
August 16, 2017
Proforma is proud to announce a record-breaking 17 Proforma businesses have been named to Inc. Magazine's 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America. With Proforma owners experiencing business growth ranging from 42 to 512 percent, Proforma continues to hold the most franchise representation from a single organization on the list, as well as the greatest presence in the printing and promotional products industry.
Proforma Shows Powerful Presence in Industry Rankings
Proforma is proud to announce that four of its Owners have been named to the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) 2017 list of the Fastest-Growing Distributors in the printing and promotional products industry. This prestigious list recognizes the 10 industry distributors that have had the largest percentage of sales growth between 2014 and 2016.
Industry leaders gather to network and learn sales strategies to grow their businesses Proforma's 2017 Annual Convention & Family Reunion, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, recently concluded with more than 700 industry professionals in attendance. This powerful four day event was packed full of education sessions, motivational presentations, networking and more.
June 13, 2017
More than 800 Proforma Owners, Sales Representatives, Supplier Partners and Support Team Members are expected to attend Proforma’s 2017 Convention & Family Reunion from July 23 - 26, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Highlights scheduled for the event include a keynote presentation from Jack Canfield, New York Times best-selling author of Success Principles and the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. As America's #1 Success Coach, Canfield will follow up on the message he shared with the Proforma Network during the company’s winter planning retreats, with powerful strategies and sales principles designed to double or triple their sales.
Proforma is proud to announce it is the recipient of three 2017 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for the design and concepts behind its marketing programs. The unique packaging for two of Proforma’s self-promotion direct mail pieces, along with a mini-promotional mailer were recognized in the competition for outstanding layout and design.
April 20, 2017
Proforma is proud to announce a record 171 Owners achieved million or multi-million dollar success in 2016, as 34 new members were recently inducted into its prestigious Million Dollar Club. This group of distributors, with cumulative sales exceeding a quarter of a billion dollars, celebrated their 2016 success over three days at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, AZ.
January 30, 2017
Proforma is proud to announce a record total of 171 owners have achieved million or multi-million dollar success in 2016. Of these top performers, 16 owners will be welcomed into the Million Dollar Club for the first time and 14 owners will be inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Club. Proforma's Million and Multi-Million Dollar Members' sales range from one to 35 million dollars with members earning additional recognition at the five, ten and 25 million dollar sales levels.
Franchise Gator, a business ownership information and research organization, has recognized Proforma as one of the Top 100 Franchising Opportunities of 2017. The Top 100 list is a yearly ranking of franchise opportunities based on several key factors including financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity and sustainability.
January 10, 2017
Proforma is proud to announce it has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top franchise opportunities of 2017 in the publication's annual Franchise 500. This annual ranking conducted by Entrepreneur analyzes franchise opportunities and lists the world's best franchise systems.
Proforma Signature Solutions, a Brooklyn Heights-OH based global marketing solutions provider, has announced a merger with Creative Image Advertising, a Crowley-TX promotional products distributor specializing in awards and incentives. Proforma Signature Solutions will service Creative Image Advertising clients from its Arlington-TX location.
November 22, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, Proforma is proud to be ranked the #2 Top Distributor in the print and promotional products industry by Print + Promo magazine. Proforma has been named to this prestigious list of Top 50 Distributors for more than a decade.
November 14, 2016
Proforma has announced it will once again host its annual Regional Planning Retreats and Energize Summits in seven cities across North America. These networking and educational events provide Proforma Owners and Sales Representatives with the opportunity to connect with industry-leading Vendors, learn proven strategies to increase their sales and gain access to award-winning business development tools.
November 07, 2016
For the eighth consecutive year, Proforma is proud to announce Founder Greg Muzzillo and CEO Vera Muzzillo have been named to Counselor magazine's Power 50 list. Recognized in the #5 spot, the Muzzillos remain among the most prominent and influential executives in the print and promotional products industry.
November 01, 2016
Brian Kwiatkowski, Owner of Eastern Advertising Novelty Powered by Proforma in Palmer, MA, has announced the acquisition of DeRoy Advertising Specialties in Monson, MA. Financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Proforma Professional Business Solutions is excited to announce it has expanded its international presence by opening new offices in Sydney, Australia and Jiangsu, China. The Austin-based distributor also has offices located in England and Canada. The decision to penetrate the Australian and Asian markets was made to strategically serve international enterprise level accounts with localized products and services.
September 12, 2016
The Branding Agency Powered by Proforma is proud to announce it has partnered with a leading global supermarket chain to support its employee recruitment efforts. The annual spend is estimated at $1 million and will include print, promotional products, apparel and eCommerce services.
August 17, 2016
Proforma is proud to announce 14 of its Member Owners have been namedto Inc. Magazine's 2016 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, privatecompanies in America. With Owners experiencing business growth ranging from 44to 415 percent, Proforma has the most franchiserepresentation from a single organization on the list, as well as the greatestpresence in the printing and promotional products industry.
August 02, 2016
Industry leaders gather to celebrate success and learn strategies to grow their business.
July 11, 2016
"Proforma has made it easy for me to acquire partners that fit my business model and style. Through my most recent acquisition, I was able to secure a partnership with a company that complemented my offerings and will enable me to enhance the products and services the clients were previously receiving, while also increasing my sales by nearly a quarter million dollars."
June 06, 2016
Proforma is excited to announce that on Thursday, June 2, 2016, it achieved its first $5 million billing day. This is the first time in company history that Proforma has reached this sales mark in just one day, contributing to Proforma closing out the month with sales exceeding $40 million. Proforma has reached $40 million in monthly sales four times prior to June 2016.
Proforma has been recognized in two recent articles by CNBC, featuring top low-cost business opportunities for entrepreneurs to achieve wealth. The two articles, "9 low-cost franchises that can make you rich" and "50 big franchise success stories: America's Star Franchisees 2016" emphasize the advantages of joining a low-cost network such as Proforma to enjoy more work/life balance, unlimited earning potential and the ability to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations.
Rich Bewley, Co-Owner of Proforma Signature Solutions, recently made the Print + Promo magazine's list of Rising Stars under 40.
Tony Zayas, Proforma's Director of Sales & Marketing, will be a featured presenter at AMPlify
Owners celebrate a record sales year at PGA National.
Proforma is excited to announce Terri Tolmack, Co-Owner of Proforma Hi-Rez in MissionViejo, CA, has been recognized by CounselorMagazine on their 2016 Hot 25 List. This list is comprised of up-and-coming moversand shakers in the industry, working to provide unique services, successfulsales and take on challenging and innovative projects.
March 14, 2016
Agreement Makes Proforma the Only Provider of the Lost Property andRecovery System in the U.S. Promotional Products Industry
Proforma is proud to announce it has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the #74 top franchise opportunity in the publication's annual Franchise 500. Entrepreneur also ranked Proforma as the #1 franchise in the Business Services category, the #13 best home-based franchise opportunity and the #58 top franchise opportunity for veterans.
Proforma is proud to announce it has been ranked the #68 Top Franchise opportunity by Franchise Gator. The Top 100 list is a yearly ranking of franchise opportunities based on several key factors including financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity and sustainability.
March 04, 2016
Terri Tolmack, Owner of Proforma Hi-Rez in Mission Viejo, CA, and Team 500 Member, was recently named to Counselor magazine's 2016 Hot List.
March 02, 2016
Inaugural "Million Dollar Idea Exchange" Between Proforma Owners and Suppliers Held in Conjunction with the Seven City Event
January 21, 2016
2015 was a record-breaking year for Fred and Suzette Albrecht, and the Proforma Albrecht & Co. family in Milford, Ohio. Proforma is proud to announce the Albrecht's have exceeded more than $30 million in annual sales for the first time in 2015.
January 20, 2016
Proforma is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2016 Bronze Image Award from Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). The PPAI Image Awards recognize members for creative, insightful and effective branding activities that convey their company's identity, products or services. Proforma's 2015 Promotional Products Catalog was recognized in the competition.
January 04, 2016
Ralph Petty, Co-Owner of Petty Marketing in Cleveland, TN, has announced winning a three year, $6 million dollar contract with a $6 billion healthcare provider. Petty will be providing the client promotional products and tradeshow materials.