A week after revealing their upcoming event, An Evening with Steve Wozniak, Proforma has announced that New York Times bestselling author Brian Moran will be joining them at their Elevate 2020 Annual Kick-Off Meeting for "A Morning with Brian Moran". The event will include a 2-hour motivational session and workshop open to all Proforma attendees and VIP invited guests, where Moran will share actionable items to increase productivity and accelerate sales growth.
October 2, 2019
Proforma is excited to announce that Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, has accepted an invitation to join Proforma in a celebration of their new business management technology platform, ProVision, on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at The PPAI Expo. After a considerable vetting process by Wozniak's team, Steve accepted his invitation to celebrate Proforma's thought leadership and innovation in technology.
October 1, 2019
This week Proforma kicked off their Annual Fall Energize Summits in Chicago, Illinois, where affiliate Owners met one-on-one with hand-selected Supplier Partners to engage in strategically-guided conversations about specific clients, projects, prospects and opportunities.
September 24, 2019
Proforma is excited to announce Michelle Dalton as its Senior Operations Consultant.
Proforma is proud to announce that Mike Lazzari, Multi-Million Dollar Club member and Owner of BrandCentric Solutions, has secured a three-year $24 million contract with a multinational financial services company.
September 3, 2019
Proforma recently sponsored its first Code Kata event at their Technology Innovation Lab in the Worldwide Support Center in Tampa, Florida. This event was open to developers and data scientists of all skill levels in the Tampa area to practice structured coding challenges with professionals from Proforma's elite 75-member technology team.
August 19, 2019
Fifteen affiliate Owners of Proforma, the $500 million industry-leader in technology and business success, have been named to the most prestigious ranking for the fastest-growing private businesses. For over 30 years, Proforma has continued to hold the greatest affiliate presence on the Inc. 5000 in the printing and promotional products industry. The Inc. 5000, ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period, has recognized these affiliates for receiving growth up to 471%.
August 19, 2019
Laurie DeTurk, Owner of Stellar Promotions, has joined Proforma's $500 million dollar leading network of print and promotional product distributors. Through this partnership, DeTurk has received access to Proforma's suite of technology and business success resources, including Proforma's new business management platform, ProVision.
Rich Mitchell, Owner of ProMediaAspire, has secured a $6 million contract with a nuclear power company across 13 of their nuclear generation stations. The contract provides a format to train workers through the use of cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology to help reduce health risks to employees.
July 30, 2019
Proforma held its first Annual Technology User Conference July 21 – July 24 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The conference's theme, "Envision," brought together thought leaders, technology innovators, executives, supplier partners, current affiliate Owners and prospective new affiliate Owners seeking to improve their organization using the most influential business management platform in the industry.
Proforma kicked off its 'Inspire U' collegiate-themed 2019 Convention & Family Reunion on Monday at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Proforma set a new record with nearly 700 Member Owners, Sales Representatives, Support Staff, Supplier Partners, and special guests coming together to celebrate the business success of the Owners, participate in over 80 educational seminars, and experience hands-on technology demonstrations of ProVision, Proforma's industry-leading Business Management Technology solution.
Jim Chapman has been the Owner of Proforma Preferred for over 20 years, and on Monday he fulfilled his dream of pitching to his son at the 2019 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby. Jim's son, Matt Chapman, is a third-baseman for the Oakland A's, and is the first Oakland player to participate in the Home Run Derby since 2014.
Proforma's senior leadership team recently met with the Proforma Owner Advisory Council Technology Committee to celebrate exceeding 1,000 users on its new ProVision Business Management System. Proforma's Owner Advisory Council (OAC) consists of peer-elected Proforma members from across North America.
June 13, 2019
Rick Arcia, Owner of ROAR Business Services Powered by Proforma, recently pursued his entrepreneur dreams, to expand his business and enhance his client offerings, and partnered with Proforma.
April 30, 2019
Brian Fitch, Owner of My Corporate Expressions, has affiliated with Proforma, the $500 million leading network of promotional products and printing distributors, to access its technology platforms and expansive product offerings, services and support.
April 23, 2019
Proforma Owner, Mike Anderman, of Proforma123, has secured a $1 million contract for a large regionalized health care organization with more than 50 locations throughout the mid-west and eastern regions of the United States.
More than 400 Proforma Owners, Supplier Partners and Support Team Members gathered at Terranea's Oceanside Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California,from April 4-7 to celebrate the Proforma Owners' 2018 sales success. Every year, Proforma Owners who achieve at least $1 million in annual sales are invited on a three-day getaway to a world-class resort to enjoy networking with key Supplier Partners and to be recognized for their accomplishments. This year's Million Dollar Club trip celebrated Proforma's 190 Million Dollar Club members, 27 of which were honored for achieving new sales milestones. This included 17 first-time Million Dollar Club members, 8 first-time Multi-Million Dollar Club members and two first-time Five Million Dollar Club members.
Proforma's North American Major Accounts Team, Strategic Partner Development Team and their vast network of key supplier partners helped Owner Nick Derkacz, turn a leading medical device company's printing program into a lucrative $20 million win.
Proforma is pleased to announce Owners Bethany Brevard and Brandon Kennedy have won a three-year, $12 million contract with a Fortune 500 tech company.
January 29, 2019
Proforma is excited to welcome Bernie Harkins, owner of Viking Graphics, located in Center Valley, PA.
January 23, 2019
Proforma had another record-breaking year for their exclusive Million Dollar Club with a total of 190 members achieving million or multi-million dollar success in 2018.
December 4, 2018
Proforma, the second-largest printing and promotional products distributor in North America, has announced today the January 2019 pre-release of ProVision2, a new business management technology platform providing Owners with powerful business insights, metrics and efficient order entry.
November 30, 2018
Proforma, the second-largest promotional products and printing distributor in North America, is proud to rank #2 out of the Top 50 Distributors in the industry by Print + Promo magazine. Proforma has been named to this prestigious list for more than a decade.
November 20, 2018
Kristy Carruthers, Owner of Proforma Inspired Promotions in Kelowna, British Columbia, was presented with a Bronze award at the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Products - 10 or Less Employees.
October 31, 2018
Proforma, the fourth-largest promotional products distributor in the industry, has announced the promotion of Doug Kordel to President, effective immediately.
This year, 26 Proforma Owners were named to Inc. 5000's List of Fastest-Growing Companies in America and 5 of the top 6 businesses on ASI's Fastest-Growing List of Distributors are powered by Proforma. Sure we could say that the obvious common denominator is the Proforma network, but we know that Proforma Owners' consistent success is attributed to much more than a name.
From our Owners to Sales Reps and Supplier Partners to Support Center Staff... the Power of Proforma is in our people.
September 25, 2018
Proforma introduces their new concept, 'Proforma Under 40', which was introduced at the company's recent Convention and Family Reunion. The program was designed to provide young professionals with an opportunity to learn about the exciting industry of print and promotional products. The core of the program provides education, resources and programs to help maximize their success.
August 21, 2018
Proforma is proud to announce that 12 Proforma businesses have been named to Inc. Magazine's 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America. With Proforma Owners experiencing business growth ranging from 66 to over 1,000 percent from 2014 to 2017, 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 is excited to kick off its "The Steps" themed 2018 Convention & Family Reunion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV from August 26th-29th with thoughtful, strategic and valuable new sessions that will truly be an energizing experience for all.
Proforma is excited to announce it has been named the #4 Top Distributor in the promotional products industry by Counselor magazine. Proforma has ranked in the top 10 on Counselor's annual list since 2001.
Proforma is proud to announce it is the recipient of three 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for the concepts and designs behind its marketing campaigns. Recognition includes two Inhouse Design Awards and one Inhouse Web Design Award. Proforma helps its Owners market their businesses through a wide variety of marketing resources from multi-dimensional direct mail campaigns to digital publications and emails.
More than 400 Proforma owners, supplier partners and support team members gathered at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico from March 15 - 18 to celebrate their 2017 sales success. Every year, Proforma owners achieving at least $1 million in annual sales are invited on a three-day getaway to a world-class resort to enjoy networking with key supplier partners and to be recognized for their accomplishments. This year's Million Dollar Club trip celebrated Proforma's 172 Million Dollar Club members, 39 of which were honored for achieving new sales milestones. This included 18 first time Million Dollar Club members, 14 first time Multi-Million Dollar Club members, six first time Five Million Dollar Club members and one first time 10 Million Dollar Club member.
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.