Mid-Year Review

2018 Mid-Year Review: Milestones, Updates, and Partnerships

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2018 Mid-Year Review

Milestones, Updates, and Partnerships

Outreach Promotional Solutions has had the privilege of working with some of the best and brightest companies nationwide. Thanks to our clients, partners, and staff, we’ve grown from a one-man operation in 2012 to a spunky little marketing agency with more capabilities than ever before.

We thought it’d be valuable for us to look back on the accomplishments and milestones we’ve reached thus far as we enter the second half of the year.

Here are the highlights:

Mid-Year ReviewWe launched two new services earlier this year

Elevate is tailored to small businesses in need of data-driven digital marketing. Whether it’s a lack of know-how or a lack of time and resources, the Elevate service steps in and becomes the client’s digital marketing department.

Brandstores is an upgraded version of our company store solution. Want to see how renowned brands like BORROR use Brandstores to manage their promotional product and apparel programs? Check out this blog post and share with your team!

The Brewery District is our new home

The Outreach team also celebrated one year in our new Brewery District HQ! Even our showcase room is coming along nicely. We invite you to stop in to see what’s new in the promotional products world and meet the team behind it all. We welcome dogs…and horses.

Partnerships continue to grow

Lastly, we can’t forget the partnerships we’ve developed so far this year. A major part of Outreach Promotional Solutions is our commitment to non-profits and volunteering – and we plan to keep it that way. See above a partial listing of the organizations we’ve either sponsored or volunteered for in 2018.

Looking to the future

It’s always good to look back to see how far you’ve come – and to prepare yourself for what’s to come. Thanks for joining us on this journey.




Digital Marketing

Outreach Promotional Solutions Launches New Service Dedicated to Small Businesses

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Elevate Provides Digital Marketing and Automation that Allow Small Business Owners to Compete

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Outreach Promotional Solutions has officially launched Elevate, a digital marketing solution dedicated to helping small businesses navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. With the adoption of marketing automation software and the addition of two employees, Elevate positions Outreach Promotional Solutions as one of few promotional product distributors to offer full-service digital capabilities.

“Giving small business owners the tools and know-how to succeed has been a long-standing commitment Outreach has held since day one,” Nevin Bansal, president and CEO of Outreach said. “While we’re honored to have big-name Fortune 500 clients on the promotional product side of the business, we want to fill the void of digital marketing solutions for smaller business enterprises and entrepreneurs.”

Elevate was built to not only perform standard digital marketing tactics but to inform clients of data insights to better tailor their digital strategies. A key differentiator of Elevate is the access to graphic design support and the million-plus product and apparel items offered by Outreach Promotional Solution at a discounted rate.

“There are quite a few digital marketing companies that claim to be one-stop-shops,” Bansal said. “However, when their clients want branded products for social media or email marketing contests, they have to search for a reliable distributor. We don’t have that extra step.”

Elevate by Outreach Promotional Solutions currently serves three Ohio-based companies and will look to add team members as the service grows.

Visit Elevate and contact us for more information.

Business Events

Catch Outreach at these upcoming events in Central Ohio

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Catch Outreach at these upcoming events in Central Ohio

Outreach Promotional Solutions has a pretty eventful schedule. We are attending several events and awards ceremonies this month and hope to see you there. Below is a list of where you can catch the Outreach team. Let us know if you’ll be attending by sending us a message here.

TRANSFORM, the 18th Annual Meeting from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce

The celebration will be attended by the thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs shaping the current trends and exciting future of Columbus and the Midwest. Guests will be treated to an interactive networking showcase as well as engaging presentations and best practices from a full lineup of featured presenters.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 8
7 am

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Battelle Grand Ballroom
400 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus Business First’s Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

The event offers attendees the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are among the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.

Date and Time
Monday, February 12
7:30 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Multi-Chamber Business Expo and After Hours

Join the Chambers of Commerce of Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Union County and Westerville, and their members, for one of the largest multi-chamber events in the area. This is your opportunity to network with hundreds of area business professionals while enjoying complimentary appetizers and beverages. Nearly 100 exhibitors and 500 business professionals are expected to be in attendance.

Date and Time
Monday, February 26
4:30 pm

The Exchange at Bridge Park
6520 Riverside Dr., Dublin, OH 43017

Healthiest Employers Awards and Live Well Expo

We’re honoring the top health and wellness programs in Central Ohio at our Healthiest Employers Awards & Live Well Expo. This lively morning event is designed to get you and your team energized!

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 6
8:00 am

The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

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Business Events

Upcoming Business Events to Attend

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Upcoming Business Events

Over the next month, we are proud to be a partner with several of our Ohio business partners, COSE, Columbus Business First, Sync Three, Black Pages Ohio and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. Together we are partnering for several up-and-coming business events in October and November. These events consist of conventions and expos.

Our team believes in the power of trade shows and event marketing. These resources help provide a great platform to build awareness, generate new leads and increase opportunities.

Check our the latest upcoming business events:

LeVeque Vertical 5K – Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join the Greater Columbus Sports Commission on Saturday, October 21 for the inaugural LeVeque Fitness Festival & Vertical 5K. Located at the iconic LeVeque Parking Garage, this event will showcase local athletic groups and fun fitness opportunities. The race day packet pick up begins 7:30 am and the race starts at 11 am. After the race is over, enjoy music, food and drinks with friends at the rooftop celebration overlooking City Hall and Downtown Columbus. Parking is limited in LeVeque garage with additional parking in surrounding areas.

Date and Time
Saturday, October 21
7 am – 3 pm

Entry Fee 2017
$25 through October 6
$30 through race day (or until sold out)

LeVeque Tower Garage, 40 N. Front St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The 2017 Sync Three Conference The Human Element – November 1st

Jeff Elder, the owner of Sync Three has created an innovative conference in the Columbus area. The Sync Three conference combines marketing, sales, networking and business from a more human perspective. In today’s world, the stakes are higher than ever and change is no longer an option. Make changes to your business needs to help grow your business.

Date and Time
Wed, November 1, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT

6600 Kilgour Pl. Dublin, OH 43017

The Diversity Business Mixer – November 1st

This great opportunity for small business owners and corporations allows you to meet, network and promote your services among a number of attendees from a wide-array of different industries. Similar to other networking events, the “Diversity Business Mixer” will pave the way for business-to-business enhancement by bringing together small businesses who typically, might not have secured each others in the past.

Black Pages Oho is projecting an estimated 250 attendees. If you are interested in sponsoring the event check out the latest criteria:

Event Sponsor – $950
– Half page Ad in the summit Magazine valued at $1500
– Noted as event sponsor throughout the event
– Noted as event sponsor on printed, promotional marketing, direct mail and website
– Database of all registered attnedees
– Single exhibitor space (6ft skirted table, two chairs)

Exhibitor Space – $250
– Single exhibitor space (6ft skirted table, two chairs)

Witness speakers Ilene Shapiro, Executive for County of Summit and Nicholas Browning, Akron Region President for Huntington Bank. The event is free to attend and open to the business community!

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 1st
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

532 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio

Free to Attend

19th Annual Conway Center Awards & Expo – November 8th

The Family Business Expo is a great way to showcase your business, products or services to more than 600 family business leaders and advisers who attend the Awards Program celebrating the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses. Expo tables are available to Conway Center members, service providers and honorees. More than 50 family businesses and advisers will be showcased at the Expo held prior to the awards program. For more information, check out our latest blog about the 19th Annual Conway Center Awards & Expo.

Date & Time
November 8th
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Hilton Easton
3900 Chagrin Dr. Columbus, OH 43219

Grow Your Business Expo – November 14

Meet dozens of Columbus- area business owners, service providers and professionals who are motivated to do business with you. Expand your network and generate new business leads. For more information check out meet business professionals – Grow Your Business Expo 2017.

Free to attend

Date & Time
Tuesday, November 14
2:30 pm – :30 pm

COSI – 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

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Grow Your Business Expo

Meet Business Professionals – Grow Your Business Expo 2017

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Grow Your Business Expo

Are you a small business owner? Are you looking to network with other professionals in the area? Look no further but to attend Grow Your Business Expo 2017, presented by Columbus Business First, on Nov. 14 at COSI. Admission is free!

Meet with dozens of Columbus – area business owners, service providers and professionals who are motivated to do business with you. Expand your network and generate new business leads at the Grow Your Business Expo.

Premium Exhibit – $600

  • Display table with premium placement and linen
  • Opportunity to include marketing piece in expo bags
  • Mailing list of attendees (excluding emails)
  • Name recognition on event promotions
  • Business card in November 10th issue of Columbus Business First
  • Free, pre-expo prep course on how to maximize your expo experience

Standard Exhibit – $300

  • Display table with linen
  • Name recognition on event promotions
  • FREE, pre-expo prep course on how to maximize your expo experience

We are happy to be a partner of Grow Your Business Expo with Columbus Business First. Join us and register below to start growing your business today!

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Conway Center Awards

Join Us at the 19th Annual Conway Center Awards & Expo

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The 19th Annual Conway Center Awards & Expo

Join us and celebrate the accomplishments of Central Ohio family businesses at the 19th Annual Family Business Awards & Expo. We are happy to be a partner with Conway Center for Family Business for this year’s Conway Center Awards. The event promotes local businesses and awards them for their success they have achieved in the local Central Ohio area.

19th Annual Family Business Awards

November 8, 2017

Time:  10 am – 1:30 pm
Expo – 10 am – 12 noon
Awards – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hilton Easton 3900 Chagrin Dr. Columbus, OH 43219

Luncheon Seat Pricing:
Members and Honorees: $65 per person/ $450 per table of 8
Non Members: $85 per person/ $650 per table of 8

Expo Table Pricing:
$275 – Includes 2 luncheon tickets and one 6 foot display table with 2 chairs.

Awards being announced:

Family Business of the year
Lifetime Achievement
Community Engagement Winner
Re-Invention Winner
Succession Planning Winners
Milestone Awards

We are proud to announce we are receiving a milestone award for 5 years in business. Thank you Conway Center for Family Business. This a great appreciation and we are honored to achieve this accomplishment.

Join us and many others November 8th to celebrate our local businesses!


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Trade Show Experience

Make the most out of your Trade Show Experience – Expo 2017

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Name: Expo 2017 Training
Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 8:00AM – 9:30AM

Event Description:

Expo 2017 is open to ALL Conway Center members! Learn what it takes to make the most out of your next Trade Show experience. Discover the strategies, goals, staffing and effective giveaways to employ to help generate leads for your business.

As a Conway Center member, we will help provide ideas, inspiration, a trade show tip sheet, and a 25% discount on any and all items you order for the upcoming  Family Business Expo. To learn more about our company, check out the rest of our blog!

Topics addressed include:

  • How to develop strategy
  • Determining incentives
  • Securing materials
  • Staff training
  • Booth design
  • Measuring results
  • Lead follow up

Following the Expo, use these tips and trick on November 8th for the Awards Expo. This program recognizes family businesses that have:

  • Successfully transferred the leadership of the company from one generation to the next
  • Found a unique solution to a complex business problem
  • Made a contribution to our community
  • Gone above and beyond the call of duty to help an employee, customer or vendor

Don’t miss this chance to help grow your business!  This Expo training is open to ALL Conway Center Members

A Night of Hope

Join She Has A Name for A Night of Hope

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A Night of Hope

4th Annual Gala

Hosted By: She Has a Name
When: Thursday, October 19th
Located: Grange Insurance Audubon Center
City: Columbus, OH
Duration: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Each year, thousands of women and children are impacted by human trafficking across the U.S. It’s a terrible and egregious act, but there are thousands of organizations fighting this crime across the county. Here in Columbus, look no further than She Has A Name.

She Has A Name is community of abolitionists who fight human trafficking though education, collaboration and survivor care. They actively volunteer to provide contributions to the community and help impact survivors’ lives.

On October 19th, She Has A Name is throwing their 4th annual gala, “A Night of Hope.” It’s an evening of celebration for those to reflect on what 2017 has brought to the growing organization. Funds for the event will help support She Has a Name and provide them opportunities to further strengthen their key community initiatives including:

  • Workforce development college courses for survivors
  • Collaborative efforts to support local organizations who direct care for survivors of trafficking
  • Educate the community about Human Trafficking

For those who purchase a ticket, you will receive heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket, access to She Has a Name’s Survivor Journey Art Gallery, a wine pull and a silent auction. Help Support those greatly impacted by human trafficking!

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BizConCle2017 – Outreach Promotional Solutions

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BizConCle 2017

Join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and COSE for the annual BizConCle2017.

BizConCle is only convention for small and middle market companies to learn, network and grow in the Cleveland area.

Date: October 12th, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 6:15pm EST
Location: Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Oh, 44114
Presented by: Greater Cleveland Partnership and COSE
Cost: $189 for members, $350 for non-members

BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The full-day convention includes 3 nationally-recognized keynote speakers, 2 general sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and 10 hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, interactive show floor and multiple opportunities to connect and share ideas through exclusive networking experiences.

BizConCLE will provides attendees with the resources needed spark creativity, stay ahead of the competition and take their company to the next level.

2017 Keynote Speakers:

  • Mark Thompson – Executive Coach and Venture Investor
  • Ted Frank – CFO, CoverMyMeds
  • Bonin Bough – Marketing Executive and former host of The Cleveland Hustles

Attendee titles include:

  • Business Owner
  • President
  • Entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Vice President
  • Marketing Director and Manager
  • HR Director and Manager
Helped Raise $2000+

We helped Raise $2000+ for Non-Profit She Has A Name

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We Helped Raise $2000+ at our Tailgate for Charity

The night was beautiful, fun and full of Ohio State fans cheering the Buckeyes to an opening day victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. Buckeye Tailgate for Charity 2017 was a huge success, and it is all because of the great people who donated monetary and non-monetary funds to support charity, She Has A Name. Together we helped raise $2000+ at the event and all the proceeds benefited She Has A Name.

She Has A Name is a community of abolitionists dedicated to fighting human trafficking through education, collaboration and care. If interested in learning more about this wonderful charity click here.

We are honored to be able to share this accomplishment with the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club) who helped put together a wonderful event with an outstanding atmosphere. We firmly believe in the tremendous impact both the CYP Club and She Has A Name provided throughout the Columbus area and beyond!

Thank you all for your donations, care and support. We hope to only accomplish this feat and more for next year!