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Boost Technologies Tops List of Largest Dayton-Area Ad Agencies

Boost Technologies, LLC, parent company of Shumsky, was just named #1 on the Top Advertising Agencies list by the Dayton Business Journal. The rankings were locally researched by Jane Applegate of the Dayton Business Journal, with the final rankings based on number of local employees. Dayton has been home to Shumsky since it was founded in 1953 by Hy Shumsky and has remained a family-owned business for three generations.  “We take a lot of pride in being part of the Dayton community for over 60 years," said Michael Emoff, grandson of Hy Shumsky and current Chairman, "We are proud to be ranked #1 on DBJ’s Top Ad Agencies list for the second year in a row." Dayton Business Journal subscribers can view the complete list on their website.

Boost Technologies is on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine ranked Boost Technologies on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.  “It is an honor to be included in this year’s list with so many other growing businesses,” stated Anita Emoff, CEO of Boost Technologies (the parent company of Shumsky and Boost Rewards). “We credit our company’s growth to our team and their focus on scalability and continuous improvement for our business. Our drive to exceed expectations for our clients over the past 60 years has helped bring us to where we are today.” The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s [...]

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking

Major global companies, including Boost Technologies dba Shumsky Promotional, have renewed their commitment to the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) through an expanded membership and scope of work. Formed in 2010, gBCAT has provided a unique forum for business to understand how all forms of modern slavery affect their operations and supply chains, and to design effective and pragmatic solutions to combat traffickers. BSR—a global nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable business—has been appointed secretariat of the initiative. Under its new scope of work, gBCAT will capitalize on the major organizational strengths, resources, and reach of global businesses to accelerate progress on human trafficking. Through three work streams, members will share learnings through webinars and in-person meetings; develop a Research Lab to incubate ideas, publish reports, and identify areas for action; and publicize findings through an enhanced Public Platform. Issues to be addressed include employee or sub-contractor training programs, company policies, and best practices in reporting around the U.K. Modern Slavery Act. The members of gBCAT are determined to take a proactive approach to end human trafficking, which remains widespread and difficult to uncover. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that around 21 million people globally are victims [...]

Chasing the Dream, Olympic-Style, in Partnership with Shumsky

Only a few will win gold in the pool, on the track or on the slopes at the Olympics. But everyone can dream big dreams. Everyone can be a champion in their homes, their schools, their communities, in the fabric of their lives. In that spirit — the Olympic spirit — Dayton-based Shumsky and Boost Rewards is leading the way in supporting a one-of-a-kind, forward-looking project that ties together the sports we love to watch, the stories of some of the world’s greatest athletes and the events that connect us all. With it seeming increasingly likely that the United States will play host to an Olympics in either 2024 or 2028 in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California’s world-class Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism will be at the center of it all. Thanks in significant part to a partnership with Shumsky and Boost Rewards, three USC master’s-degree journalism students will spend this 2017-18 school year chasing their own Olympic-style dreams: reporting in-person from the world swimming championships July 21-30 in Budapest, Hungary; the world track and field championships Aug. 4-13 in London; and, next February, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. “We believe, first and foremost, in people, and [...]

PPEF Awards Jayne Emoff Miller Scholarship

PPEF (Promotional Products Education Foundation) recently awarded the Jayne Emoff Miller scholarship to a future graduate of Brandeis University. Jayne Emoff Miller was the former owner of Shumsky Promotional, located in Dayton, OH. She was a second generation owner of Shumsky during the mid-1980’s into the mid-2000’s and one of the early diversity businesses certified as a Woman Owned Business. Miller was a part of Shumsky for over 40 years - selling, leading and molding teams. She developed her skills from a combination of the mentoring she received from her parents, trial and error, industry education, and her peers. Carmen Huang is the scholarship recipient and a first-generation college student. She and her family immigrated to America ten years ago and Ms. Huang views her college education as a way to repay her parents for their sacrifices. “This scholarship is more than just a form of financial aid—it is an encouragement that motivates me to continue pursuing my goals.” When Ms. Huang found out she was a scholarship recipient, she was “ecstatic.” Says Huang, “I am inspired to become someone like her [Jayne Emoff Miller]—someone who was not only a female representative of the corporate world but also an outstanding [...]

Branded Under Armour Now Available through Shumsky

Shumsky is officially licensed to distribute branded Under Armour For over 60 years, Shumsky has brought value to our clients with an endless list of brand names to use in your promotional campaigns. We’re very excited to be in a very small group of distributors who are officially licensed as an Under Armour apparel distributor in our industry!  What this means for our clients is access to more than 30 styles of branded Under Armour in categories like apparel, head wear, and bags. Branded Under Armour is the perfect solution for your uniform program or next golf outing when we add your logo or message to the modern color choices like heather gray, laser green, tropic pink or hi-vis yellow. If that sounds a little too modern for your company or event, we also carry the basics: white, black, navy, and red. Apparel styles include men’s and ladies’ short sleeve polos, jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, and more! Now, we’ll introduce you to Eric, our Shumsky Showcase host who will show you a few Under Armour styles. Contact us if you’re ready for more information! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOxDk_xTKI

Shumsky Honored for Excellence in Promotional Marketing Campaign

Shumsky Wins Local and National Award for Marketing Campaign Shumsky is proud to announce we recently won a GOLD in the 2016 Pyramid Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and a SILVER Hermes Award through Dayton’s American Advertising Federation (AAF). Both awards were given for Shumsky’s collaboration on a marketing campaign for a season ticket delivery package for the Dayton Dragons. Thirty-Five Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were recognized at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception (in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas). The Pyramid Awards, first introduced in 1958, have grown more relevant with time by recognizing campaigns that demonstrate the effective use of promotional products, packaging and copywriting to create integrated marketing campaign programs and quantifiable results. Winners of PPAI Pyramid Awards are recognized for the outstanding, creative use of promotional products in a variety of client programs and campaigns. "We are very pleased to recognize Shumsky with the Pyramid Award,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “Shumsky’s dedication to solution-based selling combined with creative inspiration and the ability deliver promotional strategies that resonate with customers and deliver results.” The Hermes Awards recognizes the very best in locally created advertising through [...]

Scholarship Fund Established in Honor of Jayne Emoff Miller

Shumsky Establishes Scholarship Fund in Honor of Former Owner Michael and Anita Emoff, owners of Shumsky Promotional in Dayton, OH recently established a scholarship fund through PPEF (Promotional Products Education Foundation) in the name of Jayne Emoff Miller. Jayne was a second generation owner of Shumsky during the mid-1980’s into the mid-2000’s and one of the early diversity businesses certified as a Woman Owned Business. She was a part of Shumsky for over 40 years - selling, leading and molding teams. She developed her skills from a combination of the mentoring she received from her parents, trial and error, industry education, and her peers. She was very passionate about helping underprivileged children. Jayne Emoff Miller Aisha Walker, a former scholarship recipient states, “It is with complete sincerity that I say that I would not be where I am today without the generosity of the donors of PPEF. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping make my dream of graduating from college as a first-generation student become a reality.” Michael Emoff, son of Jayne states, “We are humbled to offer financial assistance to the continuing education and growth of professionalism through PPEF. My mother was [...]

Shumsky Acquires Exclusive Rights to Sell TILE™ in Promotional Industry

November 14, 2014 (DAYTON, OH)  The PeerNet™ Group, a strategic alliance of distributors including Shumsky, has signed a deal with Tile™ for exclusive rights to provide this popular retail item in the promotional industry. “We are very excited to be able to offer branded Tiles to our customers as part of their marketing and promotional campaigns”, said Michael Emoff, co-owner of Shumsky Promotional.  The Tile product has been very popular ever since its creators went public with their crowd-funding campaign back in 2013. Through this partnership, Shumsky has secured a limited supply of Tiles for your brand’s promotional programs that can be custom-branded with your company’s logo or marketing message. These beautifully branded Tiles are the perfect gift for clients or giveaways for trade shows and are bound to make a lasting impression. Branded Tiles are available through Shumsky The system consists of the actual Tile – a small square of electronics-laden plastic designed to attach to an item you wish to track – plus an iOS app capable of handling Bluetooth connections from as many as eight of these Tiles. If an item with a Tile goes missing, you can use the app to see that item’s [...]

Boost Technologies, LLC Recognized For Workplace Practices

October 23, 2014 - Distributor Boost Technologies, LLC, which does business in the promotional products industry under the Shumsky Promotional and Boost Rewards brands (UPIC: SHUMSKY), has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This award, part of the national “When Work Works” project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” says Anita Emoff, CEO of Boost Technologies. “We are working very hard on improving the culture of our organization and a large part of that is providing flexibility to our employees.” The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning, a culture of trust, work-life fit, supervisor support for work success, autonomy and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities [...]