MARCH  2023

From Your Executive Director

Spring brings an air of newness. Whether it’s staying on track with current goals or getting back to it, make sure to applaud yourself for coming this far. 

As we close the year's first quarter, I wonder if you’ve gathered any resources to move ahead into the next one. Here at PG, we strive to keep you up to date with the latest trends! This week we are refilling tank with new tools and ideas at our online event Refuel.  You can still register here for the rest of the week. You can also see daily recordings here.

In addition to providing you with resources in this newsletter we are also celebrating Women’s History Month. Read below where we feature just a few of the many amazing women in our network. Keep reading!

Dana Geiger | Executive Director

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Premier Group Network is delighted to welcome distributor City Apparel to the membership family.City Apparel is a third-generation award-winning uniform, apparel, and promotional products company in Findlay, OH with a mission to “Outfit partners to create positive community impact and lasting relationships." Learn more about City Apparel and their team here.

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Year of Saying Yes to Everything

Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. "When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling," she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum.

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A Spotlight

Women in our Network

In celebration of Women's History Month, we asked a few women in the Premier Group Network what advice they'd give their younger self and what they hope to see for the next generation of women.

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."

- Sherly Sandberg


Meet Menda Wright and Ann Vidro


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Menda Wright

Q: Advice to your 14-year-old self on your work-life journey? What would you do differently? Same?

A: Focus on Jesus. Everything else falls into place. Don't worry about what others think, be true to who you were created to be, and lean into the gifts you were given. At age 14 I started working as a waitress at a small Dutch restaurant back in the early 80's for a $1.10 an hour plus tips. I learned how to work hard and love people. It was great! I also volunteered overseas for a year and my eyes were opened to the needs of others who did not have our resources which was a very valuable experience as a young person.

Q: What's one thing you hope will be different for the next-gen of females?

A: Different? Better? There are so many opportunities for young women today.  I had incredibly supportive parents and a loving church family.  I hope that future women business owners look to traditional values and put their faith and families first.  That network is so very important for success in business!

Ann Vidro

Q: Advice to your 14-year-old self on your work-life journey? What would you do differently? Same?

A: I would tell my 14-year-old self to be more confident in who you are. When all hope seems lost, remember it's only a season. Seek wisdom, stay focused on your dreams, don't let the negative voices in, and enjoy the journey. Stand up for what you believe in. 

Q: What's one thing you hope will be different for the next-gen of females?

A: I hope the next-gen of females have more confidence to ask for what they want, work hard for it and be grateful when they achieve it.


Meet Heather Comerford



Q: Advice to your 14-year-old self on your work-life journey? What would you do differently? Same?

A: Growing up in the Bay Area and then moving to the Northwest, I grew up with a very "we are all equal, but you do need to stand up for yourself" mentality so it never occurred to me that I couldn't do or achieve things. That confidence has probably served me well over the years. It just before I started 1338Tryon that I realized that women and minorities were often left out of the conversation at a senior management level especially within the Promotional Products space. Once I hit Director level, I looked around and I was usually the only woman in the room. My advice to my 14-year-old self would be to keep that invincible attitude and passion but be a little more self-aware and make sure you are amplifying smart voices that otherwise may be overlooked.

Q: What's one thing you hope will be different for the next-gen of females?

A: I hope they all learn from a young age that you do not have to be "lady like" to be a LADY. When I was coming up professionally, I was often told to sit in the corner and wait my turn and most often that was by other women. Don't wait for someone to hand you something. TAKE IT. AND build yourself an amazing NETWORK of smart people that have your best interest at heart! One of the reasons, I LOVE being a part of Premier Group is all of the business leaders involved are so engaged in helping each other succeed. It is nice to know a team of people always have your back!


Meet Karen Herzog


ADCO Marketing

Q: Advice to your 14-year-old self on your work-life journey? What would you do differently? Same?

A: Take your failures, your embarrassing business situations, your too-low paychecks, your undervalued services, the supplier failures, and your own mistakes that will surface over the next 20 years with grace and patience. They are all important lessons that will enhance your work experience in later years. You will pay your employees more than you earned, you will value your own time appropriately, charge what you know you are worth, and balance work with play. All of the experiences, the good, bad and the ugly do not define you, but instead form the wonderful composite of who you are. Take life as a whole, and roll with the punches.

Q: What's one thing you hope will be different for the next-gen of females?

A: The next generation of women needs balance in their work and home life. Work is not "their life". It is one of many components. My hope is they realize and fight for that early in life.

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Registration for Annual Meeting 2023 is Closed!

We are so excited for our PG Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico this year. Registration is now closed but stay up to date in the link below!

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