MMI’s core foundation is built on creating, managing, and fulfillment of corporate brand recognition programs to promote your brand, incentivize customers, and reward employees through premium gifts and the latest merchandise.
Tom's great-grandfather began a hide rendering business, well-known in the fur trade for honesty and integrity. In a 1939 article Tom’s grandfather said, "A satisfied customer is the best asset any business can have." Though the products and services have changed, our focus on customer service has not. This original safe has remained in our office since 1906 as a reminder of what we stand for.
Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. was established in 1984, providing complete program management and fulfillment from concept to execution.
The Town of Kansas mural, sponsored by the River Market Business Association and the Kansas City Artists Coalition, was added to the building.
Before the MMI family grew to over 25 employees, we were an honoree for Small Business Monthly’s 25 Under 25 Award for the Kansas City market.
Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine named Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. Best Emerging Company in Kansas City.
MMI invested in a solution that allows us to process the same amount of orders in a day that would previously have taken weeks.
MMI upgraded to a new ecommerce platform that integrates with our accounting system. This gives you real time access to inventory levels and order information.
Promo Marketing Magazine ranked Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. among the top 50 largest Promotional Products Distributors in the United States.
Tom started the Company in 1984 with his wife, Carol, because he recognized the value in offering fulfillment services of incentive merchandise. Within a few years, thanks to their expertise and outstanding customer service, they evolved into distributing and fulfilling logoed merchandise and apparel, amongst thousands of other promotional products. In his spare time, Tom enjoys volunteering and gardening. He has taught and coached swimming for over 20 years, and especially enjoys working with children who have special needs.
VP - Sales & Marketing
Lisa has been in the promotional products industry for 19 years. She began on the supplier side of the industry, which afforded her the opportunity to understand all aspects of the promotional products business. Since joining MMI, she has been a driving force in the growth of the company through creating more efficient processes and automating systems. Her efforts reduced order processing time from 1-2 business days to 15 minutes. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, camping, fishing and boating.
VP - Finance
Barbara brings to MMI a wealth of experience in accounting and finance, warehousing and distribution, and operations management. She has collaborated on upgrading systems within the Accounting Department to better serve the needs of all employees and customers. One of her primary areas of focus is creating reports that provide timely, critical information to decision-makers. When not at work, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling to the California Wine Country, gardening, and exercising.