As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we wanted to share the steps we are taking to keep our facility safe and avoid a disruption in business. All employees, except warehouse personnel, are currently telecommuting from home. This is a seamless process in which business will not be affected. We will be taking your calls and your orders. All orders from our facility will continue to ship each day, and you will receive the service level you have come to expect.
Building And Protecting Brands Since 1984

Who We Are

Since 1984, Mid-America Merchandising, Inc.’s core foundation has been built on creating, managing, and the fulfillment of corporate brand recognition programs to promote your brand, incentivize customers, and reward employees through premium gifts and the latest merchandise.

With access to an extensive supply of premiums, promotional products and non-traditional merchandise, our staff is able to present unique, popular, and trending products to ensure success in your marketing efforts. Our primary goal is to reflect your company's approach to branding through new and creative merchandise.

Unparalleled Service

As a client-oriented company focusing on delivering the highest quality services and technology, our team will always go the extra mile to benefit you and your brand.

Competitive Pricing

We give you access to the best promotional and incentive products in the industry through strategic selection of cutting edge products at competitive costs.

Creative Merchandising

We take the time to get to know your company culture and employees so we can partner with you in offering innovative merchandise to promote your brand.

I cannot recommend MMI enough. They consistently go above and beyond to make sure the job is done right; you won’t find a higher level of customer service and quality as with them. They not only provide high quality, cutting edge products, but also have a team in place to brainstorm and take your brand recognition to the next level. If you’re on the fence – just do it. Make the switch to MMI and you won’t regret it!

Natasha Rinehart – Creative Brand Manager, Arrow Truck Sales, Inc.

What We Provide

Find out how we can help promote your brand.


Increase your ROI and give your customers and employees a long-lasting impression with Customer Loyalty Points Programs, Safety Programs, and Years of Service Programs!


Employee Recognition

Custom Orders

At MMI, we provide you with merchandise that makes sense for your specific needs. Our talented team will work with you from inception to delivery to get you the items you need, when you need them!

Custom Orders

Specified To Your Needs

Kitting Projects

Take advantage of our kitting team and allow us to bundle your merchandise for a more unique gift experience.

Kitting Projects


Creative Services

Our graphic artist, experienced in photography and design for the marketing and advertising industry, is on-site to create print materials and assist in promoting your brand.

Creative Services

Graphic Design

Online Company Stores

Our in-house web developer will customize your online store with a transparent look and feel as an extension of your corporate brand. Each store is PCI compliant for a secure shopping experience.

Online Stores

Brand Awareness


Outsource your fulfillment needs and enjoy the benefit of our 60,000-sq. ft. warehouse to store your necessities. We will accurately manage and track your inventory goods.


Fulfillment Center

Customer Service

We are dedicated to serve you in a quick, efficient and customer-centric manner. MMI staff is educated and fully-immersed in the needs of each client partner to provide knowledgeable, best-in-class service.

Customer Service

Consumer Satisfaction


Customized reports allow MMI to strategically analyze both customer segments and the productivity of programs. This analysis provides you with educated suggestions to make your programs even stronger.


Detailed Analysis

Safety Aware

We are proud to have earned Product Safety Aware (PSA) status. You can be confident that your branded merchandise is compliant with all current product safety regulations.


Product Safety

Learn how you can use your brand to show
your commitment to sustainability.

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I’ve worked with MMI both in my previous job as Head of Internal Communications for Crop Science and now as a Senior Marketing Communications Manager within Environmental Science. They have always been responsive and have helped me successfully execute some really large, complex projects as well as pull off miracles for projects that had exceptionally tight turnarounds. I enjoy working with them, and I trust them to deliver.

Jennifer Poore – Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, Bayer Environmental Science US Pest Management & Public Health

Industries We Serve

Here are some of the types of businesses we partner with.

Animal Health
Financial Services
Food and Beverage

We have worked with MMI for several years now and have been overwhelmingly happy with their service throughout each and every project. After twice finding ourselves in a bind due to circumstances out of our control, MMI went well beyond our expectations to “bail us out” of a tough spot. They are essentially miracle workers from my perspective. The products we have received have been perfectly done, on time or ahead of schedule, and we always receive the exact correct quantity of each product we order, even if the quantity is in the thousands. Their attention to detail is incredible. Overall, I’m happy to continue to work with MMI because they were able to very quickly earn my trust, and I know we will be taken care of each and every time we use their services, no matter what the strange requirements of the job entail.

Caitlin Tremain – Marketing Coordinator, Price Chopper Enterprises

MMI is your single source for merchandising your brand, not just branding your merchandise.

Our History

We are ready to put our 30-plus years of industry and business experience on the line for you.

  • This original safe has remained in our office since 1906.


    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.

  • 1984 MMI Storefront


    Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. was established on May 4, providing complete program management and fulfillment from concept to execution.

  • 100% Cotton Totes


    Tom sold MMI's in-house cut and sew operation to his workers, giving them the opportunity to continue to produce locally made, eco-friendly cotton tote bags.
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  • Small Business Monthly’s 25 Under 25 Award


    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 Best Emerging Company 2008-2009

    2008 - 2009

    Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine named Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. Best Emerging Company in Kansas City.

  • Top 50 largest Promotional Products Distributors


    Promo Marketing Magazine ranked Mid-America Merchandising, Inc. among the top 50 largest Promotional Products Distributors in the United States.

  • Be Part
    Of Our

MMI works with me to closely ensure a superior customer service experience for our grower partners and they often coordinate with my staff to satisfy those customers that overlap between the call centers. I can always count on MMI to represent Bayer to our customers with excellent service and quality merchandises. During the fulfillment season, in one week, MMI handled 973 phone call redemptions and 1,879 website redemptions without a hitch… MMI has been a strategic partner for the Crop Protection business and I would highly recommend them for the other divisions of Bayer to partner with for the fulfillment of promotional and premium items.

Kevin Downs – Customer Interaction Center Manager, CropScience - A Division of Bayer

Our Amazing Team

MMI’s primary goal is to ensure success in your marketing efforts.

Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett


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.

Lisa Klein

Lisa Klein


Lisa has been in the promotional products industry for most of her career. 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 efficient processes and automating systems. Her efforts reduced order processing time from 1-2 business days to 15 minutes. In her free time, she enjoys camping, fishing, and boating with her husband and two children.

Meet Our Crew

MMI has done good work for Commerce Bank almost from the day they opened their doors. We greatly value our long relationship with MMI and appreciate the quality they bring to every aspect of their business.

Scott Robinson – FRA Creative Director, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
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We Would Love To Hear From You!

Let us partner with you to make your vision a reality.

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