PRESS RELEASE: Proforma Distinctive Marketing Expands

Proforma Distinctive Marketing Press Release
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2010
Contact: Eric Marasco, Owner
Phone: 317- 331-6682
Email: eric.marasco@proforma.com

Proforma Distinctive Marketing Expands and Announces New Sales Contractor

Indianapolis, IN: November 10,2010 – Proforma Distinctive Marketing is please to announce the additional of Nathaniel Shultz. Nathaniel is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. While at Purdue Nathaniel was active in several social and charity organizations including Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity as well as a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He remains active in both organizations.

After graduating from Purdue, Nathaniel started his career in transportation, working in several capacities for FedEx Ground. After six years with FedEx, he left the industry in 2010 and joined forces with Eric Marasco of Proforma Distinctive Marketing, a promotional product and printing company based in Indianapolis. Eric says “I am excited to have Nate part of our team and he will be key in growing our business into the future.”

Proforma Distinctive Marketing helps their clients market their business by providing distinctive marketing campaigns, promotional products, commercial printing services and e-commerce solutions. They offer one-stop shopping opportunities for all of a company’s marketing needs.

Nathaniel is an Indiana native having grown up just north of West Lafayette. He relocated to Indianapolis in 2007 with his wife Stacy, a nurse at Methodist Hospital. He is active in his church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on 86th Street in Indianapolis.

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Proforma Named #2 Distributor by Counselor Magazine

NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:    Kelsey Anthony, Public Relations Manager (216) 520-8400 ext. 3115, kanthony@proforma.com

Proforma Named #2 Distributor By Counselor Magazine Among the Best in Annual Top 40 Distributors Survey

CLEVELAND (May 6, 2010) – On the heels of a challenging economy, Proforma is excited to announce the company has been ranked the #2 Distributor by the Advertising Specialty Institute’s Counselor magazine.
Named as a top 10 distributor since 2001, Proforma continues to shine as a dominant force in the industry with a proven business model for its distributor members. Setting a record for growth in 2009 by bringing on 150 new Proforma Owners, Founder, Greg Muzzillo is looking forward to 2010’s sales figures.
“I am pleased with our #2 ranking and proud of our Owners for demonstrating resolve during a tough year. This year has already started off on the right foot, as we have increased our sales substantially over 2009,” said Muzzillo.
The annual listing by Counselor magazine is based on a comparison of 2008 and 2009 sales figures and highlights the Top 40 Distributors in the industry. With more than 720 offices across North America and $312 million in total annual revenue last year, Proforma achieved the status as the industry’s #2 distributor.
In addition to the company being named among the best distributors by Counselor magazine, Muzzillo and his wife, Vera, CEO of Proforma have been named Counselor’s ‘Person of the Year.’ Proforma has also been awarded two InHouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA and a PEAK Award of Excellence by Print Solutions magazine.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Distributor,” said Muzzillo. “Our consistent rankings and awards provide our Owners with the credibility that comes along with being part of a large organization. They prove that Proforma is the distributorship of choice for sales professionals that are looking to make their dreams come true in the printing and promotional products industries.”

Rainmakers Expands and Announces New Geist Advisory Board Chair

Rainmakers Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2009
Contact: Tony Scelzo, Rainmakers
Phone: 317- 331-3188
Email: tony@gorainmakers.com

Rainmakers Expands and Announces New Geist Advisory Board Chair

Indianapolis, IN: August 4, 2009 – Rainmakers, central Indiana’s fastest growing business association, announced today the addition of a new advisory board located in Indianapolis. Led by Eric Marasco of Proforma Distinctive Marketing, the new Geist advisory board members will serve a two year term, providing advice and feedback to the management team. In addition, they are responsible for involving guests and new members in the organization and building awareness in their local community. This is the first specialized hub for Rainmakers.

The Geist advisory board represents the broad range of industries which comprises the Rainmakers’ general membership. Board Members include Matt Wallpe, Wallpe Design, Robby Slaughter, Slaughter Development, Christopher Roberti, Financial Partners Group, Brien Richmond, Focal Point, Rock Planck, Ottimo Capital Group, Mark Overholt, allEnveloping, Susan Meskis, PresicePrint, Dave McCarty, DMConsultant Group, Betsy Knole, 10 til 2, Patrick Fox, Sequential Partners, and Myndi Fitzgerald, Mona Vie.

The new Geist advisory board will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the after hours event to be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 5.30pm to 7pm. The inaugural meeting will be held on August 19th at Bella Vita.

Eric Marasco is a graduate of Butler University with a bachelors degree in Marketing. While at Butler University he was active with many organizations which included Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Entrepreneurship Club.

He started career in the office furniture industry working with Business Furniture Corporation and Boise Workspace. After 8 years in sales and sales management, Eric left the industry in 2004 to start Proforma, a promotional product and printing company in Indianapolis. Proforma Distinctive Marketing helps their clients market their business by providing distinctive marketing campaigns, promotional products, commercial printing services and e-commerce solutions. They offer one-stop shopping opportunities for all of a company’s marketing needs.

Eric is also involved on the Butler University Emerging Alumni Group, Catholic Business Exchange, Rainmakers Marketing Group, Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Eric is married with two children and is active in his church, Holy Spirit Parish at Geist.

About Rainmakers: Founded in 2002, Rainmakers is a business-to-business professional networking organization which is committed to helping individuals meet, learn and grow. Today, Rainmakers has more than 1,400 members and is the fastest growing organization of its kind in the state. For more information go to: http://www.gorainmakers.com.