Benefitting MSM’s 3rd quarter Community Outreach program featured a successful event and a win for all who participated. MSM’s goal was to help those who are affected by various mental illnesses. During these unprecedented times, the number of individuals needing mental health assistance has increased due to the additional stresses of living your daily life with a pandemic looming around you. By partnering with a local artist, MSM was able to offer our employees the opportunity to purchase custom canvases for $15. $5 of each canvas purchased was then donated to Mental Health America. Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated toRead More →

31 Days of Kindness This past March, the MSM Team was challenged with the goal of “31 consecutive days of kindness”. What constitutes an “act of kindness”?  For the purposes of this challenge, it was defined as any intentional action that resulted in making someone’s day better.  This could be anything from buying someone a coffee to writing someone a friendly note. The month started off strong, often with multiple people performing acts of kindness on the same day. However, as March progressed, keeping an eye on these acts got considerably tougher as everyone was asked to quarantine and shelter in place.  Not to beRead More →

The MSM Buffalo Grove location just completed a 3-part Community Outreach project that spanned two months. During this project, team members had multiple opportunities to participate and help the Chicago area homeless population by creating MSM Winter Care Kits. In September, donations of winter hats, scarves, gloves, and socks, along with non-perishable foods and toiletries were collected. In early October, for 1 week during the lunch hour, the employees were able to take the donations and assemble the Winter Care Kits, which were created as either Male, Female, or Family. More than 50 Winter Care Kits were created with all the donations received. After allRead More →

MSM’s July Community Outreach program focused on our community of employees at the Buffalo Grove office. The goal of the program was simple, “Say something nice about someone you work with” and then create a “Wow Wall” for the team of Buffalo Grove employees. Each employee was asked to write one nice thing about three different people in the office. It wasn’t long before the entire wall in the lunchroom was filled up with photos and statements about how valuable each person is as an MSM employee, co-worker and friend. Statements such as “One of the best cold callers in the industry”, “MSM is luckyRead More →

Multimedia Sales and Marketing had a blast with their 2nd quarter Community Outreach event, which raised $400 and benefited the 100 Club of Chicago. Employees of MSM and INT had the opportunity to pay $1, $3 or $5 to pop a balloon. Each balloon popped was a chance to win a prize. Three different prize levels were available based on the value of the balloons. By popping the less expensive balloons, there was a greater chance to win a prize. However, the higher valued balloons had the higher valued prizes. Some of the prizes won included: $1.00 Balloons: candy bars, MSM pens, lottery tickets, AmopeRead More →

The MSM Buffalo Grove office got in the spirit of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby with a week-long sales contest. A display was set up in the lunchroom with containers representing the different horses running in the Derby. Throughout the week, the sales team earned “MSM Derby Tickets” based on their sales performance and Kentucky Derby spirit. Anyone wearing a Kentucky Derby style hat or bow tie on Friday was awarded additional tickets to enter in the raffle-style contest. All tickets were deposited into the horse’s containers by Friday, May 3rd, and a drawing was held on Monday, May 6th to pick theRead More →

MSM celebrated Mike Taylor’s 30th anniversary by going back in time to 1989. During the April Birthday and Anniversary Celebration, the MSM and INT teams gathered in the lunchroom wearing their finest 80’s stonewashed denim, leg warmers, and side ponytails to honor Mike for his 30 years of hard work, dedication, and impact on the success of MSM. Mike has spent over half his career as the sales manager, and even with these additional responsibilities, he manages to rank 4th in all-time sales for the company. Mike’s sense of humor is second to none, and so are the contributions he has made to MSM. CongratulationsRead More →

Congratulations to Jim Jordan the winner of two tickets to the April 8th, Cubs home opener following the two-week-long sales contest. Although Jim wasn’t the only one who felt as though he was able to spend the day at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. The rest of the MSM Buffalo Grove team spent Monday, April 8th enjoying a festive ballpark menu, of Hotdogs and peanuts for lunch and admiring some of the most well-known features of Wrigley Field. Upon entering they lunchroom they were greeted by the iconic Cubs welcoming Marquee announcing that Cubs Home Opener had finally arrived. The ivy-covered wall, packed bleachers,Read More →

The MSM Sales Team may not have been able to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean that the spirit of New Orleans wasn’t here in Buffalo Grove. On March 5th, the MSM Buffalo Grove office took part in the Mardi Gras Sales Contest. Each member of the sales team was divided into one of three teams: Purple, Gold, and Green, and was hoping to be led to a team victory by one of the three Marketing Reps placed on one of the three teams as well. Throughout the day, the Marketing Reps awarded their team members beads based on the salesRead More →

As a kick-off to MSM’s food drive benefiting the Vernon Township food pantry, MSM held its 5th annual cook-off on Friday, February 22, 2019. Chefs from both MSM and INT worked hard creating everyone’s favorite, chicken noodle soup. As a twist to this year’s event, and as an effort to include those who prefer baking, a chocolate chip cookie bakeoff category was added as well. 5 chefs competed to be crowned the winner of the chicken soup category, and 6 competed for the title of Pastry Chef. Only one brave contestant, Robert Shaw, entered both categories. Judges were given the opportunity to place up toRead More →