Zac’s Zoo MSM kicked off 2021 with a community outreach program aimed at helping children in turmoil. Along with INT, MSM was able to collect over $420 and purchase 110 brand new stuffed animals.  The stuffed animals were then donated to a local organization, Zac’s Zoo, which provides stuffed animals to Fire and Police First Responders across the country. For a child, having a stuffed animal is just like having a friend to rely on and love unconditionally, the perfect comfort item during scary or stressful situations.  MSM did an outstanding job supporting this great organization that got its start in 2005 by sending overRead More →

MSM’s 4th Quarter Community Outreach Program, “MSM Gives”, was structured in such a way that allowed MSM to donate to a variety of charitable causes rather than simply donating to a single institution. MSM employees were each encouraged to “give”, in whatever way was meaningful to them, to any organization or cause that they cared about. Many of the employees stepped up and we saw a variety of giving throughout the quarter. Handmade holiday cards were made for the residents of a local Senor Living Community.  Donations of clothing and household items were made to Goodwill, Amvets, and the Chicago Chesed Fund.  A fundraiser wasRead More →

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 →

Mask Challenge In May 2020 MSM issued a challenge to all its employees.  The goal was to help our communities flatten the growing COVID-19 curve and show support for the face-covering guidelines. To accomplish this, we decided to raise awareness by launching a social media campaign. Employees were challenged to post a photo on their social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) wearing a face covering and to encourage friends and family to do the same. Each photo was then tagged using the hashtag #MSMmaskchallange. As an added incentive, each posting on a social media site with this unique hashtag earned the MSM employee anRead 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 →