Signet’s Awards in 2018

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Our Signet team works hard every day to create meaningful brand experiences for our clients, employees, and the community. Most importantly, we do it all because we are committed to providing the best promotional products and customer service. However, when our hard work is noticed and awarded, we can’t help but blush. Here is a summary of the awards and recognition Signet received during 2018.

Signet’s Elizabeth and David Tate Named to University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics’ Hall Of Fame

awards, community, signetElizabeth, chairman and CEO, and David Tate, President, were inducted into U of M’s Fogelman Hall of Fame. Similarly, they were both named Distinguished Friends of the College this year. Signet sponsors the Promotional Products Education Foundation Signet Scholarship. It is available to need-based students at Fogelman. The Tates engage with the Fogelman College through classroom lectures, internships fairs, and sitting on the internship fair panel and college advisory board.

“We stood out because we gave more than money," the Tates say. "We also gave more of ourselves, at least in their eyes.”

Elizabeth is a proud alumni of the University of Memphis. Consequently, they benefit through their engagement with the college. As a result, the Hall Of Fame induction was meaningful to them both. The University of Memphis appreciates all the support Signet’s leaders have provided over the years. Click here to read more.

ASI Counselor Best Places to Work

signet. awards, community, industrySignet earned the 30th position under the Advertising Specialty Institute Counselor Best Places to Work award for 2018. Counselor conducted a survey and used a ranking system to honor the top industry workplaces for the year. Using the survey, ASI took note of the benefits & perks of working for Signet. Our Employees enjoy benefits like our low employee cost healthcare plan, paid time off, and a flexible work schedule. Also, we celebrate our employees’ birthdays monthly and have fun events all throughout the year!

Another perk is our open and airy office. Likewise, the employees love wearing jeans on Fridays. Above all, we can’t forget to mention our chief morale officer, Milo, a Husky/Malamute Mix who’s in charge of smiles, shedding, and food inspection! We are proud of our corporate culture. We encourage fun and act with sincere care toward our clients and each other. Here's the list of all the honorees!


PPAI Greatest Companies to Work For

The Promotional Products Association International compiled a list of the 60 Greatest Companies To Work For among their members. Signet made the cut! They decided the honorees using a survey where employees rated their companies in five areas: benefits, resources, culture, leadership, and company direction. To be considered, each company had to be nominated. Furthermore, they had to submit a list of full-time employees to take the survey.

Promotional Products Business Editor Tina Berres Filipski says, “It’s a pretty rigorous process to earn a spot on this list and the companies that made it have a right to feel proud of their accomplishment—and we’re thrilled for them.” We’re thrilled too, Tina! Check out the article here.

PPAMS Hall of Fame Inductee and Best Distributor Website

Similarly, the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South inducted  our fearless leaders Elizabeth and David Tate into the Hall of Fame! They were selected due to their outstanding impact to the industry.  Both Elizabeth and David are founding members of PeerNet and active in multiple boards across the industry and community.

PPAMS is an association of over 300 promotional products companies. Their supplier members come from virtually every state in the nation. Distributors are primarily from the Mid-South. They are governed by a 9 member Board of Directors.

In addition, PPAMS also recognized our website as the Best Distributor Website for 2018! Go take a look here!

Inside Memphis Business Power Players

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Another recognition was Inside Memphis Business naming Elizabeth a Power Player for 2018! The Power Players are Inside Memphis Business’ annual list of Memphis heavy hitters in each industry. They recognized our CEO as one of the top business people in Memphis for Marketing and Public Relations. But here’s what’s crazy. She has been honored with this award annually since 2009! Be sure to go through the rest of the Power Players and see how much talent thrives in the 901!


To conclude, we do our jobs the best way we know how because that’s who we are at Signet. It feels good to be recognized by the industry and our community for our determination and commitment. Above all, we enjoy what we do and we are glad to do it. Thank you for your support while we #MakeOurMark!

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