GR Promotions Merges with The Vernon Company
Burnsville, Minnesota-based distributor GR Promotions has merged its operations with distributor The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa. Under terms of the agreement, principals/owners Ray and Jennifer Crowder and their employees will continue to maintain the GR Promotions corporate identity while also representing The Vernon Company. The Vernon Company will assume all administrative operations, including product research, order processing, invoicing and collections, as well as providing marketing support.
GR Promotions has served the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area for more than 17 years.
"We are thrilled to be a part of The Vernon Company," said Jennifer Crowder. "In the past, we had been contacted by other large distributors to join their company. Each time, after doing our due diligence, we didn't feel it was an appropriate fit for us. After a visit to Vernon and meeting their support staff we found that it was indeed a great fit for us. Our values matched Vernon's."
"Partnering with Vernon has given us the ability to do what we do well, and that is sell. The rest we can pass off to them to handle. We're looking forward to an incredible and long-lasting relationship," she said.
"We are very pleased to add the GR Promotions team to our existing group of account executives in the Minnesota region," said Dave Regan, MAS, vice president of sales for The Vernon Company. "By utilizing Vernon's full support system we are confident that they will be able to focus their efforts on what they like to do best—selling! This is definitely a win-win situation for us both."
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