Storm Creek Better Letter: February 2024

Storm Creek Better Letter: February 2024

As February bids us adieu, we find ourselves amazed at how swiftly the days have passed. It's been a whirlwind of activity, and we're eager to share some exciting highlights and updates from the past month with all of you.


Year in Review: Celebrating 2023

We took a moment to celebrate all the incredible accomplishments of 2023 together. Let's take a quick look back at the top 7 milestones:

  1. News, News & More News: Our industry recognition soared as we proudly accepted the Bess Cohn Award.
  2. Eco-Friendly Office & Warehouse: Embracing sustainability, our Bevi system upcycled over 9,000 plastic bottles and we have now collected and properly recycled over 2,990 pounds of plastic bags!
  3. The Artisan Shirt Jacket Makes Waves: Featured in PPAI Magazine, our innovative Shacket caught the industry's attention.
  4. Shipping Success: Nearly 600,000 garments shipped, reaching a staggering 1.2 million eyeballs.
  5. Team Bonding: From the annual golf tournament to pedal pub adventures, we fostered camaraderie and fun.
  6. Charitable Contributions: We've made significant progress towards our goal of donating $5 million by 2030, currently surpassing $2 million in charitable contributions (nearly $1 million in 2023 alone!). Additionally, we've generously donated over 18,000 garments to those in need.
  7. Environmental Impact: Surpassing our goal, we upcycled over 32 million bottles, making a tangible difference.


What an incredible year it has been! Each one of you has played a pivotal role in our success throughout 2023. Now, as we venture into 2024, we're gearing up for what we've dubbed...The Year of the Customer!


Wear for Better™

PPEF is an educational, charitable, nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to students who have a parent working in the promotional products industry or who are working for a company in the industry. We urge our staff members and fellow promotional products industry parents to utilize this invaluable opportunity to support the educational endeavors of deserving students within our community.


Welcome to the Team

Let's extend a warm Creeker Seekers welcome to our newest team members:

  • Chris Heyne - Systems + IT Manager
  • Bob Barli - Warehouse Specialist 


In the News


On the Road Again

We were on the road all month long connecting with many distributors, suppliers and industry peers!

  • BDA Supplier Alliance Fair - Washington (WA)
  • UMAPP x Storm Creek - Minnesota (MN)
  • ASB National Sales Conference - Texas (TX)
  • Northwest Buyers - Minnesota (MN)
  • Facilis Supplier Showcase - Georgia (GA)


Looking Ahead

  • March 4-6 ASI Fort Worth 
  • March 5-6 Discover American in Glenwood, MN 
  • March 7-8 Customer Meetings in St. Louis, MO
  • March 13-14 PPA Showcase in Chicago, IL
  • March 19 PSG Geiger in Raleigh, NC
  • March 22 Brandito Client Expo Richmond, VA 
  • March 25 Boundless Founders Day in Austin, TX