Daily Herald Honors Plum Grove for Business Excellence
Plum Grove was selected for an Annual Award for Business Excellence (AABE) in the family business category.
Hoffman Estates, IL • April 22, 2019 – The Daily Herald Business Ledger Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABE) highlight successful suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful. Plum Grove is pleased to announce that the organization was selected to receive this honor in the category of Family Businesses.
The AABEs, given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, are presented to outstanding businesses and non-profit organizations with a significant presence in the suburban circulation area of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
Plum Grove Brand Essence
With over 38 years of history and experience, and an average employee tenure over 15 years, Plum Grove prides itself on industry-leading customer service and execution excellence. Seasoned professionals walk clients through the many options for project customizations, including the selection, design, production and distribution of products. No matter the size or complexity of the project, the experts at Plum Grove can be counted on every step of the way to help bring marketing ideas to life.
With strong family values as the foundation of its culture, Plum Grove believes in fostering long-term partnerships with its clients, acting as an ongoing resource and extension of the client’s business. Whether a startup, an established local business or a large national brand, Plum Grove offers seamless brand solutions that amplify business growth and success.
Plum Grove Team
Plum Grove has over 26 individuals that come together to serve our clients. Over 30% of the team has been together for 20+ years, and over 50% has been with Plum Grove for more than a decade. That kind of workforce longevity is rare today, and it’s a defining reason how Plum Grove is able to offer seamless, hassle-free experiences to its clients.
Plum Grove Family
Over time, many employees have worked alongside their children, spouses and extended family at Plum Grove, and several family connections still work together at Plum Grove today. We have celebrated life events and weathered through losses together in our rich history.
Most recently, Kara Lineal joined her father, Peter Lineal, Founder, in the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Peter Lineal first received the keys to his brand new print shop on December 1st, 1980, the day Kara was born. In 2018, with a 16-year career in retail marketing and e-commerce, Kara decided to join the family business just a few months after the birth of her first child.
Growth & Success
In 2018, Plum Growth launched its “Vision 2021” – an aggressive growth plan intended to triple the size of the business within three years. The plan includes strategic investment in technology, equipment and personnel. Accomplishments thus far are included below.
- All-time record sales for the year, with 40% growth over 2017
- Invested over a half-million dollars in new equipment to increase capacity and capabilities
- Hired 7 new employees, including into newly created roles for Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Operations
- Launched a new website, https://plumgroveinc.com
Award Acceptance Speech
About Plum Grove
Plum Grove™ empowers businesses to connect with the world, tell their story, build their brands, and promote growth through custom printing and marketing solutions. With over 1 million ways to market your business, Plum Grove’s diverse product array includes printed items, promotional products, trade show booths, mailing services, web-to-print websites and marketing consulting services. With over 37 years of history and experience and an average employee tenure of more than 15 years, Plum Grove prides itself on both its powerful force of seasoned experts and the strong family values that are the foundation of its culture. The company has been honored for Business Excellence and earned the Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award, recognizing innovation in environmental protection with green-friendly, sustainable manufacturing practices.