PremiumBag has been named as a recipient of the second annual TharpeRobbins Award of Excellence for Vendor Partnership. As a leader in the managed recognition and rewards industry, TharpeRobbins is passionate about bestowing recognition whenever it is deserved. So, it created these awards for its extended family of vendor partners.
“We are proud beyond words to be honored with this award. Everyone at PremiumBag will continue to do whatever it takes to provide lasting benefits for TharpeRobbins,” says Richard Schwartz, president of PremiumBag. “We work hard to provide consistent open communications and flexibility in order to be the best possible partner for TharpeRobbins.”
PremiumBag was founded in May 2000 with the primary goal of servicing the needs of the premium and incentive industry. The company’s mission is to provide cutting edge quality products at competitive prices for its partners and licensees.
“As a recognition company, we live, breathe and are passionate about honoring those who are exemplary,” says Brett Tharpe, TharpeRobbins’ CEO. “Recognition is about engaging others. Acknowledging the teamwork of superb vendor partners like PremiumBag, who make our business possible, is a great way to do that.”
Only 21 vendors out of hundreds have been named as recipients of the second annual awards in honor of the flawless service and quality that has helped TharpeRobbins become the industry leader that it is today.
Since 2000, PremiumBag (premiumbag.com), based in Jamaica, N.Y., has produced more than one million pieces of luggage and bags for the premium and gifts industry with licensees including Bob Mackie and Russell Athletic. PremiumBag specializes in sports duffels, rolling suitcases and Triple Play convertible luggage, but also has a portfolio of more than 180 different items. The company’s recently opened Shanghai office closely watches over all production and quality control and can also assist in creating custom merchandise with a minimal lead time. PremiumBag President Richard Schwartz has more than 25 years experience in the luggage industry.
For more than 100 years, TharpeRobbins’ rich history as an innovator has covered the breadth of managed reward and recognition programs. The company fosters superior performance by creating new standards for employee recognition and rewards through imaginative solutions, cutting edge programs, flawless execution, professional service and world-class technology. TharpeRobbins built its reputation on developing customized programs to help clients reach their employee attraction and retention goals. The company is passionate about recognition because they know that an engaged workforce produces satisfied customers, which in turn produces more business. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything.
The privately-held TharpeRobbins (tharperobbins.com) was created through the February 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981. The company headquarters are located on a 25-acre campus in Statesville, N.C. and include an extensive showroom and state-of-the-art distribution facility. The ISO-certified Attleboro, Mass., operations include creative services, software development and jewelry manufacturing.