We are a second-generation company, established in 1983.
Our roots are in recognition. Established in 1983, the then “Great Lakes Specialties” focus was symbolic corporate recognition and incentive programs. As times’ trends, interests and workforce evolved so did GLS services; however, the formula for success has remained the same for almost four decades.
GLS Group Inc is a Certified Woman Owned-Business.
GLS Groups' mission is to know our clients’ business inside and out so that together we grow their brand awareness and drive employee engagement.
The team members at GLS are relationship specialists. We work as an extension of our clients’ marketing teams to help them solidify current relations as well as to earn the business of their prospects. GLS works as an extension of our clients’ human resource teams to increase employee engagement. Our clients are long term partners in business.
We believe our clients’ brand is their most precious asset. Our job is to make sure that our clients brands are not only known; but also coveted.
Innovate means we are continuously moving forward, creating, and improving.
Collaboration means we leverage the collective genius of our team and our clients for the best possible solutions.
Integrity means we work to grow our business in a way that makes us proud.
Result Oriented means we focus on our clients’ goals – and all else will follow. Products are the last component of an effective solution.
Specialize means it’s best to do one thing really, really well.
Joie de Vivre means we encourage people to appreciate each other, think big, have fun and do good.
People Come First.
You’ve got something special going on that makes your business a great place to work and grow. We encourage employee engagement with incentive and recognition programs that inspire performance.
We Want Results. So do you.
Our branded merchandise programs and employee engagement programs are designed to support your marketing initiatives, improve your employee engagement and achieve your business goals. The end game: results you can measure.
We’re Focused on Your Brand.
GLS specializes in customized branded merchandise, incentive and recognition programs that align with your business strategy. This is our expertise—and our passion.
Drive New Business.
People do business with companies they know and like—and getting your brand in front of more people is our job. People talk. What will they say about you? GLS builds positive brand recognition, generating referrals and new sales for your business.
Grow Stronger Connections.
There’s more to your brand than a name and logo. GLS captures the spirit of your brand so people personally connect and identify with what you’re all about. Brand visibility increases consumer confidence—it gets your foot in the door and is a platform for developing meaningful relationships.
Tom is a graduate of Kent State University and is the lead strategist for new projects and programs. Tom has been with GLS since 2003.
Amy is a graduate of Northwood University and serves as creative director at GLS. She has been with GLS since 1996.