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Empire Holds Charity Event to Raise Money for Operation Smile

http://www.pr.com/press-release/481696

The Operation Smile charity night was held at Empire’s head office. Participants donated a $20 entry fee for a night of games including cards, RockBand, bags and more.

Lombard, IL, March 29, 2013 –(PR.com)– Empire, a marketing and sales firm located just outside of Chicago, as held a charity event to raise money for Operation Smile. Members of Empire, along with family and friends, gathered together for a night of games at Empire’s office.

Founded in April of 2012, Empire is based out of Lombard, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Since, Empire has grown in response to its clients demands for an increase in market share using Empire’s personal, “results driven” marketing techniques. Empire provides client acquisition and retention support to national clients through marketing/sales management and campaign support.

Empire’s main client is a retail division of the leading wholesale energy marketer and energy service provider. They focus on the physical natural gas, electricity, coal and crude markets operating across North America. The client provides competitive electricity and gas supply to retail residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The client offers several plans to fit each customer’s needs. At Empire, representatives work closely with client account holders to the best solution to their business and consumer needs.

Since opening, members of Empire have been taking part in charity events both locally and nationally. President of Empire, Mark Chern, explains, “While hitting our goals with our clients is our first priority, I wanted to make sure the company was making an impact on the community as well. I want to make sure we take time to give back and continue to do so as we grow.”

Operation Smile is a children’s medical charity with presence in over 60 countries. Founded in 1982, the charity is comprised of medical professionals and volunteers devoted to providing free reconstructive surgeries and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 surgeries.

The Operation Smile charity night was held at Empire’s head office. Participants donated a $20 entry fee for a night of games including cards, RockBand, bags and more. This event was one of many Empire charity events organized to raise money for Operation Smile.

In addition to continually helping raise money for Operation Smile, Empire has participated in several other charity events helping to raise money and awareness for such groups as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Feed The Hungry Foundation, and St. Baldricks Foundation. Empire expects to double in size by the end of the year and according to Chern, the company will continue its philanthropic efforts for years to come.

Empire Launches New Website and Branches Out On The Social Network

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-empire-launches-new-website-and-branches-out-on-the-social-network-1363203370.html

Lombard, Illinois, United States of America(Free-Press-Release.com) March 13, 2013 — Empire, a Chicago based sales and marketing firm, has launched a new website. The company is growing and with the upcoming expansions, Empire needed to give their audience insight to news and events as the company evolves. In addition to the new website, Empire is now providing the public with up to date information about the company through blogs and social media.

Empire, Inc. works with a diverse portfolio of Fortune 500 Clients. As a promotional marketing consulting firm, Empire is hired to work with client account holders to acquire and retain business. Through marketing, sales management and campaign support, Empire currently helps clients increase their Chicago area market share, with plans to expand nationally in the upcoming months.

Empire’s main client is a retail division of the leading wholesale energy marketer and energy service provider. They focus on the physical natural gas, electricity, coal and crude markets operating across North America. The client provides competitive electricity and gas supply to retail residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The client offers several plans to fit each customer’s needs. At Empire, representatives work closely with client account holders to the best solution to their business and consumer needs.

The new ten page website includes information for customers, new and potential clients as well as current and future employees. On the home page, users can view Empire’s Mission Statement, access links to what the company is about as well as view direct feed to the Empire’s up to date Facebook stream.

Under About the Company, viewers get access to Careers, Clients and Services as well as live access to Empire’s blog. On the Careers page, one can find information about open positions, employee benefits, as well as employee culture.

On the Team page, the website displays the management staff at Empire complete with pictures and bios. The Our Culture section of the website gives a photo gallery of the staff at various company functions.

Empire also prides itself on giving back to the community. As explained by Mark Chern, President of Empire, “I wanted to make sure we were providing an environment where people would be satisfied with their career and know they were making a difference in the community as well. I am proud of how our team has stepped up in that area and I am excited to continue the philanthropic efforts as we grow.” The charities Empire has worked, found on the Community Involvement page, include Operation Smile, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Feed The Hungry Foundation, and St. Baldricks Foundation.

At the top of each page, one can find access to several social media sites to keep up with the latest about Empire. Empire uses these sites to give employee recognitions, to inform of company events as well as provide its employees with educational articles about business and leadership.

Empire expects to expand to multiple locations this year, according to Chern. Through the website and social media, Empire will be keeping the public informed as they grow.

Eight lessons from successful business leaders

http://www.news.com.au/business/worklife/eight-lessons-from-successful-business-leaders/story-e6frfm9r-1226600391212

SUCCESSFUL people seldom get to the top on their own.

Advice from older family members, books and mentors has all helped shape the people who rule the business world.

In a series of articles from the most renowned CEOs and managers from around the globe, LinkedIn has published the advice that helped get them to the top of their game.

Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group

“The best advice I ever received? Simple: Have no regrets. Who gave me the advice? Mum’s the word.”

Jeff Weiner
CEO of LinkedIn Group

“As a child, I can’t recall a day that went by without my dad telling me I could do anything I set my mind to. He said it so often, I stopped hearing it … It wasn’t until decades later that I fully appreciated the importance of those words and the impact they had on me.”

Jim Clifton
CEO of Gallup

“The best advice I ever received came from my dad, Don Clifton. It was actually a piece of simple, yet profound wisdom that has shaped my life. ‘Your weaknesses will never develop’, he told me, ‘while your strengths will develop infinitely’.”

T. Boone Pickens
Chairman of BP Capital Management

“If I had to single out one piece of advice that’s guided me through life, most likely it would be from my grandmother, Nellie Molonson. She always made a point of making sure I understood that on the road to success, there’s no point in blaming others when you fail.”

Martha Stewart
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

“The best advice I’ve ever received was from my father when I was 12 years old and willing to listen. He told me that with my personal characteristics, I could, if I set my mind to it, do anything I chose.”

Jim Kim
President at the World Bank

“I received some great advice from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the preeminent authorities in the field of leadership. He told me this: ‘If you want to be an effective leader, listen to and accept with humility the feedback that comes from your team’.”

Spencer Rascoff
CEO of Zillow

“The best advice I have ever gotten was to always hire people who are even better than you. You have to try to be comfortable enough with your own position that you hire people beneath you who are extraordinary.”

Brad Smith
President and CEO at Intuit

“I was finishing college and facing a ‘make or break’ decision. I was agonising between two job offers I had received, and was fearful that I would make the wrong choice, propelling me down a doomed career path forever more. My dad sat me down to give me a few pointers about choosing the best course.

“He advised me that choosing the right job was not a sudden lightning bolt of realisation, nor was it for most of us something we knew we wanted to do since we were kids (oh, how I envied those kids). Rather, it was a process of trial and error – a voyage of discovery.”

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/worklife/eight-lessons-from-successful-business-leaders/story-e6frfm9r-1226600391212#ixzz2O37YSOG3

Fun At Empire

Members of Empire had a night of fun at Whirlyball and playing laser tag!

Good leadership is vital to business success – From SourcingFocus.com

http://www.sourcingfocus.com/site/newsitem/6989/

In research released by the National Business Awards, UK employees and bosses were found to view strong leadership as the most important influence on business success.
90 percent of individuals surveyed said that the most important influence on the success of an organisation was good leadership.

Over 80% of employees agree that having a good leader will have an impact on their own career progression, and they also believe that having a good boss inspires greater loyalty and motivation in them.

The research also revealed that bosses views of their leadership qualities varied from that of employees, with 86 percent of bosses thinking they display good leadership, compared to only a third of workers viewing their leader as being good.

National Business Awards Chair of Judges, Dame Helen Alexander, said: “Leadership is important for every business. Good leadership can inspire a team and therefore the whole organisation.”

“The research shows the importance of strong leadership to employees, with leaders themselves also appreciating how vital it is to success. It’s interesting to see that individual employees are motivated by their own success, but bosses see that success as a way of gaining for the whole business.”

The full white paper can be found at http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk

Check Out The Team At Empire

Fun Times With Empire

Members of Empire had a great time last week bowling at Lucky Strike in Lombard IL. playing ppol and watching the Bulls and Hawks games.
 

 

Outstanding Performance!

Empire wants to recognize our outstanding team members:

Great job Elizabeth for being nationally ranked as the #1 rep in the country for outstanding performance with our client.  
 
Another congratulations to Margaret for receiving recognition as the week’s most outstanding performer in the country. 
 
Keep up the great work!
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