Category: Editorials

PII Celebrates our Freedom this Fourth of July

As we celebrate this 4th of July – we are reminded of the birth of our Nation as an Independent nation – literally the birth of the United States of America.  The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration on July 4, 1776.  We believe that the Declaration of Independence was declared on […]

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FOIA is a Fundamental Right

FOIA is a Fundamental Right

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Illinois lawmakers are attempting to disarm the Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA is a fundamental right for citizens of the United States. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled […]

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Our Mission

Our Mission

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Progressive Industries is on a mission. With us, that is not just a vanilla business proposition or cliché saying that we stick on our website and forget about. We work hard every day to take action and improve ourselves corporately and in our personal lives as well. Mission Statement At PII, we’re building our Brand […]

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Summer Hours: A little perk that inspires great motivation

Summer Hours: A little perk that inspires great motivation

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The typical office workday for most companies starts at 8AM and ends at 5PM.  But at PII, we wanted to make a difference.  We know our team puts out a great amount of work every day –  we wanted to go the extra mile to let them know that the employees are appreciated for dedication to […]

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PII Potluck: A Progressive Tradition

PII Potluck: A Progressive Tradition

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here at Progressive Industries, we share a unique culture that is not shared in other companies. As a small business we all have the chance to get to know a lot about each other. We share conversations about our lives, we share a room for lunches, and at a special time of the month, we have a potluck. […]

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These are the people who are making supplier diversity programs work

These are the people who are making supplier diversity programs work

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am an advocate for the majority corporations and public entities that make small business inclusion a success through their programs and partnerships. To them, I salute, tip my hat, shout from the mountain top, genuflect and give my warmest and deepest respectful appreciation. They are the life-line and the advocates for empowering small business […]

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Wall Street Strategic Sourcing Defies Small Business Inclusion Success…

Wall Street Strategic Sourcing Defies Small Business Inclusion Success…

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does Strategic Sourcing impact small business?   Many majority corporations implement strategic sourcing programs – feebly intending to find best quality, best service, best price.  This concept can occasionally come to fruition but is counterintuitive on many levels.  We are all hard working individuals who are understaffed.  So I pose to you that you might […]

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Peddlers Have the Pulse of the Purchasing Population

Peddlers Have the Pulse of the Purchasing Population

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As CEO and founder, I humbly wear many hats on any given day.  One that I proudly wear is that of salesperson (sometimes fondly referred to as peddler).  With years of sales leadership under my belt, I have learned this – you cannot TEACH someone to be a great salesperson.  It’s either in their veins […]

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Don’t Discount the Underdog – Small Business Deserves a Fighting Chance

Don’t Discount the Underdog – Small Business Deserves a Fighting Chance

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a proud and passionate small business owner, I know that it takes gumption and guts to get in there with big business behemoths.  But it also takes intelligence and tenacity.   As underdogs, we must realize our strengths and utilize this toward formidable solutions for potential suppliers and client inclusion solutions.  Truth be told, we […]

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OUR CUSTOMERS are our SHAREHOLDERS and WE are their STAKEHOLDERS!

OUR CUSTOMERS are our SHAREHOLDERS and WE are their STAKEHOLDERS!

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can emphatically say, NO majority corporation has ever approached me and said – “I want to do business with PII, because Small Business inclusion is the right thing to do”  – unless there was a diversity inclusion program affiliated with the project.  Information is powerful, inclusion programs are paramount and enforcement is the key. […]

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