Acquisition will build on employee recognition services with new leadership in BIG LIFT division

Business Impact Group Acquires Global Rewards and Recognition Provider

By Carol Schuler – March 5, 2013

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MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2014 – Minneapolis-based, nationally recognized expert in branding and employee engagement, Business Impact Group (BIG) has acquired Anderson Performance Improvement Company (APIC).

BIG is a national leader in brand product development, athletic uniforms, kitting and fulfillment, printing services, development of e-stores and enterprise recognition programs whose clients include Fortune 500 companies in addition to small and midsize companies.

APIC will bring its experience and expertise in employee and channel recognition solutions to BIG to further grow the division. Louise Anderson, company founder will join the BIG team as VP of the Recognition Sales Division.

In addition to her decades of experience, Louise also has the rare distinction of being a Certified Professional of Incentive Management. Louise is the current president of the Incentive Marketing Association and has held several offices and served on the board of directors for the past seven years. Her clients’ programs have been recognized as BEST IN CLASS Employee Recognition with the Circle of Excellence Award. APIC has been honored as a top recognition provider by HRO Today Magazine’s annual “Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings” for eight consecutive years. Anderson is also an accomplished public speaker and author of Cream of the Corp. An Ingenious Way to Get People Doing Things that Accelerate Profits NOW!

“Louise brings additional industry knowledge and perspective to BIG’s already established recognition team,” said Paul Taunton, president and CEO, BIG. “She will lead her team with her strong expertise and high visibility. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

BIG LIFT programs help to engage employees as well as create unique and comprehensive behavior based recognition that impacts an organizations bottom line.

To learn more about BIG LIFT, please visit the Engagement Performance Solutions page.