We are excited to announce that Peak Resource Group has merged with Onyx, Inc. Founder Bob Diachenko has joined the Onyx team and will work from its Charlotte, North Carolina office location.
Bob has over 20 years of experience, building relationships and partnerships, delivering high quality events and products, and exceeding expectations with his service and dedication. In 1993, Bob and Onyx President Matt David met while selling to NASCAR clients and growing their respective businesses. They also worked together for many years “back in the day” (providing NASCAR logo’d merchandise to fans and corporations including Ferguson Enterprises, BellSouth, Kellogg’s, Richard Petty Racing, MBNA and more). Now, they are energized by the opportunity to deliver more products and services to each of their existing and growing base of loyal brands and partners.
Bob has unique skills & offerings that match up perfectly with Onyx’s portfolio of products and services. Bob is a licensed benefits broker; he brings the Purchasing Power employee benefit program to Onyx. In addition, Bob sells branded promotional products and has more than two decades of experience creating one of a kind events for the employees and clients of his Fortune 1000 clients. Onyx, on the other hand, has a Charlotte customer service center, specializes in on-line company stores and incentive programs, and provides resources and scale that will be a benefit to all parties.
“Bob is the kind of person that you want to be around, day-in and day-out,” explained Matt David. “We feel fortunate to have his enthusiasm and his professionalism, and we are excited to support his future growth. We welcome him with open arms to our team, and we are confident that his reputation for delivering the finest quality will help Onyx to grow its presence and opportunities on the east coast and beyond.”
Titleist just launched a new ProV1.
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Gift cards are a popular holiday gift item, with sales expected to reach 27 billion this holiday season. If gift cards are on your holiday shopping list, you need to be aware that thieves are stealing balances by scratching off the strip, writing down the number, then placing another strip on top, making this scam difficult to detect for the average person. At present, this is only affecting physical gift cards purchased in stores with easy access to the cards, like grocery stores.
We are excited to announce the partnership between Onyx, Inc, and Rancho Deluxe Promotions, headquartered in Bozeman, MT. Founder John Weber and Director of Sales Kyle Hogan have joined the Onyx team and will continue to work from their respective sales offices in Bozeman and Las Vegas.
Rancho Deluxe began in 2009, fueled by John’s passion for customer service and creating quality, custom products. John has direct-sourced and managed large volume import projects for clients like Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Bass Pro Shops, and many well known apparel companies.
“John and I have known and worked together for almost 20 years, so this feels perfect. I am extremely confident about the cultural fit, which is huge. We are like-minded in our business priorities and our goals, so this is a win-win for us and Rancho’s customers” stated Matt David, President of Onyx.
The partnership provides Rancho Deluxe with additional administrative support and new programs to offer its current customers. In addition to its Promotional Products expertise, Onyx has an Incentive Program Division, a Company Store specialty with Global Shipping capabilities, and offers unique employee benefit programs, as well. Both parties anticipate new opportunities that will accelerate growth, as a result.
CBS Sunday Morning ran a segment on Athleisure wear. I thought you might find it interesting.
Matt David, President of Onyx Worldwide, was interviewed for PPAI Publications, on the challenges of building a game for Google.
How do you outsmart a smartie? This was the challenge presented to Sausalito, California, distributor Onyx Worldwide (UPIC: onyxupic). Known for its brilliant employees, Google requested a unique promotion to challenge and entertain its engineers. “With a group that’s on the cutting edge of technology, impressing an engineer isn’t easy,” says Matt David, owner and president of Onyx….
Matt David, President of Onyx Worldwide, is interviewed in the June edition of Advantages Magazine. The article, titled “Adversity to Advantage” features case studies in turning challenges into opportunities to foster relationships with clients.
Ensuring our clients are thrilled is our top priority, and doing whatever it takes to make that happen is the foundation for our continued success.
Onyx is featured on the second page of the article, under the heading “Make A Client Happy And The Money Follows”.
When: Friday, June 26th at 6:30 PM
Where: Gabrielson Park Sausalito, CA 94965
Jazz Music, Puerto Rican Cuisine, Wine, & Friends.
After Dinner, we will walk to Bar Bocce to sip and relax.
Looking forward to seeing you!
*Children are welcome.
**Parking can be a challenge, so arrive as early as you like, or take Uber!
Matt David 415-577-9066
Well, we can’t take credit for the first Championship. Onyx merely provided 5000 pounds of orange colored, confetti (in under 12 hours) so that the City and the team could enjoy a parade befitting of kings, with all the fixings!
And, we can’t take credit for the 2012 victory either, as the comeback kids probably didn’t hear our shouts and roars any loader than other fans. Although they tasted our Champagne, drinking from Onyx’s custom branded World Series Champagne bottles that were popped a plenty – and given away as tokens of the special memory.
But now that the third Giants Championship trophy in 5 years has been raised, and 100’s of thousands of Onyx’s orange rally rags have again energized fans and propelled the team to victory, we must raise the question and point to the obvious! Since Onyx has worked with the Giants (for the last 6 years), the team has won 3 Championships, compared to zero in the 51 years prior.
For months, almost nine months to be exact, the promotional products industry (along with other business involved with international trade) has experienced delays at West Coast ports. To briefly touch on the importance of these ports (29 in all), the West Coast ports are the United States’ gateway to China. The majority goods that come to the US from China enter somewhere along the West Coast.What used to be an easy clearing process has turned into a logistical nightmare. As the Logistics Manager here at Onyx, I am experiencing a 14 to 17 day delay on goods coming into port excluding customs inspections. Why can’t customs inspect the goods while they are waiting to be offloaded you ask? The answer is simple; the container ships are waiting out at sea, unable to come into port. The picture below will show you what I mean.
Negotiations have been ongoing since last summer between the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) and PMA (Pacific Maritime Association), with little progress. It took Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Federal Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh to get both sides to reach a tentative agreement this past weekend. If a tentative agreement had not been reached, both sides would have had to continue negotiations in Washington DC under the watch of President Obama and his administration.
Although both sides have only reached a tentative agreement, which is a great sign and shows tremendous progress, the ILWU and PMA are confident that they will be able to close the deal. If for some reason a deal is not reached and negotiations completely fail, President Obama could enact the Taft-Hartley act which would force the ILWU back to work. I personally do not see it coming to that, neither do most observers of the ILWU.
I hope to see a finalized deal coming soon and our ports returning to normal operations. Either way, rest assured that Onyx will be monitoring the situation closely and managing deliveries carefully.