About Us

EMBA Marketing was formed in February of 2015 when Barb Curran and Emily Dendinger joined forces with HALO Branded Solutions. Since 2015, Barb and Emily have grown the business together with the help of HALO. Emily stepped up to lead the team at the end of 2018 and has since continued the growth of the business and adding new talent to the team.

 

EMBA Marketing’s partnership with HALO allows the team to focus more on YOU – the customer! HALO is headquartered in Sterling, IL and employs over 300 corporate service team members with decades of knowledge and experience who support the EMBA Marketing team. HALO is a global leader of promotional solutions, combining creativity, innovation, and the most sophisticated technology for dynamic results.

Meet Our Team

EMBA Market Employee - Emily Dendinger

Emily Dendinger

Emily joined the promotional products industry in 2013. She started as a sales assistant and learned the business from the inside out. She enjoys helping clients choose the perfect merchandise for their occasion, to recognize or award their employees, and to enhance their brand. Emily specializes in completely custom items, online stores, and fulfillment projects.

Not only does Emily enjoy working with her client base, she finds even more pride in finding and developing new talent in the industry. Seeing someone whom she has trained excel at their position within EMBA Marketing is just as rewarding to her as helping a client find their perfect product.

When Emily is not helping clients or developing new talent, she can be found spending time with her husband, three children, and extended family and friends.

EMBA Market Employee - Kristi Valentine

Kristi Valentine

Kristi is brand new to the promotional products industry, getting her start in 2019.She is currently ‘’learning the ropes”, as a customer care representative!

Prior to joining the team, she worked on the other end of the industry as a community sales and marketing representative for a major healthcare company.  Sales and marketing are two places she feels most comfortable and enjoys waking up and doing daily, so the transition was a no brainer!

Kristi is excited to join the fast-pace environment that the promotional products industry has to offer!

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their new baby Kolton, and their dog PJ!

EMBA Market Employee - Paige Huffman

Paige Hoffman

Paige partnered with EMBA Marketing to help businesses, companies and organizations retain and grow their customers. She will help build your brand through the use of Promotional Merchandise and Apparel, Company Stores and Fulfillment Services, Recognition, Rewards, Incentive Programs and Corporate Gifts.

Paige comes from a sales and management background in industrial, safety and construction supplies. She is excited about her new career in the promotional products industry and  is eager to earn your business. She prides herself on the development of creative strategies that will complement your marketing goals.

EMBA Market Employee - Sarah Palumbo

Sarah Palumbo

Sarah is currently living in Tiffin, Ohio. A cat-mom of two and married for more years than thought possible, Sarah enjoys public libraries, alternative rock from the 90’s, crocheting, and skirts with pockets. Has she told you about her cats lately? She has photos.