January Member Spotlight- Eric Schmitz, Rise Marketing

Eric Schmitz describes himself as an “old soul Luxembourger,” living on a 6th generation family farm in the town of Fredonia (but with a Belgium address). He is the owner and founder of Rise Marketing.

Rise Marketing was born in 2015 after Eric left his job as a National Accounts Manager at a large promotions agency to chase after a challenge. He now is proud to help companies, schools, clubs, churches and organizations stand out through unique imprintable merchandise, custom-designed fashion apparel, functional, useful one-of-a-kind “wow” gifts, and everything in-between. He enjoys the opportunities his work provides him to get to know people and build relationships with his clients.

Eric is entering his second year on the Belgium Chamber board. When asked why he decided to join our Chamber, he explains, "I see Belgium as a community with a lot of opportunity and a one-of-a-kind cultural heritage. Also, being a Luxembourger with family roots in Belgium makes it extra special! As a member, you have the opportunity to give back and surround yourself with dedicated, passionate folks working hard to enhance our community for everyone.”

When not at work, Eric likes hanging out outdoors with his wife of ten years and three children, ages 2, 6, & 8. His hobbies are gardening, maintaining the prairie, planting trees, hunting, fishing, “and a good ‘ole game of Sheepshead.”

We hope you’ll support local for all your promotional needs in 2018 and beyond. Eric says, “I know your brand has the power to build connections, unite, inspire and make a difference,” and he’d love to chat with you. If you’re interested in Rise Marketing helping you build your brand, give Eric a call and describe your brand’s stories and goals, and he will get you a portfolio full of fun ideas for your project. You can reach him at 262-305-1956 or via email at eschmitz@rise-marketing.com. He also has a website- www.rise-marketing.com.

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