Greek Chic: Summer Greek Gear

Calling all Greek’s! Just a word of warning, if you aren’t prepared to for summer, then we suggest you GET prepared! Our team at Greek Gear is here to help you do just that. Here are three Greek items that we think you just cannot go without this summer!

  1. Sorority sunglasses: Our classic wayfarer Sorority Sunglasses are the perfect way to shade your eyes from the sun. They come with your sorority’s name printed on the side, and come in colors like black, blue, green, purple, hot pink, white, pink, or red! There is a color for everyone’s preference! These glasses are a stylish way to show off your loyalty to your group! inarush_2317_2316490473
  2. Beach towel: Summer isn’t summer without a cute beach towel! These sorority towels are not only a great gift to a sister, but also a great gift for yourself! The sporty sorority design will keep you warm, dry, and away from the sand or the hard ground. The towels are available in 11 base colors and 19 thread colors. So many options! 
  3. Baseball cap: Baseball caps are a cute trend this summer! You can customize these hats to your chapter, school, or special event. These hats are a huge hit on campus and can be worn on the beach or out and about this summer. Shield your face from the sun while rocking your group’s letters and colors.  inarush_2318_148248690

We hope that your summer is relaxing and recharging! We also hope that you rock our sweet Greek gear while you are soaking up the sun.

 

The Greek Gear team

 

Top 4 Proven Ways to Get Hired

To all of our college graduates, getting hired is probably a top priority, is it not? Don’t you wish there was a job fairy that would go out into the world and “bibbity bobbity boop” you into your dream job? Although we are no fairy god mother, we have the next best alternative! Here is a list of the top 4 proven ways to get hired.

 

  1. Clean up your social media: Any time you are applying for a job or even an internship, you want to clean up your social media. What are some things you want to remove from your profile? Any foul language, photos of you partying or drinking, photos of you gambling, scantily dressed selfies, that sort of content. Before interviewing you or after reviewing your resume, some employers will Google search you. When they search you your social media profiles will pop up, and some potential employers will even scroll through your profile to see for themselves if you are responsible and mature enough to work at their company. One moral of the story is to think twice before posting anything on social media, because you never know who will view it 6a00d834520c6f69e20133f2609640970bat any point in time!
  2. Fine tune your resume: The first thing hiring managers see is your resume. First impressions are crucial. The saying is true, employers typically spend less than a minute looking at your resume unless it catches their attention. One tip is to make your resume generic and not make it tailored to a specific job. Another very important tip is to check your grammar and spelling! Also, leave reliable references! You should also keep the resume 2 pages long or shorter, because short sweet and to the point is the way to go! And finally, use a professional email address. Having an address like Rainbowpony98@yahoo.com will not get you taken very seriously.
  3. Follow up after you send in your resume: Unless the ad says not to call, a good recommendation is to follow-up wither later the same day you sent the resume or the next day to make sure it arrived and landed in the right hands. Following up will also get your resume to the top of the stack!
  4. Rock the interview!

 

It’s a tough world out there, but with these tips you will be able to land your dream job!

Good luck out there.

 

The Greek Gear Team

Greekgear Celebrates Its 15 Year Anniversary!

GreekGear.com Celebrates Its 15 Year Anniversary as a Top Online Seller of Fraternity and Sorority Merchandise

The Popular Greek-Oriented Site Now Ranks #277 in All Social Commerce

GreekGear.com, a subsidiary of Freeburg IL-based Express Design Group, Inc., celebrates its 15th year as a top seller of Greek merchandise to college students and alum across the country; currently ranks 277th on the list of the top 500 social commerce leaders.

FREEBURG, IL – May 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of GreekGear.com, which is now the Internet’s premier provider of quality fraternity and sorority merchandise. Since the site’s inception in 1999, it has served millions of Greeks with a wide variety of goods ranging from custom-made fraternity hats and shirts to sorority totes and Greek-lettered iPad cases. The company produces and ships hundreds of thousands of items to customers every year.

Over the past 15 years, GreekGear.com has not only ascended to the position of a top e-retailer of fraternity and sorority paraphernalia, it is also ranked number 277 on the list of the top 500 leaders in all of social commerce — right behind other popular sellers like L.L. Bean and Brookstone. It was recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing businesses in the St. Louis area. The company is also one of the largest online providers of items that can be personalized with names and special messages to give as gifts.

GreekGear.com is one of those rare sites that managed to survive and thrive through the “dot com implosion” of the early 2000s. It owes its continued success to keeping its pulse on customer needs and trends. Besides providing fraternity and sorority members with a convenient and affordable place to order paraphernalia, the site was redesigned to accommodate mobile shoppers and social media users. High quality customer service is also an important part of the site’s recipe for success — GreekGear.com associates talk to students every day, helping them complete their orders and talking to them about what’s hot on college campuses today. The fact that company CEO Joseph Tantillo was a Greek man in college also helps him identify with his niche customers.

“I absolutely loved hanging with my Phi Kappa Tau brothers in college. It’s an amazing experience. I still have (and wear) my old rush shirt from 1988,” the long-time Internet entrepreneur, who was featured in a #1 ranked best-selling bookabout millionaires, reveals. “GreekGear.com offers fraternity and sorority members top quality paraphernalia that they’ll probably keep and treasure 25 years from now as well.”

The site continues to grow and innovate, continually updating its catalog with new items to meet customer demand.

About Express Design Group, Inc.

Express Design Group, Inc. opened its virtual doors with GreekGear.com in 1999. It is now one of the leading online retailers in the country. Internet Retailer magazine named Express Design Group one of the hottest e-tailers in 2013 and INC Magazine recognized the company as one of the fastest growing private businesses for three years in a row. The online stores in Express Design Group, Inc.’s comprehensive list of offerings include GreekGear.com, GuidoGear.com, ChristianGear.com and TShirtHub.com, among dozens of others.

Media Contact:

Robb Hass @: rhass@inarush.com Tel: (618) 539-9998 Fax: (618) 539-9997