ABOUT IMS BRANDED SOLUTIONS

Our History

IMS Branded Solutions was founded in 1996 by Chris and Lisa Abraham, IMS is a 24+ year member of the Promotional Products Association International, Advertising Specialty Institute, Sage and AIM. We began providing logo design and direct mail / print marketing, adding Screen Printing, Custom Embroidery and Promotional Products in 1998. IMS changed their name to IMS Branded Solutions to encompass all of the branding capabilities we offer. We moved to a new location in Cedar Rapids, IA to expand their screen printing and embroidery capabilities.

Why IMS?

We support companies in establishing and reinforcing their corporate brand. Whether you need custom products, rush services, eco-friendly products or the best t-shirt design ever, IMS Branded Solutions has the expertise to deliver exactly what you need for your marketing program. An in house graphic design studio and educated staff members are the tools we provide to help your project gain the attention it deserves. At IMS, we bring a real return on investment when it comes to your marketing budget.

MEET THE IMS TEAM

Here at IMS Branded Solutions, it’s the combination of our team members and their vast experience with promotional materials that make us your best choice for helping you select and produce your custom logo gear.

Co-Founder & President

Chris Abraham

cabraham@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1000

M: 319.721.4989 | F: 319.365.8099

Chris graduated with a degree in Marketing from Mt. Mercy College. Chris and his wife started IMS in 1996. Chris oversees the operations and sales at IMS a full-service, one-stop shop for branded apparel and promotional products.

labraham@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1001

F: 319.365.8099

Marketing & Branding Specialist

Lisa Abraham

Lisa graduated with a degree in Commercial Art from Hawkeye Institute of Technology. She and her husband Chris started IMS in 1996. She takes pride in matching up the right products that fit our customers’ needs and getting them delivered on time. Lisa’s goal is to always make them look good and provide solutions they can be proud of.

Marketing & Branding Specialist

Pete Looney

plooney@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1005

F: 319.365.8099

Pete brings valuable experience in both the printing aspect and the promotional and apparel side of our industry most recently managing the promotional department at J&A Printing. Pete joined the IMS team in 2018 and takes great care in making sure his clients are satisfied and happy with the solutions and services we offer. His attention to detail and his constant focus on the customer are what set him apart in this business. Giving each customer prompt, courteous, personal attention is the reason why virtually 100% of Pete’s first-time customers become long-term clients—and friends. He will push the envelope, working to not just provide promotional products to our clients but truly add value to their organization through strategic, purposeful marketing products.  Researching, asking for feedback, and constantly learning.  He will brainstorm ideas, recommend products, and make sure you have the most innovative solutions to reach your marketing objectives.

mhoffon@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1003

F: 319.365.8099

Branding Specialist

Michele Hoffon

Michele’s creativity, strong core values and a desire for perfection have allowed her to stand out in the branding industry. She prides herself on completely understanding her client’s individual needs before recommending solutions. Michele received her degree as a Medical Assistant from Kirkwood Community College. She began her career in branding at Global Apparel and then as the owner of Elite Images for 12 years. Michele joined IMS in 2012.

Branding Specialist

Lila Hoover

lhoover@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1004

F: 319.365.8099

Lila has been in the apparel and promotional business for over 19 years specializing in providing creative, cost effective, and innovative business solutions to a wide variety of customer challenges. She enjoys working with her client’s on projects that solve their marketing objectives and build brand awareness. Lila previously owned Next Level Promotions and joined the IMS team in 2013.

tabraham@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159

F: 319.365.8099

Accounting

Taylor Abraham

Taylor is a Business and Accounting Major at Coe College. She works part-time in IMS' accounting & billing department and coordinates online programs and school sales. Taylor brings a fresh approach to the designs and programs for our high school and college markets.

Production Manager 

Pat Sweeney

psweeney@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159

F: 319.365.8099

Pat works in our production department and handles internal ordering and production scheduling. She brings experience in scheduling and purchasing to keep things running smoothly. Pat brings another level of reliability that our customers can count on.  Understanding each project’s needs and delivering results on time, every time.

hallen@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159

F: 319.365.8099

Embroidery & Art

Holly Allen

Holly is at the heart and center of IMS' Custom Embroidery Department. For over 15 years Holly has been serving up her special brand of creativity in both graphic design for our screen printing and managing the production of our custom embroidered apparel as well as checking finished product to assure it meets IMS' quality standards.

Embroidery & Art

Lexie Bartling

lbartling@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159

F: 319.365.8099

Lexie works in the IMS embroidery department and helps to create listings and maintain our online company and school stores. She is versed in Graphic design and works on several projects throughout the week.

jalfaro@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1021

F: 319.365.8099

Brand Marketing Specialist

Jonah Alfaro

Jonah is training in our receiving and production departments for IMS, he plans to work for IMS in a Sales and Production role upon graduation from Coe College where he is currently a senior studying History. He is originally from Long Beach, CA, and played inside receiver on Coe's football team. Jonah will graduate in May 2020.

Brand Marketing Specialist

Dana Dela Fuente

ddelafuente@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1016

F: 319.365.8099

Dana is a senior at Coe College, where she studies Economics and Business Administration. She is originally from Rolling Meadows, IL, and is heavily involved on Coe's campus. She has held leadership roles such as Student Body Treasurer, Student Activities Committee Treasurer, and VP of Finance for her sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Dana plans to graduate in May 2020.

mkopp@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1017

F: 319.365.8099

Brand Marketing Specialist

Matt Kopp

Matt is a senior at Coe College, where he studies Communications and Marketing. Matt is originally from Belvidere, IL, and played tight end on Coe's football team. Matt plans to graduate in May 2020 when he will work in IMS' Sales Department

Brand Marketing Specialist

Kristin Walters

kwalters@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1020

F: 319.365.8099

Kristin is a senior at Coe College, where she is earning a double major in Business Administration and Public Relations, with a minor in Art. Kristin is originally from Byron, IL, and plans to graduate in May 2020. She was formerly chapter president for her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and is involved in other campus organizations such as Coe College Student Alumni Association, Mortar Board, Coe College Student Ambassadors, Sigma Beta Delta, and Alpha Lambda Delta.

skinney@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1021

F: 319.365.8099

Brand Marketing Specialist

Sydney Kinney

Sydney is a Junior at Coe College, where she studies business. She attended attended Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids where she played on the softball team. She plans to graduate in May 2021. Sydney works in our marketing and sales departments in new business development.

Brand Marketing Specialist

Maci Oostendorp

moostendorp@imslogoshop.com

O: 319.365.7159 | Ext. 1020

F: 319.365.8099

Maci is a Junior at Coe College, where she studies business. She is on Coe's track and field team and is also a part of the Tri Delta Sorority. She attended high school at Kennedy in Cedar Rapids where she was on the track team. She plans to graduate in May 2021. Maci works in our marketing and sales departments in new business development.

Embroidery

Carly

Carly joined our team earlier this year and is training in our embroidery to become a shift lead.

Our Screen Printing Staff

Our in house screen printing department allows us to have faster turnaround and more involvement in the process to make sure our items come out to meet our customers expectations. Between the three of them, they bring years of expeience and knowledge.