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Successories History & Mission

"The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself."- Sir Alexander Paterson

Late in 2008, TWS Partnership acquired Successories, a then 24 year old company that served as the industry leader for inspirational and motivational products. TWS Partnership, an investment group that is controlled by brothers Ted and Warren Struhl, have a 20 year history of building and nurturing consumer and e-commerce businesses. Recognizing the potential for growth in both the category and the brand, the Struhls had been following Successories for over 15 years and had made an initial bid on the company back in 1993. Successories, having a broad selection of plaques, posters, artwork, desk ornaments and other motivational keepsakes, was a perfect fit for the brothers who have always taken pride in motivating and inspiring their own employees, friends and families.

Successories was founded in 1985 in Aurora, Illinois and started as a catalog based company featuring motivational and recognition items targeted primarily at businesses. Since then, the company has steadily grown to a multi-faceted brand with over 10 million business and consumer customers. The first Successories retail store opened in 1991 with the website launching in 2000.

Since its acquisition, the company has relocated to a new modern facility in Boca Raton, Florida, and has made significant enhancements to the website; which includes a platform that allows customers to customize and personalize their own recognition products. The platform contains exclusive images from renowned photographers and artists from around the world.

Successories is uniquely positioned as the leading source of motivational media. Under the leadership of its new and dynamic owners, Successories, the celebrated originators of motivational posters and the "authority of recognition", will continue motivating employees, lifting spirits, and spreading positive social messages throughout the work and home environment. Successories products are designed specifically to promote important organizational values that recognize and inspire the people who make a difference, and to encourage excellence in every endeavor. The Successories team is committed to continuous innovation and improvement to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.

"A positive attitude is a powerful force, giving life to everything it touches."

The Successories Mission

Our goal is to provide exclusive, high-quality products and programs and be an authoritative source to help businesses and organizations communicate, drive and reinforce core values, motivate people to superior performance, and recognize individual and group achievements. We do this by being an innovative leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing such products, always with our customers’ needs in mind. Fanatical customer service is a hallmark of our operating philosophy.