HRG Marks 40+ Years With a Partner Celebration and Growth Summit

November 9, 2021By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — November 9, 2021 — HRG (Hamacher Resource Group) invited clients and vendor partners to a 41st anniversary celebration and Growth Summit, September 29 and 30 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The event was originally scheduled in 2020 to mark the company’s 40th year in business but had to be pushed back into 2021.

Guests were invited to a reception at the HRG office, where visitors had a chance to take a tour and learn more about the various departments’ capabilities, as well as network with other attendees and HRG associates. Later guests were treated to dinner and drinks at the Historic Courthouse 1893 in downtown Waukesha. Guitars for Vets entertained the crowd at both locations.

The evening was capped by an awards presentation. Eight partners and the company’s founder were acknowledged for their influence, inspiration, valued relationships, and ongoing support. All of the partners have been catalysts in some respect to HRG’s growth and expansion of services within the retail supply chain. Following is the list of recipients and the name of the award.

  • IN.spiration – Dave Hamacher, founder of D.P. Hamacher and Associates
  • IN.control Partner – Amy Martindale, customer service manager, and Jeff Kildow, VP sales, both from PM Plastics
  • IN.dustry Partner – Glen Davis, president and CEO of Competitive Promotion Report
  • IN.sight Partner – Patrick Spear, president and CEO of Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow
  • IN.front Partner – Hashim Zaibak, CEO of Hayat Pharmacy, a small chain in Southeast Wisconsin
  • IN.demand Partner – Dan Rozumalski, partner at Salvatori-Scott
  • IN.tell Partner – Paul Berthelson, SVP, business operations, InComm Healthcare
  • IN.fluencer Partner – Ted Peterson, president at CPG Linkages, LLC
  • IN.frastructure Partner – Brian Kinzy, senior sales consultant at Heartland Business Systems

The next day, HRG hosted their Growth Summit at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee. The agenda included a presentation from Dawn Vogelsang, president and majority owner of HRG, followed by a keynote speech from Jerry Jendusa, co-founder and partner at STUCK, LLC. Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations and member of the HRG owner group, and Julie Bonnell, vice president operations and member of the HRG owner group, led a workshop that had attendees forming groups to work together to come up with ways to approach various aspects of the supply chain. Wendland then moderated a panel discussion about multiple topics related to leadership, innovation, motivation, and more. The panel consisted of Vogelsang, Elmer Moore, executive director, Scale Up Milwaukee, and Jonathan Koch, Dean School of Business, Waukesha County Technical College.

Vogelsang stated, “We were so glad to finally host this event and see everyone in person to share ideas, make connections, and celebrate their contributions in helping HRG grow and continue to thrive. It was very meaningful for us to be able to award our partners and honor Dave Hamacher. I also am proud we supported several local businesses who offered their products, services, or talents to help make the events special.”

HRG will be publishing a blog series capturing the lessons, insights, and inspiration gained during the anniversary events on their website,, and posting takeaways from the Growth Summit on their social media channels.