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Summit Group Associates and guests discuss business during a meeting at the University Club of Milwaukee.


Below are links to news articles that have featured members of The Summit Group, or the group itself.

What's In a Name? At Milwaukee Press Club, Lots of History

February 2, 2014 -- Long after newsmakers slip into history, the Milwaukee Press Club holds tight to their ethereal chalk signatures. Stop in at the Press Club's Newsroom Pub at 137 E. Wells St. and you'll see what I mean. The walls are covered in mini chalkboards bearing the names of political figures, dignitaries, entertainers, sports stars and, of course, journalists.

"If you like history at all, it's a fascinating collection. People don't realize what is there," said David Niles, a former Milwaukee Press Club president who maintains the ever-growing catalog of names. He is a former journalist who is now co-owner of Productive Knowledge marketing and public relations.

Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

SalesTechnik's Peter Rathmann Joins The Summit Group

May 23, 2012 -- Peter Rathmann has joined The Summit Group Associates, Ltd., a multi-disciplinary business consultants group based in Milwaukee.

Rathmann is founder and president of SalesTechnik, LLC, in Waukesha. As a Summit Group Associates member, he will offer the sales process and sales training expertise of SalesTechnik to clients of other members of the Summit Group Associates and others who would benefit from improved sales systems.

“At SalesTechnik, we help companies increase opportunities and become more agile in their existing markets and targeted new markets – attracting higher margin customers and protecting existing customer relationships from looming competitors,” Rathmann said. “I’m grateful for the ability to extend my market through the Summit Group Associates, and am looking forward to helping all the member companies of the group expand their businesses.”

The Summit Group Associates was founded in 1990. Its members are based in metropolitan Milwaukee, the Fox Valley and northern Illinois. Clients are located throughout the U.S.

"We're very happy to have Peter and his company in the Summit Group Associates," said Thomas Beug, president of the organization. "His knowledge and business skills will be valued by our group and our members’ businesses.”


Coffee Break with Mike Armitage, owner and president, Armitage & Associates Investigative Services Inc.

Feb. 6, 2009 -- BizTimes Milwaukee interviews Summit Group director Mike Armitage on the strong health of his business, Armitage and Associates Investigative Services.

Strategic Plan is Key Tool for Weathering Recession

Jan. 9, 2009 -- Companies that have mapped a strategic plan should be in good shape to weather the current economy, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for those that haven’t, said Tom Beug, president of The Summit Group in an article in The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee.

Beug says while many companies know their strengths and weaknesses, competition and customers, they often don't organize that knowledge into a strategic plan that looks at near term and the long term.