Our goal is to create engagement – whether it’s with your customers or your employees, our products make the connections that matter.
Shumsky ensures your brand is noticed and remembered with compelling promotional solutions, attentive white-glove service, and the pioneering spirit of a woman-owned and operated company. For 65 years, we have provided creative collaboration, flexibility, and innovation (30+ patents) to solve marketing challenges and engage your audience. Through industry partnerships, our clients benefit from: preferred pricing with Peernet, IGC Global Promotions’ international expertise, Titanium Worldwide’s certified-diverse marketing collective, and peace of mind in product safety through the Quality Certification Alliance.
Since the development of The Original Heart Pillow in 1984, the caring team at Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows has focused on providing patient support and comfort after surgeries and other procedures. We help patients when they need it most. Our branded product expertise gives your hospital or facility customized pillows to increase engagement, provide education, and encourage wellness.
When you want to engage and motivate your consumers, Outta the Box offers eye-catching, customizable, branded dispensers to capture attention where it matters most – at the point-of-sale. Connect with your consumers in the store using coupons, offers, contests, recipes, surveys, and more. When you want to entice and motivate your consumers, you’ll go to the front of the line with our personalized service and patented, at-shelf and point-of-sale solutions.
Anita Emoff | Chairman
As Chairman and Owner of Boost Engagement, Anita oversees operations and sets the example for a driven, positive culture for the company. Her passionate personality brings out the best in our organization and our staff. Both Anita and her husband Michael have been critical leaders in designing new technology solutions for our clients. With over 20 years of sales and management experience, Anita has led Boost Engagement to become one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Businesses in the world (2011-2016).
Anita was designated as MVP with the National Association of Women; recognized as a “Rising Star” by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI); included in The Counselor’s Hot List, and has been featured multiple times as a Dayton Business Journal’s Bizwomen Power 50.
Anita volunteers her time with the United Way and is a supporter of Daybreak, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Most recently, Anita joined the Air Force Museum Foundation Board to inform and educate the public of the important role of the United States Air Force in the nation’s defense.
Dawn Conway | CEO
Dawn is responsible for overall corporate leadership and execution of all brands within the portfolio. Dawn is the former Chief Operating Officer of Cision, where she led sales, marketing, finance, analysis, research and content acquisition to drive the overall strategic vision for North America. Prior to joining Cision in 2012, Dawn held key leadership positions over a 20 year career within LexisNexis in corporate responsibility, global licensing, business development, sales and marketing.
Dawn is an attorney and current member of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and a member of the American Bar Association Anti Human Trafficking Task Force. She is is a frequent speaker on the role of business in combating human trafficking and is the co-author of Doing Well by Doing Good “CSR for Bars” published in the Bar Leader Magazine, an ABA publication.
Dawn is passionate about the arts and served on the Board of Trustees for the Dayton Art Institute and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Culture Works.
Michael Emoff | Chief Vision Officer
Michael is a third generation co-owner of Shumsky, founded in 1953 by his grandparents, Hy and Elsie Shumsky. Michael developed the concept for Boost Engagement in 2005, utilizing web technology to deliver effective employee recognition programs. He has been recognized as a global expert in the field of recognition and reward programs, holds over 25 patents for products used in the recognition and promotional industry. He has also been an integral part of developing and managing Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows and Outta the Box Dispensers, LLC.
Michael Emoff is a member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Editorial Advisory Committee, serves on the Board of Trustees as past Chairman for the United States Air and Trade Show, the Board of Trustees for the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, the Past President and current Board of Trustee for the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, Board of Directors of The Peernet Group and current Executive Board Member of the Board of Trustees for AircampUSA.
Boost Engagement Corporate Social Responsibility Report