At CE Shoppes Powered by Proforma, we deliver on the promises we make. Our role is to be your One Source with Infinite Resources. Our business began in 1995 with a passion to create products, offer solutions and execute events. The business plan incorporated the love of developing and managing relationships to provide customer solutions. As our business continued to evolve, we added more products and other websites to fulfill the varying needs of our customers, to offer "Extraordinary Gifts for Extraordinary People."
To us, marketing is the entire step of the relationship from making a promise, providing a vision,and executing it to help transform organizations. CE Shoppes Powered by Proforma brings a $500 million organization with more than 500 vendor partners in their network to provide services and products to their clients, and help them grow their sales and reduce costs associated with branding, promotions, marketing and print.
Najla and Duayne Furgason are professionals who take pride in providing quality products, ideas, and customer service to customers to help them grow their businesses and achieve success. Our services include offering graphic communications solutions through promotional products, commercial printing services, multimedia and technology solutions, business documents, direct mail, web and eCommerce capabilities. The Proforma network has more than 750 independent offices worldwide with a plethora of marketing resources.
Meet Najla Furgason
During her school years Najla was the neighborhood organizer always directing projects and events, which she still does today. She always had a clear vision to be an entrepreneur and owned two different businesses in her late teens and early 20's.
Her involvement in numerous community organizations allows her to fuel her passion for community engagement and support social causes. Najla also handles all the behind-the-scenes work for Creative Expressions and its subsidiaries, including marketing, and managing employees, to keep the business running smoothly.
Meet Duayne Furgason
In 2002, DJ made a strategic business move to join his wife in their business. He focused on developing consumer-marketing strategies involving direct mail, email marketing, automated follow up systems and search engine optimization (SEO) project management for websites.
Duayne is currently responsible for mobile responsive search engine friendly web sites, Company stores and point of presence identity brands for companies.
Our CE Shoppes Team - Corporate Gift Specialists
Everyone takes pride in working in the business, from answering the phones, processing orders, researching products to best fit our customers needs to follow up and updating technology. Even the youngest member of the team knows his way around our web shoppes, and is in charge of adding photos and locating missing pics! We all work as a team in a fun, casual atmosphere!
1995 Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc worked hand-in-hand with customers all over the U.S and Canada to make their business dreams a reality.
2008 CE Shoppes became a subsidiary of Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay, Inc. allowing our customers to search for thousands of products in different web shoppes, each specializing in decorated items like food gifts, recognition and sales awards, promotional items, branded gifts and more, enabling them to quickly find the items they desired for their events.
2010-2011 WBENC Certified
2014 CE Shoppes joined Proforma, one of the leading Print and Promotional Agencies in the U.S, as a franchise partner. With so many services and offerings, including creativity and innovation, from the development of brochures and branding of promotional items, to the execution of marketing campaigns and ecommerce solutions, we decided to make one web shoppe to house all 18K Sku's that would also serve as a shopping cart for every item across all of our shoppes. Introduced CorporateGiftStores.com to fulfill this need.
2015 Corporate Gift stores brought the power of a large database, used across all web shoppes and a single shopping cart together.
2020 - CE Marketing Group combines a wide range of marketing products and services including branded apparel/uniforms, website development and internal company stores to assure brand control and integrity among all departments and locations, as well as robust reporting.