Expertise. Insight. Connection.

Who We Are

Stamats comprises multiple divisions, each with a distinct market or service; our common thread is the expertise to build connection in various media.

Our Values

Service | We are responsive. We deliver the highest quality. We continually anticipate the needs of our clients and customers.

Entrepreneurship | We make things happen through initiative, creativity, and paying attention to market needs.

Integrity | We deal honestly and openly. We accept responsibility. We take the long view.

Community | We support each other as colleagues. We promote from within whenever possible. We connect actively with our local, professional, and extended communities.

History

Stamats was founded in 1923 as a marketing services firm by two young creative entrepreneurs, Frank French and Herbert Stamats. Just as the Stamats of today, they focused on a few markets and utilized the most effective methods available for realizing success for their clients.

The first half-century of Stamats' business utilized print media, including custom publications and business-to-business magazines. It was during this period that Stamats became known for creativity, quality and market specialization.

In the 1980's Stamats was the first company to offer market research services to higher education institutions. It was during this decade that Stamats began expanding its business media offerings by adding events such as The Buildings Show, a trade show for the commercial buildings industry.

Today, Stamats provides a wide range of solutions for its clients and customers and continues to be owned and managed by descendants of Herbert Stamats and their families. We choose not to be "married" to any particular medium, but instead push ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and become familiar with new and changing media. As a result, we offer a full range of marketing, consulting, research and business media services and limit ourselves only to products and services which are effective for those we serve.

A key attribute of Stamats' longevity is staying young with the solutions we provide, but holding fast to the values that have been with us since our founding.

Executive Leadership

Guy Wendler

President / Chief Executive Officer

Peter Stamats

Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Bob Sevier

Senior Vice President, Stamats, Inc.

Bill Stamats

Vice President, Business Development

Jack Brannigan

President, Meetings Today Group

Tony Dellamaria

President / Group Publisher for the Commercial Buildings Group

Bill Thorburn

President/Chief Creative Officer, The Thorburn Group

Kim Leonard

Vice President, Information Services

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Culture

We take our work seriously and ourselves a little less so. Midwestern at heart, but well-traveled. About half of us work in our Cedar Rapids headquarters, and the rest in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and wherever work or life takes us.

Community Ties

A 5K to raise money for mammograms. A holiday gift drive for Waypoint, a local agency that provides services to families leaving domestic violence or homelessness behind. Cleaning up a stretch of Third Street in the New Bohemia District. A scholarship for a college-bound child of an employee.

Stamats builds up the community in so many ways, as a corporate entity, as an employer, and as a group of people who care about our planet and neighbors.

Wellness

A Blue-Zones-designated workplace since 2014, Stamats encourages the healthy activities that help us live longer and happier. Benefits, leave policies, standing desks and other company choices give substance to this encouragement. Our Wellness Committee keeps health and happiness center stage for all of us through fun events and challenges year-round.

Events

Company events range from summer barbecues to walking moai. Some are created by our Great Place to Work or Wellness committees. Others are ad hoc or organized by administration. Some promote wellness, community, or learning, and others are just for fun.

  • Among Ourselves email, to get to know each other as individuals
  • Starfish Awards, celebrating contributions that help everyone have fun and get the job done well
  • Reading group
  • Barbecue, at the beginning and end of summer
  • Blood drive
  • Sales meeting
  • Ball park outings
  • Healthy lunch potlucks
  • Company Annual Meeting
  • Holiday Spread

Our Environment

Art. Inspiration. Industry. A sense of place, history and purpose. Attention to the work at hand. Care for each other as human beings. That's our environment at Stamats.

Our Cedar Rapids headquarters originally housed printing presses and has been reshaped into a modern workspace. Meeting room names wink at the 2008 flood—The Think Tank, The Pond—and the halls are lined with the paintings, prints and masks that the Stamats family has been collecting for almost a century. LEED Silver certified, it's an inspiring, comfortable home.

Careers

Stamats Corporation encompasses companies that have a vertical market, bringing a breadth of strategic and communication skills to one industry, as Stamats Communications does in higher ed. Other companies within Stamats, such as The Thorburn Group, have a broader market and a more focused set of creative skills.

Current opportunities

Benefits
615 Fifth Street S.E./P.O. Box 1888 • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 • 800.553.8878 • FAX: 319.364.4278

Benefits

Time and Pay Benefits

  • Generous Holiday & Vacation Plan
  • Summer hours
  • Maternity leave
  • Recruiting referral bonus
  • Direct deposit
  • 401(k) plan
  • College savings plan & scholarship
  • Tuition reimbursement

Health & Wellness Benefits

  • Health Insurance & wellness activities
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

Other Benefits

  • In-house dry cleaning pickup
  • Free parking & picnic area at headquarters
  • Service anniversary & peer recognition awards
  • LEED Certified Facility
  • Casual business dress
  • Discounted YMCA membership
  • Opportunities for charitable giving
  • Ergonomic environment
  • Family owned
  • Onsite chair massage
  • Bicycle commuter subsidy & bike rack