• Morley: 1863 to Today

    Part of our Morley Gold Standard® service is being responsive. We’re proud of our track record of providing solutions to meet our clients’ changing needs. See how Morley has evolved over the years and provided ever-changing solutions.


    In 1863, we started as a hardware distributor known as Morley Brothers. Our clients: the lumber barons of the era and the communities growing around them.


    The hardware store expanded, adding on the nation’s largest horse and carriage repository.


    As the area’s lumber industry declined, Morley Brothers transformed into a wholesale hardware distributor – eventually growing into the second largest in the U.S.


    In the early 1960s, we began “incentivizing” with merchandise giveaways that helped to pioneer the incentive industry.


    Travel awards became popular, and we began to offer travel planning services, including registration, air ticketing, site selection and on-site services. This area quickly grew to include meeting and event planning.


    Since travel planning requires many customer service touch points (such as participant registration), we formed an in-house contact center. Our contact center continued to expand and began assisting clients with all forms of business process outsourcing.


    As clients’ business meetings got bigger and better, stage productions for keynote speeches and award ceremonies became essential. We started an in-house meeting productions group to give clients a one-stop shop for all their event needs.


    Vendor fairs and product expos began appearing at business meetings, so we created an exhibits group to design, engineer, fabricate and install client exhibits. This group can also manage trade shows and auto shows, and produce museum displays.

    Today, we serve Fortune 500 clients with the following services:

    Meetings & Incentives | Business Process Outsourcing | Exhibits & Displays

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