Top Echelon’s ‘Pinnacle’ Newsletter Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary!

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“The Pinnacle,” the official newsletter of Top Echelon Network, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Top Echelon Network is an elite network of highly specialized executive search firms.

“The Pinnacle,” the official newsletter of Top Echelon Network, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Our newsletter is more than just a newsletter to our Preferred Member recruiters.

Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized executive search firms, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In fact, the official newsletter of Top Echelon Network, called “The Pinnacle,” is celebrating its anniversary today—Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

The first “Pinnacle” newsletter was sent to Preferred Member recruiters on March 5, 1988. At that time, Top Echelon Network was known as Nationwide Interchange Service (NIS). “The Pinnacle” was sent on that date through regular snail mail by NIS founder Mike Kappel. (NIS changed its name to Top Echelon Network in 1998.)

“The Pinnacle” newsletter is distributed once a week to Top Echelon Network recruiters. It’s filled with news and information relating not only to the Network, but also to recruiting in general. The Network provides its Members with pertinent statistics; split placement information; success stories; and announcements regarding Network tools, services, and upcoming events.

“The Pinnacle” was originally sent in a hardcopy format. Eventually, it was delivered electronically via email as a PDF document. Three years ago, the newsletter underwent a third change when it was compiled in a blog on the Top Echelon website and once again delivered electronically.

In this latest iteration, Network recruiters receive an email each week containing a link. The recruiters click on that link to view all of the articles in that week’s issue of the newsletter.

Since “The Pinnacle” has been published every week for the past 25 years, that means this week’s issue of the newsletter—scheduled for publication on Wednesday, March 6—will be the 1,300th “Pinnacle” to be produced.

According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, the “The Pinnacle” newsletter is synonymous with Top Echelon Network and the service that the Network has provided to executive search firms for the past 25 years.

“Our newsletter is more than just a newsletter to our Preferred Member recruiters,” said Demaree. “It’s a celebration of their accomplishments and an acknowledgement of their achievements. We’re only successful when our Members are successful, and that’s why we strive to recognize their success in ‘The Pinnacle.’ We announce the split placements they make, as well as the awards they earn as a result of their performance on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.”

Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio. Nearly 400 recruiting firms from all major industries are Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network.

Click here to find out more about Top Echelon Network.

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