Our Business

Who We Are
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Basement Beginnings & A Founding Principle 

We started with four salvaged desks in the basement of a three bedroom house in Manhattan, KS. Four people with a goal to be different in how we served our customers. No gimmicks. No shameless promotions. Straightforward service in an under-served world. Pretty simple. We called on our very first client with borrowed samples folded in a cardboard box before we even had business cards printed. Within months we had expanded beyond the house to our first office space and then to a small production space by the close of our second year.

As our customer base grew we continued to hear that the primary reason our customers chose us over and over was that we continually and consistently honored our word.

Anyone can sell t-shirts, sure, but not everyone delivered the way we did. This revelation of what made us different lead to a driving principle that is still with us today. We call it “Products as Promised.” Your products are exactly what you ordered or we make it right. Period.

Our Team

Highly Qualified Specialists

Lissa Semmel

Sales Representative

Lissa is a transplant to Manhattan, having grown up in a small farming community in northwestern Missouri. She spent several years traveling with her Army husband, spending time at various bases in the South, Midwest, and Germany before relocating to the Ft Riley/Manhattan area in 2012. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Army in 2015, they decided to stick around for a while and look into the opportunities Manhattan presented.

During their travels, Lissa acquired a degree in Health Administration, spent a lot of time volunteering with various organizations, and helped her husband raise 3 kids, the youngest of which recently graduated high school. After working for several years in retail management it was time for a new adventure, and she joined the N Zone team in 2022. When not spending time with her family, Lissa continues to volunteer, loves to sing and to travel, and collects as many books as she can sneak past her husband.