About Us

More than 30 years of innovative solutions and satisfied customers

Way To Be is a 100% African-American owned business located in Northern California. We have provided value and creativity to global, national, and regional clients for over 30 years! We are proud to provide our clients with well-thought-out solutions for every project. We believe that looking good and feeling good is the only “Way To Be.”

The Team

Alan McIntosh

General Partner

Wayne Beasley

General Partner

Mia McIntosh-Jordan

Senior Vice President

Eleanor Gong

Sr. Director Supply Chain

Mary David

VP Uniform Division

Michelle Gilliland

VP McDonald's Promotions

Culture of How

You may not find it easy to come up with exciting, original promotional merchandise to brand your company. And why should you? You’ve got more important things on your plate. We consider ourselves a solutions agency. Whether that solution is a piece of custom apparel, a stylish and durable uniform, or simply the best choice in basic logo merchandise, we have the “how” down pat. Even if you need something out of the ordinary, we do the heavy lifting. We’ll figure out how to get it done for you, on time and on budget. We’re in business to serve your business.

Who We Are

When we started Way To Be back in 1991 we worked out of our garage in San Francisco and sold t-shirts from the trunks of our VW Jettas. We didn’t have much cash, but we had a vision and the drive to take us to where we are today. After more than 30 years of steady growth, Way To Be is a full service agency with a range of talented staff, offering creative branded merchandise and uniforms to mid and large size companies with high volume needs. We have grown a lot throughout the years, however honesty and integrity has been the been the bedrock of our culture, and the key to our success.

A Sustainable Future

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have adopted several practices to reduce waste and conserve resources. We use environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton, recycled plastic, and biodegradable materials, whenever possible. We also minimize our use of packaging and use recyclable materials. In addition to ur eco-friendly practices, we also offer sustainable products and services. Our sustainable products include eco-friendly uniforms and promotional merchandise, made from organic or recycled materials. 

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