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WOWLine Hires Andy Arruda as National Sales Manager

WOWLine, Syosset, N.Y., announced that it has hired Andy Arruda, MAS, as its new national sales manager. In his new role, Arruda will be responsible for managing all sales efforts. Prior to joining WOWLine, he was a national sales manager for Braintree, Massachusetts-based Hub Pen Company. Arruda has more than 30 years of extensive industry…

SuccessFit4Life! Event at PPAI Expo Benefits Promotional Products Education Foundation

FreePromoTips.com is hosting its 4th annual SuccessFit4Life! Event at the PPAI Expo, benefitting the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). A group of industry suppliers are supporting this event by providing SuccessFit4Life!-branded products that can be picked up at the Expo. To participate, go to the SuccessFit4Life! PPEF donation page here. Gifts of all sizes are…

Crystal D Promotes Three Employees

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has promoted three employees to new positions. Marketing manager Bridget Dahlgren has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Dahlgren will now oversee the business development, inside sales solutions and marketing departments. Marketing coordinator Alexis Kurttila has been promoted to marketing manager. Kurttila will lead the marketing department to…

Video: One Powerful Concept to Recharge Your Resolutions

With 2017 coming to a close, now is the perfect time for you to reflect upon your year with complete honesty in order to help you plan your future. Did you reach and exceed all of your business and income goals in 2017? If you find yourself saying NO, watch this video to help you Recharge Your Resolutions.

Bella+Canvas Introduces Brand New Kids Collection

Bella+Canvas, Los Angeles, launched a new Bella+Canvas Kids collection that will include a premium collection of combed and ring-spun blank apparel in baby, toddler and youth sizing. “We are doing kids' [apparel] like no one has ever done before,” says co-CEO and co-founder Danny Harris. “We’re bringing the Bella+Canvas quality and style to a market…

Terry Town Hires New Multi-Line Representatives

Terry Town, San Diego, has announced the hiring of McGovern Marketing, made up of Kurt and Kyle McGovern, to represent the company in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. “Kurt and Kyle have deep experience in the states they represent, and we’re thrilled to now have the highest level of professional coverage in…

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family…

Hub Pen Company Bolsters Portfolio With a Pair of Drinkware Additions

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., has made significant additions to its product portfolio with the acquisition of Balch Springs, Texas-based Best Promotions USA and Channelview, Texas-based Cooler Graphics in deals that were finalized on Nov. 15th, 2017. As a combined business, the commitment to satisfying customers will continue to be the company’s top priority. Best…

Pro Towels Promotes Keith Lofton to Vice President of Sales

The Pro Towels family of companies, Pittsburgh, Pa., announced the promotion of Keith Lofton to the role of vice president of sales. Lofton has been a part of the team for almost six years, from a starting role as regional director in the southeast, to most recently national accounts director, east. "Keith is one of…

S&S Activewear's Texas Facility Is Now Open

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., is officially open for business in Fort Worth, Texas, with its new state-of-the-art distribution center. While the facility is fully operational for shipping and receiving, will-call orders are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2018. The Fort Worth location marks the largest distribution center in S&S’s fleet, and…

Polyconcept's UK Subsidiary Acquires SPS Limited

Polyconcept North America, New Kensington, Pa., announced today the acquisition by its European subsidiary, PF Concept International B.V. of the entire share capital of SPS Limited (SPS). Based in Blackpool, U.K., SPS is a leading manufacturer and marketer of promotional products serving the U.K., Ireland and Europe markets. With this transaction, PF Concept expands its product…

Personalization: Taking the Art of Promoting to the Next Level

Promotional products can be exciting and creative marketing tools that are tailored to a specific targeted audience. We all know that if you receive an item that is cool and memorable you will want to keep it, show others and use it long term. Powerful advertising vehicle that can be even more impactful. What happens…

Crystal D Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn. is celebrating 25 years in business. The company started as a small, unknown glass etching company producing mostly barware. Today, the company is a large and established manufacturer of crystal recognition awards and crystal gifts. To date, the company has designed and created over 260 exclusive designs and distributes 1,500…

USA/Docufinish and One of a Kind Prints Merge With New Ownership Deal

USA/Docufinish, Yorkville, Ill., is excited to announce that Jason Lambert, the current President of USA/Docufinish, and Steve McKillip Jr., a longtime industry veteran, have joined forces to acquire USA/Docufinish, an industry leader in the label and wholesale printing for over 31 years, from USA's founder Steve McKillip Sr, who is retiring in Florida. As part of the agreement One of a Kind Prints, owned by Steve…

Transfer Express Offers Free December Seminar On Choosing Team Uniforms

Successfully selling custom apparel to sports teams is about more than customizing garments with names, numbers and graphics. Being an “MVD” (“Most Valuable Decorator”) also involves choosing the best uniform for your customer. A free December webinar from Transfer Express, Mentor, Ohio, explores what figures into selecting a winning uniform. You’ll get a primer on…