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Brown & Saenger Joins Facilisgroup

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, announced that Brown & Saenger, Sioux Falls, S.D., has joined its community of promotional products distributor partners. Brown & Saenger was founded in 1889, and has grown to multiple locations across North and South Dakota, serving its customers with promotional products, decorated apparel, office products, office furniture and professional printing. "We're working…

InkSoft Offers New Bulk Product Uploader

InkSoft, Tempe, Ariz., added a feature that allows users to create multiple customizable and pre-decorated products for their online stores at one time in a few short steps. The newly released Bulk Product Upload feature does away with having to upload products one-by-one, helping to build a product selection faster. Users can download the Bulk…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Adds MAC Marketing for Mid-Atlantic

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced that Mark & Nick Chipchase of MAC Marketing have joined the company to represent the Mid-Atlantic territory. They will be directly responsible for leading and executing incoming projects for the entire Mid-Atlantic territory including Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. “We are extremely…

SGIA and NAPCO Media Enter Partnership

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), New Orleans, Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, the home to professionals…

Pro Towels Adds New Southeast Sales Representative

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced a new addition to its sales team. Nick Chipchase with Mac Marketing will cover Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He will represent products from each company in the Pro Towels family: Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket, Neet Feet and…

PPAI Announces New Board of Directors Members

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), has announced the election of its newest members. Lori Kates, president of IMAGEN Brands, and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group, Inc., have been elected to the PPAI Board of Directors. They will begin their four-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2018 in January. “Lori and Todd’s…

Sweda Company LLC Adds Regional Sales Executive

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced the addition of Shelley Bednarksi as its new regional sales executive for the Southeast region. “Shelley’s industry experience, enthusiasm and professionalism could not be a better fit for Sweda,” said Ryan Scott, director of outside sales for Sweda Company LLC. “We are excited for Shelley to join…

BDA LLC Acquires UK-Based SMG

BDA LLC, Woodinville, Wash., announced that it has acquired the U.K.’s leading provider of specialist sports merchandise, Sports Merchandise Global (SMG). “Combining forces with the leadership of Jonathan Bailey, and the great team of people at SMG in Manchester and Paris offices, immediately makes BDA the most prominent global agency and provider of co-branded merchandise…

Premiums Plus Affiliates With Geiger

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, announced that Premiums Plus Incorporated, owned by PPAI Hall of Fame member Margie Price, MAS, has signed an affiliation and service agreement. Due to an unplanned sabbatical, Geiger will be providing support for Price's customers in order to allow her to focus on the health needs of her family. Price will return…

Pro Towels to Hold Blood Drive After Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced that it has scheduled a blood drive at the Superior Decorating Las Vegas facility to help victims of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival outside of the Mandalay Bay hotel. "Understanding a senseless act is asking an impossible task," said Brian Porter, vice president of sales for Pro Towels.…

HandStands Donates Mousepads to New Elementary School

HandStands, Draper, Utah, gave back to its local community by providing a newly founded elementary school in the Salt Lake City area with custom printed Mouse Mats with the school’s mascot on them. This donation helped supply all faculty members with a mousepad for their classrooms for the new school year. “Here at HandStands, we…

HanesBrands Donates Activewear to Assist Hurricane Victims in Florida, Puerto Rico

HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced today that it is donating more than 1 million items of underwear and activewear to assist hurricane victims in Florida and Puerto Rico and is using its operations in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to supply essentials to Puerto Rico employees. Hanes is in the process of canvassing its 240…

Hirsch Gift Becomes Exclusive Promotional Product Supplier of Corkcicle

Hirsch Gift, Houston, Texas, announced today that they have entered an agreement with Corkcicle to become the exclusive supplier of Corkcicle items in the promotional products industry. “The high quality and brand identity of Corkcicle has made their products some of the most popular that Hirsch Gift carries," Peter Hirsch, CEO of Hirsch Gift, said.…