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Motivators Promotional Products Affiliates with iPROMOTEu
August 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Ken Laffer, CEO of Motivators Promotional Products, Westbury, N.Y., announced today that the company will affiliate with iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., as part of an effort to streamline operations, scale its online business and set itself up for future growth. "We're excited to take this next step in our company's evolution by joining forces with iPROMOTEu,"…

Alex Brands Recalls Children's Toys
August 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Alex Brands, Fairfield, N.J., is recalling three of its toys—the Alex Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps—due to choking hazard. The toy sets include an…

Is Floating Drinkware the Next Big Thing?
August 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Floating drinkware—future or fad? Joel Paglione, a Chicago entrepreneur, has high hopes. Paglione recently launched the Levitating CUP Kickstarter campaign, and successfully raised over $60,000. How does it work? The levitating cup uses magnets and an electrical field to float atop a metallic…

Hub Pen Company Employees' Daughters Win NEPPA 2016 Scholarships
August 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., is proud to announce that the daughters of two employees have received New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2016 scholarships. Carmen Huang, daughter of long-time material handler Bing Yi Cao, will attend Brandeis University…

Which Water Bottles Harbor the Most Bacteria?
August 23, 2016 at 5:27 pm

It's not exactly breaking news that reusable water bottles require regular cleaning. It's a small price to pay for the benefits of saving plastic and staying hydrated. But, do you know just how much bacteria is on your specific water bottle's lid? TreadmillReviews.net conducted a study on 12 water bottles with four types of water…

4imprint Named to 10 Best Places to Work List for 2016
August 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Great Place to Work and Fortune have named promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., one of the 10 best workplaces in advertising and marketing. This marks 4imprint’s second year on that list. To build the list, Great Place to Work reviews anonymous Trust Index survey responses from Great Place to Work-certified companies in advertising and…

Promotional Products Companies on the Inc. 5000
August 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Last week, Inc. introduced the 2016 edition of its Inc. 5000 list, which recognizes the fastest-growing, private companies in the U.S. The list included a wide variety of promotional products companies, including a record of 14 Proforma owners. Here is the full list: 135. Pop Promos 447. Creative Studio Promotions 448. SoBe Promos 948. Index…

American Apparel Explores Sale Options
August 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

While this story is still developing, Los Angeles-based American Apparel might be exploring a sale, according to Reuters. Confidential sources said the company hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc., Los Angeles, to look into the…