AIA Corporation Honors Top Suppliers at Annual Sales Summit
AIA Corporation, the distributorship located in Neenah, Wis., held its its 2012 national sales summit was "Connecting in a New World" earlier this month. The event, held in St. Charles, Ill., included an awards presentation to top Most-Valued Partner (MVP) suppliers. These suppliers exemplify what it means to be connected as solid partners. 2012 awards and recipients include:
SAVE THE DAY AWARD: MVP supplier who went above and beyond to save the day for one of AIA Corporation's owners to make the owner look like a hero in the eyes of the client!
- Britney Covarrubias of Gold Bond Inc.
SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE: Recognizes those suppliers that consistently demonstrate their willingness to support AIA Corporation owners by providing outstanding customer service, top quality products, sales aids, on-time delivery and satisfactory problem resolution.
- Apparel Category 1: SanMar
- Apparel Category 2: Charles River Apparel
- Hard Goods Category 1: Leed's
- Hard Goods Category 2: Evans Manufacturing
- Hard Goods Category 3: Fields Manufacturing
VELOCITY: The Velocity award recognizes AIA Corporation's fastest growing MVP suppliers, represented by their percentage of business growth over the previous year within their respective sales volume category.
- Apparel Category 1: Cutter & Buck
- Apparel Category 2: Dunbrooke
- Hard Goods Category 1: Prime Line
- Hard Goods Platinum: Hit Promotional Products
- Hard Goods Category 2: Calibre Inernational
- Hard Goods Category 3: Admints & Zagabor
MOST INNOVATIVE & EFFECTIVE PROMOTION: This award recognizes the suppliers who offer the most unique promotions for owners to grow their overall business. Their marketing and sales promotions provide AIA Corporation owners with creative tools they can pass along to their clients.
- Apparel: Bodek & Rhodes
- Hard Goods: ETS Express
BEST NEW MVP ADDITION: The Best New MVP Addition Award recognizes a supplier that has quickly demonstrated their worthiness as a most valued partner to AIA.
- Gordon Sinclair
BEST NEW PSP: AIA Corporation determined the need for a new award for preferred service providers. These suppliers play a very important role with AIA Corporation in that they offer services to make us more effective in growing the company's businesses.
"We believe that strong relationships are built on mutual trust and respect and these components are what we use to strengthen our partnerships with our preferred suppliers," said Cathy Cummings, supplier relations manager for AIA Corporation.
"I am glad to receive this very important award from AIA. We have been partners a long time and this just solidifies how important our partnership is. This is a team effort on the part of everyone at Hit Promotional Products. We thank you very much," said Jim Heurung of Hit Promotional Products.
For more information, visit www.aiacommunity.com.