SAAGNY Recognizes Industry Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), New Rochelle, N.Y., announced the winners of the association's annual awards during its annual meeting, held Nov. 13, 2013 at F&J Pines Restaurant in the Bronx, N.Y. Supplier, Distributor, Multiline Representative, Customer Service Representative and a Humanitarian of the Year were among the awards presented. Several new awards were also presented, including those for Supplier Representative of the Year and the Supplier Technology Award and Distributor Technology Award. The Past President and Linda Robinson Scholarship Award winners were also announced.
The SAAGNY Board of Directors established these awards to recognize those companies and individuals that best represent the ideals of the promotional advertising industry. The winners of these awards were all nominated and voted on by the association's members in balloting conducted in early October. A selection committee of determined the winners of the Linda Robinson Scholarship Award, the SAAGNY Past President Scholarship Awards and the SAAGNY Rising Star Award. The winners were as follows.
Supplier of the Year: SanMar, Issaquah, Wash.
Distributor of the Year: Axis Promotions, New York N.Y.
Supplier Technology Award: Bodek and Rhodes, Philadelphia
Distributor Technology Award: Motivators Inc., Westbury, N.Y.
Multiline Representative of the Year: Jean Carboni, Mike Valentini Promotions, Lancaster, Pa.
Customer Service Representative of the Year: Jamie Stone, Hit Promotional Products, Largo, Fla.
Supplier Representative of the Year: Charlie Bacon III, Bodek and Rhodes, Philadelphia
Humanitarian of the Year: Shirley Bennett, Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J.
Linda Robinson Scholarship Award: Bill Alonge, MAS, On Target Impressions, Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Past President Scholarships: Adam Brown, Motivators Inc., Westbury, N.Y.; Jeff Laniado, Progressive Promotions, Englewood, N.J.; and Rhonda Reilly, CPS/Keystone, Erie, Pa.
Rising Star Award: David Witbeck, Broadway Marketing, Albany, N.Y.
"SAAGNY is fortunate to count so many tremendous companies and people among our members and we were excited to be able to recognize a few of them," said SAAGNY president Michael Leone. "What made many of the awards even sweeter for the winner is that they were selected by their peers. We are proud to have created these awards and to recognize the great work performed by our members and their employees. We congratulate all of the nominees and winners."
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