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Koozie Group Announces Partnership With Dri Mark

Koozie Group, Clearwater, Fla., announced a new partnership with Dri Mark. Since 1958, Dri Mark has been a leader in the marker manufacturing industry. The first in the U.S. to sell an instant-dry marker, the Dri Mark tradition shines through in all that they do. Today, Dri Mark is the standard for highlighters, dry erase…

AIA Promotes Greg Burpee to VP of Owner Success

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced last week the promotion of Greg Burpee to vice president of owner success. In this role, Burpee will work alongside fellow vice president of owner success Julie Callahan to provide direction, leadership and management of the Owner Success Team, and ensure that AIA continues to be a trusted partner for…

Sonoma Promos Acquires Prime Designs

Sonoma Promotional Solutions announced earlier this month that it has acquired Prime Designs. The acquisition aligns with Sonoma Promos’ focus on growing its business with partners that value lasting relationships, and it reinforces the company’s commitment to helping grow the sales of its customers...

Maple Ridge Farms Presents Virtual Chocolate-Tasting Event

Maple Ridge Farms presented “The Taste of Excellence,” a virtual chocolate-tasting event, to distributors on October 7. The focus of the event was to share with attendees the #FoodGiftLove and first-hand knowledge of the quality a partnership with Maple Ridge Farms provides. Early registrants were sent a kit that included a selection of chocolates...

commonsku Opens Registration for skucon 2022

commonsku, a promotional products business and sales software, has opened registration for skucon, a hybrid experience with the option to attend either in-person or virtually on Jan. 9, 2022. skucon is a conference for distributors and suppliers in the promo industry who want to...

This Quiz Will Tell You What Your Ora Is!

Find your Ora with the “What’s Your Ora?” quiz created by Spector & Co.! It won’t take long! We’ll be waiting here after you complete the quick quiz. So, what did you get? Are you a Trend Setter? Are you a Straight Shooter? A Team Player? Or a Show Stopper? We all have an Ora—a…

How to Make New Sales Habits Easy

The sales game is changing. B2B buyers are demanding more of us than ever before. They want strategic ideas, consultative advice. If the new way to win at sales is about solving and the old way was solely about sourcing, then what habits can you create that will put you in a place to solve more problems for your customer?...

Firebrand Global Marketing Hires Limaye as Account and Marketing Support

Firebrand Global Marketing, Clarendon Hills, Ill., announced that it has welcomed Malati Limaye, TAS, as account and marketing support. As a newcomer in the industry, Limaye will start by providing support to the customer service, sales and marketing departments while pursuing education through PPAI and on various industry platforms. Limaye brings a Bachelor of Arts…

3 Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Gift Business

Did you know that over 65% of all holiday gift orders are written between now and December 12? Here are three quick tips to help you cash in on those last-minute orders. Following these tips can only help your holiday gift sales. Try them out today!...

Koozie Group Donates 100 Laptops to A New Direction for Women & Men Inc.

Koozie Group announced the donation of 100 Dell and HP laptop computers to A New Direction for Women and Men Inc., a well-established residential facility for drug and alcohol recovery. As part of its mission, A New Direction for Women and Men aims to provide a structured and nurturing environment in order to...

Storm Creek Transitions All Products to Eco-Made

Storm Creek, Eagan, Minn., announced this week that it has successfully reached its goal to transition all of its products to eco-made. Through its sustainable sourcing practices, every product in production is now being made with recycled fabrics and insulation from post-consumer waste, such as plastic bottles and sustainable components, and/or is Bluesign or Oeko-Tex…

Geiger Hires Janice Gray and Tuan Huynh to Executive Team

Geiger announced that Janice Gray and Tuan Huynh have joined the company’s executive team as chief human resource officer and chief information officer, respectively. Gray has extensive experience as a strategic leader focused on talent acquisition, talent management and team development. Huynh has more than 20 years of experience leading...

Jake Himelstein on BAMKO's Big Uniforms Move, Supply Chain Outlook, Recognition Market Opportunities and More

BAMKO is making a big move in the uniforms space. Jake Himelstein, the company's president, joined the show to announce the move and explain how it positions BAMKO to meet the evolving needs of modern promo customers. He also talked supply chain, huge opportunities in the recognition market and much more. Plus, Sean and Brendan dive deep into Pabst Blue Ribbon's fun (and maybe invasive?) merchandise campaign...