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Batch & Bodega Adds Five Women-Owned Makers to Fresh Line

HPG, Braintree, Mass., announced five additional industry-exclusive partnerships from the company’s Batch & Bodega Fresh line. The latest exclusive partners include Nene’s Treats, Grey Ghost Bakery, Justice of the Pies, Flour & Branch, and Caroline’s Cakes...

Hirsch Gift Adds Joshua Pospisil as Key Accounts Manager

Hirsch Gift, Houston, announced the hiring of Joshua Pospisil as key accounts manager. Pospisil brings six years of industry experience from KTI Networks/KTI Promo in Houston. Pospisil has a proven track record of success, largely by strategically leveraging social media and his web and graphic design background to develop…

Industry Vet Jeffery Brown Appointed to Geiger Board

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, announced that industry veteran Jeffery Brown has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Brown spent 11 years at Polyconcept North America, where he was chief marketing officer, then president of its hard goods division. For the last three years, he has served as...

How a Creative Promo Product Helped One Company Boost Employee Morale

Company Goal: A logistics company based in New York is looking for a fun way to promote camaraderie and team spirit in the workplace! They are a firm believer that just having one personal connection or experience with a co-worker is important to the wellness of their employees in the workplace, fostering an environment where…

Inventory Shops Have Made a Comeback in 2021: Here’s Why

"Inventory" was once an ugly word to customers. But times have changed and inventory has made a comeback. Knowing the reasons why inventory is now in higher demand can help you guide clients toward smarter solutions and help you sell shops simpler, faster and more profitably...

Technologist Eric Granata Joins Brand Fuel as Chief Technology Officer

Eric Granata, CAS, will join Brand Fuel as chief technology officer to assist with the company’s growth. Granata will be invested in expanding Brand Fuel’s online store programs, marketing and business development initiatives, and cybersecurity enhancements...

IMAGEN Brands Announces Two Additions to Sales Team

IMAGEN Brands has announced the addition of Tabatha White as national accounts manager, and Jonathan Beyer as regional sales manager for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, D.C., Delaware and the greater New York City area. White joined the IMAGEN Brands sales team in May, and brings 23 years of promotional products…

Gold Bond Inc. Names Britney Godsey Chief Revenue Officer

Gold Bond Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has named Britney Godsey chief revenue officer. Previously serving as vice president of sales and marketing, Godsey has been with the company for 11 years, and oversees the sales, marketing, customer service, product development and order entry teams within the company. Godsey will step…

Warwick Publishing Announces the Passing of Co-Owner Jim Paschal

Warwick Publishing Co., St. Charles, Ill., announced yesterday that its president and co-owner, Jim Paschal, passed away peacefully on May 30 due to health complications from diabetes. His family held a private graveside service on Tuesday, June 8. “It has been a wonderful and memorable 30-plus years of traveling…

Delta Apparel Acquires Innovative Technology Company Autoscale.ai

Delta Apparel, Greenville, S.C., announced that it has acquired Dallas-based technology company Autoscale.ai to further leverage its existing proprietary automated product workflow from design to fulfillment. Delta’s DTG2Go platform is a market leader in the on-demand, direct-to-garment digital print and fulfillment industry, bringing technology and innovation to the supply chain of its customers. Combined with…

AIA Welcomes Christopher Alfano as New SVP of Business Technology

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced that industry professional Christopher Alfano has joined the company as senior vice president of business technology. In this role, Alfano will lead technology strategy and implementation, ensuring AIA and owner growth goals are consistently supported and achieved through technology. In addition, Alfano will be…

Zing Manufacturing Hires MacMarketing as First Multi-Line Reps for Zing and S’well

Zing Manufacturing, Tempe, Ariz., the exclusive supplier of S’well products in the promotional products market industry, announced the hiring of MacMarketing as its first multi-line representatives. “I have known both Nick and Mark Chipchase for many, many years,” said Zing Manufacturing senior vice president of sales Rich Corvalan. “We are thrilled to bring them on…

Patriotic Holiday Promotions With American Made Pride

Independence Day is a lot of things. Obviously, it’s a celebration of the country’s birth, but also a chance to unwind at a cookout with family and friends, a time to watch spectacular fireworks, and also an opportunity to sport your best red, white and blue gear to showcase your American pride. But compared to…

Illinois Glove Company/Honest Abe Gloves Hires National Sales Manager

Illinois Glove Company/Honest Abe Gloves, Northbrook, Ill., announced that it added Jeff Mann to its team as national sales manager in March. Mann has 14 years of industry experience, serving as national sales manager for Wov-in Brands for 10 years and at Your Custom Bag Solution for four years...