Awards & Gifts

Raining Rose Inc.'s Jon Hicks Named PPAChicago Volunteer of the Year
January 5, 2021 at 9:54 am

Jon Hicks, midwest sales executive for Raining Rose Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named the 2020 Volunteer of the Year by the Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago (PPAChicago). PPAChicago is a not-for-profit trade association made up of promotional product industry…

Rymax Announces New Leader of Marketing and Communications Efforts
December 18, 2020 at 9:28 am

Rymax, Pine Brook, N.J., announced the appointment of Alysa McKenna to the position of senior director of marketing and communications. McKenna returns to Rymax, having previously served as the company’s marketing and public relations manager from 2017 to 2019. In addition to her prior tenure at Rymax, McKenna brings…

The North Face Reportedly Rejected an Oil Company's Jacket Order
December 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

The North Face has reportedly denied a Houston oil company’s order for branded jackets, saying it does not "support the oil and gas industry" in the same way it "would reject the porn or tobacco industry.” Innovex Downhole Solutions CEO Adam Anderson said the jackets were going to be used as holiday gifts for employees...

An Engraved Typewriter Used as an Employee Gift Appraised for $40K on 'Antiques Roadshow'
November 17, 2020 at 11:36 am

A gold Royal typewriter originally given as a gift for an employee’s 10th year as vice president in 1940 was appraised on “Antiques Roadshow” for between $30,000 and $40,000. The typewriter was brought to the appraisers by the original recipient’s granddaughter, who added that all of the top salespeople had their signatures engraved onto the…

This Year's Emmy Gift Bag Features Minority- and Women- Owned Businesses
September 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm

One of our favorite things about awards shows like the Emmys is finding out what all the stars and award winners left the event with in their gift bags. This year is a little different in a lot of ways. For one thing, it’s going to be all remote. Also, the gift bag is what the organizers are calling a “gift bag with a purpose"...

Are You Kitting? Let’s Get Gifting!
September 14, 2020 at 10:32 am

Are you looking to deliver a branded experience that will not only excite your clients and employees and show your appreciation, but also bring comfort and joy after a long year? Maple Ridge Farms has hundreds of delicious gifts that will work for any food gifting program. Seventy-five percent of our business comes from our…

Geiger Hosts First Virtual Galleria Education Conference
August 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, hosted its annual Geiger Galleria education, networking and sales conference on July 28-29 virtually for the first time. The motto for this year’s event was "Push Harder, Climb Higher, Go Farther." Almost 300 salespeople and associates from around the country and the U.K. attended each day to learn new sales tactics, network…

Dale Denham Named to 2021 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150
July 8, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Constellation Research recognized Geiger senior vice president and CIO Dale Denham in its 2021 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe. Denham was recognized for his continuous success in leading digital transformation efforts with significant business outcomes...

Last Chance to Vote for the 2020 Supplier Excellence Awards!
June 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Voting in the 2020 Supplier Excellence Awards is now open, giving distributors the chance to recognize the best suppliers in the promotional products industry. Every major product category is represented on the survey—so whatever items you specialize in, your vote matters. Cast your vote today! Voting in the Supplier Excellence Awards ends on Thursday, June 18,…