Awards & Gifts

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,…

BIC Graphic Donates $10,000 Worth of Promo Products for Teachers
April 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., has donated $10,000 worth of promotional products to the Marjorie’s Hope Back to School program in support of teachers in Pasco County, Fla. This is the second year the promotional supplier has supported Marjorie’s Hope through product donations...

Who's Buying Promotional Products? Some Ideas on Where to Look for Sales
April 17, 2020 at 1:36 pm

How do you balance the search for sales with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? It's a delicate dance, but promotional products distributors still have businesses to run—and there are still sales to be had. Penny Fleming, founder of Awardpro, Newport Beach, Calif., has some ideas for where to look...

Crystal D Promotes Three, Hires Two
April 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., the leading supplier of corporate awards and gifts, has promoted three employees and hired two additional employees. Evan Lodin has been promoted from production team lead to production manager. Linda Chang has been promoted from mask maker to production team lead. Matt Boyles has been promoted from order entry specialist…

Check Out These Promotional Shoes Apple Gave Employees in the 1990s
March 27, 2020 at 12:51 pm

As everyone contends with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're pretty sure that not many people are throwing around the term “disposable income” too often. However, someone appears to have an abundance of bucks, as an individual bid $9,687 for a pair of promotional shoes that Apple distributed to employees three decades ago...

Yvette Berke, Little Angels Project Win 2019 Vernon Cares Competition
February 18, 2020 at 10:23 am

The Vernon Company announced that Yvette Berke and The Little Angels Project have been selected as winners of the 2019 Vernon Cares award. Earlier this fall, Vernon invited members of the promotional products community to share their stories about their efforts to give back within their communities...