Awards & Gifts

River's End Trading Earns SGIA Golden Image Awards
December 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recognized River’s End Trading, Madison, Wis., in the association's Golden Image Competition at the 2015 SGIA Expo in Atlanta. River's End Trading earned two gold awards, one for “Hipster Man,” entered…

College Football Bowl Game Giveaways
December 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

The college football bowl games have been announced, and players and coaches are preparing for what will be, for many, the last game of the season. If that wasn't enough for the players to look forward to, the giveaways they'll receive from sponsors are impressive as well. Bleacher Report ranked some of its favorites, but here are what…

International E-Z UP Inc. Honored at 2015 SGIA Expo
December 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

International E-Z UP Inc., Norco, Calif., was honored for the third year in a row at the 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) expo in Atlanta, with Gold and Silver Award wins across multiple categories. International E-Z UP Inc. was recognized in the association's Golden Image Competition with the Gold Award in the retail, POP…

5 Tips to Prepare You and Your Business for the Holidays
December 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

The holiday season often brings the busiest time of the year for small businesses, and increasing demands from the owners’ families and friends. By being well-prepared, owners and their families increase their chances for a happy holiday season—and a happy and prosperous new year.

J. Charles Acquires Quarry International Inc.
December 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm

J. Charles, Erlanger, Ky., announced the acquisition of its sister company Quarry International Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2016. Quarry International Inc.'s president, Jim Fitzgerald, will retire at year's end after 27 years of leading the company. "Due to common ownership, it only makes sense for J.Charles to make this acquisition," said Barry Dyas, president of…

Coca-Cola and HMSHost Give Travelers Holiday Gifts
December 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Coca-Cola and restaurant company HMSHost, Bethesda, Md., launched a campaign to bring holiday cheer in the form of gifts and promotional products to travelers at airports across North America. As part of the HMSHost Holiday Elves and the Instant Stocking Stuffer campaigns, elves will surprise customers with gifts from Dec. 4 through Dec. 11, according…

Multi-Line Representatives for Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant Win PPPC Awards
December 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) recognized two multi-line sales representatives from Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y. Line Chaumont of Promocom was named Multi-line Sales Agency of the Year for Eastern Canada, and Karen Spencer of Creative Solutions and Ideas was honored as the Multi-line Agency of the Year for Central Canada. Distributor customers vote…

4imprint Awards 263 New 'one by one' Promotional Product Grants
December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., awarded 263 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations, schools and religious organizations with promotional products grants through its one by one program during the third quarter of 2015. Each of the one by one recipient organizations received a $500 in-kind promotional products donation. In awarding the third-quarter grants, 4imprint’s one…

Clever Employee Gift Ideas
December 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Your employees are a big part of your business’s success story. So, understandably, you want to make them feel appreciated. A special and memorable gift is a great way to show your thanks for all they do. Why don’t you take advantage of the gift giving season to wow your staff with clever employee gift…