Distributor News

HALO Branded Solutions Hires Dustin Wicks as Sales System Product Manager
April 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the addition of industry veteran Dustin Wicks to the company's management team as system product manager. Wicks, who previously worked at The Vernon Company, will be responsible for driving the field sales transition for HALO's new order management platform. Wicks will report to Dawn Olds, HALO's senior vice president…

American Solutions for Business Donates to Local Humane Society
April 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., recently donated three desktop computers and six monitors to the Lakes Area Humane Society help create another work station for an additional office and provide backup equipment for future growth or technical issues. "This helps us out tremendously," said Lauren Wensmann, Lakes Area Humane Society shelter manager. "We can…

Dodgers Suing Promotions Company Over 42,000 Undelivered Tommy Lasorda Bobbleheads
April 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers stand as a franchise that has given us many legends. That includes managerial great Tommy Lasorda, whom the organization wishes to commend this season through a bobblehead promotion. However, instead of preparing to delight fans with the giveaway, the team is prepping for a legal battle with the company tasked with…

Geiger Promotes Jo-an Lantz to CEO
April 3, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Gene Geiger, Chairman of the Board for Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has announced that effective April 1, current president Jo-an Lantz, MAS, has been promoted to CEO of Geiger. Lantz has served as PPAI Board Chair, and was inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame. “Jo-an is a rare talent,…

Selling Promo Apparel to the Fast-Growing Legalized Cannabis Market
March 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The legalized cannabis market, through hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) goods alone, stands to generate $22 billion by 2022. (That's before you even factor in legalized recreational marijuana and related goods.) That makes now a good time for promo distributors to look into selling products that pay homage to marijuana culture. So says Eric Rubin, the president…

QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council Expands With The Addition Of Ethical Swag
March 27, 2019 at 9:58 am

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has expanded its Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) with the addition of Sydney, Nova Scotia-based Ethical Swag Inc. The DAC is made up of industry advocates who are leading the way for brand safety through the responsible sourcing of promotional products. Distributor Advocates recognize QCA as the standard by which industry…

TG Promotions Inc. Joins American Solutions for Business
March 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., announced that TG Promotions has joined the team. The distributor consists of a group of nine people (three sales and sales support team members), and was founded by Terry Greer and his wife, Linda. It also brought on Jessica Huffman Dobosh to the sales team in November 2017. Dobosh…

Facilisgroup Releases Partner Growth Statistics
March 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Facilisgroup recently released its benchmark study to its member partners. These statistics showed Facilisgroup distributor members reached an average of 10 percent year-over-year growth in 2018, beating the industry average. Distributors completed $767 million in sales from industry suppliers. This growth was demonstrated by a record 232 partner sales representatives being honored at Facilisgroup’s annual Top…

American Solutions for Business Receives Gill-Line Award
March 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., was a recipient of Gill-Line’s award as a Top 25 Distributor in 2018. “We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Gill-Line,” said Dana Zezzo, vice president of marketing, vendor relations and events for American Solutions for Business. “Recognition like this is beginning to become a lost art—we appreciate this…