Distributor News

BIC Graphic Creates Online Resource Center to Aid Distributors
April 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., has built a new resource page to help promo distributors during the current COVID-19 public health risks. The Resources for Continued Success page includes timely fliers, relevant shareable content and weekly updates on BIC Graphic business operations from CEO David Klatt. “While our top priority is the health and…

Legal Group Offers Nationwide Pro Bono Consultation for Small Businesses
March 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Legal nonprofit Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG) announced last week that it is launching a program called the Small Business Remote Legal Clinic, which will provide pro bono legal consultations for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, which is made up of more than 125,000 legal professionals in the U.S., will provide…

PPAI Announces Updated 2020 Events and Meetings
March 27, 2020 at 9:07 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced it has updated certain 2020 events and meetings to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its attendees, exhibitors, participants, staff and event and venue partners in the face of COVID-19 crisis. “With careful consideration of restrictions of all gatherings and reports from leading health organizations, PPAI’s…

Facebook to Offer $100M in Cash Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
March 18, 2020 at 12:13 pm

With most of the promotional products industry made up of small businesses, the uncertainty surrounding the spread and containment of COVID-19 has instituted a new, and certainly challenging, existence. Facebook is looking to offer some relief through $100 million in grants aimed at assisting small businesses in more than 30 countries...

Proforma Cancels Million Dollar Club Event, Issues Work From Home Policy
March 17, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Proforma has officially cancelled its Million Dollar Club event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company communicated to all affiliate owners, support team members and supplier partners on March 13 that it is taking the necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus across the U.S. The event was...

BDA Achieves QCA Accreditation
March 16, 2020 at 11:57 am

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, Ill., has awarded QCA’s Distributor Certificate to Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA). Built upon the existing Advocacy Council, the Distributor Certification Program is designed specifically for the needs of distributors and decorators, allowing them to further their commitment to brand safety and responsible sourcing. Like QCA’s Supplier…

HALO Branded Solutions Completes New Distribution Center
March 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., hosted local and state dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new, state-of-the-art 275,000 sq. ft. distribution center. The distribution center is an addition to HALO's 157,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters, completed in April 2018 in Sterling. "We had originally planned to expand five years after the move-in of…

Proforma Rewards Employees With Caribbean Cruise
March 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, rewarded employees with a five-day Caribbean Cruise for the development and success of ProVision, Proforma’s $15 million business management technology. “Our Technology and Support Center teams worked exceptionally hard to develop and launch the industry’s newest, fully-integrated business management technology platform, ProVision,” said Proforma CEO Vera Muzzillo. “We wanted to honor their hard…

commonsku Adds Additional Talent to Sales Team
March 2, 2020 at 3:53 pm

commonsku, Toronto, recently boosted its team adding two new positions to its growing roster of salespeople. Brandon Samuel is commonsku’s newest account manager, and will focus on creating strategic relationships with distributor customers. Prior to joining commonsku, Samuel spent four years as an account executive with Red Hot Promotions, based out of Newport, Ky. “Brandon’s…