Distributor News

How to Balance Several High-Profile Components for a Successful Promo
January 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

Molly Ginish Nazzarro, president of Imagery Impressions, Scottsdale, Ariz., remembers one such job, which involved a whole lot of T-shirts and coordination with a department store, a famous magazine, a major automotive brand and more. To say it was a lot would be an understatement...

How Positive Relationships Saved One Distributor's Promo Campaign
January 23, 2020 at 11:35 am

When things didn’t work out as originally planned for Rachel Minogue, senior account executive at Monarch and Company, she relied on her positive relationships with her supplier partners and delivered something that the client loved in the end.

Gary Dials of Shumsky Receives CAS Certification from PPAI
January 23, 2020 at 10:46 am

Gary Dials, e-commerce manager at Shumsky, Dayton, Ohio, earned the certification of Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) administered by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). CAS is one of the promotional products industry's premier professional designations. Individuals with a PPAI certification are industry…

Russ Dantu's Tips for Alleviating Customer Pain Points
January 21, 2020 at 2:06 pm

In his presentation "Eliminate the Ow! For Customers," customer service expert Russ Dantu, owner of Synergy Solutions, guided distributors through hands-on exercises to eliminate pain points from their sales process and make their business more…

AIA Promotes Clay Hall to VP of Owner Success, Rochelle Blindauer to Senior VP of Owner and Employee Services
January 16, 2020 at 3:33 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Appleton, Wis., announced two recent promotions. After serving as director of owner success for the past year, Clay Hall has been promoted to vice president of owner success. Rochelle Blindauer has been promoted to senior vice president of owner and employee services. She previously served as vice president of human resources and legal...

Facilisgroup Appoints Ashley McCune as President
January 7, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, announced the appointment of Ashley McCune as president. McCune will assume leadership of the company as founder Dan Rochette and chief business development officer Martin Weber officially retire, and CEO Chuck Fandos moves into a new position with The Pebble Group (Facilisgroup's parent company) as chief strategy officer...

Geiger Announces Its First Acquisition of 2020
January 7, 2020 at 10:41 am

UK distributor GeigerBTC, a subsidiary of Lewiston, Maine-based Geiger, announced that it has acquired Berkshire-based distributor Lancewich as part of GeigerBTC's continued expansion strategy to support clients in the UK and across Europe. Lancewich, a highly respected name within the industry for more than 30…

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Essendant Relating to Staples Merger
January 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

A Delaware court dismissed a case against Essendant, as of October the sister company of Staples, which claimed that it breached its fiduciary duty during the process of being acquired by Sycamore Partners. Shareholders said in the class action lawsuit that Essendant aborted a previous agreement to merge with another office supplies company, S.P. Richards.…

The Ampersand Group Launches New Industry Buying Group
January 2, 2020 at 11:32 am

The Ampersand Group, a network of more than 60 entrepreneurial business owners, is inviting all independent distributors and vendor partners to join its new buying group, The Power of One Group. The Power of One Group will give independent distributors in the promotional products, printing services and office supplies industries the buying power they need…