Management

The Magnet Group Hires Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager
June 13, 2019 at 11:11 am

The Magnet Group, Washington, Mo., announced that it has hired industry veteran Robin Daniel as its Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager. Daniel will be responsible for accounts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. “Robin is an extremely intelligent, professional and driven individual," Joe Huber, national sales manager for…

Chris Anderson Named CEO of HUB Promotional Group
June 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced today that Chris Anderson will become the company's new CEO on June 14. Anderson, formerly chief operating officer for the company, will fill the role vacated by Joe Fleming following his resignation as CEO. "I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead HPG," Anderson said in a…

Let Your Breath Take You Away
June 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

Business and life can be stressful. Most folks I know work hard to achieve great things in the future. And live with great regrets about past failures. Few of us know how to just enjoy the present, which is all we really have. The past is gone. The future isn’t here yet. The present is…

How to Reconcile Accounts on QuickBooks
May 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Question: I reconcile my bank account by hand. Do I need to do it in QuickBooks too? Answer: QuickBooks does have a reconcile function on all its products. It lists all the items that you posted as bank items, and then asks you to compare these to your actual bank statements. The QB Reconcile function…

HanesBrands Hires Tim Gibson and Jim Dunne to Sales Team
May 31, 2019 at 10:55 am

HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced that Tim Gibson has joined the company as director of business development, and Jim Dunne has joined as director of distributor sales. Gibson, who has more than 30 years in the apparel and promotional marketing industry, will develop and implement strategic initiatives across field and…

Rationalizing Your Way Out of Responsible Promo Sourcing
May 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm

To justify taking the easy way out and not having the harder, more educational conversations with their customers, both suppliers and distributors tell themselves all kinds of lies: “My customers aren’t asking for it,” “My competitors aren’t doing it,” “It’s too expensive” and “No one has been caught.” What they may not realize is that these lies are costing them business...

Raining Rose Adds Two to Sales Team
May 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

Raining Rose, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Quinn Bui, who will join the promotional sales team as the Southwest sales executive, calling on customers in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California; and John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, who will join the promotional sales team as the Northeast sales executive, calling…

Geiger Acquires Winter People Image Marketing
May 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired Winter People Image Marketing, with locations in Freeport and Falmouth, Maine. The company will operate as a division of Geiger. Clay Bouton, senior vice president of sales, will remain as a key contact with the company. A…

HUB Promotional Group Hires Northeast Territory Manager Gerard Schifano
May 29, 2019 at 10:44 am

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of Gerard Schifano as Northeast territory manager. The promotional products industry veteran joined HUB Promotional Group’s HUB Pen Company as a multi-line factory representative in 2015, representing the company in New Jersey, Southern New York and New York City. Gerard had…

Trade War: How We Got Here, Where We Go Next
May 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

More than a year into a contentious trade war with China, uncertainty remains the only sure thing. With significant tariff increases looming that include most promotional products imported from China, here’s where the promo industry stands while we wait for answers—and how some promo businesses are dealing with the situation...