Management

Probitas Promotions, Daydreams Specialties Acquire Trojan Promotions
April 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Probitas Promotions and Daydreams Specialties were approached by the estate of Trojan Promotions, Grand Forks, N.D., to purchase the business following the tragic news of Trojan owners Troy and Jessica Nelson. "On behalf of the Troy and Jessica Nelson estate, we are extremely pleased that these two local companies have acquired Trojan Promotions," said Kevin…

Heritage Sportswear Could Be Liquidated: Court Filing
March 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

News emerged this week that Heritage Sportswear, Hebron, Ohio, could be liquidated soon, but reports were conflicted. The news came from Gildan, one of the brands Heritage Sportswear sells in the promotional channel, which notified investors it expected to take a charge of $19 million to $23 million in the first quarter of 2019 due…

Promo Buyers’ Expectations: Can You Meet Their New Demands?
March 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

What do promo buyers want? Like really want? That’s the $64,000 question. Since there’s no magic potion to drink so we can hear what others are thinking (that’s only on the silver screen, thankfully), we not only have to listen to what customers are saying, but we also must interpret their often unvocalized expectations. Case…

Report: Sycamore Partners, Staples' Private Equity Owner, Wants Out
March 27, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Bloomberg reported that Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm that bought Staples Inc. in 2017, is now looking to withdraw most of its cash investment through a recapitalization effort, leaving Staples with about $1 billion in additional debt. The firm could also consider an IPO that would allow it to exit the investment altogether...

IMAGEN Brands Welcomes Mark King and Sonna Greer to Sales Team
March 21, 2019 at 11:25 am

IMAGEN Brands, Mason, Ohio, parent company of Crown and Vitronic, announced the addition of two new team members: Mark King and Sonna Greer. King joins the team as regional sales manager covering the Midwest, including Michigan and Indiana. Mark has more than 16 years of experience in the promotional…

The Right Place to Be Proud
March 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

To me, it seems like many people choose to stay behind their desks all day because they are too proud to call prospects for appointments. That’s a real bad place to be proud. Too proud to pick up the phone and try to make an appointment, too proud to listen to suppliers that want to…

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…

HUB Pen Company Promotes Joe Tessier to Quality Control Specialist
March 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm

HUB Promotional Group’s HUB Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the promotion of Joe Tessier from junior buyer to quality control specialist. Tessier came to work at HUB Pen five years ago, working nights in the quality control department while attending Charlton College of Business for Supply Chain Management. In…

EMT Promotes Brian Stidham to Director of Business Development
March 13, 2019 at 11:18 am

EMT, Indianapolis, has promoted national sales manager Brian Stidham to serve as its director of business development. His new role will focus on customer relationships, revenue growth and market strategy. “No one is better than Brian at building successful partnerships,” said EMT president Phil Saks. “This change will allow…