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AIA Corporation Hires Clay Hall as Director of Field Sales Development
November 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Clay Hall has joined Neenah, Wisconsin-based AIA Corporation’s field sales management team as director of field sales development, where he will be leading the organization’s efforts to grow sales with its largest platinum-level owners in the West. Hall is replacing Greg Armstrong, who was promoted to vice president of marketing and supplier relations in October.…

Beam Suntory Inc. Selects InnerWorkings Inc. As Product Provider
November 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Beam Suntory Inc., a Deerfield, Illinois-based premium spirits company, has selected InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of point-of-sale (POS) materials. As part of the agreement, InnerWorkings Inc. will provide custom branded POS merchandise, multiple e-commerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, and a large supporting…

Pacific Emblem Company Launches New Website, Brochure
November 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Pacific Emblem Company, San Diego, has launched a newly designed website and coordinated brochure for the company’s offerings. As a custom headwear, patch and accessories manufacturer/importer for more than 25 years, the company made the decision to connect with customers further and showcase its product…

Iron Bowl Weekend Key for Alabama Merchandise Retailers
November 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

The biggest football game in Alabama took place took place on Nov. 27, and the aftermath means big things for some Alabama stores. The winning team’s fanbase undoubtedly will flock to retailers to buy shirts, hats and other specialized memorabilia commemorating the win. Bama Fever/Tiger Pride, Dothan, Ala., is just one of the businesses that…

7 Ways to Avoid Marketing to the Wrong People
November 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Many companies see marketing as an expensive waste of time. But unless you can work solely on referrals, you're going to have to find clients and prove your worth. Sadly, too many businesses falter at the first hurdle because they're wary of upfront cost. In reality, these companies are marketing to the wrong people, causing…

A Brand Company Names Director of Supplier Partnerships for North America
November 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Terie Vickers-Craig, the former director of vendor relations for Canada-based distributor BrandAlliance, will now serve as the director of supplier partnerships for North America for A Brand Company, Charlotte, N.C. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent merger between A Brand Company and BrandAlliance in July. As part of that merger, A Brand…

Huffermen Inc. Partners with Clean Designs
November 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Huffermen Inc., has teamed up with Clean Designs to produce and offer the award-winning Clean Bottle. Clean Bottle is well-known for its appearance and success from the television show "Shark Tank." The bottle company's owner and founder, Dave Meyer, used former NBA star Bill Walton…

R.S. Owens Completes Phil Simms All Iron Award
November 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

R.S. Owens, Chicago, announced the completion of the annual Phil Simms All Iron Award. Simms, one of CBS television's lead analysts for NFL coverage, traditionally announced the winners of the “Phil Simms All Iron Team” on Thanksgiving Day since 1999. The award honors top NFL…

Cross Unveils a Collection of 'Star Wars' Writing Instruments and Journals
November 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

In celebration of the timeless and iconic saga, Cross has unveiled a new series of writing instruments and journals that capture the mythical and modern elements of the original "Star Wars" film trilogy. With these one-of-a-kind, collectible writing instruments, Cross is putting the force of fine writing, creativity and storytelling directly into the hands of…

Why Attitude Is More Important Than Intelligence
November 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University might change your mind (and your attitude). Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study…