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Stay corporate-friendly this summer.
May 6, 2009

Distributors can still accommodate the season by offering accepted business silhouettes in different fabrications,” noted Lee Strom, senior marketing manager for SanMar Corporation in Preston, Wash.

Summer School
April 8, 2009

Before you even ask, no, “X” will not be making a cameo on the following list. Why? Frankly, we don’t want to insult your intelligence by insisting that a xylophone is a summer-wardrobe necessity. Not to turn off all the xylophone enthusiasts out there, but it’s kind of hard to throw in a beach bag.
That omission aside, read on for an alphabetized list of styles, tips and information to help you create the perfect summer promotion.

SanMar Debuts 46 New Seasonal Styles
February 10, 2009

Seattle-based SanMar Corporation, a leading supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, is debuting its new apparel and accessory offerings for the warmer months in its 2009 Spring/Summer Arrivals catalog.

U.S. Postal Service Price Changes Go Into Effect
January 20, 2009

With all the excitement surrounding the Inauguration, we just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone as of January 18, 2009, U.S. Postal Service domestic and international shipping rate increases will take effect.
From the USPS:
U.S. Postal Service to Change Shipping Prices in January
New Annual January Price Change Consistent with Industry Practices
WASHINGTON, DC —Pricing for shipping services will change on Sunday, Jan. 18, the Postal Service announced today following a vote by its Board of Governors.
“The move to annual January price changes for shipping services products is consistent with industry-wide practice, and provides a clear picture of

Selco Introduces True North Compass Collection
September 15, 2008

The Selco Companies, based in Tulsa, Okla., announced the introduction of its True North Compass Collection. The collection contains a variety of wooden, boxed desk compasses that have proven popular for a variety of promotional programs. Mentioned programs include corporate training, mergers and acquisitions, travel incentives, and new product launches. The compasses come with imprinting and engraving options.
About the Selco Companies:
As a manufacturer and supplier of custom imprinted and die-struck medallion watches, clocks, compasses and high-tech products, Selco products are available internationally through promotional products distributors. The company was established in 1935.
For more information on The Selco Companies, visit

Living in the Lap of Luxury
January 1, 2008

TIME HAS COME to answer the question, which, truthfully, has long been decided by some of the leading fashion houses: What’s in for spring? This year’s answer is not color, nor is it cut. Don’t be surprised that length is not it, either. This spring, fabrics are where it’s at. “The newest thing in business casual apparel is a gradual swing toward upscale fabrics,” noted Lee Strom, senior marketing manager at Seattle, Wash.-based SanMar. But, it’s not just any kind of fabric that’s in. “Luxury fabrics, like silk, are becoming more obtainable and are available at approachable price points,” explained Strom. Strom couldn’t be