Siegel Named PPAI Chairman of the Board
February 25, 2010

Scott E. Siegel, MAS, president of R.S. Owens & Company, Chicago, a 72-year-old privately held manufacturer and distributor of recognition awards and gifts, has been named chairman of the board of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI).

SBA To Honor the Nation’s Small Businesses During National Small Business Week 2010
February 18, 2010

The nation’s top entrepreneurs will be honored at the Washington-based U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week events to be held May 23 to 25. A series of events and educational forums will mark the 57th anniversary of the agency and the 47th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week.

Gone Green?
February 11, 2010

The promotional products industry is full of company's that have adopted ecologically friendly practices. From changes in office behavior and recycling practices to full-bore revamps of manufacturing methods and materials used, I think it is safe to say the “green” industry is bigger than U.S. Steel (name that movie reference).

HALO/Lee Wayne Announces 2009 Awards and Honorees
January 21, 2010

HALO/Lee Wayne, Sterling, Ill., presented the company's 2009 Supplier of the Year award and 2009 Supplier Representative of the Year award at its annual awards gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas.

Parago CEO Juli Spottiswood Wins Entrepreneur Award for Women in Business
December 1, 2009

Lewisville, Texas-based Parago, a leading provider of innovative rewards-based incentive solutions, announced president and CEO Juli Spottiswood was named the Best Entrepreneur in the Service Businesses up to 2,500 employees category at the 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Parago was additionally a finalist in the Best Overall Company of the Year category.

Walker-Clay/Hub Pen Team Races to Benefit Outward Bound
October 6, 2009

On September 17, 2009, a combined Walker-Clay/Hub Pen corporate running team “Write Stuff” participated in the ninth annual Thompson Island 4k Trail Run to benefit the island’s Outward Bound Education Center.

Winners Are Made
October 1, 2009

The mechanics of a successful awards program are fairly straightforward. Someone does something you like. You give them an award to show your appreciation. They accept said award and smile. Handshakes ensue. Clapping and/or cake may be involved. That's not the hard part.