New Hyde Park, New York-based Gordon Sinclair president Rachel Halpern announced the appointment of industry veteran Ray Rodriguez to the newly created position of vice of president of sales and marketing. The appointment is effective January 1, 2010.
DABBLE A bit in the philosophical realm, the term “golden mean” is often applied in the discussion of ethics for the greater good of society. It is said to be the ideal middle ground between two extreme points of view and many of the world’s greatest thinkers—from Aristotle to Confucius—have touched upon it in their teachings.
Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates Inc. (BDA) and Tustin, California-based Logomark are the first two companies to reach a Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) milestone: successfully completing
Key leaders in the promotional products industry today announced the formation of the Quality Certification Alliance, LLC (QCA), an independent, nongovernmental organization dedicated to elevating the standard in providing consistently safe, high quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Executives from the organization’s founding companies officially launched QCA today at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo in Las Vegas. The QCA certification process assures merchandise manufactured, imprinted and imported by member companies conforms to established domestic and international product laws, regulations and standards. QCA has garnered wide support from numerous suppliers and distributors, including Avaline; Barton
TO GET AN idea of how much coffee is consumed by Americans, consider the case of researchers in the Seattle area. Thinking they could trace the flow of pollutants in the Puget Sound and the currents that carried them, scientists began taking caffeine samples. Unfortunately, the amount of caffeine proved so great it made the data unusable. According to an Associated Press article, caffeine was found in more than 160 of 216 samples in water as deep as 640 feet. Where did all the caffeine come from? Human bladders and coffee spilled on the street. Meanwhile, the Web site coffeereasearch.org reports “The National Coffee Association
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