The Organization of Promotional Products Salespeople (OOPPS), Wayland, Mass., recently announced the establishment of its 2008 Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of a variety of promotional products salespeople from across the country, as well as supplier, distributor and service provider representatives. According to OOPPS personnel, the mission its Advisory Board is to “help guide the direction of [the organization] for the benefit of salespeople throughout the industry.” Members of the 2008 OOPPS Advisory Board include: Salespeople: Larry Alford, Axis Promotions (Massachusetts) Linda Apfel, CAS, 20/20 Promotions (Minnesota) Katherine Burke, MAS, Above & Beyond Incentives (Texas) Mona Carollo-Scarborough, CAS,
Prime Resources, Bridgeport, Conn., recently honored 27 long-time employees at its annual Service Awards ceremony. Four employees received 20-year awards and the remaining received five-year recognition. Across the company, there are 62 employees with 10, 15 or 20 years of service. Family owned and operated, the 27-year old company has evolved from a two-person business into one with 420 employees. “It gives me great pleasure to recognize the strong commitment and loyalty we have in the Prime family,” said Bob Lederer, chairman and founder. Paula Shulman, vice president of sales and Jerry Russo, vice president of operations recently celebrated their 25th company anniversaries. In
Prime Resources, Bridgeport, Conn., is now offering special savings of 50 to 70 percent on selected items from all of its best-selling categories, priced from $0.29 to $19.99. The new clearance catalog contains 94 closeout items, including Logotec bags, drinkware, tech items, tools, stress relievers and office items. The eight-page, full-color brochure can be downloaded from the company’s Web site. Printed brochures are available by e-mailing samples@primeline. For more information, call (203) 331-9100 or visit www.primeline.com
Prime Resources, Bridgeport, Conn., has won a Counselor Distributor Choice Award for best supplier in the electronics product category. The annual awards are presented to suppliers who have received consistently high ASI supplier ratings by distributors. Prime Resources won the award several years in a row because of its diversified and extensive USB and technology categories. “Our product development team works hard to present a premium line of cutting-edge technology and electronic products,” said Jeff Lederer, executive vice president. “We’re very grateful to the distributor community for recognizing Prime’s innovation and leadership in this area.” The company’s commitment to leadership in technology extends to
Paula Shulman, vice president of sales, explains the company’s addictive new toy for 2007.
The company’s new look and logo were the highlight of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Resources’ recently held national sales meeting. “We want to remind distributors that Prime Line has always stood for innovation, new ideas and forward thinking,” noted Jeff Lederer, vice president. “Our items are so exciting and fresh, and we wanted the new logo to represent this.” Lederer pointed out the change was not only to give the company a face lift, but it is “a new commitment to service and quality and a new philosophy of form, function and fun.” He also introduced a system of customer care representatives with
At its annual sales seminar this year, The Partnering Group, Tunica, Miss., added Clay Hughey of Footprint Marketing, Addison, Texas, to its list of distributor members. The addition brings the total number of distributor members to 12, with close to 100 salespeople and sales volume of more than $45 million. In addition, suppliers Prime Resources, GWI Gempire, Moderne Glass and Bag Makers were added as strategic partners. The Partnering Group now includes 35 supplier companies. The Partnering Group is a full-service promotional products organization consisting of select distributors and suppliers that come together for mentoring, marketing and economy of scale practices. For more information, call
Prime Resources, Bridgeport, Conn., has experienced success with its new one-day rush production service on more than 300 items, according to company personnel. “Although we advertise a one-day rush service, there are many times when distributors call and request production for the same day. If we can help them, we always do,” said Jeff Lederer, vice president of sales. In addition to the one-day service, the company also offers a three-day service on most of its bags. For more information, call (800) 873-7746 or visit www.primeline.com.