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Fenton, Missouri-based Quick Point announced it is introducing a line of greeting cards with antimicrobial phone pads attached. Quick Point’s antimicrobial phone pad protects a phone from the growth of harmful germs and bacteria for 12 months, reinforcing the greeting cards' sentiments for a full year.
On September 16 and 17, the St. Louis based Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM) held its annual PPAM Holiday Showcase to kick off the second selling season. The two-day event began at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kan. and concluded at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Between both cities, more than 500 distributors attended the event.
The PPAI board of directors announced it has selected four new members to be part of its Class of 2014. Two new members represent distributor companies and two represent supplier companies.
The Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM) announced its 2009 officers and board of directors. They include: Officers: President: Ted Fuehr, MAS, of distributor Incentives International, Overland Park, Kan. Vice President: Cheryl Becker, MAS, of supplier Gill Studios, Lenexa, Kan. Secretary: Jacque McHugh of supplier Magnet LLC, Washington, Mo. Treasurer: Tina VanHoogstraat of supplier Quick Point, Fenton, Mo. Past President: Joe Keely, MAS, of supplier Quick Point, Fenton, Mo. Directors: • Bill Wilder, CAS, of distributor Clayman Promotional Group, Kansas City, Kan. • George Smajda of distributor Lee Wayne, Sterling, Ill. • John Short of supplier Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis For
Fenton, Missouri-based Quickpoint announced it is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2008. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1928 as the Quickpoint Pencil Company, and was one of the first manufacturers of mechanical pencils in the United States. Quickpoint has been owned by the Goessling family since its inception and with president John Goessling, MAS currently at the helm is in its fourth generation of family leadership. While Quickpoint developed many patented products that have become core items in the promotional products industry, the company has also evolved into a multi-category product line supplier, featuring more than 350 items, including exclusive lines
WHEN IT COMES to the advancement of the species, mankind seems to have its finger on the fast- forward button. On a fairly regular basis, giant leaps are made in varying fields from technology to medicine. But for every move toward the next new-and-shiny improvement coming off the assembly line of progress, there is a quieter, and equally meaningful, reaction. No doubt, we like our cutting-edge toys, yet people still take comfort in and certainly continue to utilize items that are, supposedly, outmoded. Take car collectors. For every top-of-the-line Ferrari in the garage, there’s a recently rebuilt classic car waiting for its turn around the block.
Quick Point, Fenton Mo., has acquired the exclusive license to produce and market the Klio Eterna Line of writing instruments in the United States. The new partnership with Klio GmbH of Wolfach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany will combine the recognized quality and style of Klio writing instruments with Quick Point’s customer service. The current 2006 Klio Eterna catalog will remain in effect for the balance of the year. All orders and questions should be directed to Quickpoint, effective immediately. For more information, call (800) 638-1369 or visit www.quickpoint.com.