On April 9, 2013, Barker Specialty Company, Cheshire, Conn., hosted its Annual Vendor Dinner with nearly 100 suppliers in attendance.
Fairfield, New Jersey-based Points of Light has announced the company hired T. Reagan Holm, CAS, as president/COO and Scott A. Nussinow, MAS, as executive vice president–marketing. They join Ben Goldstein, owner and board chairman, to complete the company’s executive leadership team.
IN THE CORPORATE world, this time of year can be taxing and downright stressful. With the holidays and end-of-year recognition ceremonies at hand, businesses know it’s time to dig deep—not just for the right words to say to staffers and customers, but for the right gifts to give them. There are no hard-and-fast rules to follow in selling corporate gifts and awards programs, but with the right techniques and products, it’s guaranteed CEOs will look forward to distributors’ calls year-round. FIRST THINGS FIRST There are a number of trends taking place in the promotional business gifts and awards category. According to Jay Donlin, vice president of
Eighth Floor Promotions, Celina, Ohio, the parent company of Visions Awards and Awardcraft, recently announced the copyrights of more than 50 products for both Visions Awards and Awardcaft. The company already owned 422 award design copyrights prior to these additions. “Both Visions and Awardcraft have made great strides to be innovators in recognition awards,” stated Jay Donlin, vice president of sales and marketing. “We feel good that we can offer the most creative recognition and awards products in the industry.” This year, Visions Awards introduced a combination of ebony stone and stainless awards. “We can accommodate any program, whether it is a simple plaque