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R.S. Owens’ Brian Nawrocki Joins Executive Account Team
August 19, 2008

Chicago-based R.S. Owens, manufacturer of recognition awards, announced the promotion of Brian Nawrocki to executive accounts senior customer-service specialist. In this role, with a focus on custom award programs, Nawrocki will provide customer service to many of Owens’ executive accounts. “This is a great move for Brian, for Owens and for our customers,” said Mary Busch, executive accounts manager. “Brian has 14 years of experience at Owens in customer service and managing custom programs, and he recently spent about half a year cross training in our quoting department, learning how to develop cost estimates for custom requests,” continued Busch. “This has given him a

iPROMOTEu’s Silverstein to Represent U.S. at Beijing Olympics
April 1, 2008

Takes Leave of Absence as CEO April 1, 2008 – Wayland, Massachusetts: Ross Silverstein, the Founder, President & CEO of leading industry distributor, iPROMOTEu, will represent the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Many people in the industry know of Silverstein’s aggressive and hard-charging style as he created and dramatically grew his very successful company. Few people, however, are aware that Silverstein is also a world class athlete. For years, Silverstein has competed at the highest level in both table tennis and synchronized swimming. “The opportunity to represent my country is too great

R.S. Owens Receives Excellence in Customer Service Award
September 4, 2007

Mary Busch, manager of executive accounts at R.S. Ownens, Chicago, received Adventures in Advertising’s (AIA) top award in the “Best Hard Goods Customer Service Rep or Team—Category 1” at AIA’s annual conference in Denver last month. “This is such a great honor,” said Busch. “It really shows what teamwork can do and I’m flattered to receive this honor on behalf of everyone at R.S. Owens. It’s a real testimonial to the work we do and the products we manufacture.” Adventures in Advertising recognizes its franchisees and supplier vendors at the annual conference. R.S. Owens’ Executive Accounts Team received AIA’s “Save the Day” Award in

Broder Bros. Announces “Super Sweeps” Winners
August 14, 2007

Hawaii, Las Vegas and Orlando vacations, a Mini Cooper, a Pontiac Solstice, a Saturn Sky and a cash prize of $10,000 are just a few of the prizes Broder Bros., Trevose, Pa., customers are taking home by participating in the company’s Super Sweeps program. Through the program, customers earn points with each purchase and the points are then used to enter the sweepstakes. There is also a daily, online instant win component that offers additional chances to receive prizes. “Our customers keep us going, and we wanted to reward them with something above and beyond the usual incentives,” said Girisha Chandraraj, vice president

SAAGNY Announces 2006-2007 Board of Directors
November 14, 2006

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), Montville, N.J., has announced its 2006-2007 Board of Directors. The term for the incoming officers and directors runs to Dec. 31, 2007. The Executive Committee Officers for 2006-2007 are: Mike Schenker, president; Robert S. Schwarz, president elect; Jonathan Riegel, vice president; Brian Seltzer, treasurer; and Brett Schaffer, secretary. Outgoing president Lenore Goldberg automatically moves into the position of immediate past president. Schenker, of Hilton Apparel Group, St. Louis, has served on the Board of Directors since 1997 and has held the offices of secretary, treasurer, vice president and president elect. Schenker has also served as