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Custom InterSource Announces West Coast Representation
September 15, 2009

Custom InterSource LLC announced Incentives West as its representative sales force for the western U.S. Mark Shinn, MAS and Jodi Spangrud of Incentives West represent the Western states from their offices in Newcastle, Wash. and San Ramon, Calif.

WorkPlace Media Announces Westward Expansion with VP Hire De Jong
November 25, 2008

In a move signaling the coast-to-coast demand from economically challenged advertisers for more effective channels of marketing, Cleveland-based WorkPlace Media, a marketing firm that targets consumers directly at work, is going west with the appointment of Los Angeles-based Robert De Jong as vice president of business development. De Jong served 22 distinguished years at ADVO, the nation’s largest direct mail company. According to De Jong, “We are at a pivotal moment in time in how advertisers interact with consumers. Never before have advertisers faced such pressure to connect with consumers in a meaningful way that demonstrates a real understanding of the challenges they face

Gold Medal Fleece and New-At-Vantage
May 27, 2008

RiverMills Made in USA Fleece endorsed by U.S. Track & Field Champion
RiverMills Outfitters, manufacturer of Made in USA fleece apparel, is proud to announce the endorsement of Dr. Thomas Fahey, 10-time U.s. Track & Field Senior Discus Throw Champion. Dr. Fahey will be wearing RiverMills R100 microfleece jacket at this year’s National Senior Games where he is going for an unprecedented 11th straight National Seniors Champion title.
For more information on RiverMills Outfitters, visit www.rivermillsoutfitters.com

Vantage Adds Veteran Garran to Sales Team
Avenel, New Jersey-based Vantage Apparel hired Brett Garran as the sales representative for Northern N.J. and Western N.Y. Garran

The Aftershock
May 20, 2008

Though it seems more than a little callous to worry about how the earthquake in China’s Sichuan province will affect our marketplace, in an industry that heavily depends on Chinese manufacturing, it would be sheer folly not to.
However, various reporting outlets are stating that the disaster’s effect on the Chinese economy will be minimal, which hopefully by extension, means U.S. manufacturing will receive nary a jolt. Here are a few soundbites from various news sources that you might be interested in:
BusinessWeek: ”China Quake Won’t Shake Economy”
However, many economists expect the impact on the Chinese economy of the power outages, communications

Random Ramblings
January 22, 2008

This blog is being written LIVE from the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!
There’s so much to blog about, like the “Miss America” actresses that hoover outside the exhibit entrances (complete with red, slinky evening gowns and bejeweled crowns) directing conventioneers to a prominent apparel supplier’s booth to redeem a free shirt or the (little, old) lady that guards usage of the computers in the Internet Cafe like an angry hawk. Ahhh, sorry readers, but I’ve opted to take the high road and will instead highlight a selection of products in the famed New Product Pavilion. Perhaps, this is a topic more befitting of

Color Commentary
September 1, 2007

CAROLE JACKSON MEANT well. Back in the now-comically wayward 1980s, at least fashionably speaking, her book, “Color Me Beautiful” was a must-read. Women everywhere flocked to “get their colors done”—the seasonal palette from which they should never, ever stray—and promptly followed the process by chucking each tube of lipstick and shoulder-padded blazer that didn’t make the cut. The downside, of course, was with every new color consultation (because who could stop at one?) came a new set of hues, so one can only imagine the complete state of confusion in which the decade’s would-be fashionistas found themselves. In today’s apparel sector, by comparison, color’s faddish

05/06 Top Distributors Listing
May 1, 2006

1. Integrated Merchandising Systems (IMS) $186,000 $186,000 335 8 Rick Remick, CEO Morton Grove, IL 2. American Identity $180,000 $180,000 800 3 Roger Henry, President/CEO Overland Park, KS 3. Proforma $156,000 $276,000 100 650 Greg and Vera Muzzillo, Co-CEOs Independence, OH 4. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (BD&A) $145,000 $145,000 320 18 Jay Deutsch, CEO; Eric Bensussen, President Woodinville, WA 5. Geiger $135,000 $135,000 410 19 Gene G. Geiger, CEO Lewiston, ME 6. Adventures in Advertising Corporation (AIA) $128,000 $128,000 60 325+ David Woods, CEO Neenah, WI 7. HALO/Lee Wayne $105,000* $105,000* 160 8 Marc Simon, CEO Sterling, IL 8. Jack Nadel International $84,000 $84,000 300 18 Martin Nadel, President Los Angeles, CA 9. 4imprint $82,966 $82,966 293 1 Kevin Lyons-Tarr, President Oshkosh, WI 10. Midwest Trophy Manufacturing (MTM) $81,000 $81,000 800 9 David Smith, Owner Oklahoma City, OK 11. Kaeser & Blair $75,000 $75,000 128 1 Kurt Kaeser, President/CEO Batavia, OH 12. American Solutions for Business $67,368 $239,776 809 410 Larry Zavadil, President/CEO Glenwood, MN 13. Summit Marketing $67,000 $98,500 400 6 Daniel J. Renz, CEO St. Louis, MO 14. Brown & Bigelow $65,000 $65,000 410 12 William D. Smith, President St. Paul, MN 14. Evigna $65,000 $65,000 167 15 Shan Mehta, President Madison Heights, MI 14.