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The Chicago-based Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) announced it granted QCA Accreditation to two more founding members: Kansas City, Missouri-based Barton Nelson and New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s. These two firms join Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Gemline and Tustin, California-based Logomark in being the initial companies reaching this milestone.

Proforma Promotionally Yours, of Kansas City, Mo. recently made its first appearance in Ingram’s magazine’s 2008 Corporate Report. The company was ranked as the fourth fastest-growing company in Kansas City based on its more than 741 percent increase in gross revenue from 2004 to 2007. Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 recognizes companies based on remarkable growth in gross revenue over a four-year period. In its 23rd year, the Corporate Report is an objective program that strictly evaluates companies by their percentage of growth over the specified time period. “We are very excited to be recognized by Ingram’s in this year’s Corporate Report. When we

WHEN IT COMES to office attire, individual style is something to be celebrated. Depending on the employer, stiletto pumps, ruffled blouses and form-fitting pencil skirts are acceptable corporate wear. However, there is something special—dare to say, desirable—about those businesses that maintain a traditional, uniformed dress code in a modern corporate culture that encourages individuality. Employees in these kinds of businesses tend to carry a certain decorum and professionalism about them—if not innate, perhaps deriving from their uniforms and what they represent. Think travel, hospitality, fine dining and automobile sales. It’s as if a uniform has the power to transform the most unlikely employees into

How to re-energize a show while doubling attendance? That was the question facing the PPAM (Promotional Products Association of the Midwest) board. After a decline in show attendance, this year PPAM offered distributors and suppliers the opportunity to meet in Kansas City and St. Louis for a Fall Holiday Showcase highlighting items to use in the upcoming holiday selling season. The Kansas City show attracted 161 people versus last’s year attendance of 58; and St. Louis had 186 in attendance versus last’s year attendance of 91. To generate interest in the shows, suppliers were offered cash prizes for the best decorated booth while distributors

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