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PPB Newslink August 26: SAGE Show Returns To Dallas Area In August 2015

SAGE has announced that the SAGE Show will be coming back to the Dallas area August 12-13, 2015. The show will be held at the Irving Convention Center, which is centrally located for easy accessibility from all parts of the DFW area. The show was last held in Fort Worth in April 2014. Read More »

Mind Reading For Managers, Part 2 – August 26, 2014

Countless companies dedicate a sizable chunk of their annual budgets to solving their employee engagement issues, when in reality most engagement issues (as well as performance and behavioral problems) can be solved through conversation—five conversations, to be precise. Read More »

Mind Reading For Managers, Part 1 – August 25, 2014

Promotional Consultant Today takes a close look at the employee engagement crisis. Read More »

SAGE Show Returns To Dallas Area In August 2015

SAGE has announced that the SAGE Show will be coming back to the Dallas area August 12-13, 2015. The show will be held at the Irving Convention Center, which is centrally located for easy accessibility from all parts of the DFW area. The show was last held in Fort Worth in April 2014.
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Gill Studios Completes Barton Nelson Acquisition, Will Open Bebco September 2

Gill Studios (UPIC: gill) has completed its acquisition of Barton Nelson’s assets and brand. The acquisition, announced earlier this month, will result in a new company known as Bebco (Gill Bebco, LLC) that will reopen September 2. Read More »

A.T. Cross Acquires BIC’s Sheaffer Pen Line

A.T. Cross, part of Clarion Capital Partners’ portfolio of companies, has acquired the Sheaffer pen line from BIC. The $15 million transaction is expected to be complete by the end of October. Read More »

Distributors ProCorp Images, Inc. and Crider & Company, Ltd. Merge

Ft. Collins, Colorado-based distributor Crider & Company, Ltd. (UPIC: CRID0001) has merged with ProCorp Images, Inc. (UPIC: PROCO), a fellow distributor headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. Crider & Company President Randy Crider and his wife, Martha, will remain with the company through the transition process to assure customer satisfaction. Read More »

Industry Companies Make Their Mark On The Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazine has released its annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the country’s fastest growing private companies. A number of promotional products businesses appear on the magazine’s 2014 ranking, which has included several prominent companies over the years including Zappos, Chobani and Zipcar. Read More »

CMO Council Finds Marketers Optimistic About The Coming Year

In its “State of Marketing” study, a survey of 525 global marketers, the Chief Marketing Office Council reports that the marketing economy is healthy and growing, and that chief marketing professionals were highly confident about their ability to achieve their business goals in the coming year. Read More »

Chicago Fed Reports U.S. Economic Activity Up In July

In its monthly National Activity Index, the Chicago Federal Reserve reports that the U.S. economy picked up in July. Led by production-related indicators, the CFNAI rose 0.39 in July, compared to 0.21 in June. A reading above zero on the index notes to what extent the economy is expanding above historical trends. Read More »

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