Western Associates Announces Holiday Bazaar Schedule


Western Associates (UPIC: WESTERNA) has announced the locations and dates for its annual “Holiday Bazaar” events featuring manufacturers of corporate apparel, promotional items and other products. The Marion, Kansas-based distributor’s Holiday Bazaars will be held in Wichita, Kansas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tulsa, Oklahoma; on October 10, 16 and 17, respectively.

Brands in attendance include Brookstone, Igloo, Maglite, Nike and Adidas, among others. Attendees must register but the tradeshow event is free to qualified buyers of promotional material.

“We appreciate the opportunity our clients get to ‘touch and feel’ products as well as interact directly with and learn from our factory reps,” says Dave Crofoot, president of Western Associates.

The Charlotte office of Western Associates is celebrating its 10th October show and for the third consecutive year is offering Power Sessions during the event on the topic of “Creating Buzz and Biz” by Chuck Robbins, president of ARO Marketing.

“These sessions reinforce our passion for helping clients get results, not just selling them a bunch of ‘stuff’ with their name on it,” says Karen Brown of Western Associate’s Charlotte office. “Our show initiative was launched a number of years ago to inspire and educate our clients in using promotional products to make an impact on their clients, prospects and employees and ultimately build their business.”

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