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Elevate Brand Marketing (UPIC: WEELEVAT)—Mike Tarter, promoted to senior account manager

HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS)—Amy Roller, sales support supervisor, and Tommy Lewis, vice president, enterprise and program sales

Multi-Line Representatives

Linda Misiorowski & Associates—Ben Black

Suppliers

Cedar Crest Manufacturing (UPIC: CCM)—Ken Cecco of Kenneth Cecco & Associates to represent the company in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Charles River Apparel (UPIC: CRA)—Will Cropper, vice president of sales operations and business development

Discount Labels (UPIC: DISC0002)—Rob Koller, director of marketing

IDProductsource (UPIC: idpaspin)—Nolan Cowsert, promoted to senior customer service representative

Halls & Company (UPIC: IDLINE)—Colin Johnson, digital marketing specialist

The Murphy Group (UPIC: tmgimp)—Mike Hershey, promoted to president

Pinnacle Designs (UPIC: Pinnacle)—Monique Nigorizawa, director of sales and marketing

Pro Towels (UPIC: PROTOWEL)—Paul Schmitt, controller

Quinn Flags (UPIC: Quinn)—Walt Greene, new product development specialist.

RiteLine (UPIC: RiteLine)—Kim Lehere, vice president of marketing; Lori Arrigunaga, director of marketing; Carol McCullough, customer service supervisor; and Tonya Moore, customer service specialist

S&S Activewear (UPIC: SSAC8463)—Matt O’Connor, vice president of sales

Sonoma Promotional Solutions (UPIC: SONOMA)—Jacob Powell, business development manager

Spector & Co. (UPIC: SPEC0038)—Paul Tomiuk, account manager for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Tennessee

STORMTECH Performance Apparel (UPIC: slabster)—Patrick Reinecker and Chris Haynes of Reinecker Marketing Associates (UPIC: Reine231) to represent the company in Oklahoma and Texas

Vantage Apparel (UPIC: vantage)—Ben Roberson, regional sales representative for the Carolinas, Tennessee, and West and southern Virginia territories


In Memoriam: Christa MacPherson

Christa MacPherson, a sales rep with Vancouver, British Columbia, distributor Image Group, Inc. (UPIC: IMAG0001), passed away on July 14. She was 55.

MacPherson’s career included time with Xerox and training as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Special Constable, and she also worked at the Edmonton International Airport. She became a partner in Vancouver’s Art Works Gallery and started her own custom corporate art and gifts business, Corporate Impressions. She later sold the business to Image Group and continued to work for them.

Outside the office she was an active skier and snowboarder, owning a second home in Whistler to pursue these interests.

MacPherson is survived by her mother, Erika Sperlich; brother, Peter Sperlich, and his wife Margaret; sister, Ingrid Young, and her husband, Brian; five nieces and nephews, one grandnephew and her faithful dog, Teva.

Services were held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, British Columbia, on July 24. Donations in her memory may be made to local SPCAs.

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