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Magic Touch

Magic Touch

Some of the world’s most renowned companies were started in a garage–among them, Apple Computer and Disney. Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based distributor Wizard Creations (UPIC: Wizard2), shares this origin story as well. Read More »

A Fashionable Future

A Fashionable Future

Until recently, Fossil was the company distributors chose for popular designer watches, purses and jewelry, not necessarily wearable technology. That changed in November 2015 when Fossil acquired innovative fitness and sleep tracker company Misfit and dove headfirst into wearable technology. Read More »

Experience Is Everything

Experience Is Everything

Bulova, a pioneering timekeeping company founded in New York in 1875 by Czech immigrant Joseph Bulova, knows that emotional connection to recognition rewards is key to a meaningful experience. As the company ticks through its second century in business, its corporate programs focus on helping companies reward and incentivize employees with a Bulova watch that the recipient treasures forever. Read More »

Profile – John W. Patterson, MAS

Profile – John W. Patterson, MAS

Many people see retirement as a chance to slow down, relax and maybe hit more golf balls after all those years of bringing home a paycheck. John Patterson, on the other hand, is one of those rare people who, in his retirement, can still run circles around people half his age. A longtime triathlete, skier and adventurer, Patterson, 73, views retirement as the time to explore the world, and help those with physical challenges do it with him. Read More »

Family Affair

Family Affair

Mother, father and daughter trio Judy, Andy and Michelle Chen, who founded Fossa Apparel (UPIC: FOSSA) in 2006, are the little engines of their own success story—one that has evolved to employ 20 full-time employees and 12 multi-line representatives around the country. Read More »

High Marks

High Marks

On the TV trivia show “Jeopardy!,” you might expect this question: It’s one of America’s oldest companies that manufactures pencils, crayons and art supplies and traces its roots back to the very foundation of the United States. Read More »

A Better Bottom Line

A Better Bottom Line

Next year marks the 20th anniversary for Gill Thorpe’s UK-based distributorship, The Sourcing Team, Ltd. (UPIC: SOUR0004), a company she founded around her passion for creating fully customized products for marketing campaigns. Read More »

Trailblazer

Trailblazer

Fresh out of Endicott College after studying broadcast journalism and communications, Dale Johnson Cornell was hired as a secretary in the admissions office at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It wasn’t a good fit. “It was the biggest joke because I couldn’t sit in my seat,” she says. “I was always getting up and going into the hallway to talk to everyone. I just had more fun meeting people and making friends.” Clearly she was meant to be in sales. Read More »

One Distributor’s Strategic Showroom

One Distributor’s Strategic Showroom

Even though Lori and Dan Reading’s Boise, Idaho-based distributorship is called In the Bag Promotions (UPIC: I644966), the husband-and-wife business partners think way outside the bag when it comes to marketing their products and services. Read More »

Celebrating TBK, Promotions, Inc.

This year marks the 25th anniversary for Chicago, Illinois-based distributor TBK Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: tbkpromo), a family-owned business that, like so many others, started in the home with anything but failure as an option. Read More »

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