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A Promotional Life

A Promotional Life

You might think that after such a lengthy career as an industry supplier, consultant and Association volunteer, Harry Rosenberg, president of Specialty Advertising Consultants, Inc. (UPIC: SPEC0026), might want to take it easy. Maybe relax a little. Even retire. But at age 89, Rosenberg isn’t ready to give up on his passion for promotion: he still has a foot in the industry as a part-time consultant and he has an office at distributor Advertising Premium Sales, Inc. where he “sells an order now and then.” Then there are the writing projects he’s working on as well. Read More »

Ahead Of The Game

Ahead Of The Game

Sometimes chance meetings change the course of history. Just think, if H.B. Reese hadn’t gotten peanut butter on his chocolate in 1928, there might not have ever been a Reese’s peanut butter cup. And if not for a chance meeting in 1992, Garden Grove, California-based supplier Evans Manufacturing (UPIC: EVANS), a PPAI member for more than 20 years, might not even be in the promotional products business. Read More »

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 »

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