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The Counselor Awards

The premier event dedicated to bringing together the industry’s most knowledgeable, most influential and most thoughtful people to delve into many important topics, issues, and trends that are impacting the advertising specialty marketplace.

Counselor Awards 2009

Last year's Counselor Awards were presented at the ASI Show in Chicago. Including the vaunted Person of the Year, the winners have all been very successful -- yes, even now -- and their stories should inspire industry companies to follow their lead.

Person of the Year

Person of the Year

The wait is over! Find out who the 2009 Person of the Year is!
International Person of the Year

International Person of the Year

Bonni Shevin-Sandy, Dard Products.
Family Business of the Year

Family Business of the Year

Phil and Eric Rubin, Blue Generation.

Distributor Woman of Distrinction

Distributor Woman of Distinction

Laura Forbes, Zebra Marketing.

Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award

Bess Cohn Humanitarian Award

Linda McCabe, Incentive Gallery.

Supplier Entrepreneur of the Year


Check out award winners, ceremony and networking images from the 2009 Counselor Awards.

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