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August 2007


State of the Industry

NEWS : Counselor

August 2007


2007 Counselor Awards
Meet the winners of this year’s most prestigious industry awards. Read Article...

Person of the Year Paul Lage
By Andy Cohen

International Person of the Year Ray Titus
By Matt Histand

Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year Jack Levine
By Elaine Wong

Supplier Entrepreneur of the Year Dolly Duffy and Dan Fangman
By Elaine Wong

Woman of Distinction Mary Ann Farmer
By Karen Akers

The Complete Guide to Business Finance

Thinking about hiring another employee, investing in a new piece of equipment or scoping out a new retirement plan for employees? Not so fast. Read our experts’ advice on all things financial before you make the leap. By Betsy Cummings
Read Article...

Eat Up!

While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, everyone appreciates a free snack. Here’s a showcase of 15 food gifts that are sure to inspire the taste buds of any client. By Jessica Marcial Read Article...

Winner: Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award

Family Business Spotlight: Shake It Up

This $2 million distributor has experienced steady growth over the course of its 17 years in business. However, the family business desperately needs to invigorate its sales efforts and motivate a laissez-faire work force if it wants to grow even further.
By Betsy Cummings Read Article...


Personnel Management
Anne Houlihan
Generation Gap

Voice of the People
Melissa Crowe
Build A Better Brochure


Editor’s Letter – Lessons from Winners Read...

Apparel Hot Sheet
Education, Trends, Products, Techniques; See Counselor’s newest monthly department for promotional apparel! Read...

People – Appointments, promotions and the Bess Cohn Humanitarian Award nominee. Read...

Back of Book

Supplier Network – As you approach the second half of 2007, how is your business faring? Do you expect to hit year-end revenue and profit goals, or do you believe that cost-increases are impeding too much on your bottom line? Read...

Marketwise – Decrease in ad spending helps ad specialties; China economic policies mean industry price increases; Norwood replaces rewards with rebate program; ASI announces partnership with OfficeMax; Distributor in legal hot water?; Toy recalls spark product concerns; Read...