BIC Graphic Hosts Congressman
Minnesota Republican Gets Overview Of Industry
Top 40 supplier BIC Graphic (asi/40480) welcomed U.S. Congressman John Kline to its Red Wing facility this month, offering the Minnesota Republican a tour and an overview of the ad specialty industry. Kline, who represents Minnesota’s 2nd District, was joined on the visit by Carter Sharp of Bertelson One Source and Dave Malek of Edward’s Garment (asi/51752) – both Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals board members (UMAPP).
Tim Dunford, Red Wing’s site manager, and Bill Benolken, an account manager and UMAPP government relations chair, led the tour. The visit focused on the importance of promotional products as a viable advertising medium, especially for small businesses. Kline highlighted his goal of revising the tax code to help grow smaller firms, including those in the ad specialty industry.