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Top 10 Reasons to Attend ASI's Power Summit

Top 10 Reasons to Attend ASI's Power Summit

Thursday March 29, 2018 | Filed under:

Registration is open for the 2018 ASI Power Summit – the annual three-day gathering of the best minds and most interesting people in the promotional products industry, taking place in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, October 14 through Tuesday, October 16.

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Tuesday March 20, 2018 | Filed under:

I travel a lot in my job as CEO of ASI. Since the start of the year, I’ve been to ASI shows in Orlando and Dallas, the PSI show in Düsseldorf, the British Promotional Merchandise A...

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Let School Kids Know We Still Care

Let School Kids Know We Still Care

Friday February 16, 2018 | Filed under:

The past 24 hours have generated personal feelings of hopelessness and confusion.

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Reflections On Turning 85 Years Young

Reflections On Turning 85 Years Young

Thursday February 1, 2018 | Filed under:

A guest blog post from ASI Chairman Norman Cohn

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My First Handshake

My First Handshake

Wednesday January 24, 2018 | Filed under:

Shortly after I joined ASI nearly 15 years ago, I was headed to Chicago when our chairman, Norman Cohn, told me to be sure to visit DARD Products, a multimillion-dollar supplier headed by his long-standing friend, Cary Shevin.

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A Special Message from the Eternal Optimist

A Special Message from the Eternal Optimist

Wednesday December 20, 2017 | Filed under:

I like to end every year with a message to our members, as thanks to everyone for doing business with ASI. This year, my “holiday card” is actually a 2-minute video with five quick...

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I Hear You

I Hear You

Thursday December 14, 2017 | Filed under:

As CEO of a 450-employee company, I’ve closely followed the unexpected firings and resignations of powerful men toppled by shocking allegations of sexual harassment in the workplac...

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Rowing 3,000 Miles For Charity

Rowing 3,000 Miles For Charity

Monday December 4, 2017 | Filed under:

“Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Mostly naked. See you in 3 months. Love, Oliver”

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Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Naked. See you in 3 Months. Love, Oliver

Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Naked. See you in 3 Months. Love, Oliver

Monday December 4, 2017 | Filed under:

When I was a teen, my most challenging feat was biking eight miles to the Dairy Queen for a large (not medium!) hot fudge sundae. Not Oliver Crane. My Princeton, NJ, neighbor is da...

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Change Is Here: Are You Ready?

Change Is Here: Are You Ready?

Wednesday November 8, 2017 | Filed under:

Throughout 10 years of moderating the annual ASI Power Summit, I resisted taking the stage as a panelist. But this year, at our 11th event in San Diego, CA, I agreed to sit onstage...

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