Chicago Action|Counselor Awards Winners and Watch Video for “Green” Products to Sell

Thursday July 12, 2007 | Filed under: Education, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

I wanted to share with you some of the new “green” products that are environmentally-friendly and a trend that is providing more selling opportunities for suppliers and distributors in the advertising specialty industry this year.

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The video includes:

  • A T-shirt made of organic cotton and water-based inks, from Vantage Apparel (asi/93390)
  • Candles made of soy, from De Carte Candle (asi/48903)
  • A personal-size crank flashlight with LED lights that requires no disposable batteries, from Zipline (asi/99030)
  • Paper plates and plastic cups that decompose in as soon as 50 days, from Tranter Graphics (asi/91880)
  • A Frisbee made of recycled plastic, from Gemini (asi/56100)
  • An energy-efficient light bulb that comes in 100% recycled and imprintable packaging that is manufactured using wind energy, from Okina Sales (asi/74930)

We also announced the winners of the 2007 Counselor Awards in Chicago to recognize outstanding individuals in seven categories and the Top 40 distributors and Top 40 suppliers rankings. Visit for photos from the beautiful event, the complete Top 40 rankings and more about the winners – including the story behind Paul Lage, the “Person of the Year” and how he’s turning Norwood around.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners:

  • Person of the Year - Paul Lage, President, Norwood Promotional Products
  • International Person of the Year - Ray Titus, President, EmbroidMe
  • Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year - Jack Levine, President and CEO, CorpLogoWare
  • Supplier Entrepreneur of the Year - Dolly Duffy and Dan Fangman, Owners, Atchison Products Inc.
  • Counselor Woman of Distinction - Mary Ann Farmer, President and CEO, Magna-Tel
  • Bess Cohn Humanitarian Award - Cheryl Brungardt, Owner, Thank Em Promotions
  • Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award - Bob Waldorf, Founder and Former CEO, Idea Man, Inc.

Email me anytime about the Chicago Show, environmentally-friendly products you’ve found this year, or anything else on your mind – my email is