From NYC: Watch Video of 7 Products to Sell and Counselor Awards Winners

Thursday May 8, 2008 | Filed under: News About ASI

We’ve had an energetic event at our inaugural ASI Show in New York City and I’m excited to share seven unique products that caught my attention from suppliers.

Over 100 suppliers here are not exhibiting at any other Northeast show, and 70 suppliers are exhibiting at their very first industry show. 

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The video includes:

  • Hockey stick hat, from Spirit Industries (asi/88740)
  • Turbo charger phone/iPod charger, from Turbo Charge Promotions (asi/92352)
  • Greensmart laptop sleeve, from Smarte Goods LLC (asi/87802)
  • Green USB kit, from JMTek Corporate Key (asi/63053)
  • Dry erase ball, from Inventor’s Workshop (asi/62848)
  • Eco recycled notebook and pen, from M.I. Pen Company (asi/71033)
  • Light me up hat, from ATT Headwear (asi/30245)
We also announced the winners of the 2008 Counselor Awards to recognize outstanding individuals and business achievements in nine awards categories. The Top 40 distributors and suppliers rankings were also revealed, along with the winners of the Product Design Awards.

Visit for photos from the Cole Porter-inspired event at Cipriani’s on Wall Street. You can also view the complete Top 40 rankings and learn more about the winners – including the story behind Person of the Year, Jack Teague, and how he is leading the way in product safety, compliance and product development.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners:

  • Person of the Year – Jack Teague, president, BIC Graphic USA
  • International Person of the Year - Jonathan Isaacson, president and owner, Gemline
  • Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year - Lewis Amicone and Monte Baumgartner, founders,
  • Supplier Entrepreneur of the Year - Larry Wilhelm, president, Custom HBC Corp.
  • Distributor Woman of Distinction – Laura Holt, vice president of sales for the Central Region, Geiger
  • Supplier Woman of Distinction – Paula Shulman, vice president of sales, PrimeLine
  • Supplier Family Business of the Year - Chocolate Inn
  • Bess Cohn Humanitarian Award - Neil Tatar, president, Adirondack Ad Specialties
  • Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award – Dick Kaeser, chairman, Kaeser & Blair
The 12 Product Design Awards winners will be featured in the May issue of Counselor and in the upcoming May/June issue of Supplier Global Resource.

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