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May 23, 2011
Good Monday to you all. I'm back from The ASI Show in San Diego, despite a couple of airline conundrums and car service snafus. Arrived at 2-ish a.m. Saturday and also managed to survive the supposed end of the world too. So enjoy this relieved-to-be-home edition and send your feedback directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It
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The Joe Show: ASI Show San Diego Looking for some unique product ideas to present to clients for the rest of 2011? Managing Editor Joe Haley scoured the trade show floor in San Diego, and in this episode of The Joe Show, he has exactly what you need.
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Putter Around The Pitch: I met the guys from newly listed supplierRaabatini Golf (asi/81628)in San Diego. I was immediately drawn to their selection of pretty golf putters...that's right, I said pretty. You can get them painted by an artist or you can get them customized with a logo, etc., and all of their handcrafted, high-quality wood and brass putters are made in the USA. Plus, every putter comes with a hidden ball retriever in the bottom that picks up the ball so you save your back and your game. These are wonderful gifts for golf tournaments, charity events, corporate outings, and loyal clients. For more information and to read the poignant note on the history of the company from its owner, Andreas, click here: http://holeinoneputter.com/. The Bottom Line: Swing away.
Plan It Out The Pitch: I have been having anxiety dreams lately where I have to take finals but I haven't been to class all semester. Did you ever have that one? Anyway, I wake up very relieved that I haven't actually been in a college class in a couple of years ... OK, over 20. At any rate, Justin Case (asi/63698) offers the Perfect Planner Padfolio, item # PF1000A, to help any college student plan way better than I'm doing in my dreams. It's made from simulated leather and has a detachable shoulder strap, carry handle, inside accordion pocket, clear ID pocket, seven business card slots, ruled paper pad, three-sided zipper closure, calculator and more. Pricing starts at:25; $19.71. See it here: http://www.justincasepromo.com/. The Bottom Line: Hold it together.
Barista Business The Pitch: The Counselor Awards banquet at the Air and Space Museum in San Diego was a delight. Everyone was all gussied up and I can say, you all clean up well. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Kim Newell, the president of World Wide Lines Inc. (asi/98290), who won the Woman of Distinction Award (congrats again, Kim!). Here's a new product from this supplier that's a sure winner too, in my estimation: It's a full-color porcelain 10-oz. coffee cup with double wall and silicone lid. It's perfect for coffee shops, college stores and also makes for a nice business gift. Pricing for 5-day shipping starts at: 72; $9.15.See it here: http://www.worldwideline.com/. The Bottom Line: A lotta latte.
That New Car Smell The Pitch: Since both my boys have their own cars now, I traded in Big Red (my minivan) for Little Red (my new burgundy Honda Accord) on Saturday. I love it! JWL Promotions (asi/63101) has a new product that would be great for car sales: It's an air freshener with a patented dynamic air-flow system and the scent lasts at least eight weeks.You can hang it anywhere and it's available in lavender, wild pine, orange, coconut, rose, lemon, strawberry, vanilla, peppermint and new car scents. Pricing starts at: 50; $3.35. Email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Smells fresh!
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