In The News - February 2018

4imprint (asi/197045) has awarded more than 800 in-kind promotional products grants in 2017 through its one by one charitable giving program. Each business day throughout the year, 4imprint awarded two $500 promotional product grants, helping organizations large and small accomplish their goals. In addition to the in-kind grants, 4imprint also donated preprinted product to 3,200 organizations doing charitable work in the United States and Canada, as well as to troops overseas.

Debco (asi/48885) announced it has won the PPPC (Promotional Product Professionals of Canada Inc.) Gold Supplier of the Year Award for the fourth year in a row.

Logomark (asi/67866) has announced the launch of its new LASERMAXX program – a special offering of large-scale laser engraving on its most popular drinkware items. Promo Direct (asi/300477) has been named the “Top Promotional Gift Supplier in the World” by

Chocolate Chocolate (asi/44897) welcomes Chris Dollar and his team at Chris Dollar Marketing Group LLC (CDMG) as its new multiline agency in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

High Caliber Line (asi/43442) recognized its top rep groups at its annual sales meeting during the PPAI Expo in January. Daniel Sachs and Dawn Kovar of West Coast Branded Solutions were awarded with the Rep of the Year Award for their excellence in representing the territory of California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. Chris Sinatra of Sinatra Enterprises was awarded the Sales Achievement Award for growth in his territory of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Spector & Co (asi/88660) has become the first supplier in 2018 to receive QCA (Quality Certification Alliance) Accreditation.

A Woman’s View, an iPROMOTEu (asi/232119) initiative recognizing and celebrating the industry’s hardworking women, hosted its Annual Networking Reception at The PPAI Expo. More than 200 women attended.

Crystal D (asi/47759) celebrated its 16th annual WOW Day, honoring and awarding its employees for the past 12 months of service. The company named 18 new award winners at the event.

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), was a sponsor of the 2018 Regional TOM Shows. Imagen regional sales managers presented during an educational session on “How to Create a Brand Experience.”The sponsorship also included a product donation from Crown – the 20-oz. Brilliant Tumbler.

Threadfast Apparel (asi/91163) announced that it has been awarded with the alphabroder (asi/34063) 2017 Supplier Innovation Award.

Hanesbrands (asi/59528) and the National Park Foundation have created a new partnership to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. As part of the deal, HanesBands will market officially licensed innerwear and activewear clothing under its leading brands, including Hanes, Champion, Alternative and Gear for Sports.

Stormtech (asi/89869) has announced that beginning with its new Spring 2018 collection, the company has eliminated environmentally harmful perfluorinated carbons (PFCs) from its water-repellent apparel products.

World Emblem (asi/98264) has launched its domeX technology which offers brands a wide variety of colors and textures, including a 3-D visual effect, within the same emblem. DomeX is part of the company’s FlexStyle series.

HALO Branded Solutions (asi/356000) has announced the winners of its semi-annual scholarship competition: First Place – Alexis M. Preiss of Windermere, FL, is studying at the University of Central Florida and received $1,500. Second Place – Scott Dixon of Franklin, TN, is studying at the University of Tennessee and received $1,000. Third Place – Rachel Hennessey of Windham, NH, is a high school senior planning to attend The Catholic University of America. She received $500.

The Legacy Group, an industry buying group, has announced the addition of Eagle Promotions (asi/185320) as its newest distributor partner. ​

Tri-Mountain (asi/92125) has announced the multi-line rep agency WesCo Marketing (WesCo) will represent the supplier in California, Nevada and Hawaii.