Show Makes Acquisition
Late breaking news: ASI Show has
acquired 17 weeks of the Discovery
Marketing Traveling Show in a transaction
effective June 24, 2005. ASI Show
is also hosting a Northeast show
in Philadelphia, May 24-25 2005.
More information will be published
in the next issue of PromoGram as
well as in the official ASI Member
In Memoriam Two industry practitioners passed away this week:
Frank Sinatra, president of Frank Sinatra Advertising Specialties (asi/327810), died March 21 from cancer. He was 57. Condolences can be sent to 46 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA 15045.
Larry McNish, president of Honors Inc. (asi/226428), passed away March 19. He was 60. Memorial donations can be sent to National Shrine of the Little Flower Master Plan High School Music Department, 2123 Roseland, Royal Oak, MI 48073.
Ugly Logo Contest? Think you have the ugliest logo? While it's not something to be proud of, it could make you a winner. Entrepreneur magazine and LogoWorks, a corporate identity specialist in Lunden, UT, have teamed up for Entrepreneur's Ugliest Logo Contest. The mission: To discover and then make over the ugliest logos in America. The contest's purpose is to help small businesses understand the importance of branding. A panel of judges will choose a grand-prize winner and 10 runners-up. The grand-prize winner gets a logo makeover involving five designers, $2,500 worth of promotional products with the new logo, brochure designs, a Yellow Pages ad, a PowerPoint presentation, and a three-year subscription to Entrepreneur. Runners-up receive makeovers and $500 in promotional products. Companies can enter online or by mail. Deadline is April 30 and winners will be announced in August.
Nagel Honored At Dinner Jack Nagel, president of JAN Promotions Inc. (asi/232270) was recently honored at the fourth annual Wood-Ridge (NJ) Memorial Foundation dinner. Nagel was being recognized largely because of his fundraising activities done on behalf of Wood-Ridge borough and the community's Our Lady of Assumption church, as well as other community efforts. The evening consisted of a roast by several of Nagel's friends. The event was a sell-out, with 190 attending.
More Airlines Flying To China Those who enjoy visiting China directly to search out products and/or factories will have more choices in the near future. American Airlines and Continental Airlines recently got tentative Chinese government approval to initiate non-stop service. American plans a Chicago-to-Shanghai route by April 2006, and Continental hasn't released a date for its Newark (NJ)� Beijing route. The US Department of Transportation has also awarded China cargo services to Northwest Airlines, United Parcel Service, Polar Air Cargo and Federal Express.
People On The Move Magnet Group has named Jim Achenbach group vice president of engineering/strategic initiatives and Aaron Gunderson customer-relations director of Magnet LLC (asi/68520).
Leed's (asi/66887) has named Eric Rudolph call-center operations manager; Brian Frazer regional sales manager (FL); Sharon Perkins customer service key contact; Matt Rosenbaum, Bernice Defilippi, Tony DeCarlo and Natalie Matta inside sales managers; Kim Ruebel, Pat Haines and Samantha Aresto account-development managers; and Sean McDonough and Patty Solar WorldSource sales reps.
OF THE WEEK
AMC is proud to introduce the newest addition to their quality line -
The BG96 Expandable Briefcase.This item is made from the
highest-quality fabrics in
the industry and like ALL
of the AMC products; its
manufacturer stands behind
is a durable 600-denier
polyester fabric with
a large main zippered
compartment that holds
almost anything you
may have to carry around.
It expands very easily
with the two-way zippers
that you can conveniently
find on the side of
the bag and also features
an interior nylon pouch
with a cell phone pocket,
key chain pouch, and
pocket. It also has
a storage area for
pda’s, and the
list goes on and on
as to how you can use
this versatile bag.
APOLLO is excited to offer
you the price of $5.99 per
piece blank and it gets better - $6.99 per piece with a FREE
digitized tape with a minimum
order of 144 pieces. Ask
about our contract embroidery
pricing. Feel free to contact APOLLO
at 1-800-982-2146 or EMBROIDERY
USA 1-888-947-9988 or visit
WWW.APOLLOEMB.COM to see
the full AMC line…….
other new and creative products,
visit the Product Central section on ASICentral.com.
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