ASI Show Philly Update: Bill Cosby Coming! This just in: The scheduled entertainment for the ASI Show Philadelphia, taking place May 24-25, will be comedian Bill Cosby, one of the city's most famous native sons (and promoters). Cosby will be performing the evening of May 25, and admission will be free to the first 1,000 ASI-member distributors and suppliers who register for the show.
Roughly one week after the show was announced, half the available booth space has been sold out. In addition, registration has now been opened for distributors. To register, just download the form available at www.asishow.com
Carpenter Makes Headlines A recent Des Moines (IA) Register ran a rather lengthy article on how small companies can successfully fight bureaucracy by simply knowing the law. In this case, the small company happened to be 51-year old Carpenter Uniform & Promotional Products Inc. (asi/158620), which was told by the city it had six months to vacate its premises to make way for a mega-project � a new insurance firm campus. Bob Carpenter, president of the firm, is also a lawyer, and managed to negotiate an agreement that prevented the business from having to relocate until it could finish a new headquarters. The article, however, also talked extensively about Carpenter's business what it does, and how it got started.
Industry Firms/Industry In the News Lorne Merkur, president of Lorne Merkur & Sister Inc. (asi/268475), was recently named in
Jeff Dennis' �Managing" column on profitguide.com, as a model of entrepreneurism.
Amy Arias, president of Mosquito Inc. (asi/277511) was quoted in a St. Paul, Minnesota Pioneer Press article about the upcoming action-figure storm resulting from the final Star Wars film. Mega-retailers Target Inc., Toys "R" Us and Wal-Mart will both be featuring exclusive items.
Hirsch Liquid Ideas (asi/61013)
has acquired additional warehouse space and imprinting facilities.
Cintas Corp. (asi/162167)
was named by Oregon Business magazine number five of the 100 best firms to work for in the area.
Express-A-Button Inc. (asi/53408) acquired Werthwhile Industries (asi/96500).
Prodir Inc. (asi/79688)
was named official pen for the 2005 Tour de Georgia and Wachovia Cycling Series events.
People On The Move Superex (asi/90231)
named Modern Flare Sales its multi-line rep in the greater Toronto area.
Bag Makers (asi/37940) named Paul Fleming research and development coordinator.
Drummond Printing (asi/50873) named Steve Seifert and Steve Rater its multi-line reps in the Southeast.
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ASI PRODUCT/SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
ASI SHOW LAS VEGAS IS A WRAP � INDUSTRY AWAITS INAUGURAL ASI PHILADELPHIA On Friday, April 1, the seventh annual ASI Show Las Vegas ended, putting a successful wrap on three first-quarter ASI Shows. Although a third-party registration company is still auditing final numbers, early counts reflect attendance exceeding 4,600 distributors with nearly 900 suppliers exhibiting.
Over the three productive days, attendees also enjoyed The Gala Celebration at Caesars Palace, a free keynote presentation with Jackie Freiberg and a special concert with Elton John.
The industry now awaits the launch of the ASI Show Philadelphia, May 24-25, featuring a day of education and a day of exhibits. Projected participation at the first-ever ASI Philadelphia event � which includes a special ASI Open House at corporate headquarters � is 400 supplier companies and 1,200 distributors.
The featured entertainment for the ASI Show Philadelphia will be comedian Bill Cosby on May 25. Tickets to this event are free to the first 1,000 distributors (and exhibitors) attending the show.
ASI Show Philadelphia resumes the three-day format next year May 23-25 (exhibits open 24-25).
For more information on
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