Trump Joins Cosby At ASI Show Philadelphia Donald Trump, billionaire and star of the highly-rated reality show The Apprentice, will appear at the first annual ASI Show Philadelphia, May 24-25. Joining already confirmed guest Bill Cosby, Trump will be the morning keynote speaker on the 25th, sharing personal stories as well as tips on business and branding. The exclusive event is free to all ASI members attending the show. �We're excited that
'The Donald,' one of America 's most recognizable and influential businessmen, will be addressing participants in the newest industry show,� says ASI Show President Matthew Cohn. �Over the last two weeks, we surveyed ASI members about their preferred keynote speaker and received over 1,250 responses.
We listed over 50 names, from past presidents and notable news anchors to recent newsmakers and television personalities. The results indicated that Donald Trump was someone that our members are most interested in learning from.�
Pro Towels, Cintas Branch, OK After Fires Professional Towel Mills (asi/79750) has announced that, following a March 29 fire in its Abbeville, SC facility, it has reallocated personnel as well as resources and is now back at its normal level of operation.
Despite the fact that the April 6 duct fire at Cintas Corp.'s (asi/162167) York, PA, location was thought extinguished but later ignited the facility's lint collection room, the branch remains completely operational.
Industry Companies Relocating Prizar Enterprises Inc. (asi/79652) is moving to a larger facility. Its new location is 1105 S. Westwood Ave, Addison, IL 60101. The toll-free and fax numbers remain the same, but the new local number is (630) 543-8301.
Also pulling up stakes is Brooklyn Products (asi/42155), home of the AmeriFoam line, which is moving both its corporate offices and manufacturing facility back to Brooklyn, MI. �The move back to the larger plant will help us serve our customers more efficiently and allows us to expand out product line,� says Carol A. Nelson, director of sales.
Dept Wins Design Award The editors of Graphic Design USA magazine selected ASI's marketing and coordination department as the winner of the 2005 American Inhouse Design Award for its new ASI Membership Kits. �The new kits are contemporary, cohesive, well organized and an easy read,� says Rick Angeloni, director of creative planning and services. �Steve Oswald was art director and lead designer on the project, and Angela Germano headed up all copywriting and marketing efforts. And, as always, our coordination department jumped through hoops to make it all happen on the production end.�
T-Shirts In The News Entrepreneurism never changes. Immediately after the death of Pope John Paul II, T-shirts bearing his image as well as messages such as �we love�� began appearing in cities all over the world, notes AP and Reuters. Further, those supporting John Paul's canonization are also making their viewpoints known via T-shirts.
To help generate enthusiasm for Baylor University's Lady Bears' NCAA-title basketball victory over Michigan State, T-shirts were tossed to the crowd at the game. Their message? �Got Mulk?� - a reference to Kim Mulkey-Robertson, the team's coach. Now that the win is locked, the shirts have become collectors' items.
The last example is from The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Chino Hills, CA, which recently ran an article noting that, in an effort to make community officials more well-known, as well as easier to locate, all city commissioners and city council members will begin wearing black T-shirts imprinted with their names, positions and the Chino Hills logo at all outdoor city events. �A T-shirt says, �Come talk to
us,'" notes Mike Stover, public works commissioner. The shirts, by the way, cost $29 each and were purchased through the city's general fund.
Counselor Reverses The Curse In recent years, there has been a rash of sports athletes appearing on magazine and video game covers, only to be injured
shortly after the products are released. It appears the April Counselor cover star, Tiger Woods, isn't one of them. This past weekend he won his fourth Masters Championship, tying him for second on the all-time event list. Way to go Tiger!
People On the Move Punch Products Inc. (asi/80060) notes that Vice President Angela Arnone has retired after 16 years.
X-Line Inc. (asi/98742) has named Joy Whittaker a customer-service rep, Meliene Roussel an outside sales rep, and Mac Marketing, Mak Promotional Marketing Group and James Smith as multi-line reps.
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ASI Show Philadelphia Preview Last week ASI Show announced Bill Cosby as a featured entertainer at the upcoming ASI Show Philadelphia, May 24-25 (exhibits open 25). Yesterday, business visionary, dealmaker extraordinaire, Donald Trump was added to the line-up of events as keynote speaker.
These latest two announcements round out an exciting schedule of events for this year's preview of ASI Show Philadelphia. Attendees can enjoy the ASI Open House, a day of education, networking and The Gala Celebration on Tuesday, May 24. The following morning, the show kicks off with billionaire Donald Trump's free keynote presentation, followed by the opening of exhibits. After the exhibits close on Wednesday, distributors and suppliers are welcome to attend the Philadelphia Freedom Reception leading into the highlight event of the night, Bill Cosby live! (Tickets to this event are free to the first 1,000 ASI members that register and request a ticket to the show.)
Please visit www.asishow.com to register. For more information, call 877-ASI-SHOW.
The ASI Show Philadelphia resumes its three-day format next year May 23-25, 2006 (exhibits open 24-25).
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