Katrina Update Company information
and donations continue to pour
in to ASI, including this request
from Yvette Berke from Adapt
Ad Specialties (asi/105620):
“I am working on a project
that I want to get the word out
on to my fellow Southern California
competitors and suppliers. There
was a major collection of Katrina
relief items here in the San
Fernando Valley yesterday. Someone
had contacted the organization
and promised them 11 trucks to
get the deliveries out. They
never showed. I am finding out
costs to hire some trucks and
send them to Louisiana. If you
have relationships with truck
lines and think they might help
or would like to sponsor a truck,
please contact me. I am going
to try to sponsor the cost on
at least one truck myself.” If
you can help, contact her by
phone, (818) 782-6974, or e-mail,
• Hirsch Gift Inc. (asi/61005) has been swamped with products
and can no longer accept donations except for those already en route. Filling
the void is
Crown Products (asi/47700) which is in close proximity to Mississippi
For information on donating products, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
• JES & Associates Inc. (asi/232416) owners have lost their home and
are currently staying in Florida. They can be reached by phone, (504) 446-1483,
or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Banners In 48 Hours (asi/38300) is fine. Electric and phone are not working,
but they can be contacted via e-mail: email@example.com. The company hopes to
be up and running in the next week.
• Action Specialties (asi/104750) does not have working data or phone service.
Please contact reps by their cell phones. A full list is posted on ASICentral.comunder the company updates section.
• Creations Galore (asi/170501) has lost it's office and the homes
of the owners and employees. They are currently relocating, but pledging
in the next week.
• A-Plus (asi/101622) will not be operational until further notice.
• Claudette Hymel/PRML Marketing (asi/229297) will not be operational for
weeks, and maybe months. She requests suppliers not ship out any orders and has
set up a temporary email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
• MARs Promotions (asi/68878) says the best way to contact them is by e-mail:
• Dixie Marketing Group Inc. (asi/181415) received wind and some water
damage and are working out of their Houma, LA, office until they are allowed
to return to Jefferson Parish. They hope to be up and running by next week in
• Debbie Does Freight has volunteered to ship any freight for hurricane
relief at cost. They can be contacted at Jerri@debbiedoesfreight.com or (239)
• Creative Ad Solutions Inc. (asi/170034) has donated 400 hats, 500 T-shirts
and assorted samples.
• Bob Lilly Professional Promotions (asi/254138) has donated 250 T-shirts,
assorted wearables, $500 and are matching employee contributions up to a total
• Clegg (asi/45450) has pledged to match five times the amount its employees
contribute to the Red Cross.
the latest updates, check out
ASICentral.com for job postings,
job openings and company updates.
Acquires Nova Goes
Lithographic Co. (asi/57650) has acquired
Specialty Marketing/Nova Line (asi/88600)
in a complete buyout of equipment and
customer lists. Terms were not disclosed.
Specialty will be relocated to Goes
location and operate as a subsidiary.
It will retain its name and ASI number.
Dave Smith, Goes production manager,
says that Goes considered the firm
was a good fit. “It had been
purchasing calendar pads from us, and
we wanted to get into the adhesive
and magnetic calendar market, so we
saw this as a great opportunity,” Smith
says. For the remainder of the year,
the Specialty catalog will remain separate.
After that, it will appear as a pull-out
in the Goes catalog.
Identity Deal Summit Marketing (asi/339116)
has acquired a minority ownership in
Clear Identity, LLC, a Lenexa, KS distributorship. "This
will enable Summit to expand our presence
in the Kansas City market," says
Dan Renz, CEO. Loru Scott, Clear Identity
owner, says, "It will allow us to
offer our clients a broader array of
services and provides access to Summit's
expertise in sales promotion, direct
marketing, promotional products and recognition
Systems And Resources Purchases
Harrison Ad Services Distributor
First Systems And Resources
Inc. (asi/194487) has acquired
Harrison Ad Services (asi/220670),
which will move into First’s
offices. “All the employees
of both companies will remain,” says
Rob Harrison, MAS, president
of Harrison. “The combined
company will offer full services
in promotional product programs,
printing, storage and fulfillment.”
People/Companies On The Move Lakeside Mills Inc. (asi/66105)
has moved to a new address: 220 4th Street,
Procotor, MN 55810. Its toll-free number,
Web address and e-mail address remain
Warshofsky, a sales rep with Corporate
Incentive Solutions (asi/168979),
recently booked sales of more than $1
million in a single week. “We’ve
had many reps book sales well into six
figures in a week, but this week’s
bookings by Elaine has broken the company
record,” said Frank Peretzman,
vice president of sales.
Vernon Co. (asi/351700) has added Bobbie
Tolman and Judy Donahue as account reps.
Proforma (asi/300094) has added four
new franchise owners.
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ASI PRODUCT/SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
Reports Pay Off!
During the month of August, all
ASI member companies ordering SmartBusinessReports™ and
QuickCheck credit reports on www.asicentral.com/experian were entered into a random drawing
for a Sony PSP. Jeff Cohen, Haas-Jordan
by Westcott (asi/58860) was randomly
selected as the winner.
was excited to hear the good
news. When asked how the reports
are working for his company, Jeff
replied, “We've been very
happy with the Experian reports
available through ASI. They have
provided a much-needed, convenient
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on firms outside of the advertising
specialty industry. Of course,
the ASI member discount on the
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FLEECE SALE HEATS UP HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING!asi/98085 - FLEECE
SALE HEATS UP HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING! Add warmth & whimsy to winter
with promotional fleece! Wrap up holiday savings with 15% Off
soft, warm throw blankets & wearable accessories. Ideal for embroidery!
Extensive color selection & Low minimums!View Special...
Hot New Items! Lowest Price of the Year! Monthly
Specials!asi/37783 - Widest
selection on the hottest item in the market!!! Full Color Imprint
Poker chips, chip sets, poker table & much more. No minimums.
FAST DELIVERY!!! Ship in 7-10 business days. Visit us at www.bmfgintl.com
or call toll free (866)988-BMFG(2634)View Special...
25% off KR Line's Award Winning Keyboard Desk
Pads! asi/65670 - Do
you have clients who are looking for a fresh NEW twist on a
traditional Desk Pad? If SO, our new KEYBOARD DESK PADS are
the product you�re searching for! View Special...
Prime Specialsasi/79530 - Hottest
Items on Special until end of the year! View Special...
Silicone Wrist Bands As Low As 6.75 Cents -
Lead Time 2 Weeks and Up!asi/92398 - LOWEST
PRICE GUARANTEED � SILICONE WRIST BANDS AS LOW AS 6.75 CENTS View Special...
# 63751 Support our troops with your patriotic
FREEDOM capasi/63751 - Order
Your Freedom Cap Today! View Special...
Aristin Imports Customized Wine Sleeves ASI/36734asi/36734 - Aristin
Imports' custom wine sleeves launch your brand or message to
the forefront at any holiday or social occasion including corporate
events, banquets, wine tastings, parties, weddings - a welcomed
addition to any celebration or gift basket! View Special...
Get Ready for Cold & Flu Season with Dosing
Spoons & Droppers asi/92977asi/92977 - Hurry,
offer ends September 30th, 2005 (Booth #316) View Special...
Promotrends New Travel and Fun Product Launchasi/79925 - Mini
Backpack and Golf Ball with Poncho, Three in One Shoe Shine,
Manicure and Sewing Kit View Special...
25% Off 3-Month Planning Calendars. Make up
to $4500 extra commission.asi/35400 - Do
you call on food companies or freight and shipping forwarders?
American Calendar carries the 3-month calendar that these and
other industries have grown to love. Save 25% Now! View Special...
Blowout Wine Suit and Scuba Holder Special! asi/65535 - Boost
your bottom line with Kolder's Fall Special! Dress up a bottle
of wine or champagne with Kolder's Wine Suit or deck out a can/bottle
with our foam Scuba Holder. Low minimums, fast turn-around!View Special...
Free Set Up Special Offer Extended!asi/79349 - PLWC
is sending TRUCKLOADS of water to KATRINA SURVIVORS @ $9,123.84
per truck .24 per bottle/ 38,016 bottles per truck The bottles
will be Distributed by Mr. Godfrey White, State of Louisiana's
Director of Elderly Affairs, Baton Rouge, LA. View Special...
Everything Automotive From Auto-Sun-Shade/Intertek
ASI/37586asi/37586 - Keep
Your Car Kool, Clean And Collected With IntertekView Special...
2-Color Imprinted Lanyards & Low Min Vial Productsasi/79898 - EQP
on 2-Color Silk Screen Imprinted Lanyards done domestically � 5-7
Working Days! EXPress Ship Lanyards � Imprinted in 5 Working
Days! NEW!! Medical Marketing �Vial� products available from
USA warehouse at low minimums. Arriving in late September.View Special...
ABA TEX (TM) "NEW PRODUCT"asi/30437 - Above
All Advertising has another new INNOVATIVE product "ABA TEX" This
amazing fabric can be used on any flat surface:Cars, Doors, Windows,
Billboards, Walls, Desks, Backdrops, Refrigerators, Bus Stops,
Banners, Pillars, etc. THIS FABRIC IS AMAZING!View Special...
The Carolinas Show
Carolinas Association of Advertising
Westin Hotel, Charlotte, NC
Info: (888) 673-2227; Fax: (704)
973-0792 email@example.com • www.caas.net
TOPS Plus Show
Promotional Products Association
of Canada Inc. (PPACanada)
Centre, Mississauga, ON
Info: (514) 489-5359; Fax: (514)
489-7760 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.promocan.com
National Incentive Show
British Promotional Merchandise
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham,
Info: email@example.com • www.bpma.co.uk
Specialty Advertising Counselors
of the Delaware Valley (SACDV)
Valley Forge Convention Center,
Valley Forge, PA
Info: (610) 873-1186; Fax: (610)
873-7433 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.sacdv.org
Fall Show at Copper Mountain
Rocky Mountain Region Promotional
Products Association (RMRPPA)
Info: (303) 750-9764; Fax: (303)
750-0085 email@example.com • www.rmrppa.org
January 3-5 Orlando
February 8-10 Dallas
March 22-24 Las Vegas
May 23-25 Philadelphia
July 11-13 Chicago
Info: (877) ASI-SHOW; Fax: (800)
546-6381 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.asishow.com