Sellers Become Owners The former Skyline Trade
Show Marketing (asi/328467) has
been acquired, via total buyout,
by a group of its top salespeople.
Terms were not disclosed. The
promotional products end, which
has been renamed Skyline Event
Services, and will retain its
current ASI number, will be headed
by Joy Ostrowski. The three partners
involved are Wendy Ressing, Kristie
Damalas and Terrie Benore. Ressing
explains that former owners Richard
and Lou Ann Klimek, after 16
years of operating the firm,
decided to pursue other business
opportunities. She anticipates
no major changes other than the
name. “Basically, it will
be business as always,” she
says. “We’ll continue
to deal with the same companies
we’ve always dealt with.”
Updates Continue News
from around the industry continues
to stream in. Here is the latest:
Safeguard Business Systems (asi/316203)
is working from a remote office
in Dallas after the business’s roof
collapsed and the owner’s
house suffered extensive damage.
• The Embroidme offices in Metairie
(asi/384212), New Orleans (asi/384097),
Kenner (asi/384211) and Mandeville
(asi/384156) are all experiencing
disruptions in communication.
• Cooley Printers (asi/168130) is in a community housing 4,000
displaced people and is in need of a number of items: school supplies (rulers,
pencils, pens, notebooks, book bags, binders, etc.) and undergarments. If you
can help, contact Rhonda@cooleyprinters.com or call 318-325-7541.
• Perception Premium Products LLC (asi/293483) is looking for donations
of small hand-held fans for people standing in line in North Mississippi to sign
up for relief programs. You can contact Sandra Griffis at 662-280-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or the local Red Cross station directly.
• Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) has donated more than 1,000 jackets
and warm-up pants to the affected areas. It is also matching any donation made
to the Red Cross or Salvation Army by distributors and employees, and will donate
15% of the sales of a popular jacket during September and October.
• Brand First (asi/145019) will donate 25% of its profits in September
to aid victims.
• Pacific Handy Cutter (asi/75650) donated 15,000 small boxes to package
donated items that were given to survivors.
• Michael Kaufman, MAS, president of Ad West Associates (asi/114790)
volunteering to assist in safety and security to Houston, TX, and Mississippi.
In The News The
Macon Telegraph recently
ran a Knight-Ridder article
discussing what graduating
college students will need
in their wardrobes should
they get a job where business
casual dress is required.
The expert quoted was Doreen
Sullivan, president of
Post No Bills Inc. (asi/297376).
Starks of Branders.com
wrote an introductory
article to promotional
products that appeared
Silvia, president of
Marla’s Mania Promotional
was quoted in a recent RedNova article
offering advice to new
Polley, president of Spectrum Marketing
Inc. (asi/332139), was the
subject of a “Getting to Know
You” column on RuralNorthwest.com.
Specialties LLC (asi/305388)
was the topic of a Kansas City
Star article regarding using silicone
bracelets to raise money for Hurricane
(asi/66887) intention to hire
200 production employees by year’s
end appeared in (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette.com.
Seeking “People” People Done
anything interesting lately?
Know anyone else in the industry
who has? It could be anything
- climbing the Matterhorn,
winning a model-building contest,
being honored with a local
award, a community project
you were involved with. Whatever
it is, we’d like to know
about it for possible inclusion
in Counselor’s “People” section.
Please send information, as
well as a photo, to Arn Bernstein
People On The Move Corporate Express Inc., parent
firm of Corporate Express Promotional
Marketing (asi/168786) has acquired Peerless/Purdue
Office Products based in Arkansas.
Multiline Marketing Group (asi/824140)
has added David Hunzleman as Northern
Midwest regional sales manager and Deborah
Mann as Southern Midwest regional sales
Benjamin Martin (asi/68920) has named
Emily Athas to head its art department.
Distinctive Brands Ltd (asi/49945) has
named Julie Scofield customer-service
Pride Signs Inc. (asi/299298) has become
a licensed partner with the United Hockey
League for the 2005-06 season, as a source
of promotional products, print media
Diport USA (asi/49775) notes that its
brand of logoed wearables will now be
manufactured and distributed by UK-based
Wilkinson Warburton Inc.
Ennis Inc. (asi/52493) has named Dale
Donati forms group division manager.
OF THE WEEK
CDS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS ROCK!
Beach Boys head up an all-star
cast in Have
A Rockin’ Good
Holiday, the latest addition
to the Sound Promotions Holiday
Music collection. Great songs
Saint Nick,” Jingle
Bell Rock,” and “Blue
sure to brighten up anybody’s
holiday season. Those looking
for more traditional or seasonal
selections will find plenty
of choices in the 2005 Holiday
Jewel Case or Greeting Card
CD is individually personalized
• Full-color logo
• Personalized message
High Impact – High Perceived Value
Quick Turnaround (10 working days)
albums from $5.00 to $10, depending
on selection and quantity.
other new and
visit the Product Central section on ASICentral.com.
ASI PRODUCT/SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
Ready To See Stars With The New
Supplier Performance Ratings
Program! ASI Members Told Us What They
Wanted in a Ratings Program and
The Supplier Ratings Program, the
only industry specific performance
measure in the industry, received
a makeover this summer. No longer
a scale of 10- 90, it’s now
1-5 stars. Modeled after other
successful ratings systems like
Amazon.com and eBay’s popular
rating system, distributor members
can now rate suppliers on an easy
to use scale of 1 to 5. And distributor
members can submit comments to
accompany their scores as well.
Distributor members are highly
encouraged to rate supplier members
following each transaction. The
categories are: Overall Satisfaction,
Product Quality, Communications,
and Problem Resolution.
of the ratings on each supplier
are compiled on a daily basis to
compose the Supplier Performance
Rating. Distributor members use
this vital information to make
purchasing decisions. Supplier
members use these ratings to promote
their excellence. These supplier
ratings are also used to select
the finalists for the Distributor’s
Choice Awards Winners in January.
is proud to publish this at-a-glance
information on each supplier’s
business practices on www.asicentral.com while searching for a supplier.
For a limited time, all distributor
members will be able to access
the full Supplier ratings data
(all five categories, overall score
and the comment section.) After
this preview period, only the overall
scores will be on asicentral.com
and the full Supplier Performance
Ratings details on ESPOnline and
other ASI research tools.
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...
TOPS Plus Show
Promotional Products Association
of Canada Inc. (PPACanada)
Centre, Mississauga, ON
Info: (514) 489-5359; Fax: (514)
489-7760 email@example.com • www.promocan.com
National Incentive Show
British Promotional Merchandise
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham,
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org • 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 email@example.com • www.sacdv.org
Fall Show at Copper Mountain
Rocky Mountain Region Promotional
Products Association (RMRPPA)
Info: (303) 750-9764; Fax: (303)
750-0085 firstname.lastname@example.org • 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 email@example.com • www.asishow.com