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4 Major Steps for Success With Dr. Nido Qubein
April 12, 2021 at 7:23 pm

Dr. Nido Qubein came to the U.S. as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. Today, as president of High Point University, he has led the school through extraordinary transformation and increased revenue from $40 million to $350 million. Qubein shares his inspiring story and outlines the steps to achieving success...

Dave Saracino Joins Charles River Apparel as Vice President of Sales
April 13, 2021 at 7:23 pm

Charles River Apparel, Sharon, Mass., announced that recognized promo industry veteran Dave Saracino has joined the company as the vice president of sales. Saracino’s tenured career in the industry includes more than 35 years with Koozie Group (formerly BIC Graphic USA), where he served as vice president of...

The Power of Persistency With MobilityWorks Founder Bill Koeblitz
April 5, 2021 at 12:17 am

To have a dream is one thing, but to pursue that dream with passion and conviction is the difference between settling and success. Bill Koeblitz, founder of MobilityWorks, discusses his aspirations of getting into Formula 1 Grand Prix racing and, ultimately, how he started a business that has become the largest national provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles...

Two Sides’ Phil Riebel to Retire, Kathi Rowzie Becomes President
April 6, 2021 at 12:34 am

After starting Two Sides North America nearly a decade ago and building it into the highly successful organization it is today, Phil Riebel retired as president of the organization effective April 1. Kathi Rowzie, who has been running the day-to-day operations of Two Sides since...

The Law of Reciprocity With Umberto P. Fedeli
March 30, 2021 at 7:24 pm

When you help others achieve success, magic happens. “I’m a big believer of the law of reciprocity—you only get what you want to give,” explains Umberto P. Fedeli, president and CEO of The Fedeli Group, one of the largest privately held risk management and insurance firms in the state of Ohio...

American Solutions for Business Announces Organizational Changes
March 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., announced that Brady Johnson has been promoted to director of strategic operations support (SOS) and Stan Klarenbeek has been promoted to director of vertical markets, expanding his role to...

Frustration to Fortune With SanMar Founder Marty Lott
March 22, 2021 at 1:19 am

Marty Lott, founder of SanMar, shares his famous yellow T-shirt story and explains to host Greg Muzzillo that what was a complete disaster quickly turned into recognizing two foundational principles that are key to driving success. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday, a new video and podcast series for people with big dreams...

Geiger Acquires Five Thousand Forms (dba GiveMeFive.com)
March 23, 2021 at 1:24 am

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired Fogelsville, Pennsylvania-based distributor Five Thousand Forms, dba GiveMeFive.com. The acquisition is part of Geiger's continued expansion strategy focused on broadening its client base and services nationally...

VisionUSA Teams Up With UPS to Deliver Carbon Neutral Initiative
March 16, 2021 at 7:52 pm

VisionUSA, the Dallas-based designer and manufacturer of branded promotional products, announced a collaboration with UPS to improve corporate sustainability practices. Working with UPS, VisionUSA will minimize monthly shipping emissions...

iPROMOTEu Announces Affiliate Award Winners During Virtual Conference
March 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., announced its annual affiliate award winners during REViVE 2021, the company’s virtual affiliate conference. The distributor organization hosted its annual awards gala to recognize and honor affiliates for their accomplishments in 2021...