Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kyle A. Richardson is the editorial director of Promo Marketing. He joined the company in 2006 brings more than a decade of publishing, marketing and media experience to the magazine. If you see him, buy him a drink.

Inc. Magazine published the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in August, and several members of the print community made appearances on the list. In total, 50 industry businesses made the list this year. CFC Print Solutions, a business forms provider located in Grand Prairie, Texas, was highest-ranked industry company and the only one to crack the top 500, coming in at number 462.

Lewiston, Maine-based Geiger hosted a “green” open house in the Scottsdale, Ariz. office on St. Patrick’s Day tying in the two “green” holidays of the year. The event drew nearly 200 clients and prospects. The showroom was filled with eco-friendly products.

Cleveland-based Proforma, a leading North American provider of graphic communications solutions, recently welcomed 14 new owners to its network.

Take advantage of resources that can boost business. What exactly it take to succeed as a print distributor? While there may not be one answer to fit all, one of the main components is the utilization of the right tools—especially in today's business environment, according to Tony Kegowicz, owner of AJOK Business Solutions, Scottsdale, Ariz. "It's harder to gain new customers in the current economy," said Kegowicz. "Therefore, distributors need to stay ahead of the game by continuing to build their customer base rather than relying on the one they've got." To do so, Kegowicz suggested making full use of basic bro-chures and

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