June 9, 2011
Start planning for your company's success and growth at the 2011 Small Distributor Summit, September 16–18 at the Hyatt Regency, Pittsburgh, PA. If you're a distributor with $2.5 million or less in annual revenue, the Small Distributor Summit is designed for you. This event is planned by small distributorships to maximize idea sharing to help you build a stronger business. Register today.
Be recognized as an industry leader in Print Solutions, the official magazine of PSDA. We are currently reaching out to companies asking for their participation in the 2011 "Top Distributors" survey, the results of which will be published in the August 2011 issue of Print Solutions. The only way to potentially be featured in our influential, comprehensive and popular "Top Distributors" coverage is to respond to this short survey by June 30, 2011. Print Solutions is distributed to more than 9,000 industry professionals.
To complete this survey, you'll need your organization's total sales figures for your 2009 and 2010 fiscal years, so make sure to have those numbers handy. In addition, take the time to share your insights on the survey's final page regarding your past year in business and the year ahead. Besides providing much-needed context to the data you provide, your responses to these open-ended queries may help your company to be featured in additional coverage in this issue (and/or a future issue) of Print Solutions.
Access and complete the survey by June 30, 2011.
Learn more about new PSDA members each week in the Print Solutions e-newsletter. This week, meet Envisage Partners.
Envisage Partners is the partnership between two long-standing distributorships, Forms Unlimited Inc. of Chesapeake, VA, and Far West Print Solutions LLC of North Aurora, IL. Envisage was created to support and foster the growth of both companies.
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PSDA members save 20 percent on most SAGE products and services, including their number one rated product research tool, SAGE online. Many PSDA members are already using SAGE online to find a supplier for promotional product orders. Read more and sign up today.
SAGE is the leading provider of research and marketing solutions to the promotional products industry. They offer website and artwork services, e-commerce solutions, printed end user catalogs, payment processing and tradeshows and tradeshow services. With a database of over 850,000 promotional products from 4,300 promotional product suppliers, SAGE has the largest database in the industry.
Get to know members of your association staff in selected editions of the Print Solutions e-newsletter. This week, we feature Nathan Davis.
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The recipient of the Flesh Membership Award for 2011 is Enthusiast Media Group of Portland, OR. Started in 2005 with one employee by owner Wendie Martin, the business has grown to have seven employees and more than $10 million in annual sales.
"Enthusiast Media Group (EMG) is a forward-thinking, progressive company that is redefining the classic distributor model," said Dan Adkison, president of Strategic Print Alliance and president and chief operating officer of Wright Enterprises in Portland, OR. "It combines years of hands-on industry experience with a fresh new approach to serving its customers' changing needs. We enthusiastically endorse EMG as the recipient of the 2011 Flesh Membership Award. We look forward to supporting Wendie and her company through PSDA and Strategic Print Alliance."
In 2010, the members of Strategic Print Alliance established the Flesh Membership Award to honor the memory of Royal S. (Scud) Flesh. Under Flesh's leadership, The Flesh Company was a founding member of what is now PSDA. The Flesh Membership Award, sponsored by Strategic Print Alliance, funds the first year's dues in PSDA for a new member. The members of Strategic Print Alliance are Apex Color, Bradley Graphic Solutions, Printgraphics, Superior Business Associates, The Flesh Company and Wright Enterprises.
PSDA member e-Quantum, which specializes in distributor management and e-commerce software, recently announced that Cori Miller has joined its team as a marketing executive. In her new role, she will report to Susan Godfrey, e-Quantum’s marketing director. Boasting more than five years of marketing experience, Miller will help e-Quantum remain on the leading edge in technology. Her areas of expertise include creative design, project management, sales, social networking, advertising and event planning.
Martin Slusarz recently was named to the CE Printed Products Inc., Board of Directors. Slusarz was an executive with Discover Financial Services for more than 25 years and a key player in the spinoff of Discover from Morgan Stanley. Slusarz's work at Discover focused on increasing financial process efficiency of DFS and its acquisitions. Currently, Slusarz is a lecturer at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Lake Forest, IL), the managing director of Martin Slusarz Consulting and an educator at Gerson Lehrman Group."Marty's experience and corporate knowledge will be a great asset as CE continues to grow as an industry leader in the envelope and stationery market," said Robert Ohr, president of CE Printed Products. "We look forward to working with him as we focus on the future of CE Printed Products."
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