Wednesday, August 31, 2011

E-Catalog: Sportsmaster Shirts & Outerwear

Sportsmaster Apparel, is a fourth generation family owned and operated company, founded in 1924. Being family owned and operated means they are involved hands-on in every aspect of bringing the finest quality apparel to your door. They take great pride in assuring that the finished product satisfies our high standards of quality and value.

Having a solid 80 year manufacturing history means they offer a longevity of experience that few other companies in this "here today, gone tomorrow" manufacturing landscape can while remaining on the forefront of innovation and offering only the most forward thinking designs in the most cutting edge of fabrics. Offering durable, but stylish polos, duck jackets, wind shirts, safety wear and more, this is truly a company you need to check out. See their current line here and contact us for more information or to place an order.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brand your Business: Sweet rewards

As we all know, the customer is king and reciprocation can be a powerful tool in any businessman's arsenal.  One way to show your customers you appreciate their business, and also earn more of it, is to give a thank you gift for a large order, or at the end of a profitable year or quarter.  Why not stock up on some of these sweet candy-filled bags?  Each come in an upscale cellophane bag, smart ribbon, and personalized sticker.  You even have your choice of several sweet treats to fill it up with! An initial investment in this can pay dividends later as you start to spread your gratitude through your customer base.  Want more ideas to show your thanks to those awesome people who keep you in business?  Contact us today and we'll be happy to help!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

E-Catalog: 2011 Work Wear

Everyone knows that we are your best choice for ordering uniforms for your team, polo shirts for your staff, or hats for your organization (everyone knows that ... right?) but did you know that we also can provide you with Chef coats, High visibility safety wear, even flame-resistant factory wear?  No matter what your occupational work wear needs, we are your source for high quality, yet affordable, options!  Check out a small sampling of what we can do for you in this catalog.  Need something you don't see here?  Contact us to day and let us help find the perfect fit for you and your staff!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Brand Your Business: Cheers!

One of the best things about Promotional Products is that they make equally great items to have around the office as they do to giveaway outside the office.  Take these ceramic coffee mugs.  True: they would make delightful customer appreciation gifts, but they are also wonderful things to stock a break room with, or to give to employees as part of a reward/ incentive program.  Not only do they engender a great feeling among your staff, but they also give your workplace a professional look to clients.  Best of all, this mug only has a minimum order of 36 pieces, so it's a great fit for even the smallest of businesses.  For more ideas of how promotional items can help you increase business and reward employees, contact us today.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Featured Item: OGIO Hip Hop Messenger Bag

108096It's back to school time and that means it's time for bags! We have all the backpacks, duffles, and totes that you need, plus a few unique styles to satisify any individual.  Take, for instance, the OGIO Hip Hop messenger bag. It combines a rugged, street-smart design with hardworking elements to keep the busiest among us on the go and in communication. Rugged enough for a student, but stylish enough for an executive, this bag comes equipped with a padded laptop sleeve, front drop-in audio pocket, media and power supply pockets, file folder pocket, cell phone pocket, airline ticket sleeve, and dual-side mesh water bottle pockets. If that weren't cool enough, it's also Earth-friendly, being made with recycled materials. This bag normally costs $60.60, but, order this or any bag from us this month and save 15% immediately.  How can you resist?  For more information or to place an order, contact us today.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: It's Time to Raise the Curtain...

Cover for The Green AlbumIs there any creation other than the Muppets which is so indelibly dyed into a certain generation's childhood memories? I grew up in a wrold of Sesamet Street, the Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock and consider myself the luckier for it.  I enjoy being able to share all these shows with my own child now and love to see the magic and wonder they spark in her. One of the best elements of any Muppet experience is the music.  Now some of today's hottest bands have gathered to pay tribute to these classic Muppet songs.   The Green Album, due out August 23, sticks to songs written specifically for or performed by the Muppets, and culls from a deep catalog of fan favorites.  As Robin Hilton of NPR states, "We live in cynical times, but listening to The Green Album is a nice reminder of the joy and beauty that remains." Stream it in its entirely here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Brand your Business: Show Some Support

One of the best ways to spread awareness for your organization is to get involved with the best charities and non-profit organizations in your community.  These are win-win relationships in that they expose both your business, and the cause you select, to whole new audiences.  Why not sponsor a fundraiser for a local children's charity? Or host a Relay for Life event? To help boost your fundraising, or spread the news, why not use promotional products?  These ribbon magnets can be customized by color and message.  You can sell them to raise money, or give them away to raise awareness.  Either way, if your business name is on them, you are being exposed to lots of new potential customers, and they know that you are an active member in your community.  For more ways that promotional products can help you and your business, contact us today!

Friday, August 12, 2011

What we've been working on this week: See you at the Fair!

Late Summer is such a wonderful time of year!  Fresh corn is popping up at your local farm stands, evenings are starting to cool down nicely, and across the country, fairs are returning much to everyone's delight!  We have several fairs local to us in Littleton, New Hampshire, but no doubt one of our favorites is the Caledonia County Fair.  It's coming up right at the end of this month and once again, we were proud to donate a few embroidered sweatshirts to be raffled off for charity.  The designs hits all our favorite fair welemnts: rides, food, agriculture and fun!  We'd love to design some special embroidery for your event or organization!  Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Featured Item: Columbia Cathedral Peak Vest

SM1480It may be August, but we up in the North Country know that fall is *gasp* just around the corner.  I've even spied a few colored leaves popping out on the hill tops.  So, what's the best way to transition from Summer to Autumn? A Micro-fleece vest! Columbia lets you achieve peak performance in a vest that's ready to go whenever you are. The Columbia Cathedral Peak vest features zippered hand warmer pockets and an open hem. A tonal Columbia logo is embroidered on the right chest. Made of 360 gram, 100% polyester MTR™ fleece for maximum thermal retention, this vest is sure to take the chill off as fall approaches.  Available in sizes small through 4XL.  Contact us today to order or for more information.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: The Crayon-Bow

Crayola Color Chart, 1903-2010

As a fan of color and design, I've held a life long fascination with Crayola.  Was there anything more magical than opening that giant box of crayons as a kid and finding shades and hues you never knew existed?  This awesome graphic details all of Crayola's color incarnations, showing how the color selection has vastly increased, and - of course - how the names have gotten "more colorful" with each passing decade.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Brand your Business: Bubblicious!

While you should certainly invest in a few "practical"  promotional items for your business, you should also consider keeping a few "fun" items on hand.  Unusual promotional items help you stand out from the crowd and bring some joy and frivolity to your customers.  These bubbles are great for customer giveaways for any business that comes in contact with children: restaurants, inns and hotels, amusement parks, and so on.  Also, this is another great promotional product which can also serve as a terrific wedding favor.  Instead of branding the bottles with your business name, simply label them with your wedding date or dates of the bride and groom and viola! - you have a perfect favor for your guests.  For more ideas for different ways to utilize promotional products, contact us today!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Brand your Business: "Stick" in people's minds

No matter what your business or organization, I'm betting you can use these foil stamped labels.  Whether for use on correspondence or labeling your products, foil stamped labels are an attractive way to reinforce your brand.  I once worked at a Framed Art store and each picture we sold, or custom framed  got a foil stamped label stuck on the back.  Not only was this a way to make the entire product look more complete and professional, but it also severed as a little reminder for them where they found such a beautiful piece. I often see these labels in gift shops, farmers markets, candy stores and other unique, independent shops to seal a package. In fact, a nice foil label placed on a plain paper bag can be an affordable alternative to having an expensive "hot stamped" custom shopping bag produced.  Whichever way you choose to use them, foil stamped labels can certainly help you brand your business. For more ideas and suggestions, contact us today.