Wednesday, September 28, 2011

E-Catalog: Game Sportwear

High quality, value prices, industry knowledge, excellent customer service, and good old fashion roll up your sleeves to get the job done attitude–has provided the foundation for GAME Sportswear.
For over 35 years, the GAME name has represented the highest quality standard for components and workmanship, in active apparel, team apparel, outerwear and work wear. GAME Sportswear, LTD. has a long history of service, high quality, and competitively priced products. Featuring the finest in athletic wear, Game also specializes in workwear and offers numerous Made in the USA options.  Check out their latest catalog here and contact us for more information or to place on order.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thing That's Making Us Smile: God Bless You, Tina Fey

Who doesn't love Tina Fey?  She's smart, she's funny and she's (seemingly) as delightfully flawed as the rest of us.   This week we happened upon this prayer she wrote for her daughter and just had to share it:

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. 
When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.
Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.
May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.
Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen.Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.
O Lord, break the Internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed. And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.
And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,”she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Brand Your Business: Top choices for Promotional Products

If you're in business, you simply can not underestimate the value of self-promotion.  But with so many options out there, which items are the most effective to spend your hard earned marketing dollars on? Good question!  Not all promotional items work for all businesses, and some specialty items which can work wonders for certain industries can be downright useless to other industries.  In our experience, here are the best items to invest in for  any  business

Without a doubt, the most popular promotional item is apparel.  T-shirts, jackets and hats are the best way to gain brand visibility. Be they screen printed or embroidered, according to a recent survey, made to order promotional apparels account for 1/3rd of all promotional merchandise

Next on the list would be stationery products like pens and notepads. This is the quickest, most inexpensive way to gain brand visibility. Promotional writing instruments are perfect for carrying out promotions: relatively inexpensive and extremely functional

Unusual as they may seem, bags for brand promotions come in at number three on our list. Promotional bags can provide amazing brand visibility! You can easily give them away at trade shows and conferences as well as major corporate events. You can also print customized shopping bags for your retail establishment, letting each customer who walks out of your business do some promoting for you! 
Of course, you can't forget about promotional calendars. Calendars are a perfect addition to your annual promotional efforts. You can distribute them among your employees as well as customers and gain year-round visibility for your message. 

Lastly, Promotional magnets are one of the most inexpensive ways to promote your growing business. These magnets are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and everyone seems to love to get them! 

While these ideas work for just about any business out there, they do not have to be "generic" - any promotional product can be customized with unique designs, photos and text to make it truly unique to your own business.  To increase your visibility - and your sales - contact us and find out how promotional products can help you!

Friday, September 23, 2011

What we've been working on: Turtle Ridge

We've been having a blast lately working on piles and piles of colorful coats for the Turtle Ridge Foundation. Turtle Ridge seeks to provide a voice to people and organizations that empower individuals to solve difficult environmental protection issues and to offer the opportunity for young people to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities that would not be available to them otherwise.  We love their logo - and their little turtles, too.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Featured Product: Bella Half Zip Hoodie

Style# 875So the bad news: Summer is over once again.  Goodbye to flip flops, shorts, and  tank tops.  The good news? Fall is here!  So say hello to coats, sweatshirts, and hoodies!  Just because  you have to cover up a bit more, doesn't mean you can't do it fashionably. We love this super slim, Bella hoodie.  It comes in 5 fun colors, is made of cotton with just a touch of spandex to give it a nice snugness and makes the  perfect complement to a gym outfit or adds casual warmth when paired with your favorite denim.  Heck, this would even look adorable with your favorite maxi skirt! You simply can't go wrong with a good hoodie.  For more ideas, don't forget to check with us: stop in and grab some free catalogs or just peruse a few on our website

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

E-Catalog: Pennant Sportswear

Home image

Warm up, work out, and cool down in comfortable, stylish, and customized gear from Pennant Sportswear. From performance fleece hoodies and pants, basketball shorts, polo shirts, and more, Pennant has the practice and casual sportswear to cover your team in style. Check out the line of girls tops and bottoms that are perfect for camps, practice days, workouts, and just hanging out with your cheerleading squad, softball team, or tennis team. Pennant Sportswear comes in a variety of colors, materials, and styles, so you’re sure to find just the right look and feel for your squad, team, or group. Sizes of most products range from extra small (XS) to 4XL with plenty of sizes in between, so we can fit every member of your team for maximum comfort and performance. For more information or to place an order, contact us today!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: I want a vampire friend!

While on vacation this past week I stumbled across the most hysterical book: Dick and Jane and Vampires by Laura Marchesani.  As a parent of a 4 year old avid reader, I always have an eye out for more Dick and Jane books, but I never expected to find this parody prominently displayed in the book store I was perusing through.  Of course,, I had to immediately buy 2 copies, but think I may end up ordering a few more for Christmas presents.  "See Dick Play. See Jane Play. See Dick and Jane Play with a vampire!" How does that not make you smile?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Brand your Business: Put some class under their glass

Never underestimate how large a difference the little things can make in your marketing. Indeed, from the way your staff answers the phone, to the packaging you use for your products, to the color of the walls in your business, little things mean a LOT. Promotional products make classing up your act even easier.  For instance, what bar, inn, or coffee shop should be without these with these 3 1/2 "coasters?  Printed on 80 point coated stock, laminated with ultra clear mylar film for maximum protection and featuring a cork lining that is adhered to the underside of the coaster, these babies will ensure that your message is consistent and classy. For more of those "little touches" that can transform a small business into a corporate competitor, contact us today!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Featured Item:CornerStone Medical Scrubs

CS501When I was in the hospital having my child some years ago, my husband got a chance to wear scrubs for the first time.  He hasn't stopped talking about how comfortable they were since.   Whether you are employed in the medical field, or - like my husband - just really want a pair of scrubs to lounge around  in on your day off, we're your source for affordable, high quality medical wear.  With a traditional full cut, our reversible scrub top features chest pocket on both sides and set-in sleeves and the bottoms feature 2 back pockets and a full drawstring.  To find out more or place an order, contact us today.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

E-Catalog: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

2011 Holiday Gift Guide
Yes, we know it's September, but it's truly not too early to be considering what you would like to get someone for Christmas... especially if you're thinking about gifts for a whole staff or group. Take a peak through this catalog and just see if you don't get inspired for gifts to give to your crew. Maybe you'd like to embroider some jackets or hats, screen print some tees, or monogram a laptop bag?  We can help.  In this catalog are over 80 ideas to help you show your appreciation to your valued staff and clients.  Want some more ideas? Contact us today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: Fruit Shark


So there may be no more addictive site for the crafty cats among us than pinterest.  I'm sure There are other, non-crafty people who enjoy using this amazing site too, but for those looking for color, design, or food, inspiration  pinterest is truly a treasure trove of ideas and awesomeness.  While scanning through boards this week, what should I come across but the most amazingly wonderful of all fruit baskets of ALL TIME.  Please, of please, let me have a reason to make this fruit shark soon!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Brand your Business: Fingertip lint remover

Some of my favorite promotional products I've received over the years have been the ingenious little practical items that you never knew you needed.  And the best thing about giving those items out as a business is that you know that they will be used over and over again by your customer, giving you years of repeated impressions for your marketing dollars! This little fingertip lint remover is no exception.  This reticulated foam finger mitt can be used to remove stubborn lint, hair, animal fur and other debris from your clothing. It is available in 26 stock foam colors and makes a practical giveaway for veterinarians offices, pet stores and beauty supply stores. For more ideas for awesome promos, contact us today. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Featured Item: CornerStone Full Zip, Thermal Lined Hooded Sweatshirt

CS620CornerStone's durable, hooded sweatshirt keeps you warm and comfortable in all types of weather.  Made of a heavyweight 12-ounce, 60/40 cotton/poly blend fleece and lined with a 9-ounce thermal lining for extra warmth this is the sweat jacket to ward off those chilly winds of Autumn.  It also features rib knit cuffs and waistband, a brass zipper, a draw cord with brass eyelets, and front hand warmer pockets. This jacket is the perfect choice for delivery men,  firefighters, road crews and other workers who find themselves out and about in all types of weather. Plus, with its full front zipper, it's easy to take off and put on as needed.  For more information or to place an order, contact us today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

E-Catalog: 2012 Tri Mountain Corporate and Casual Apparel

TM2012_MAINWhen it comes to fashion, the question that comes up most often from those with discerning tastes is “What’s new?” With that in mind, our focus is on offering you an alternative to the status quo. Your employees are unique, why shouldn’t their apparel be as wellTri-Mountain’s 2012 Collection is reflective of our tangible commitment that to offering innovative corporate apparel. This year they’ve launched the largest and most stylish collection in the history of the industry, featuring 200 fashionable and functional styles covering a myriad of tastes and applications. Roughly half of their entire product offering is now totally new, which is why we can declare with confidence that you simply must check them out.  To order or for more information, contact us today! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Brand your Business: Day to Day Exposure

Get your message noticed every day of the week with this pill box with 7 day planner. The best promotional products are the ones that get constant use, like pens and magnets, and this pill box is no exception.  Your clients will be reminded each day - possibly multiple times per day - of your business and its message.  Great for having pills prepared and organized during travel or home use, this pill box makes an effective promotional tool for hospitals, doctors' offices, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, of course.  It would also be a great giveaway  for a fitness facility, a natural supplements store, or even a spa. For more ideas on how your business can benefit from the use of promotional tools, contact us today.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Featured Item: Anvil 5 oz., 100% Organic Cotton Youth T-Shirt

Style# 490BWe love Back to School time of year, and we love our friends at Anvil  knitwear.  When you're outfitting your little ones for this school year, remember that what goes on their bodies is as important as what goes in their bodies.  Anvil offers this 100% certified organic combed ringspun cotton tee which is as kind to the Earth as it is to your child's skin. Featuring 3/4" seamed collarette and shoulder-to-shoulder tape; double-needle stitching on sleeves and bottom hem; and the AnvilOrganic TearAway™ label.  This is one tee you can feel good about your child wearing. What's even cooler?  Now you can Track your tee from it's humble beginnings as a tuft of cotton to winding up in your very own hands.  For more information visit and to place an order, contact us today!