Distributor News

Goldner Associates Successfully Rides Out Nashville Flooding
May 6, 2010

Due to the recent flooding in Nashville, Tennessee-based distributor Goldner Associates has been unable to use its headquarters office building since close of business on April 30. The company is reporting electricity has been restored to the area, but police

Mashable’s Weekly Guide to Upcoming Social Media Events
May 4, 2010

It’s a brand new week, which means it’s time for Mashable’s guide to upcoming social media and web events, parties and conferences. For more upcoming event listings, check out Mashable’s Events section.

Is your event not on this list? Contact us at least one month before your event to establish a media partnership. Mashable’s Weekly Social Media and Marketing Event Guide is proudly supported by Eventbrite, the Web’s Event Marketplace.

Small-Business In Box: How to research the competition
May 3, 2010

Dear Karen: How can I research my competitors?

Answer: Use Google to set up alerts that tell you when your competitors are in the news. Also explore rivals' websites and other places — newspapers, blogs and consumer reviews — where they are being discussed, said Todd Foulks, vice president of a New York investor group.

Try to get their credit reports from Dun & Bradstreet, and see what the reports tell you about their finances. Attend local and regional business events and meet your competitors face-to-face. "Get to know them," Foulks said, "and instead of being competitors, they could become partners in a strategic alliance.

Linda Hamrick Joins Touchstone as Senior Account Executive
May 3, 2010

Linda Hamrick has joined the Mason, Ohio-based Touchstone team as a senior account executive. Hamrick comes to Touchstone as a certified advertising specialist (CAS) with 25 years of industry experience, including previously owning her own promotional products business.  

Top 50 Distributors
May 1, 2010

The reccession—after two years of near-constant media coverage, it's become something that comes off as filler content from press outlets. Another story about high unemployment numbers.

Understanding the New Airline Passenger Protection Rules
April 30, 2010

You've heard passengers' horror stories about sitting for hours in a parked metal tube with crying babies, clogged toilets and rationed snacks. The Department of Transportation hopes they will become faded memories for air travelers after new, more aggressive passenger protection rules go into effect Thursday.

Food safety bill's ban on BPA resisted
April 30, 2010

The food industry and major business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are threatening to withdraw support for a long-pending bill to improve food safety, saying they are upset by a proposed amendment that would ban bisphenol-A, a controversial chemical, from food and beverage containers.

Cheap (or Free) Ways to Grow Your Business
April 29, 2010

So you think you're doing everything possible to grow your business? A new report suggests otherwise.

Many small businesses are not taking advantage of cheap (or even completely free) online tools, according to Citibank's small business survey. The bank quizzed 552 executives across the U.S. at companies that posted revenue of more than $100,000, and employed 100 or fewer workers.

BDA Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Evigna
April 28, 2010

Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. (BDA), the nation’s premier Merchandise Agency and recognized leader in sports and entertainment merchandise activation, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Evigna, a Detroit-based merchandise distributor that counts numerous Fortune 100 companies as long-standing clients and works with many of the world’s most prominent automotive brands including Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Sports, Land Rover and Jaguar.