Wins 2006 ASI® Spirit Award As A Top Ten Fastest-Growing Distributor Firm in the US

Share Article, a Sherwood Oregon based company, received a 2006 ASI Spirit Award from the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) for placing fourth as a Top Ten Fastest-Growing Distributor Firm. received a 2006 ASI Spirit Award from the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) for placing fourth as a Top Ten Fastest-Growing Distributor Firm. The honor recognizes ASI member firms that perform above and beyond expectations in the promotional products industry and are selected based upon sales volume increases. came in fourth with a 278% growth in promotional product sales since 2003.

Timothy M. Andrews, president of ASI, said “The ASI Spirit Awards give distributor and supplier companies a chance to honor their colleagues for a number of achievements. In this case, these companies are being recognized for their outstanding growth achievements. It’s a very exciting and energy-filled night, which has become a highly-anticipated event and grown dramatically in the twelve years we’ve been doing it.” The awards were handed out in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort Hotel.

ASI released results of its annual promotional products industry sales analysis, indicating revenues jumped 5.1 percent from 2004 to $17.8 billion in 2005 - the third year of continuous increases and a new record. Spending on promotional products was twice as large as Internet display advertising, five times greater than outdoor advertising and more than cable TV advertising. The exclusive analysis shows that growth in 2005 was driven by increased recognition that promotional products should be included in marketing campaigns and by the overall strength of the U.S. economy. For more statistics or ideas view the Promopeddler [ Promotional Ideas Page].

“The industry remains vigorous, especially when compared to other media. Current customers are buying more and our average order size has grown,” commented a delighted Lew Amicone, CEO of

About features the largest online promotional products catalog. maintains an extensive, low-priced, quality product line, along with fast shipping and a focus on personalized customer service. The company located in Sherwood, OR was awarded eighth place in the Portland Business Journals Fastest Growing 100 Privately Owned companies in June 2005. can be contacted through its website at or toll free at 1-800-455-1350.

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Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media organization serving the promotional products industry, with a membership of 22,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of promotional products. Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to more than 19,000 ASI distributor firms. Visit

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