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Wayne Carver Has Acquired Souvenir Source
Wayne Carver, a leader in name programs and souvenirs, has acquired Souvenir Source, Chelsea, Mass.
Souvenir Source is a leader and innovator of custom import products, short-run domestic imprint items and nautical gifts. Its experienced staff has continuously served the souvenir industry for over 35 years providing exceptional design and unique products.
Peter Seresky, the founder of Souvenir Source, created the company with the simple idea that design drives the business. Utilizing the creative talents of its in-house art team coupled with an outstanding relationship with its vendors overseas, Souvenir Source has become the “go to” company when it comes to cutting edge product and state-of-the-art design.
With the support of Wayne Carver, Souvenir Source plans to expand both its overseas product options while tapping into Wayne Carver’s domestic decorating capabilities. Together, the companies look forward to expanding their product offerings while striving to provide the best customer service in the industry.
(For more information, call 617-466-2345, visit www.souvenirsource.com)
The Mountain Introduces Mountain Home
The Mountain, a company that staked its claim as a global art lifestyle brand by printing bold, artistic designs on unique mottled T-shirts, is bringing its iconic imagery to new mediums with the Mountain Home collection.
The line is an assemblage of blankets, shower curtains, throw pillows and pet beds featuring the designs and artwork that have attracted legions of fans around the world.
“Our T-shirts have long been our bread and butter,” said Kenny Ballard, CEO of The Mountain. “Mountain Home allows us to put our distinctive art on something other than apparel or clothing. People can now decorate around their homes, camps, offices, RVs or dorm rooms while paying homage to nature, their patriotism or their favorite breeds of cats and dogs.”
(For more information, visit www.themountain.com.)
Goliath Games Acquires JAX Ltd
JAX, which is best known for Sequence, and Goliath Games, recently announced that Goliath has acquired JAX Ltd., Inc. JAX will continue to operate out of Plymouth, Minn. The Levine family will stay in their leadership roles with Cindy, Kreg, and Debbie Levine moving the company forward.
“Both of our companies share similar origins of using grassroots promotion to build games from the ground up. Globally, Sequence will be a great fit with our other evergreen titles such as Rummikub and Tri-ominos,” said Adi Golad, Goliath’s founder.
Goliath® was founded in 1980 and is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. JAX®, was also founded in 1980 by legendary entrepreneur Zelman Levine.
(For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.com and www.jaxgames.com.)
Gift for Life To Honor Giftcraft’s
Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, will honor Trevor Cohen, president and CEO of Giftcraft, during its 26th annual Party for Life, Monday, February 5, in New York City at a new location, Stage 48. Cohen will be awarded Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award. Trevor Cohen and Giftcraft have also pledged a $25,000 donation to kick off the Party for Life fundraising campaign, which last year raised more than $225,000.
“No one is more worthy of this distinctive honor than Trevor and his company,” said Gift for Life Chair George Kacic, who prior to his position with AmericasMart, served as a sales executive with Giftcraft and has known Trevor for decades. “His company management, his industry innovation and his tremendous generosity are all factors that have made him a respected and appreciated leader.”
“I am honored to receive this lifetime achievement award and to be recognized by Gift for Life for my contribution to our industry,” said Cohen. “I proudly accept this recognition on behalf of my Giftcraft family who have supported me all the way.”
For details on Gift for Life’s 26th Annual Party for Life, contact Steven Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 727-3100.
Gift for life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992.