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Archive for Executive Digest

AC&F Corporation Hires Designer Trieste Cordova as Chief Creative Officer

December 21, 2018 No Comments

Trieste Cordova, a product designer and master painter of reverse hand-painted glass, has joined AC&F Corporation as their chief creative officer and lead designer of their two gift brands, Inner Beauty™ and Bent Brush Art™. Cordova brings more than 15 years of experience in the gift industry as well as her specialized skill and knowledge […]

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Kerusso’s Nik Kennett Wins Recognition

Kerusso’s Nik Kennett Wins Recognition

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Nik Kennett, vice president of marketing for Kerusso, has been named to a “Top 40 Under 40” list for an industry publication. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Kennett is helping oversee an accelerated growth period for the Christian retail leader. As the Arkansas-based company builds an enhanced marketing effort, Kennett said, “It’s an […]

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Rockin Footwear Names Matthew A. Hirsch as CEO and Head of Product Development

Rockin Footwear Names Matthew A. Hirsch as CEO and Head of Product Development

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Rockin Footwear has named Matthew A. Hirsch as the new CEO and head of product development.  Hirsch has been with the company for over six years, including service as a sales representative and working with the business’ overseas team for buying and product development.  He is a member of the third generation of his family […]

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Todd Reisman Named President of the Amusements Sweets & Snack Division of Nassau Candy

Todd Reisman Named President of the Amusements Sweets & Snack Division of Nassau Candy

September 27, 2018 No Comments

Nassau Candy has announced the addition of Todd Reisman as president of the Amusements Sweets & Snack division of Nassau Candy.  To the position, Reisman brings his years of experience in the gift and souvenir industry along with long-standing customer service knowledge and relationships. His leadership abilities will bring great service to the company’s customers. […]

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Artistic Impressions Welcomes  Greg Johnson

Artistic Impressions Welcomes Greg Johnson

July 30, 2018 No Comments

As part of its rebranding strategy, Kip and Kim Zsupnik of Artistic Impressions, formerly Montana Artistic Impressions, have announced the hiring of Greg Johnson as the new vice president of sales.  “We feel that as an industry veteran with 20-plus years of experience, Greg is exactly what we want as we launch a new chapter […]

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Beachcombers Coastal Life Promotes Matthew Vereb to Business Development Manager

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Beachcombers Coastal Life (BCL), provider of coastal based gifts, décor, souvenirs and apparel, has announced the promotion of Matthew Vereb to business development manager for the Souvenir and Novelty line. Vereb will have the primary responsibility of developing and growing relationships with new and existing customers while assisting in the sales and marketing process with […]

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SJT Enterprises Names Walter Fitzhugh as Their First Sales Manager

November 1, 2017 No Comments

SJT Enterprises, a 32-year-consumer products company, has announced the addition of Walter Fitzhugh as their first national sales manager. “I am so excited that Walter Fitzhugh will be joining SJT as its first national sales manager,” said Tim Smith, president of SJT Enterprises, Inc. SJT manufacturers low cost wood signs, magnets, and now, stone coasters […]

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Barry-Owen Company, Inc. Has Added to Its Team

October 1, 2017 No Comments

Barry-Owen Company, Inc., has added a  new dimension to its team with the hiring of Betsy Chernin Vereb. Chernin Vereb is formerly of Beachcombers International. Barry-Owen Company, Inc., is building an exciting, well-priced home decor and gift line to complement its souvenir, jewelry and toy lines. The company will continue to offer the latest merchandise […]

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Stuart Freides joins Stoneage Arts Global

October 1, 2017 No Comments

Stoneage Arts Global is pleased to announce that Stuart Freides has joined its team as Vice President of Sales and Product Support. Freides brings to the team an extensive background working with customers and companies in the gift, zoo, aquarium and resort markets. Along with implementing Stoneage Arts Global’s fair trade strategies for new business […]

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To Fuel Growth, Urban Expositions Completes Strategic Restructuring

January 1, 2017 No Comments

Urban Expositions President and CEO Doug Miller has announced two strategic changes to the company’s management team and structure, fueling the firm’s continued aggressive growth and industry leadership. Craig Dooley has been appointed executive vice president, leading the Urban team and portfolio, the North American business of London-based Clarion Events.    Greg Topalian, president and founder of […]

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    • So, so excited about the article. We got our copy and we are over the moon. I would like….three more copies if possible. The Old City district wants one, …my manager, and we want to frame one!!

      Thanks again. It really was awesome!
      – Never Too Spoiled, Philadelphia, Pa. 

    • “We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
      – Beth Rich, Zoo Superintendent, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID

    • “We have been in business since 1988 and a part of our success has been the use of trade magazines such as yours. Being far away from most trade shows, these magazines are a great lifeline for us who can’t just drive to a gifts show. So thank you for being there for us with insightful articles.”
      – Malia Johnson, President, Malimar Inc. dba Sedona, Honolulu, HI

    • “…Because of our budget, I am unable to go to market, so your Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties publication serves at a great tool for me to see what is new and trending in the market, and I have tried many new products because I’ve seen them advertised in your magazine. Thanks again.”
      – Nancy Cole, gift shop manager, Booth Society, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, Spearfish, S.D.

    • I just received my copy of SGN Magazine, and I was delighted to see [Natalie Hope McDonald’s] article about us. Thank you for featuring my shop in such a lovely way. It means a lot to me as a small business owner.” 
      – 
      Heather Mohorn, Momo’s Tree House, Philadelphia, Pa.

    • “Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
      Susan Michener, Admission/Gift Shop Manager,  The Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Ala.

    • “I wanted to take a minute to not only tell you how much I use and enjoy my copy of Souvenirs, Gifts, and Novelties Magazine, but to share with you some good news about my husband’s and my business Her Majesty’s English Tea Room. We recently won the prestigious Icon award from Americasmart Atlanta. …Thank you again for a magazine that is a little bit like a work book. My husband and I both go through it in detail, always picking up a display idea, new product, or tip.”
      – 
      Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild, Her Majesty’s English Tea Room, Dunlap, Ill

    • “Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
      – 
      Steve Fegley, Director of Retail Operations, the Science Museum of Minnesota

    • “The March/April 2017 issue just arrived and it really made our day! Thank you for featuring the LA Maritime Museum’s Sea Chest Gift Shop. The article was very well-written, and our assistant buyer is thrilled to see her photo included!”
       – 
      Marifrances Trivelli,
      director and store buyer,  Los Angeles Maritime Museum,  San Pedro, Calif.

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