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It's Calendar Season!

July 11, 2021

Well, it IS halfway to 2022!  Now is the time to order and take advantage of "early bird" prices, extended through 8/15/21 (we aren't changing the date on our web pages ... but your order will be acknowledged at the early bird price).  

Calendars are the best way to get your name and message across, and after last year, everyone will want a wall/desk calendar to record birthdays and anniversaries, kids' activities, classes, doctor and dentist appointments, vacations ... all at a glance.  

We show Michigan here because that's where WE are, but you might find your state, or ... take a look at the Big Block Memo Calendar.

More are shown here, but please ask us if you don't see what you are looking for!  We can find it!  


Back to Work

June 03, 2021

We were glad to see 2020 end, and already we are half-way into 2021!  Whether people are going back into the office or working from home, now is a good time to give employees a coffee mug, or travel mug, or water bottle ... or have some new mugs in the breakroom!

If you need only a small quantity, be sure to see what we have in our Low Quantity Drinkware Category.  Quantities begin mostly at 48.  For a larger quantity of 72 or 144 or more, go to Drinkware.  Better yet, call us for more suggestions based on your logo size, color selections, and price!




Drinkware is the biggest seller!

April 13, 2021

Last year, and so far this year, drinkware is the biggest seller and the best way to show appreciation to customer, employees, and as gifts to those health care workers keeping us safe!

The Relay is a 20 oz. stainless bottle with vacuum insulation, and in six colors plus white.  Gift boxes, and the minimum is just 48!

Don't forget Nurses Week is May 6-12!


Our Best Selling Totes

March 04, 2021

Spring is upon us, and you need something to carry your stuff!  Farmers Markets opening soon!  Pick a spring color, mask up, and get outside!

We are offering the end-quantity price for a minimum of 300 or more totes, through March 31st!

A Reset

January 05, 2021

Well, hopefully we won't have to go through another year like the last one (although we are mindful that everyone still needs to stay safe ... and all that entails ... a bit longer).

We are busy updating our website with new items to help your business in the coming months.  People will still be working from home, children may or may not be in school learning face-to-face, and travel may be at a minimum.  Small businesses and restaurants are still hurting.  As a small business ourselves, we appreciate what our customers, vendors, neighbors and local businesses have endured.

Let's try to get back in gear best we can!  If your organization has an online store, or if you would like to do something special for your own customers in thanks for hanging in with you over the past many months, please take a look here from time to time for new ideas.  And be sure to look at the great prices we have on the items in our Quarterly Specials category. 

One new item is our Explorer Stainless Tumbler!  The minimum is only 48!

Trends for 2021

November 24, 2020

2020 wasn't all masks and hand sanitizers, although still so very important and will continue to be throughout the new year!  But as we have learned to work from home, and social distance, the trends in 2021 will be the things which make working from home a little nicer, and outdoor and leisure products!  

Our big sellers in 2020 were vacuum tumblers, like our h2go Ascent Bottle, coffee mugs, and wine glasses (for those zoom happy hours)!  We are rather fond too of the new Oslo stoneware mug.  

Working from home or mobile workplace means you need something to stay organized.  We like the new Mobile Office Computer Messenger Bag and any scratch pad, journal, or padfolio, like this Jr. Padfolio

Speaking of outdoors, our Captain's Chair is an oldie but goodie.  Grab a stainless Hudson, fill it with your favorite beverage, and meet your friends and family outside (weather permitting).  

Backsacks and fanny packs (you heard me) are perfect for going to the store, or running errands. 

And pens ... we still need something to write with!  We encourge you to try Bic's Clic Stic Antimocrobial Pen, currently on sale!





Touch Free Tool

October 12, 2020

Are you always trying to pull your sleeve up over you hand to open a door, or punch a button?  You'll be more than ready for this!  Avoid contaminated suraces such as door handles, ATM machine buttons, gas pump buttons, elevator buttons with this Touch Free Tool.  Attach to your key chain and don't leave home without it!

Inexpensive, and with your imprint on it, it is something your employees and customers will appreciate!  

But don't forget ... sanitize your hands wherever you go!  And mask up!

See our hand sanitizers and masks in our PPE Items category.



Can we be serious?

September 24, 2020

We could hardly believe it ourselves!  The ever popular Paper Mate Ink Joy Pen, in all its glorious colors, is now on sale through the end of the year in a quantity of 300 or more at $.54 each!

Also ... no set-up charge

And ... free shipping in the continental USA

More ... free individual poly bag packaging (one pen per bag)

Plus ... free rush (one color imprint, no proof)

Cheer up!  Now is the time to order the Ink Joy Pen for fall!