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Who Couldn't Use One?

September 08, 2020

That is the question!  It's almost fall, and school has started for most everyone, and that means the trunks of our vehicles will be filled with sports equipment, bookbags, groceries, etc.

Get a little bit organized with our Ultimate Utility Tote.  It's 22" x 10" x 12" and has a sewn-in hard bottom and front slip pocket.  The large main compartment has a wire rim to give it shape and functionality.  

You'll use it for all kinds of things ... you just wait and see!

The smaller version, the Junior Utility Tote is just a little bit smaller but still keeps things from rolling around, and tipping over!

The Dog Daze of Summer

August 18, 2020

In the heat of summer, you need a tumbler that will keep that iced coffee nice and chilled.  No more watered down coffee from melted ice with this one!  The 24 oz. Brooklyn is copper vaccuum insulated!  Keeps your hot drinks toasty 🔥 and your cold drinks frosty ❄️. Available in 8 different colors!

Getting Back to It

June 16, 2020

It's only June and we are still deciding how to get back to it, it terms of re-opening, or welcoming back customers, figuring out school, and getting haircuts.  This is definitely a priority ... the figuring it out!

Keep in mind that there will come a day when you need to let everyone know you are still here, and still ready to be of service.  During times like these, the inclination is to dispense with marketing and promoting, but this is precisely the time you should do something to promote your organization.  You can do it inexpensively with something your customer can use, and it is a great way to thank them for "hanging in there" with you!

A great item, no matter what anyone tells you, is a calendar:  card, wallet, magnet, stick on, planner, wall.  Through all major global events, people used calendars!  This is the time to order to get "early bird" pricing, and they can be held for shipment when you want them in the fall of this year.  

Plan today, and because there are so many calendars from which to choose (we can't possibly post them all), call us or email us to let us know your interest and we will make a few suggestions!

Hand Sanitizers

May 08, 2020

As most of you know, hand sanitizers have been in short supply, and then out of stock, for a couple of months.  Our suppliers are all getting new stock in various sizes (.5 ounce, 1 ounce, 1.5 ounce) and configurations (with a neoprene sleeve, or with a carabiner, or bottle, or packets) at the beginning of June.  

Many businesses are currently closed until stay home or lockdown orders are lifted.  Be ready for your opening!  

Email us with your interest and we will reply with options!  Most have a minimum order of 250 and are under $2.00 with your imprint (set-up charge and shipping added).

For the Graduate

May 05, 2020

As we approach our third month of staying safe, working from home, and social distancing, plans are underway to somehow celebrate graduates who can't have commencement exercises this year. 

We heard of one great idea of graduates in caps and gowns, and with their individual family cars decorated with balloons, slow-rolling down the main street and neighborhoods of their town with Pomp and Circumstance blaring.  People came out on their porches to clap and ring cowbells background.  It was very well organized, keeping at safe distancing, one family per car.  What a memorable experience!

You can help graduates feel special and recognize their achievements with a gift like our h2go Ascent Bottle.  With your school name on it, it will be a treasured keepsake.  This 24 oz. thermal stainless bottle is available in the minimum quantity of 48 but at the end-quantity price of $14.99 each!  Gift boxed!

Supporting Healthcare Workers

April 21, 2020

To support customers on the front lines, all orders for the following items, placed between 04/20/20 - 06/30/20 for hospitals, healthcare workers, and COVID-19 support organizations will receive 20% OFF & FREE setups!. 

The Camper Stainless 12 oz. Mug

The ever popular Cece 12 oz. Tumbler in new colors

The h2go Force Stainless Tumbler

A Message to Small Businesses

April 07, 2020

During this time of Covid-19, everyone is doing everything they can to keep safe: working from home, social distancing, cancelling events. In the meantime, small businesses are threatened by the loss of foot traffic. If you are a small business, here are a few things you can do to keep communication open with your customers.

Order a tote ... they are inexpensive, practical, useful, and the minimum is only 100. If you are offering pick-up and delivery, a tote will keep your contact information handy for the next order. Other businesses can order totes too, helping their customers remember their services.  

Throw a pen into the tote. Encouraging customers to take and keep the pen when signing receipts helps keep the number of hands on the pens to a minimum! 

A magnet in full color also is an inexpensive way to highlight your services and products. Throw one in the bag!  

And drinkware! If you are a company who has shifted to having employees work from home, send them a coffee mug or a water bottle as "thanks." They also make great gifts for healthcare workers.

These are just a few of the things you can do now, and in the near future too ... when everyone can once again enjoy being of service to customers and clients up close and personal!


March 30, 2020


 To Our Valued Customers:

The State of Michigan has issued a statewide order for all residents to stay at home until April 13th.  As we are a Michigan distributor, we are still working, but from home, at our computers, as many of you are as well.

Additionally, many of our suppliers are in the same situation, and some are under a statewide order without a definitive end.  Yet, there are some suppliers producing orders from other locations, and will continue as long as they are able to do so.

However, the health and safety of the employees of all of our suppliers is of the utmost priority, and our suppliers will follow the direction of local, State, and Federal leaders to guide them.  As information develops, we will continue to provide updates.

Please continue to send us your orders;  we will acknowledge them in writing as usual, and let you know a production time and shipping date … it is just that you won’t have your order processed in our usual 10-day production time. 

We appreciate your support and understanding. Stay safe, and our best to you and your families … and we hope to be of service to you soon!

Barb Meredith, President