Record Turnout for HALO Branded Solutions’ National Sales Meeting

ASHEVILLE, NC (July 30, 2009) – Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions (ASI 356000; PPAI 106462), concluded their National Sales Meeting here today with record attendance from both account executives and industry suppliers. Over two hundred account executives from the industry-leading firm attended the four-day event, with one hundred and fifteen top industry suppliers exhibiting at a company-only trade show at the historic Grove Park Inn.

The four-day format included two days of intensive supplier presentations from twenty-four of HALO Branded Solutions’ preferred suppliers, a half-day trade show featuring exclusive specials for attendees, an education day focusing on electronic marketing tools and a proprietary sales training program, and a recreation day featuring tours of the Blue Ridge Mountains, golf, and whitewater rafting. The meeting concluded with an exclusive evening tour of the Biltmore Estate, the most popular tourist attraction in the southern U.S.

Jim Stutz, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for HALO Branded Solutions noted, "The record turnout is a sign that our account executives realize the challenges of this economy and want to position themselves with the best marketing, sales and supplier knowledge to maximize their opportunities as the climate improves. Of course, it helps that our events always feature great camaraderie and a variety of very fun activities!"

About HALO Branded Solutions
HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $18 billion per year promotional products industry. The Company has a growing nationwide sales force and expects to continue its profitable growth by offering innovative client solutions, priced competitively, and supported by world-class operations and customer service.