HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 12, 2010) – HALO Branded Solutions presented their "2009 Supplier of the Year" Award and "2009 Supplier Representative of the Year" Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.

More than 250 HALO Branded Solutions Account Executives and support personnel witnessed Hit Promotional Products receiving the coveted 2009 Supplier of the Year Award based on a vote by the Company’s Account Executives and home office staff late last year. Over fifty preferred suppliers qualified for the vote based on exceptional service, high profitability, and creative sales promotion efforts. According to Terry McGuire, HALO Branded Solutions Senior Vice-President of Marketing, "Hit didn’t get the memo on the declining economy. Our business with them grew over 50% because they created exclusive promotions to help our account executives better compete in a challenging market."

Lisa LeMond of Bic Graphic was recognized as 2009 Supplier Representative of the Year. Julie Harms, HALO Branded Solutions Supplier Relations Administrator, presented the award to LeMond mentioning, "Lisa’s award could be a lifetime achievement award for the many years she has passionately and courteously provided great ideas and competitive pricing to our account executives."

Marc Simon, HALO Branded Solutions CEO noted, "Our Supplier Partner Program is an industry success story. The profit enhancements and exclusive promotions our suppliers provide are passed on to our sales people who, in turn, honor these key suppliers with substantial business—over sixty percent of our sales are directed to these 100 industry-leading suppliers. We are pleased to be able to show our appreciation for their efforts throughout the year."

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.