Press Releases

October 17, 2018
Noodles & Company Recognizes CSE Powered by HALO as Vendor of the Year
Noodles & Company, one of the largest fast-casual restaurant chains in the country, recently recognized CSE Powered by HALO as their Non-Food Vendor of the Year at their annual conference.
October 15, 2018
HALO Adds Jakubowski to Leadership Team
HALO Branded Solutions announces the additional of Nicholas P. Jakubowski as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. 
September 28, 2018
HALO Acquires Chamberlin Marketing Group
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of Chamberlin Marketing Group, a brand merchandise company based in Taylor, Michigan.
September 28, 2018
HALO Announces Winners of Trade Show Booth Makeover Contest
HALO Branded Solutions announces the three winners of its Trade Show Booth makeover contest. 
August 23, 2018
HALO Acquires Sunrise Identity
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of Sunrise Identity, a brand merchandise company based in Bellevue, Washington.
July 3, 2018
HALO launches $5,000 Trade Show Booth Makeover Contest
HALO Branded Solutions, the country’s leading promotional products distributor and provider of employee recognition services, is thrilled to announce its inaugural Trade Show Booth Makeover contest.
June 28, 2018
Audax Private Equity Completes the Sale of HALO Branded Solutions to TPG Growth
Audax Private Equity, in partnership with management, has completed the sale of HALO Branded Solutions to TPG Growth, LLC, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and HALO management.
May 17, 2018
TPG Growth to Acquire HALO Branded Solutions
TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative investment firm TPG, announced today that it has partnered with management to acquire HALO Branded Solutions.
April 13, 2018
HALO Adds McEntee to Leadership Team
HALO Branded Solutions announces the addition of Dan McEntee as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing.
April 9, 2018
HALO Completes New Headquarters
HALO Branded Solutions, a leader in promotional products, is pleased to announce a new chapter in the company's sixty-six year history with the move to a new company headquarters at 1500 HALO Way in Sterling, IL.
February 1, 2018
HALO Announces Fall 2017 Scholarship Winners
HALO Branded Solutions, a leader in promotional products, is pleased to announce the winners of their semi-annual scholarship competition.
January 3, 2018
HALO Acquires Caliendo Savio Enterprisesr
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of Caliendo Savio Enterprises, Inc. (CSE), a promotional products distributor based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
December 4, 2017
HALO Names Adam Weisman Chief Operating Officer
HALO Branded Solutions, an industry leader in promotional product and recognition solutions, announced today that Adam Weisman has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
November 2, 2017
HALO Acquires American Pacific Promotions
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of the business of American Pacific Promotions, a well-established promotional products distributor based in Livermore, California with additional offices in the state.
October 2, 2017
Michael C. Fina Recognition Re-Brands as HALO Recognition
Michael C. Fina Recognition, a leading global rewards, recognition, and incentives provider for the past 50 years, officially unveiled their new HALO Recognition brand today following the acquisition of the company by HALO Branded Solutions earlier this year.
September 19, 2017
Team HALO Donates to Hurricane Relief
HALO announced the donation of $62,620 to the Justin J. WattFoundation, earmarking the funds for Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Fund to aid people in the Houston area. The donation reflects 267 people from HALO and Michael C. Fina Recognition contributing a total of $31,310, matched by HALO.
September 18, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Honored with Two B2 Awards
HALO Branded Solutions received an award in eBusiness Strategy and New Customer Acquisition through ANA Business Marketing, the B2B arm of the Association of National Advertisers (making ANA Business Marketing a part of the nation’s largest B2B and general marketing associations).
June 14, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Announces Spring 2017 Scholarship Winners
HALO Branded Solutions is pleased to announce the most recent winners of its semi-annual scholarship competition.
April 5, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
HALO Branded Solutions broke ground today on its new, state-of-the-art operational headquarters building. The $19 million project, set for completion in May of 2018, will create 157,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, and accommodate more than 500 employees.
February 7, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Michael C. Fina Recognition
HALO Branded Solutions today announced the acquisition of Michael C. Fina Recognition, a third-generation leader in the recognition and incentives industry based in New York.
February 1, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Catalyst Marketing, Inc.
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of the business of Catalyst Marketing, Inc., a creative merchandise agency based in Seattle, Washington.
January 10, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Announces Fall 2016 Scholarship Winners
HALO Branded Solutions is pleased to announce the recipients of its Fall 2016 Scholarship contest.
November 1, 2016
HALO Donates to Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship Fund
HALO Branded Solutions had made a $5,000 donation to the Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship through the Promotional Products Education Foundation.
October 28, 2016
Stephanie Preston Named One of PPB Magazine's Best Bosses
Stephanie Preston, Director of Marketing at HALO Branded Solutions, was recently named one of PPB Magazine’s Best Bosses. Preston was featured in the October issue of PPB Magazine along with 10 leaders in the promotional products industry.
October 28, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Named Finalist for PPAI Image and Technology Awards
HALO Branded Solutions was recently named as a finalist in a record 8 categories of the PPAI Image Awards and PPAI Technology Awards. These awards are sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the promotional industry’s trade association.
October 17, 2016
HALO Purchases Clean Fun Promotional Marketing
HALO Branded Solutions announces the acquisition of Clean Fun Promotional Marketing, a promotional product development company in Costa Mesa, California.
September 20, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Announces Inaugural Scholarship Winner
Promotional products leader HALO Branded Solutions is pleased to introduce Anna Grace Goode, the winner of its inaugural scholarship competition.
September 2, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Adds A Branovan Company
HALO Branded Solutions announces the affiliation of A Branovan Company, a promotional products distributor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
April 14, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Partners with Audax
Audax Private Equity ("Audax") today announced that it has partnered with management to acquire HALO Branded Solutions ("HALO"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
February 9, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Introduces Scholarship Contest
HALO Branded Solutions is pleased to announce its support of the next generation of marketing and branding innovators through the introduction of a new college scholarship contest.
January, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Names 2015 Supplier of the Year
HALO Branded Solutions presented their “2015 Supplier of the Year” Award and “2014 Supplier Representative of the Year” Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel in conjunction with the industry’s largest trade show, the PPAI Expo.
January, 2016
HALO Branded Solutions Recognizes 2015 Sales Leaders
HALO Branded Solutions honored the achievements of over 250 top account executives at an elegant gala at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel during the largest promotional products show of the year, the PPAI Expo.
May 31, 2015
HALO Branded Solutions Purchases Newton Manufacturing Company
HALO Branded Solutions announces it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the business assets of Newton Manufacturing Company (Newton), a century-old promotional products distributor in Newton, Iowa that filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Federal Court in Des Moines, Iowa earlier today.
January 16, 2015
HALO Branded Solutions Names 2014 Supplier of the Year
HALO Branded Solutions presented their “2014 Supplier of the Year” Award and “2014 Supplier Representative of the Year” Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel in conjunction with the industry’s largest trade show, the PPAI Expo.
January 16, 2015
HALO Branded Solutions Recognizes Sales Leaders
HALO Branded Solutions honored the achievements of over 300 top account executives at an elegant gala at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel during the largest promotional products show of the year, the PPAI Expo.
January 5, 2015
HALO Branded Solutions Promotes Dawn Olds to SVP of Operations
HALO Branded Solutions announced the promotion of Dawn Olds to Senior Vice President of Operations for the Top 40 distributor.
January 14, 2014
HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year
HALO Branded Solutions presented their “2013 Supplier of the Year” Award and “2013 Supplier Representative of the Year” Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.
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January 14, 2014
HALO Branded Solutions Recognizes Sales Leaders
HALO Branded Solutions honored the achievements of 250 top account executives at an elegant gala at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel during the largest promotional products show of the year, the PPAI Expo.
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October 30, 2013
Record Turnout for HALO End-User Showcases
ASI’s Counselor Magazine Names Marc Simon the Most Powerful Person in 2013.
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September 17, 2013
ASI Names Marc Simon Most Powerful Person
ASI’s Counselor Magazine Names Marc Simon the Most Powerful Person in 2013.
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September 11, 2013
PPB Magazine Names Jim Stutz as a 2013 Best Boss
Jim Stutz, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for HALO Branded Solutions and Cincinnati resident, has been named one of the promotional products industry’s 2013 Best Bosses by PPB magazine.
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August 13, 2013
HALO Branded Solutions Concludes Record Setting Sales Event 
Counselor "Top 40" distributer, HALO Branded Solutions concluded their 2013 National Sales Meeting with record sales attendance.
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August 7, 2012
PPB Magazine Names HALO Branded Solutions’ Jamon Heller A Promotional Products Industry “Rising Star"
Jamon Heller, Director of E-Commerce for HALO Branded Solutions has been named one of the promotional products industry’s 2012 Rising Stars by PPB (Promotional Products Business) magazine.
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July 9, 2012
Record Turnout For HALO'S 2012 National Sales Meeting
Counselor “Top 40” distributor, HALO Branded Solutions, concluded their National Sales Meeting with record attendance.
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July 2, 2012
HALO Acquires BJM Promotions
HALO Branded Solutions announces its acquisition of the business of BjM Promotions, a promotional products distributor based in Islandia, New York.
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June 6, 2012
HALO Named Among PPB Magazine Greatest Companies to Work For in 2012
HALO Branded Solutions, today announced that it has been named one of the promotional products industry’s 2012 Greatest Companies to Work For by PPB (Promotional Products Business) magazine.
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April 30, 2012
St. Louis Promotional Products End-User Show to be Hosted by HALO
HALO Branded Solutions will host a series of end-user shows featuring promotional products in key markets for the company including St. Louis, MO.
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March 6, 2012
Eric Ekstrand Joins HALO as VP of Sales
HALO announces the addition of Eric Ekstrand to the Company’s field sales leadership team.
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January 5, 2012
HALO Branded Solutions Recognizes Sales Leaders
HALO Branded Solutions honored the achievements of nearly 200 top account executives at an elegant gala at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel.
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January 5, 2012
HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year
HALO Branded Solutions presented their "2011 Supplier of the Year" Award and "2011 Supplier Representative of the Year" Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.
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December 28, 2011
HALO Promotes Stephanie Preston
HALO promotes Stephanie Preston to Director of Marketing.
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October 3, 2011
HALO Acquires Logos Your Way
Counselor “Top 40” distributor, HALO Branded Solutions announces its acquisition of Logos Your Way, a promotional products distributor based in Centennial, Colorado.
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June 28, 2011
Another Record Turnout at the HALO National Sales Meeting
Nearly two hundred account executives from the industry-leading firm attended the four-day event, with one hundred and twenty four top industry supplier firms exhibiting at a company-only trade show at The Greenbrier Resort, a National Historic Landmark.
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January 12, 2011
HALO Branded Solutions Recognizes Sales Leaders
HALO Branded Solutions honored the achievements of nearly 200 top account executives at an elegant gala at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel.
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January 12, 2011
HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year
HALO Branded Solutions presented their "2010 Supplier of the Year" Award and "2010 Supplier Representative of the Year" Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.
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October 20, 2010
Record Turnout for HALO End-User Showcases
Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions, concluded a Fall Client Showcase series of end-user shows in key markets for the company—Michigan, Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston and Nashville—recording record buyer attendance for the third year in a row. 
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June 24, 2010
Record Turnout for HALO Branded Solutions National Sales Meeting
Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions concluded their National Sales Meeting with record attendance.
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April 19, 2010
HALO Branded Solutions Wins Calendar Awards
HALO Branded Solutions, the country’s largest exclusive distributor or promotional products, received a series of awards from the Calendar Marketing Association’s National Calendar Awards.
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April 16, 2010
HALO Branded Solutions Names Olds Vice President of Operations
HALO Branded Solution announces the promotion of Dawn Olds as Vice President of Operations.
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January 12, 2010
HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year
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.
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November 16, 2009
HALO Branded Solutions Completes Client Showcase Series
HALO Branded Solutions recently completed a series of several successful client trade-shows around the country.
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July 30, 2009
Record Turnout for HALO Branded Solutions National Sales Meeting
Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions, concluded their National Sales Meeting here today with record attendance from both account executives and industry suppliers.
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July 9, 2009
HALO Branded Solutions Among "Healthiest Companies"
Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions, has been recognized as one of the "Healthiest Companies in America" by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), the leading provider of turnkey population health management programs, based in Chicago, Illinois.
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