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September Vital Updates

Supplier Holiday CatalogsHoliday Catalogs Available

Many of our Preferred Suppliers, such as Prime Line, have published Holiday gift catalogs. Get these in front of your customers to generate sales this Holiday Season.

Leeds added as new Preferred Supplier

Leeds became the latest addition to the Universal Unilink Preferred Supplier portfolio. Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers in the industry. Their products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, technology, awards, and more. They have garnered numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards. Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years. Information is available at
Two other Preferred Suppliers, LAPCO FR and Showdown Displays, were announced via eUpdates recently.

Ash City’s New Fall 2014 Catalog

Ash City Fall Catalog

Ash City, now part of the alphabroder family, announced the release of its Fall 2014 collection. With an additional 27 new Ash City styles, alphabroder is quickly becoming the one source supplier for all on-trend, retail-inspired designs and value-driven basics for customers within the promotional apparel industry. The catalog will feature new styles for The North End® brand and Ash City’s value-driven collection, Core365™. The catalog can be downloaded at

Camsing Global Sold To Equity Company

Preferred Supplier Camsing Global has been acquired by Capital Supply Group Inc. The sale is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.
Camsing National Accounts Vice President, Eileen Gunia added “We are excited to be working with our new investment partners. Camsing Global will continue to serve Universal Unilink Members with our quality products. We want our valued customers to know that they can continue to submit their orders with us as they do now.”
Camsing is the parent company to supplier brands Adva-Lite, Avaline, Dart Business Accessories, Drinx, Falcon Promotional Products, It’s All Greek to Me, StyleWrite, and Toppers. The company says it will use the capital from this acquisition to support the organization’s growth. Capital Supply Group anticipates forthcoming announcements regarding plans for the acquired assets once the transaction is finalized.


Showdown Displays is among the first to achieve “Product Safety Aware” status in the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Awareness Program. This means Showdown has met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements.
Pat Matthews, Showdown’s VP of Product Management commented; “We are proud of our proactive Product Safety Compliance program. We are committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of the promotional products industry and our customers. We are honored to be one of the first companies to be achieving “Product Safety Aware” status.”.
See Showdown’s special programs for members at

New Hire at World EmblemMarilyn Coro, World Emblem

World Emblem is proud to welcome Marilyn Coro into its Executive Team as its new Client Relations Director.
Marilyn comes to World Emblem with over 20 years of experience managing call centers and service departments throughout the finance industry. As the new Client Relations Director, she will be overseeing the activities of every group within the WEI service department. For more information on World Emblem’s recent hires as well as any of its products and services, please contact the Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 766-0448.