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  • 08/28/2019 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    TWO NEW PLUG-INS FOR QUICKBOOKS TO BETTER SERVE AD SPECIALTY DISTRIBUTORS

    Charlotte, August 20, 2019 – Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support, LLC, announces the launching of OrderMaster Online a software development project to improve the accounting and order-management systems for Ad Specialty Distributors.

    “The Ad Specialty business is an ideal small business for creative, people-oriented people”, says Harriet, “and our challenge is the complexity of the accounting and order management. My goal is to simplify and streamline these back-office functions.”

    For 23 years, Harriet operated just such a business. She knows from experience the many details that are part of processing an order from beginning to end.

    She launched her Accounting Support, LLC practice in 2013 with the mission to guide Ad Specialty Distributors through these back-office details. She is a former Accounting Professor, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and recommends QuickBooks as the long-term and most affordable solution to the industry.

    She explained further, “There are a variety of solutions offered to the industry, but in the long-run, I believe QuickBooks has the best chance to survive and thrive. And now, with these Plug-Ins, QuickBooks becomes specifically oriented to the Ad Specialty Distributor Business.”

    These initial Plug-Ins are the result of Harriet’s acquiring the rights to a long-time industry service provider, OrderMaster, which was one of these other back-office solutions that did not keep pace with the changing technology around it.

    Harriet acquired the rights, intending to rewrite the software in a more current language. This proved to be too expensive, and thus the idea was born to create these Plug-Ins which may be an even stronger solution. In addition to bringing the best of OrderMaster to QuickBooks it also brings the long-term security of QuickBooks to the Ad Specialty Distributors.

    But, not just yet. The project is poised and ready to be developed, but first 50 Ad Specialty Distributors are needed.

    The website is www.OrderMasterOnline.com, housing a Demonstration Video that describes the first two Plug-Ins: [1] A Commission calculator and dashboard and [2] An Order tracking dashboard

    The Plug-ins will begin to be built as soon as 50 distributors sign-up and make an initial deposit of $200. The first 50 supporters will be the first to receive the software when available, be part of the beta-testing team, and receive a discounted price.

    “Doing business today requires a reliance on our hardware and software. When either one goes down, our businesses stall. By adding these 2 Plug-ins, and more to come, to QuickBooks, I think QuickBooks can and will be the most affordable and long-term solution to the Ad Specialty Distributor business.”

    Learn more about the Plug-Ins and the Pre-Sale Offer at www.OrderMasterOnline.com.

    Accounting Support, LLC
    7804 Fairview Rd.  Box 230
    www.accountingsupportllc.com

    Contact: Harriet Gatter,  610-715-2852  (cell)

    HGatter@AccountingSupportLLC.com



  • 07/19/2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 06/28/2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PPAI's SPARK CONFERENCE IN CHARLOTTE JULY 17-19

    PPAI's SPARK Is More Than An Investment
     

    The promotional products industry is being transformed by the next generation of high achievers, influencers, go-getters, innovators and game-changers. Make sure your young professionals are getting the career coaching and leadership development that will keep your company moving ahead of the pack. Sending your millennial team to SPARK will:

    • Empower and educate your staff
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    • Build awareness for your brands
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    SPARK is designed to equip your young professionals with the tools needed to adapt to change, embrace strategic foresight and prepare for the future. Register your team for SPARK. It's worth the investment. You can view the full itinerary here.

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    July 17-19, 2019 
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  • 06/19/2019 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Beacon Promotions Announces New Sales Account Development Associate

    New Ulm, MN, June 2019 – Beacon Promotions, Inc. has added a Sales Account Development Associate.    

    Sarah Braidic Fette started with Beacon in May.  Sarah comes from the radio industry where she was both on-air and in radio sales.  She was half of the Brad and Sarah Morning Show on Hot 96.7 and Z99 in Southern Minnesota.   She is originally from the Twin Cities, but she has called the Mankato area her home since 2003.  She will be an inside sales rep for the states of:  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. 

    Sarah has a sister in law (with the same name) and a sister in the promotions industry.  She says she is excited about switching industries and has found that sales and customers are basically the same no matter the industry - it comes down to effective communication and building relationships. 

    Sarah is married to her husband, Jeff, and she has an 18 year old stepson who is a medic in the Army National Guard.  They live in a small township outside Mankato, called Rapidan, where Sarah enjoys vegetable gardening, vegetarian cooking, canning and hanging out with the neighborhood cat, which they have named Dr. Waffles.  She is also a freelance makeup artist for IT Cosmetics. 

    JoAnn Sprenger, National Associate Account Executive, states “Sarah has great energy and creatively thinks "outside the box", making her an invaluable addition to the Beacon team."

    In 2017 HUB Promotional Group was created to bring together only the Best of Brands that are recognized as leaders in their respective categories. Each Brand has top industry ratings and has won multiple awards for service and top

    quality products. Based in Boston, MA, HUB Promotional Group is the corporate headquarters for the Family of Brands that provides the best promotional and marketing solutions for the promotional products industry.


    For more information contact:

    Gwen Brey, Marketing Coordinator

    612-454-3831 or gbrey@beaconpromotions.com


  • 06/07/2019 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CAAMP is excited to announce that Eliana Franklin will serve as the association’s new Executive Director. 

    Eliana resides in Funkstown, Maryland with her husband Jeff and their two beautiful girls. Eliana has been in a variety of management roles most of her career. She enjoys wearing many hats and brings a lot of excitement and energy to the organization. As CAAMP’s Executive Director, Eliana will work with the board of directors and membership to support CAAMP’s mission of promoting the power of promotional products and providing opportunities for professional education, networking and fun within the Carolinas. 

    In addition to welcoming Eliana, the Board of Directors extends gratitude and well-wishes to their former Executive Director, Teri Kramer and her team at SAS.



CAAMP

PO Box 927 Funkstown, MD 21734-0927

240.217.6470 | info@caampers.org


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