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  • Industry supplier Dard Products is under new ownership. The Evanston, Illinois, company has been acquired by athletic apparel manufacturer Official Issue, which will do business in the promotional products market under the Dard Products name.
  • The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) declined in November, following an increase in October. Last month, the index stood at 110.41, down from 110.73 in October. However, compared to one year ago, the ETI is up 4.4 percent. The ETI increase comes as the Bureau of Labor Statistics report
  • Trade show and event services provider The Freeman Company has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency. The acquisition expands the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and onsite user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed ins
  • The Incentive Federation, Inc. (IFI) is finalizing proposals to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be approved as a developer of a domestic standards program for workforce incentives, rewards and recognition standards, and to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Distributor Alchemy Promotional Products, LLC (PPAI 277106), in Dorset, Vermont, has been acquired by Thea Kelly. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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