News & Updates

05/19/15

PinSource Supplies Pins to Raise Funds for Little League Teams In Uganda

Williston, VT (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

Pearl of Africa Series is a development through sports initiative that supports the transformational programs of the Uganda Baseball and Softball Association for boys and girls in Uganda. The pins supplied through PinSource, a leading global provider of custom lapel pins, are used as a fundraising effort to raise awareness and funds to send equipment, build coaching capacity, and help with transportation costs so kids can travel to play teams from towns across Uganda. The effort is lead by Ruth Hoffman who decided to get involved after reading an article in the New York Times about a Little League team from Uganda who were declined entry when the U.S. State Dept couldn’t issue the visas due to documentation deficiencies. Their story soon galvanized supporters from around the world, and the Pearl of Africa Series was born.

As a fundraising effort, PinSource supplied pins that Ruth then sells to raise money for this wonderful cause. When asked why and how she uses the pins in fundraising Ruth responded:

“It’s a very tangible way to remember and document the partnership with the Uganda Baseball and Softball Association. I often have a table at Little League games and Softball Tournaments selling the pins here in Canada- to let everyone know that kids in Uganda love to play ball too.”

To date, Mrs. Hoffman and Right to Play have raised $136,000 to help nurture baseball in the East African nation.

The series brings little league teams from the United States and Canada to Uganda to play with local teams and witness the positive impact baseball is having. Pearl of Africa Series provides hope and inspiration to children across the country & world.

PinSource was founded in 1986 and is based in Williston, VT. PinSource is known as the worldwide expert in lapel pins. For over 27 years, they have designed and produced promotional, collectible, and recognition items for companies large and small. PinSource is a division of SUI International, Ltd., a global corporate branding company sharply focused on customer value.

 

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09/13/13

VT Based Pinsource Announces Management Changes

Williston, VT (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

SUI International, Ltd. today announced a management transition for its various brands, including PinSource, Navali, Urban Adventurer and Stowe Street. SUI International, Ltd. was founded in 1986 as Specialties Unlimited, Inc, a family-run promotional products business by owners Rob and Lorrie Rothman, out of their living room in Waterbury, Vermont. Over the last two and a half decades, Rob and Lorrie have grown this business into a network of businesses with office locations around the globe. Rob and Lorrie are pleased to announce that they have selected their daughter Jessica Rothman, her childhood friend Jennifer Lockwood, and Jennifer’s husband Nick Lockwood to carry the family business into the next generation.

When SUI started in 1986, Lorrie sold promotional products, like imprinted pens and coffee mugs, door to door and through cold calls to local businesses throughout Vermont. Functioning on a spartan budget, Lorrie was able to develop a network of loyal customers who continue to rely on the company for promotional products to this day. When the business started to gain traction, Rob took a chance and quit his corporate job to take on operations and finances for SUI while Lorrie continued to manage sales.

After receiving requests from clients for custom lapel pins, Rob began to research and visit factories in Asia to find a manufacturing partner. In 1991, SUI’s now most preeminent brand, PinSource, was launched. PinSource was the first online lapel pin company to design, and manufacture custom lapel pins, and with clients ranging from high school sports teams to major theme parks, it remains the industry leader to this day. PinSource now operates offices in Germany, Austria, Turkey, Costa Rica, Argentina, Hong Kong and China, with corporate headquarters and a staff of 14 in Williston, Vermont. Nicholas Lockwood, formerly of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, has been named Managing Director of PinSource. Nick will also oversee the company offices in Hong Kong and China.

In addition to its promotional products lines, SUI also recently launched Navali (http://www.navali.com), Stowe Street (http://www.stowestreet.com) and Urban Adventurer (http://www.urbanadventurer.com): a group of startup e-commerce sites selling accessories for men and women. Jessica Rothman and Jennifer Metayer collaborated to launch these sites under the guidance of Rob. These businesses allow the company to leverage their longstanding product design skills and vast global supply chain with cutting edge e-commerce technologies.

Navali and Stowe Street both seek to shorten the supply chain by selling factory direct without the markup associated with the traditional retail model. Navali is a nautically themed men’s accessory brand that currently offers a line of canvas and leather bags, along with wallets, key chains and iPhone accessories, and has been a runaway success. Stowe Street seeks to accomplish the same end for women’s fashion jewelry that Navali offers for men’s fashion. The site currently offers a line of enamel bangles and hinged bracelets, but will also be introducing earrings and necklaces this fall. In this transition, Jessica Rothman has been named Managing Director of Navali and Jennifer Lockwood has been named Managing Director of Stowe Street.

Urban Adventurer, conversely, is an ecommerce site that allows SUI to constantly develop and launch its own brand of innovative products, like paracord bracelets , smart phone accessories, waterproof accessories for the active lifestyle, alongside time-tested brands like JanSport , Helly Hansen and Victorinox. Nick Lockwood will also oversee Urban Adventurer in this transition.

Now that Rob no longer is involved in day to day management of SUI, he plans to devote himself to what he enjoys the most , which is expanding the market of the SUI brands throughout the world.

 

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06/12/13

PinSource Donates Lapel Pins with Hopes to End Canine Cruelty

Williston, VT (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

PinSource, the nation’s leader in custom lapel pins and promotional products, donated one hundred lapel pins to Safe Humane Chicago in support of ending animal abuse and cruelty. PinSource has always embraced animals in the work place, in fact managing directors Nick and Jennifer Lockwood bring their dachshund puppy, Lilly, into the office daily.

“When we were approached by Safe Humane for a donation we immediately knew it would be a perfect fit” Jennifer Lockwood, said. “We’re very fortunate to have such a dog-friendly atmosphere here in Vermont, so this was a great way to help the dogs who aren’t as lucky as Lilly.”

Safe Humane Chicago is a non-profit animal advocacy organization that has made Chicago a model city for preventing animal abuse and neglect. In addition to working with the Chicago Police to find and prosecute perpetrators of animal cruelty, Safe Humane Chicago saves the rescued dogs from euthanasia by training and socializing them for adoption. Since the program started in 2010, they have saved over 350 dogs.

“I was blown away by the positive results and impact Safe Humane Chicago has made in such a short time,” Nick Lockwood exclaimed. “As a lapel pin company, I knew right away we wanted to help spread their message to continue what they’re doing.”

The organization also hosts several programs that pair at-risk youth with at-risk dogs, teaching disadvantaged communities and juvenile offenders how to care for, socialize, and train formerly abused dog. The goal of the program is to teach empathy and compassion with hopes to extinguish the cycle of abuse and neglect experienced in the lives of both the dogs and youths.

To find out more about Safe Humane Chicago, visit their website at http://www.safehumanechicago.org/.

 

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03/26/13

PinSource Celebrates its 27th Anniversary as the Industry Leader in Custom Lapel Pins

Williston, VT (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

April 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of PinSource, a custom lapel pin, keychain, magnet, lanyard and premiums supplier that was started as a family business and has evolved over the years into a global industry leader.

To celebrate this anniversary, PinSource will offer various promotions for its loyal customers throughout the month of April, including free shipping, free set ups and more. More information about these promotions can be found at https://www.pinsource.com or Facebook.com/pinsource.

While PinSource has evolved significantly since its inception, it remains true to its roots. President and CEO Rob Rothman founded PinSource with a goal of delivering the highest quality custom lapel pins at affordable prices. PinSource was also the first custom lapel pin business to offer a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee, which it still offers to this day. While changes in technology over the years have helped PinSource to now deliver its lapel pins faster than ever, the intent focus on customer service has been at the heart of the operation since the beginning and remains to this day.

In addition to its focus on customer experience, PinSource has specialized in creative design, fast turnaround, high quality and hard to build items for companies large and small. PinSource is a division of SUI International, Ltd., a global corporate branding company sharply focused on customer value. With its foundation of powerful trusted business brands, industry-leading technology and proven strategy for growth, SUI is constantly evolving to meet its customers’ changing brand strategies.

 

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02/24/09

PinSource China Announces Hong Kong Trade Shows

WILLISTON, VT FEB 24, 2009 / PinSource, a leading manufacturer of custom lapel pins and imprinted promotional products, announced today its exhibition at two upcoming tradeshows in Hong Kong:

  • Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair 2009, April 27-30, Booth 3M07, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Mega Show Part 1, October 20-23, Booth C-K6, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

PinSource is a division of SUI International, Ltd., a company providing custom products to clients throughout the globe. More information on the company¹s divisions is available through SUI Brands.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

02/02/09

PinSource Launches New Web Site

01/10/09

SUI Solutions Release Web Forum Product for FileMaker Workgroups

01/05/09

SUI Solutions Releases Calendar Product for FileMaker Workgroups

01/01/09

PinSource 2009 Trade Show Schedule

WILLISTON, VT JAN 1, 2009 / PinSource, a leading manufacturer of custom lapel pins and imprinted promotional products, today announced its tentative trade show schedule for 2009:

Night Club & Bar Show, Las Vegas, March 1 – March 4
PTO Today Expo, New Jersey, March 3
Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Orleans, March 29 – April 1
PTO Today Expo, Massachusetts, April 1
Museum Store Association Expo, Phoenix, AZ, May 2 – May 5
National Restaurant Show, Chicago, May 16 – May 19
American Culinary Federation Show, Orlando, June 12 – June 13
International Bowl Expo, Las Vegas, June 21 – June 26
ComicCon International, San Diego, July 23 – July 26
Disney Leadership Conference, Orlando, September 7 – September 10
Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, September 23 – September 25

PinSource is a division of SUI International, Ltd., a company providing custom products to clients throughout the globe. More information on the company’s divisions is available through SUI Brands.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

01/01/09

PDQLine 2009 Trade Show Schedule

WILLISTON, VT JAN 1, 2009 / PDQLine, a supplier of lapel pins and custom metal products to promotional product distributors, today announced its trade show schedule for 2009:

The PPAI Expo, Las Vegas, January 14 – January 16
The ASI Dallas Show, Dallas, February 4 – February 6
NEPPA Spring Expo, Sturbridge, MA, March 3
NEPPA Fall Expo, Marlborough, MA, September 22

PPAI, ASI and NEPPA are association of suppliers and distributors within the promotional products industry.

PDQLine is a division of SUI International, Ltd., a company providing quality promotional and imprinted products to clients throughout the world. More information on the company’s different divisions is available through SUI Brands.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

01/01/09

PinSource Argentina Opens

WILLISTON, VT, JAN 1, 2009 / PinSource, a leading global provider of imprinted promotional products, announced today the opening of its new office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Success in the Latin American region necessitated the addition of the Argentina office in addition to several existing locations in Central America and the Caribbean. Managing Director for PinSource Argentina is Federico Papale.

PinSource, a division of SUI International, Ltd., is based in Williston, VT. SUI International, Ltd., operates several additional divisions, including Novopromo, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

10/01/08

LanyardSource Launches New Web Site

WILLISTON, VT, OCT 1, 2008 / LanyardSource, a leading supplier of customized lanyards, today announced the launch of its new web site. LanyardSource can be accessed at http://www.lanyardsource.com.

LanyardSource’s new site features high-resolution images of different manufacturing processes and attachments available for custom lanyards.

LanyardSource. a division of SUI International, Ltd., is based in Williston, VT. SUI International, Ltd. operates a number of additional divisions, including PinSource, NovoPromo and BrandRoads.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

03/07/08

PinSource Mexico Opens

WILLISTON, VT MAR 7, 2008 / PinSource announced today the opening of PinSource MX in Mexico City, forging a rapid expansion throughout the region. Ongoing success in Latin America and the potential lapel pin market in Mexico necessitated the addition of the new location.

Growth of over 100 percent per year in lapel pins sales in existing locations in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and El Salvador made opening the office in Mexico a natural decision. While Mexico is the fifth PinSource location in Latin America, it will not be the last. New locations in Argentina and Brazil are currently under negotiation.

PinSource met almost immediate success when it entered the Latin American lapel pin market in Costa Rica in 2003. PinSource began offering custom lapel pins in the United States in 1986 and expanded into European and Asian markets not long after.

"I'm thrilled about the opportunity to manage the Mexico office for a company that has a legacy in lapel pin and promotional product sales," said Gino González, managing director of PinSource MX. "Eventually, we plan to diversify our product offering beyond lapel pins through SUI's different divisions."

SUI International, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Williston, VT. In addition to PinSource lapel pins, SUI operates multiple divisions, including Novopromo, a Latin American promotional products company, BrandRoads, a promotional products distributor in the United States and SUI Solutions, a software and certified FileMaker Pro development company.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

11/01/07

PinSource 2008 Trade Show Schedule

11/01/07

2008 PDQ Line Tradeshow Schedule

10/01/07

FileMaker Solutions Launches

09/01/07

PinSource Receives Destination ImagiNation License

04/01/07

PinSource Named Cooperstown Baseball World Licensee

03/01/07

PinSource Paraguay Opens

03/01/07

Munzwerke Launches

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA, March 1, 2007 / PinSource Europe, a leading supplier of custom lapel pins and other metal products, recently announced the launch of its comprehensive custom commemorative coin web site, Munzwerke.

Investment in new technology at its factory now allows PinSource Europe to manufacture both regular and proof quality coins.

PinSource Europe is located in Salzburg, Austria and is a division of SUI International, Ltd., based in Williston, VT. Further information on the company’s different divisions is available through SUI Brands.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

11/01/06

PinSource Dominican Republic Opens

08/01/06

Novolanyards Launches

WILLISTON, VT, AUG 1, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. today announced the opening of Novolanyards, a Latin American company providing custom imprinted lanyards.

With offices located in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala, Novolanyards will offer a variety of lanyard styles, key chains and attachments.

SUI International, a leading corporate branding company, is based in Williston, VT, and operates multiple divisions including Novolanyards, Novographix and PinSource.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

06/01/06

El Salvador Office Opens

WILLISTON, VT, JUN 1, 2006 / PinSource, a leading global provider of imprinted promotional products, announced today the opening of its new office in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Further success in the Latin American region necessitated the addition of the El Salvador office to existing locations in San Jose, Costa Rica and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

PinSource, a division of SUI International, Ltd., is based in Williston, VT. SUI International, Ltd., operates several additional divisions, including Novopromo, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

04/01/06

World Cup License

WILLISTON, VT, APR 1, 2006 / PinSource, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of emblematic jewelry, received a license to provide customized products for this year’s World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 license grants PinSource the right to provide lapel pins and key chains for this year’s competition, with the preliminary match scheduled during June in Munich and the final match during July in Berlin.

PinSource, as a division of SUI International, Ltd., provides quality promotional and imprinted products to clients throughout the world. Founded in 1986, SUI International, Ltd. operates several additional divisions, including BrandRoads, Heads Up Sportswear and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

03/01/06

ASI and NEPPA Trade Shows

WILLISTON, VT, MAR 1, 2006 / PinSource, a leading supplier of lapel pins and other customized products, will exhibit at the Advertising Speciality Institute (ASI) Las Vegas trade show on March 23 and 24 at Sands Exposition Center.

ASI, the largest organization of promotional products distributors and suppliers in the world, hosts trade shows in various locations throughout the year.

PinSource will also exhibit at the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) spring show on April 10 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA with a fall show scheduled for September 19 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, MA.

The NEPPA is a regional association of promotional product organizations in the northeast United States.

PinSource, as a division of SUI International, Ltd., provides quality promotional and imprinted products to clients throughout the world. Founded in 1986, SUI International, Ltd. operates several additional divisions, including BrandRoads, Heads Up Sportswear and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

03/01/06

PinSource Trade Show Exhibits

PinSource exhibited at the ASI Las Vegas Show which was held March 23 & 24, 2006.

PinSource will exhibit at the NEPPA Spring Show on April 10, 2006 and the Fall Show in Sept 2006.

02/01/06

Novopromo Launches

WILLISTON, VT, FEB 1, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. today announced the launch of its new division, Novopromo, a Latin American promotional products company.

With offices located in San Jose, Costa Rica and Guatemala City, Guatemala,
Novopromo will provide imprinted products, including wearables, luggage and drink ware.

SUI International, a leading corporate branding company, is based in Williston, VT, and operates multiple divisions including Novolanyards, Novographix and PinSource.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Metayer
PR Manager
(802) 872-7700

02/01/06

Guatemala Office Opens

WILLISTON, VT, FEB 1, 2006 / PinSource, a leading global provider of custom lapel pins and promotional products, today announced the opening of a new office in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

As a result of great success in the Latin American region, the Guatemala office was added to an existing office in San Jose, Costa Rica. The managing director of the Guatemala City office is Pablo Gaitan.

PinSource, a division of SUI International, Ltd., is located in Williston, VT. SUI International, Ltd. operates several other divisions, including BrandRoads, SUI Solutions and HeadsUp Sportswear.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

02/01/06

Novographix Launches

WILLISTON, VT, FEB 1, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Latin American graphic arts division, Novographix.

Novographix, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, is a full service web design and advertising agency.

SUI International, Ltd., a leading corporate branding company located in Williston, VT, operates several other divisions, including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

02/01/06

Sino Express Launches

WILLISTON, VT, JAN 2, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. announced today the launch of its new division, Sino Express, a Hong Kong based promotional products trading company.

The mission of
Sino Express is to provide innovative products in a rapidly expanding market, currently offering customizable dog tags, wristbands and silicone key chains.

Founded in 1986, SUI International, Ltd. is a leading provider of promotional products for global markets operating several additional divisions, including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

02/01/06

Pulseras de Silicon Launches

WILLISTON, VT, FEB 1, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. today announced the launch of Pulseras de Silicon, a new division providing a comprehensive selection of wristbands to the Latin American market.

Pulseras de Silicon offers a full range of customizable wristbands in a variety of colors, prints and imprinting styles to a rapidly expanding market.

SUI International, Ltd., a leading corporate branding company, is located in Williston, VT and operates several other divisions, including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

02/01/06

BrandRoads Corporate Collection Launches

WILLISTON, VT, FEB 1, 2006 / SUI International, Ltd. today announced the launch of its new division, BrandRoads Corporate Collection.

BrandRoads Corporate Collection provides customizable products for business needs, including awards, recognition, gifts and office supplies.

SUI International, Ltd., a leading corporate branding company, is located in Williston, VT and operates several divisions, including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

01/01/06

20 Quality Years of Business

WILLISTON, VT, JAN 1, 2006 / The year 2006 marks the 20th anniversary of SUI International, Ltd.

Founded in 1986 by Lorrie Rothman, SUI International, Ltd. has expanded to include multiple divisions offering a variety of promotional and branding solutions to the global corporate community.

Based in Wiliston, VT, SUI International, Ltd. operates divisions including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

09/01/05

SUIBrands.com Launches

WILLISTON, VT, JAN 1, 2006 / The year 2006 marks the 20th anniversary of SUI International, Ltd.

Founded in 1986 by Lorrie Rothman, SUI International, Ltd. has expanded to include multiple divisions offering a variety of promotional and branding solutions to the global corporate community.

Based in Wiliston, VT, SUI International, Ltd. operates divisions including PinSource, BrandRoads and SUI Solutions.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Bartlett
PR Manager
802-872-7700

09/01/05

PinSource Exhibits Excellence

PinSource not only makes a statement domestically exhibiting in Boston, MA this month, but also took the booth to Moscow, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey. Good business travels!

08/01/05

PinSource/Moscow

06/01/05

New Websites Launched

Two websites up and running: PriorityBands.com and BrandRoadsSports.com. Visit there and expect to see great things!

06/01/05

PinSource Now in Poland

03/01/05

PinSource Opens New Office in Romania

06/01/04

PinSource opens franchise for Australia