Distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12), headquartered in Glenwood, Minnesota, held a live, virtual vendor award ceremony with more than 200 participants to celebrate vendor partners who excelled in sales volume, service level and support in the 2020 fiscal year. The video program was hosted by President Justin Zavadil and Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relations and Events Dana Zezzo who presented nearly 40 awards in several categories.

The American’s Choice Award is dedicated to the vendors who have earned trust through excellent communication, customer service, product selection, quality and overall experience, and determined by popular vote from ASB sales associates. Lippman Printing won in the Print category, SanMar in the Apparel category and Hit Promotional Products in the Promo and PPE categories.

The Top Service Provider award honors the organization that, based on ASB sales associate votes, provides the best platform adding value and/or efficiency for their business. This year’s winner is ASI.

The Top Decorator Award honors the decorator partner that, based on ASB sales associate votes, provides the best service, support and decorating capabilities. This year’s winner is Dubow Textile.

The Rising Star Award is presented to the vendor partners who have shown significant growth, exposure and activity within ASB. These awards are based on volume, customer service levels or both. This year’s winners are Spectrum Uniforms and Phenix Direct.

“Let’s face it, 2020 has been a crazy year for everyone, but one of the year’s silver linings has been a strengthened relationship between Spectrum and ASB,” says Chandani Radia, Spectrum Uniform’s managing director. “Spectrum and ASB were able to successfully confront big challenges surrounding PPE last year and position ourselves to keep doing great things in 2021.”

Vendor Sales Team of the Year honors the team who goes above and beyond to ensure success. These individuals are thoughtful, creative, supportive and quick to jump in to help. They understand ASB's model and have positively impacted business this year. These winners are determined by popular vote from our ASB sales associates. Chris Brooks and Rich Lippmann with Lippmann Printing won in the Print category; Matt Argo and Darlene D’Agostino with Hit Promotional Products won in the Promo category and Rob Newell, Kim Briscoe and Rebecca Phelps with SanMar won in the Apparel category.

“We are sincerely grateful for everything our vendor partners do to contribute to the success, of American Solutions for Business,” says Zezzo. “In addition to the incredible support during the pandemic, our vendors have been important members of the ASB family for the last 40 years. We greatly appreciate these partnerships and friendships.”

Following the award ceremony, the ASB team hosted a virtual social hour where participants engaged in breakout rooms to network, connect and celebrate the vendor award winners.