All three subsidiaries—Adva-Lite, It’s All Greek To Me and Toppers—are now under one roof.

LARGO, FLORIDA (June 13, 2008) – Corvest, a top-20 promotional products supplier and parent company of Adva-Lite, It’s All Greek To Me and Toppers, is commemorating the grand opening of its new 300,000 square-foot facility located at 8285 Bryan Dairy Road on June 20th with a ribbon cutting and open house celebration. The event showcases the completion of the multi-tiered expansion plan the company began one year ago to bring its three lines together for enhanced customer experience, increased idea generation and expanded innovation.

“The sales team has been sharing our positive story for months, and we’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to show our operation to customers first hand,” says Catherine Pilgrim, vice president of sales. “This event not only highlights our new facility but is also an opportunity to educate distributors on the ease of using our products.”

The festivities begin with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 am, followed by an American Classics-themed BBQ lunch featuring grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and ice cream for dessert.

From 11:30 am to 2 pm, tours of the facility will be given. “The factory tour will be educational for our distributors because they will be able to see items being decorated and processed from start to finish from three top lines representing the majority of industry product categories,” says Pilgrim.

The first stop includes a hands-on demonstration of best-selling and most unique items plus case history presentations from industry sales veterans. Then attendees will visit the marketing, product development and IT areas where they will learn how the three Corvest brands are working together to make it easier to sell the complete portfolio of products.

Next, the tour will follow a typical order through its life cycle at the plant. Experts from each department—customer service, credit, art, production control, decoration, warehouse and shipping—will be on hand to answer questions along the way. The tour wraps up with a showcase of the domestic manufacturing capabilities available.

John Frinzi, a Lakeland-Florida based singer-songwriter who mixes country, rock and roots for an eclectic, down-home feel, will provide entertainment throughout the day with songs from Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, John Denver, The Eagles, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Tom Waits, in addition to his original material.

All promotional products distributors are invited to attend. RSVP to

About Corvest:

Owned by one of the world’s leading private investment firms, multi-million dollar promotional products supplier Corvest SPV, LLC, owns and operates three highly successful business units—Adva-Lite (UPIC: ADVALITE; ASI: 32145), It’s All Greek To Me (UPIC: GREEK; ASI: 62960) and Toppers (UPIC: TOPPERS; ASI: 91530)—in Largo, Florida. Each unit has been in operation for nearly 50 years, and the company as a whole employs more than 300 talented associates in its brand new, state-of-the-art, 300,000 square-foot facility. Corvest is a Counselor Top 40 Supplier, holding the No. 18 position. Adva-Lite won the 2008 Counselor Distributor Choice Award for Supplier of the Year: Flashlights, while It’s All Greek To Me received the award for Supplier of the Year: Toys. For more information, visit,, or


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