New England Promotional Products Association honored the company at its Awards & Holiday Celebration.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (December 31, 2010) – Hub Pen Company has been named Supplier of The Year by the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA). The award was given at the NEPPA Awards & Holiday Celebration event held on December 9 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Excellent sales and service boosted Hub Pen to being recognized as Supplier of The Year by the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA). Members of the sales and customer service teams include: (front row, left to right) Kerrie Hynes, Kelly Rindone, Leslie Tompkins and Madeline Ventresca; (back row, left to right) Mike Fleming, Andy Arruda, Angela McDonald, Jeremy Ratcliff, Roberta Peach, Bill Fairclough.

This is the third year the association has bestowed the award, and it’s the second time Hub Pen has been recognized for excellent achievement. The company was the recipient of the 2008 NEPPA Customer Service Award.

A total of 185 NEPPA supplier members were eligible for the Supplier of the Year award, and NEPPA distributor members cast their votes in apparel and non-apparel categories. Hub Pen received the majority vote in the non-apparel category.

“Receiving a NEPPA Supplier of the Year Award is significant because the winners are determined by their peers,” said Wanda Levy, NEPPA awards committee chair. “Distributors have many choices for writing instrument suppliers, and being recognized in your own backyard makes it even more meaningful. We congratulate Hub Pen on being selected to receive this supplier honor.”

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, “Being recognized as the NEPPA Supplier of the Year is quite an honor, especially considering the high caliber of the other supplier companies we were up against. We feel very privileged to serve our distributor customers and are humbled that they have selected us as being the best in 2010.”

About Hub Pen Company:

Founded in 1954 by Frank Fleming, Hub Pen Company takes its name from the famous Oliver Wendell Holmes quote that describes Boston as the “hub of the universe.” Today, Hub Pen continues operations under the management of the Fleming family, printing more than 100 million pens annually.

Built upon the core values of providing quality writing instruments, superb imprints, excellent customer service and on-time delivery, Hub Pen has been honored by many of its distributor partners. For six consecutive years, the company has received the Kaeser & Blair Top Ten Supplier Award. Additionally, Hub Pen was honored with the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a 2010 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and has been the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine. The company has been honored by Identity Marketing magazine as the No. 2 writing instruments supplier for 2010, and Corporate Logo named Hub Pen as the No. 1 writing instruments supplier for 2008.

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