This annual award honors the supplier that has shown outstanding support to iPROMOTEu and its affiliates.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (January 24, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has received iPROMOTEu’s 2010 Supplier Appreciation Award, an annual award given to the supplier that has shown outstanding support to iPROMOTEu and its affiliates.

Ross Silverstein, iPROMOTEu president/CEO, is joined by Hub Pen’s Jeremy Ratcliff, national sales executive, and Bob Stearns, production manager, as well as Rick Badiner, iPROMOTEu executive vice president, and two Las Vegas showgirls during the iPROMOTEu “Thank You” Reception on Wednesday, January 12, when Hub Pen was honored with iPROMOTEu’s 2010 Supplier Appreciation Award.

iPROMOTEu’s Ross Silverstein, president/CEO, and Rick Badiner, executive vice president, presented Hub Pen with an individualized gift to commemorate the achievement during the seventh annual iPROMOTEu “Thank You” Reception on Wednesday, January 12 during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

“It was our pleasure to announce that Hub Pen received this award for many years of great service and support to iPROMOTEu and our affiliates,” said Badiner. “We have enjoyed the relationship between Hub and iPROMOTEu from our early existence more than 10 years ago. Hub Pen’s people, service and support are top notch. This is our way of saying thank you and congratulations!”

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, “Being recognized by iPROMOTEu with its Supplier Appreciation Award is quite an honor. iPROMOTEu affiliates do business with many quality suppliers, and we feel very privileged and humbled that they have selected to honor us for our work 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 iPROMOTEu Supplier Appreciation Award, 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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