This annual event hosted a record number of suppliers and end-buyer attendees—as well as the second most interesting man in the world.

Twenty-four Image Source team members were on site to make the Fall Showcase a success.
Twenty-four Image Source team members were on site to make the Fall Showcase a success.

KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON (December 12, 2013) – Image Source’s 11th Annual Fall Showcase brought together more than 300 end-buyer attendees with 27 suppliers for an afternoon of the latest promotional merchandise trends, holiday gift giving ideas and a whole lot of fun. Held at the Bellevue Hyatt, this year’s event was themed “This One Goes To 11”—a reference to the 11th annual event and subtle nod to the cult classic Spinal Tap.

In addition to a traditional booth exhibition with more suppliers than ever before, the Showcase featured a Holiday Idea Pavilion filled with unique ideas for holiday gifts, awards and team recognition. Reps from Maui Jim Sunglasses were on site to do custom fittings in the latest sunglasses fashions—and participants received a 70% off coupon for their next purchase.

Image Source clients hit the catwalk to model the latest trends in corporate apparel and accessories.
Image Source clients hit the catwalk to model the latest trends in corporate apparel and accessories.

A DJ set a festive mood, and hors d’oeuvres and open bar kept attendees satisfied during the afternoon. But the highlight of the Showcase was the two live fashion shows, which were kicked off by “the second most interesting man in the world”—followed by Image Source clients walking the runway modeling the latest trends in corporate apparel and accessories.

Once again, this don’t-miss event was a hit with buyers. “The Image Source Fall Showcase is our go-to event for the latest branded merchandise ideas and to connect with the vendors behind the Image Source brand,” said Julie Brand, community relations and marketing director for King County Library System. “We always walk away with a list of the new items we will be purchasing in the coming year!”

Buyers weren’t the only ones pleased with the event; suppliers also gave it high marks. “The Image Source Fall Showcase was an immediate success because the atmosphere, the organization and the format made for relaxed and refreshed clients anxious to find gifts from the best suppliers in the industry,” said Joel Freet, national sales manager – corporate for Cutter & Buck. “Every touch point was thought through, and the Image Source Team really knows how to make its showcase the event of the season.”

About Image Source:
Founded in 1997, Image Source, Inc. is a promotional merchandise agency that provides Fortune 500 and small businesses alike with customized solutions to their promotional merchandise and apparel needs. The company specializes in sales promotions, incentive programs, apparel and uniforms, online stores, and marketing and fulfillment services.

Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Image Source works with a number of recognized brands—including Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nordstrom, Seattle Mariners and University of Washington—as well as firms in the auto, education, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, retail and tech markets. The company is in the top one percent in overall sales volume in the promotional products industry and is ranked No. 49 in Promo Marketing Top 50 Distributors 2012.

Image Source has been recognized multiple times as a top employer, including Counselor Best Places To Work 2008-2013, Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For 2011-2013 and Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces 2008 and 2009.

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