Looking back at 2016, we’re excited to celebrate yet another great year of business thanks to our loyal customers, energetic sales team and dedicated support staff. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from our 2016 year in review.
#1: We took our sales team to ASI Orlando to check out the hottest new products on the market.
We blogged about our favorite product finds here, which included lots of retail-inspired drinkware (Thank you, Yeti!) and hot new tech items.
#2: We hosted our most successful ever end-user shows in the spring and fall.
“One of the primary reasons we host these product showcases twice a year is so that our clients have a chance to see new product up close. It’s one thing to see it online. It’s another thing to be able to actually touch and see the products in person,” said JDA President Kelly Vandiver. For more highlights from the Spring Showcase, check out this post. Our camo-themed Fall Showcase turned out to be our most well-attended show yet! If you’re looking for hunting and camping items that can be branded with your company logo, we put together a few ideas here.
#3: We earned our certification as a women-owned and operated business.
After a lengthy application process, we finally made it official as a certified women-owned and operated business! More on that here.
#4: We field-tested the Yeti tumbler against other brands. (The results might surprise you.)
People kept asking us, “Does the Yeti really work better than all the other brands?” so we put it to the test in this review. (This turned out to be our most popular post on on the blog for 2016!)
#5: We kept our customers up to date on the biggest trends.
#6: We worked hard, but we played hard too!
We have an amazing staff who work hard every day, and we couldn’t do what we do without them. We enjoy hosting family events throughout the year, and make the most out of every opportunity to have fun around the office, too!