October '15

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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BUSINESS WATCH 10 || P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 St. Louis Clothing Raises Funds for Infant Kidney Transplant FENTON, Mo.—The St. Louis Clothing Company joined forces with The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity dedicated to guiding commu- nities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses, to raise money for Blake Bahr. The infant, who was born Nov. 11, 2014, has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and will need a transplant. The estimated cost of the surgery is $500,000. On Aug. 17, COTA assisted in organizing a "Steak for Blake" night in Arnold, Mo., where Tex- as Roadhouse donated 10 per- cent of food purchases to COTA. In October another event, which combines a dinner, auction, and trivia night also will raise money for this cause. In addition to these events, Tim Lynch, owner of St. Louis Clothing Company, created a fundraising webstore that sold "Brave Blake's Battle" T-shirts. Revenue donated from the sales was donated directly to COTA. Lynch helped promote the webpage through the user-based website Reddit. The T-shirt fundraiser ended Aug. 16. Industry Updates PHILADELPHIA—Penn Emblem receives certification from the Women's Business En- terprise National Council (WBENC). With this certification, businesses can increase rev- enue and build relationships with a diverse group of companies. As a WBE, Penn Emblem continues to use diversity to mentor, motivate, and encourage women coming into the business, states Randi Blumenthal-Joseph, president of Penn Emblem. ST. LOUIS—Coastal Business Supplies releases two new videos that take viewers in- side the company. One, at, provides a fast-paced visual introduction to the 25-year-old, full-service distributor's philosophy, products, and services. The second video, at gives a quick look at Coastal in ac- tion, from order assistance through shipping. DALLAS—GSG educator Chuck Maulsby walks viewers through the ins and outs of proper screen prep. Sit in on Screen Print 101: Chapter 6, Screen Prep at https://www. Hirings, transfers, promotions Printwear People Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) an- nounces that Jason Haines has recently joined the Digital Technical Service team as the Digital Support Specialist for the Northeast Region. Haines will be responsible for support- ing the installation, training, and repair of inkjet equipment as well as support ink conversions, trade shows, and con- duct product demonstrations. He has more than 10 years of experi- ence in the printing industry including operation and maintenance for most printing and finishing equipment in offset, large-format, and grand-format printing operations. Gerber Technology (Tolland, Conn.), an integrated software and automation solu- tions company for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the appointment of Jeff An as director of professional services for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the company's Shanghai office. Prior to joining Gerber Technology, An served as managing consultant at Accenture and at IBM BGS for 11 years, leading large-scale IT projects in the Chinese apparel industry. An earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineer- ing from Tongji University, Shanghai. "Gerber Technology has a strong track record of PLM leadership around the world," says Bill Brewster, vice presi- dent and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions. "The addition of Jeff An to the team illustrates our commit- ment to growing our leadership in the Chinese market, which is critical to both local and global customers." Revenue donated from the sales was donated directly to COTA. Haines An

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