ASI Spirit Award: Family Business Of The Year 2007

Posted: December 1st, 2007

Geiger has been named “Family Business Of The Year” by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).

The announcement and presentation of the special recognition took place on March 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the The ASI Show!® Spirit Awards.

Gene Geiger, CAS, President, Peter Geiger, Executive Vice President, and 5th generation family member, Jeffrey Geiger, were presented the award by ASI Board Chair, Norman Cohn and daughter Stephanie Cohn Shaeffer.

In his presentation remarks, Norman Cohn said, “The company has established a collection of values called ‘The Geiger Way' which is all about respect: for employees, their sales force, their vendors, and their clients. The Geiger Way embraces a culture of quality, continuous improvement, and giving back to the community. It's clear that Geiger gets it!”

Gene Geiger responded warmly, “This wonderful recognition is not about the company's owners. It appreciates and celebrates the accomplishments of entire Geiger business family – the Associates and Sales Partners, who work so tirelessly in service to our clients across the country.”

The Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest organization supporting the advertising specialty industry. The ASI Spirit Award recognizes companies that excel in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Founded in 1878 in Newark, NJ and now based in Lewiston, ME, Geiger is the largest family owned and managed promotional products distributor in the US. Geiger operates 15 divisional offices and is affiliated with over 500 independent sales representatives across the country.

The company is also an internationally recognized manufacturer of paper-based planners and organizers. It is also publisher of the Farmers' Almanac, published continuously since 1818.

Among the company's recent awards are the Margaret Chase Smith Maine Quality Awards, Level I and Level II, the Maine Cornerstone Award for businesses that contribute to the local and state economies, as well as to their communities, and 2006 Best Places To Work In Maine.


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