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Florida Rep Kevin Ambler and Senator Paula Dockery Visit ASIís Promo Products Show in Orlando

January 7, 2010


Florida State Representative Kevin Ambler and Senator Paula Dockery visited the ASI Show in Orlando and discussed the future of Florida’s economy and one of their favorite promotional items – the vinyl bumper sticker.


Mr. Ambler said forecasters predict that Florida’s economy will start to rebound in the summer of 2010 and that Florida is resilient. He encouraged small-business owners to contact their banks to work out possible solutions to any credit issues they are experiencing. In addition, Mr. Ambler noted that his favorite promotional item is the tried-and-true bumper sticker – which he said accounts for about three to six votes for a candidate.


The exclusive interview, conducted by Andy Cohen, executive with the Advertising Specialty Institute, is available at:


On Monday, Florida Senator Paula Dockery also visited the show. She discussed how promotional products companies contribute jobs to the Florida economy – particularly small businesses with 600 to 700 employees. Ms. Dockery also says she has plans to incorporate bumper stickers into her 10-month gubernatorial campaign.


The interview with Ms. Dockery is at:

Both video segments and mentions of several popular advertising specialties were also featured in an article on a business blog for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, and the link to the article is on Tim’s Blog:


The ASI Show in Orlando is the largest promotional products industry trade show in the Southeast. It opened Sunday, January 3, at the Orange County Convention Center, and concluded Tuesday, January 5. The show allows thousands of promotional products distributors to find the newest items, catalogs and pricing from hundreds of suppliers – including 150 new to the Orlando show this year. Sunday’s Education Day attracted attendance of nearly 1,200 – down slightly from last year’s record, but up 10% from 2008.


For more information, contact Scott Fuhr, corporate communications director, at


About ASI

Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 26,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties. Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 22,000 ASI distributor firms. Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers. ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools. Visit ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, the CEO’s blog and the ASI Social Network.


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