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2019 North Charleston Business Expo and the value of small business marketing
Top 2019 promotional products
Alan Thompson, CEO & Co-owner of Stingray Branding
Teri Lash, Owner of Bernstein Lash Marketing
Alan Thompson has worked around small business owners and entrepreneurs his entire life. With a family owning small businesses 3 generations deep, it was an obvious path for Alan. Launching Stingray in 2008, he has been a part of dozens of business success stories. Founding two non-profits, the North Charleston Chamber and Great Business Networking, he is an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs.
Alan proudly serves in the US Air Force Reserves, and previously was in the US Army. He studied Business and Marketing at the College of Charleston and International Academy of Design. You’ll often find Alan at a networking event, spending time with his family, and cheering for the University of Florida.
Thirty-nine years ago, when I joined my father, Fred Bernstein, in what today is one of the oldest advertising agencies in Charleston, he gave me a strong foundation on which to build a second generation family-owned business: “He instilled in me the importance of servicing our customers. We have always treated both our large and small clients the same – with a sense of urgency, whether they need a single business card design or a 40-page catalog.” My father retired in 2004, turning the business over to me. Bernstein Lash Marketing is a branding company, promotional products distributor, sign broker and print broker. Our expertise lies in coming up with marketing solutions to a wide variety of businesses.
In 2000, we started expanding our business into the promotional products industry. We got our ASI (a national advertising specialty association) license, enabling us to offer yet another added value to our customers. By branching out, we now have access to over 18,000 vendors offering unlimited marketing solutions and can offer just about any product with your logo on it, such as koozies, bumper stickers, magnets, mouse pads, pens, caps, totes , golf shirts or any other type of sway for our clients. This was a natural fit for our branding company. We now spend 50% of our time working on unique solutions for our clients through promotional products.
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