INDUSTRY NEWS

  • 03/07/2022 9:00 AM | Eliana Franklin (Administrator)

    ORBUS LAUNCHES NEW ECOMMERCE WEBSITE

    Woodridge, IL – March 1, 2022: Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, North America’s leading wholesale supplier and manufacturer of display, exhibit, graphic and event solutions is excited to announce it launched a new ecommerce store on Orbus.com that improves customers’ experience when ordering.

    The new ecommerce website provides customers with user-friendly ordering, expedited order processing, and more comprehensive information at their fingertips so they can better manage their client’s expectations. A key beneficial feature is that the site allows the distributor to upload artwork in the shopping cart; once uploaded, a health reading of the artwork is provided, and an E-proof is presented for approval in seconds.

    The new website delivers a great deal of information that makes it a one-stop-shop for its distributors to go to in order to estimate projects and transact. Not only does it deliver comprehensive information and an improved experience, it cuts the time for order placement and production, which we anticipate will lead to high customer satisfaction.

    Our goal is to deliver a fantastic user experience and enable our dealers to self-serve with ease,” says Gary Keefer, Orbus’ CEO. “Our new online store is built with our valued customer in mind. It provides a superior, modern shopping experience and comprehensive information that helps our client’s manage expectations and transact quickly and easily.”

    About Orbus Group

    Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading group of brands in the United States and Canada that specialize in the manufacture and trade-only supply of portable, modular, sign and fabric structure displays used in events, exhibits and interiors. Brands within the group include  The Exhibitors’ Handbook®, Ultima® Displays Canada, The Promo Handbook™, Nimlok®, Nimlok Canada, SignPro Systems®, and Fabric Images®.

    Orbus is a proud member of ISA, SGIA, ASI, PPAI, UPIC, and SAGE; the company boasts G7 Master IDEAlliance certification and is registered to ISO 9001:2015 for the highest manufacturing quality standards and ISO 14001:2015 for its environmental management system and “green” efforts.  

    Orbus Group’s supply and manufacturing operations reside in the Greater Chicago area, Las Vegas, NV and Greater Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.orbus.com.


  • 01/01/2022 1:57 PM | Eliana Franklin (Administrator)

    PMANC welcomes new Executive Director

    PMANC is pleased to welcome our new Executive    Director, Eliana Franklin. Her tenure will officially begin on January 1, 2022. PMANC's former Executive Director, Carol Murphy, will retire at the end of December after a decade of management roles with several District 5 associations, including AzPPA, NWPMA and PMANC. Eliana has been in a variety of management roles most of her career and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP). She resides in Waynesboro, PA. Eliana is looking forward to her new role and is eager to work with the PMANC Board to accomplish much success in 2022. 

  • 12/05/2021 10:28 AM | Eliana Franklin (Administrator)

    A message from the President, Mark Shinn, MAS

    With 2021 coming to a close I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our PMANC members for  participating in our events this year. In particular, our board of directors helped to steer our organization and have it prepared for the return of business in the coming years. We began this year with many uncertainties in our marketplace, but through the hard work and innovation, most of you were able to keep your business going and are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as the year ends. This year, PMANC started a new way to connect with our Friday Live series of interviews, where members were able to learn from some key leaders in the industry and our association. Board members, Liver Gomez and Cassidy Shaw are busy planning 2022 interviews. In the Spring we held a parking lot show with the help of Fossa Apparel. We greatly appreciate Michelle Chen and her team who helped coordinate that outside event for us. Our Fall Showcase at the Casa Real venue was another great success. Last week, we held our annual Holiday Luncheon, where the 2022 PMANC Board of Directors took their official oath of office. I welcome them all and wish them a lot success in 2022! Throughout the year, we were able to host primarily virtual professional development events with the help of a number of other regional associations and PPAI. If you haven't joined one of our Wild Wednesday webinars, read below for information on the upcoming December presentation with Ellen Tucker of PPAI who will give a preview of the 2022 PPAI Expo. As I wrap up my year as your President, I feel honored to have helped lead the team. We have installed a stellar team for next year and I feel that Mark Fulwider and his team will do a great job taking us to the next level. Lastly, I'd like to thank Carol Murphy for her years of supporting and leading us as our executive director. I wish her well in her retirement effective January 1st. Eliana Franklin has been hired to serve as our new executive director. Eliana comes to us with service from another regional association and is ready to hit the ground running for PMANC. Thank you once again for the opportunity to serve as your President. I look forward to seeing many of you soon.

    Mark Shinn, MAS 2021

    PMANC President              

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