It’s officially fall, and we’ve hit a big milestone for the year… Less than 100 Days Until Christmas! Now that might sound like a long time, but when it comes to putting together a great Holiday Gift program for your employees or customers, you can never start “too early!”
Action Specialties Can Help Inspire Healthy Employees
With an increasing focus on health, wellness, and fitness, it seems like more an more companies are developing programs to support their employees in these areas. Whether it’s incentivizing employee health through incentives, providing motivating products, or simply encouraging better health choices, companies are seeing the value in a healthy work force.
Here at Action Specialties, we can provide thousands of motivating and inspiring products to help get your employees motivated for fitness and better living. Whether it’s logoed pedometers to help keep your employees aware of their daily movement, food items that help with portion control, or even custom activewear to maximize comfort while exercising, we’ve got you covered!
If you’re looking to stem your own Health and Wellness program at your business, we can help! Give us a call today at (855) 699.6740 for ideas and inspiration. We Can Do That!
Team Action & The Sunbelt Promotional Products Association
The world or promotional products is constantly changing. The items that are new and exciting are old and passé in no time. New technology is considered obsolete in a short matter of time. And sometimes, those giveaways in which we invest so much marketing overhead becomes over saturated. It is for these reasons that Action Specialties devotes itself to staying on the cutting edge of new products, trends, and technology. In keeping with this commitment to our customers, Action Specialties makes every effort to attend and be a part of events that showcase new products that we can offer to our client base.
Action Specialties was proud to take part in the 2014 Sunbelt Promotional Products Association’s Fall Showcase at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Dozens of promotional products manufacturers filled the spacious display area to show off what’s new for the holidays this year. Team Action had the chance to get a hands-on look at exciting gifts, fashionable apparel, motivating promos and more, all of which can be a part of your company’s holiday campaigns!
Looking for unique promos, corporate apparel or gifts? Give us a call today at (855) 699-6740 or Browse our Catalogs for ideas!
Team Action is Ragin’ Loud and Cajun Proud!
It’s that time of year again, time to Wear Red and cheer on Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns! Action Specialties is a proud retailer and license holder for the university! For this year’s College Colors Day, Action Specialties showed our Cajun Pride and sported our best UL fan gear. Here’s to a successful 2014 season. GEAUX CAJUNS!
Action Specialties Proudly Supports the CCA
Each year, the Greater New Iberia area comes together to support the efforts of the Sugar Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and its annual fundraising banquet. In 2013, the one-night event helped raise more than $190,000 for wetlands conservation. Through the support of attendees, members, sponsors, and those taking part in the live auctions, raffles, and more, The Sugar Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association can help further their efforts to ensure the future of our Louisiana Wetlands for generations to come.
Action Specialties is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Coastal Conservation Association!
Action Specialties’ Seasonal Blood Drive
A beautiful day for a beautiful cause! Action Specialties proudly holds a seasonal blood drive in conjunction with our friends at United Blood Services. One pint of blood can save up to THREE lives! With more than 100 employees here at Action Specialties, that’s a whole lot of life-saving going on! Have you saved a life this year?
Team Action Ragball Tournament 2014
Ok, so maybe we didn’t exactly “dominate…” Team Action hit the diamond for a little bit of Ragball and some friendly competition. We might not have taken home the big trophy, but we definitely made some memories and Team Action has never been stronger! Thanks to everyone who made it possible!
Art, Wine, and a Really Good Time!
If you’re from the Acadiana area, you’re probably familiar with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk in Downtown Lafayette. Featuring art installations, live music, and great food and drinks throughout the downtown area of Lafayette, Artwalk is a monthly event not to be missed. In August, the organizers of the recurring weekend staple presented a very special edition of the event. With free admission, grape-stomping, wine tasting, beautiful artwork, and gallery exhibitions, it was an evening not to be missed!
Action Specialties was fortunate enough to produce a series of custom wine glasses to help celebrate and commemorate the occasion. Here at Team Action, we LOVE the opportunity to think outside the box, and we appreciate the fine folks at Downtown Lafayette forgiving us the chance to do just that!
Fitness Meets Performance at New Iberia’s The Gym
When you’re working on establishing a new gym, typical screen printed tee shirts just won’t do! Created for the The Gym of New Iberia, these moisture tees combine performance garments and a logo that is sure to be seen! For more info on The Gym of New Iberia, head over to their web site by clicking here.
Thanks to The Gym of New Iberia for letting us help whip your branded apparel program into shape!
Action Specialties Returns as Official Merchandise Partner
Louisiana has long been called “Sportsman’s Paradise.” It’s only fitting that one of the premier Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor expos in the South would be held right here in our home, Acadiana! For yet another year, Action Specialties was honored to be the Official Merchandise Partner of the Louisiana Outdoor Expo!
When it comes to public perception, your Image IS Your Brand!
At Action Specialties, we provide visual branding that helps you look your best in front of the individuals that matter the most to your business. Call us today to see how we can unify your apparel, promotions, signs and displays, and SO much more!
Becky Prejean of Dreams Come True Nominated
The work that this organization does is truly inspiring, granting wishes to children in our community who are ailed with chronic or terminal illness. We have seen first hand the blessings that these folks have sewn into our Acadiana community, and now you can support them with just ONE CLICK!
Team Action at the Bo Duhe Golf Tournament
As a lifelong resident of New Iberia, Bo Duhe has served as the Assistant DA to Phil Haney for a number of years. This year, Duhe announced his candidacy for District Attorney and has since found that he will run unopposed. Action Specialties has been a long-time, proud supporter of the DA’s Office and was equally proud to support Mr. Duhe at his fundraising Gold Tournament this year! As a sponsor of the event, Team Action took to the greens and fairways for a little bit of friendly competition, all in the name of supporting Bo Duhe and his upcoming office!
Danos does it again. Action Specialties was proud to be part of the 2014 return of the Danos Safety Focus series. Showcasing the best we have to offer in safety and personal protection, Action Specialties has been a long time partner and participant in the safety efforts of our friends and customers at Danos. Taking place on May 12 in Houma and May 19 in Lafayette, LA, the event offered health and safety tips, wellness checks, Danos Team Meet and Greets, Door prizes and much more. Danos is proud of the corporate culture of safety that they have cultivated over the years, and we are honored to be a part of such a successful effort. Until the fall, congrats to our friends at Danos!
Here in Southwest Louisiana, the party never ends! The festivities carried on well past Cinco de Mayo as Townsquare media celebrated Maracas in May on the 10th of “Mayo!” Action Specialties was proud to design and produce the inaugural Maracas in May tee shirts which were a HUGE hit! All of the fun took place at Parc International in Lafayette, LA with live music from Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Tymers, The Todd O’Neill Band, and Cowboy Mouth.
Looking for the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day? Look no further than Costa del Mar! Action Specialties has a great selection of Ladies’ Costa glasses in stock and ready for you to take home to mom! See the Action Specialties Advantage and “See What’s Out There” with Costa del Mar!
Action Specialties and Merchandising Festival International
When it comes to creating merchandise for the #1 Voted World Music Festival on EARTH, Action Specialties knows that style, comfort, affordability, and usability are some of the most important factors when designing a merchandise branding program. Luckily for the Festival, Action Specialties has experts in the field of wearable branding materials along with an art department that is second to none! Through these skills, Action Specialties was proudly chosen again as the Official Merchandiser of Festival International de Louisiane!
Things Heat Up in New Iberia
Each year, the SugArena is the site of the Hottest Festival in Iberia Parish, the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival! The weekend, packed with music, food and fun, draws crowds from as far as states away. Additionally, competitors from around North America all converge on the city for the world famous Hot Sauce Competition, vying for the title of best hot sauce in a number of categories including XXX Hot, Specialty, Fruit, and ultimately Champion of Champions!
Action Specialties was given the honor of designing and printing the 2014 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival tee shirts, showing yet again why our motto is “We Can Do That!”
Team Action Texas at Talks Safety
After so many years of serving the Oil and Gas Industry, Action Specialties knows that Safety is number 1! In support of that idea, Team Action’s Texas crew displayed as exhibitors for the 2014 Texas Safety Conference & Expo. As the expo itself celebrates 75 years of excellence, Team Action was able to meet some of our existing customers, some prospective clients, and old friends alike. We were proud to take part in the 75th celebration of safety and workplace security.
Investing in the Future of Our Region
Action Specialties recognizes the Oil and Gas Industry as one of the driving forces behind our region’s local economy. We believe that a thriving oilfield industry will help propel the economic growth of the region we call home. It is for this reason that Action Specialties became the title sponsor for this year’s Action Specialties Oil and Gas Job Fair, presented by our friends at Townsquare Media. Dozens and Dozens of local and regional oilfield companies, may of which being friends and customers of Action Specialties, filled the Heymann Convention Center in hopes of meeting with new talent. Hundreds of applicants filled the hall, hoping to find work with some of these great companies.
We were proud to have been the title sponsor of this event, and even more excited to be part of this regions growth in the Oil and Gas Industry!
Team Action and Cetco Shoot Clays for a Cause
This year, our friends and customers, Cetco Oilfield Services, were the title sponsors for the 2014 Lafayette Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clay Shoot! Action Specialties was a proud sponsor of the event as well, designing, printing, and donating each of the performance shooter shirts worn by the numerous teams supporting the event! We would like to thank our friends at Cetco for allowing us to be part of this great, charitable event. Until next year, PULL!
Team Action Thinks Beyond the Left Chest Logo
You know Action Specialties for premium garments and exceptional decoration quality. In the past, garment decoration was limited to where you could clamp an embroidery hoop or apply heat. Today, there are numerous options for decorating garments that allow for many
non-conventional logo placements in a wide array of decoration methods! Just imagine if your company’s corporate apparel program could have the same look and feel as some of the most progressive trends in fashion and retail. At Action Specialties, this is 100% possible! Action is a proud vendor of TriMark premium decorated apparel!
Additionally, Action Specialties now has the capability to decorate shirts in a number of alternative locations including large oblique decorations, neck napes, sleeve parts, shirt seams and much much more! In addition, some decoration methods have the ability to be layered. For example, you can add your embroidered company logo on top of a deboss or laser decoration!
To browse both the full line catalog and the Spring 2014 Exclusive, click on the appropriate links below! Have an idea for your own unique garment decoration? Give us a call at (855) 699-6740! WE CAN DO THAT!
Team Action at the 4th Annual IADC Charity Shoot
Each year, the Houston Chapter of the International Association of Drilling Contractors hosts its yearly sporting clays shoot for charity. Oil and Gas companies and their related counterparts come together to show their support for the IADC and the beneficiaries of each year’s fundraising efforts. This year, the organization receiving the proceeds was the Oilfield Christian Fellowship and the Oil Patch Chaplains whose mission is to enrich the lives of those working in the Oilfield, as well as their families, through support efforts and their many events held throughout their regions of influence.
Team Action proudly provided lunch for those in attendance, allowing our sales people to get some crucial face to face time that we might not have had otherwise, with our many friends and customers in attendance. Team Action is a proud member and supporter of the International Association of Drilling Contractors!
Team Action Helps Louisiana Jeepers with Merchandise
When it comes to non-profit groups, we know that budget and price point are usually one of the main factors in selecting merchandise. It becomes even more of a consideration when you’re intending to resell those items. Here at Action Specialties, we’ve got options to fit any budget for any organization. In working with Louisiana Jeepers, we were able to come up with a premium merchandise line that fit their budget and still left room for them to distribute to their membership. Now THAT’S what we call a success story!
Let us help you write your success story by calling us today at (337) 367-1664 for ideas and quotes.
Ray Chevrolet Thinks Outside the Box
Our friends at Ray Chevrolet in Abbeville, LA recently celebrated their Grand Reopening. When you’re making a big impression with your spotless new showroom filled with quality vehicles, you want to make sure that your new space stays pristine and presentable for all of your prospective customers. Another major part of running a successful dealership is accommodating the customer, including those that bring their children along for the shopping experience. Rather than shunning shoppers who bring their kids, Ray Chevrolet had a great idea for a custom project that Action Specialties was proud to help with.
These coloring books are a great way to keep the children of Ray’s customers occupied while their parents shop Ray’s beautiful new show room!
Team Action’s Jeff Landry took the cover photos while our own Todd Pharr put together the inside pages of this fun piece. This is just another example of why our motto is, “WE CAN DO THAT!”
Team Action and the Polyester Power Hour Party 2014
99.9 KTDY, the radio station that keeps you moving and grooving through your Friday work day each week is the same station that brings you the Grooviest party in town, the Polyester Power Hour Party! Once per year, party people bring their dusty bell bottoms and platform shoes from the back of the closet to the center of the dance floor to compete for cash and prizes, enjoy live music and much more!
This year’s event was destined to please. With music from Krossfyre and the folks at LOL Photeaux making sure to record all of the great memories, the 2014 Polyester Power Hour Party was yet another one for the record books!
Action Specialties was proud to design AND produce the the official tees from this year’s event. Check out the video below, and we’ll see you party people next year!
Team Action Passes Along Knowledge to Budding Professionals
Team Action’s Marketing and Media Manager, Cory LaGrange was invited to be a panelist for ULL’s first ever “Ragin’ Business Week,” a series of speakers, events, and professional development exercises.
Cory was joined by other local marketing professionals and entrepreneurs who were asked to speak about their areas of expertise in marketing, Acadiana business trends, and the future of marketing for our region!
Action Specialties is proud to have been selected as a distinguished contributor. Thank you to ULL for inviting us to be a part of this great event. GEAUX CAJUNS!
Team Action Provides Awards for AAF Acadiana’s Top Honor
Action Specialties was proud to be a part of the 2014 American Advertising Awards! The event honors all of the outstanding contributions to the advertising industry for the past year. Action Specialties is not only a proud member of AdFed Acadiana, but we also provided all of the awards for this year’s event, including the coveted Golden Addy.
For the 2014 event, each winner took home a little piece of Action Specialties! We’re proud to be a part of AdFed Acadiana and look forward to another great year of excellence for the Advertising Industry!
“AAF Acadiana just wanted to let Action Specialties know just how much we appreciated their help with the centerpiece of our awards event this year, the Gold ADDY’s trophies. The mission of the American Advertising Awards in Acadiana is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising and is the first step in the American Advertising Federation’s three-tiered national competition. This year’s Gold ADDY’s awards, provided by Action Specialties, were fantastic and we couldn’t have gotten it done without their amazing customer service. Action Specialties really came through for us, even with an incredibly tight schedule AND a very slim budget. They gave us a fantastic selection of trophies so we could choose the perfect award for our Gold ADDY’s winners. The turnaround time was incredible, and we were so excited to be able to honor some of Acadiana’s best advertising and marketing professionals with these beautiful awards trophies. Thanks again for all your hard work – you went above and beyond and were truly a pleasure to work with!” — President, AAF Acadiana
2014 IADC Health, Safety and Training Conference
Team Action packed their bags and headed to Houston, TX for the seasonal IADC Conference and Exhibition. The team was privileged to get some in-person time with some of our valued customers. In addition, Action Specialties gave attendees the first look at the samples for the 2014 Oilfield Camo Flame Resistant Products which will be available 4th Quarter 2014.
Action Specialties Helps Cupid Beyond the “Shuffle”
When you’re a touring, multi-platinum recording artist, you’ve got a lot on your plate. And if you’ve been to a party, family reunion, or even turned on your radio, you have undoubtedly heard Cupid and his hit song, “The Cupid Shuffle.” Still a party favorite, the Cupid Shuffle is about to take on a new life with the all new CuRobiks program. Part aerobics, part line dance, and 100% FUN, the CuRobiks program is a new and exciting way to lose those pounds and enjoy doing it!
The CuRobiks program is three parts:
1) An in-home exercise DVD
2) A Personal Trainer Program
3) A Nationally Touring Fitness and Live Event Sensation.
When Cupid decided to start spreading the word about the program with merchandise, promotions, and advertising specialties, he only wanted the best. Because after all, anything worth doing is worth doing right! After a number of recommendations, Cupid decided to trust Action Specialties with the image of his all new brand. Team Action is excited to be in on the ground floor of this fun new program, and we look forward to what the future holds for Cupid and CuRobiks!
It’s a new year, and for many businesses, that means it’s time to start building your marketing and advertising initiatives for 2014! At Action Specialties, we pride ourselves in providing Visual Branding. We supply the products that get you seen by the customers that you want!
Throughout the years, promotional products have proven themselves, time and time again, to be absolutely one of the most effective advertising methods when it comes to impressions per marketing dollar. And for 2014, we’re helping that dollar work even hard for you with our Team Action hand-picked $1 Brand Builders! All of these great products are priced as low as $1, giving you the biggest bang for your marketing buck!
So if you’re looking for a fresh and affordable way to jumpstart your 2014 marketing and advertising initiatives, check out our $1 Brand Builder today, and give us a call at (855) 699-6740!
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Team Action at the 2nd Annual Franks International Chili Cook Off
Action Specialties was a proud sponsor and participant in the 2nd Annual Frank’s International Chili Cook Off! Dozens of teams set up their tents before sunrise to compete in the event to benefit The United Way of Acadiana! In addition to the title of the Best Chili of the Day, teams also competed for titles in “Most Spirited,” “Best costume,” and “People’s Choice!”
Action Specialties proudly donated all of this year’s cook off tees. These tee shirts were then sold to the cooking teams and attendees of the event with ALL of the proceeds proudly going to the United Way of Acadiana!
Despite the cold temperatures, strong winds, and inclement weather on the morning of the event, the clouds subsided and the crowds were greeted with beautiful weather once the gates were opened up to the public. Hundreds of attendees paid a small donation for all the chili they could eat! But in true Action Specialties fashion, chili was not all that Team Action had to offer. Just as in years past, the main event was the famous Action Specialties bacon-wrapped, stuffed peppers!
As the crowds thickened, Team Action had to scrape the pot and pull together every last pepper on the pit to meet the demand. We left the events ground having run out of everything to eat that we put out for the public! THAT’S what we like to see!
Check out the video and photo gallery below for some of the highlights from the event. Until next year!
20 Hand-Picked Items to Jumpstart Your Corporate Gift Giving
Even though we are weeks away from Christmas, it’s definitely not too early to get your ducks in a row for your corporate, employee, or customer gift giving program! In fact, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the long lines, and slow-moving holiday shipping, NOW is the best time to order!
We know, corporate gift giving can be a pain. How do you give a gift that is appropriate for each and every recipient? To help take the guess-work out of the whole mess, Action Specialties’ sales team has hand-selected 20 unique, diverse, and affordable items to get your wheels turning for the holidays.
With a great selection for ANY price point, our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide catalog will be your saving grace! Just CLICK HERE to browse the catalog, and give us a call at (337) 367-1664 for more details and to place your order! Take the stress and guesswork out of the Holidays and enjoy the season! Let Action Specialties take care of your gift giving program and sit back and reap the benefits! We Can Do That!
Action Specialties Services National Clients at LAGCOE 2013
Every two years, Lafayette, Louisiana plays host to the second largest Oil and Gas Industry Expo in the Country! The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Expo is the leading location to find the pulse of the oil industry, not only in the Gulf South, but across the globe.
For three days, the Cajundome and Convention Center become the hub for industry leading individuals. LAGCOE boasts an array of keynote speeches, state of the industry addresses, and other educational opportunities that one would be hard pressed to find in one location. In addition, the 2013 LAGCOE afforded industry hopefuls a chance to meet industry leaders and apply for careers at the first annual LAGCOE Career Fair with Career Counseling Professional, Danielle Dayries of DMD & Associates.
Action Specialties was proud to service a number of our valued customers for this year’s LAGCOE, not only for the event, but with their uniform programs, safety incentive initiatives and much more. We look forward to being a part of the next LAGCOE, taking place in October 2015.
Louisiana State Troopers Troop I “Driving with Troopers”
Driving with Troopers is the annual Fundraising Golf Scramble, hosted by the Troop I Louisiana State Trooper’s Association. Taking place at the Sugar Oaks Country Club, the fundraising golf scramble celebrated its 9th year. Local business men and women met to test their golf skills against each other in friendly competition. Team Action was proud to walk away with Third Place honors for their performance in the Golf Scramble. Action Specialties is a proud sponsor of this event, and a proud supporter of the Louisiana State Trooper’s Association!
Team Action at the 2013 World Championship Gumbo Cook Off!
Each year, on the second weekend of October, dozens and dozens of local businesses, organizations, and establishments gather in New Iberia’s historic Bouligny Plaza for the annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff! The three day event culminates in one of the nation’s premier gumbo cook off events taking place on the Sunday. Teams from all around the world meet to put their gumbos and rouxs to the test!
While the cooking teams are hard at work, the rest of their supporters are busy planning skits and decorating the tent space for the other aspects of the competition. The downtown New Iberia area is absolutely packed with colorful tents adorning the theme of the year. This year’s theme was “Red, White, and ROUX!” a nod to patriotism and a good-old-American good time! Cooks and cook-off-goers alike put on their most patriotic outfits and made their rounds dancing, tasting, and spending some quality time with friends both old and new.
Team Action is thankful to take part in the annual event, serving up its signature Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, showing our team spirit, and most of all… having a good time with our valued friends and customers. Thanks to all who came out, visited with us, and passed a good time! Until next year!
Team Action at the 2013 Lafayette Oilman’s Sporting Clays Shoot
It’s not every day that a company gets to take part in a fundraising event where the cause for the dollars raised is completely and immediately evident. When it comes to the Lafayette Oilman’s annual Sporting Clays Shoot, supports of the event get the most “BANG!” for their donation buck. All of the proceeds for this yearly event directly fund scholarships for students at local universities, helping to ensure the strong and profitable future of South Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry.
Each year, Action Specialties shows its support of this great event by donating items to the attendees of the event and providing lunch for shooters, staff, and all of those involved in the execution of this annual mainstay. Representatives from dozens of Acadiana Area Oil and Gas Companies attend the two-day shoot, competing for great prizes, and most of all… bragging rights. In addition to the competitive event, the annual Sporting Clays Shoot provides Team Action with valuable time to visit with our customers in attendance. As always, the team welcomes even a short-lived change of pace and the chance to spend some quality time with our valued customers. Thanks to all who came by the Action Specialties tent and enjoyed some great lunch with us.
For more information on how to get involved, visit lafayetteoilmanssportingclays.com
Team Action at the 2013 IADC S. LA Chapter Golf Tourney
Team Action was proud to take part in the 2013 South Louisiana Chapter IADC Golf Tournament! Because of the last year’s outstanding turnout and incredible community and corporate support,the event was able to bring in enough funds to provide 32 $1,600 scholarships and provide a much-needed influx of cash to local charities.
This year’s event was held on October 3rd and 4th at Squirrel Run Golf Club in New Iberia, LA. Representatives from dozens of local energy and service companies met for a day of fun and fundraising for a good cause.
Action Specialties is a proud supporter and member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors!
“Randy R. Smith, at Royal Engineers & Consultants
We are consistently pleased with the level of service that we receive from Action Specialties. We consistently have sharp deadlines that need to be met and Action Specialties always does everything in their power to ensure timely delivery of items. And the quality of products that are provided are consistently at a high level."