If you know the crew here at Action Specialties, you know that Team Action emphasizes family, spirit, and teamwork. For Halloween this year, we decided to have a friendly competition that pits our various departments against each other for a spirited decorating contest.
Team Action Hits the Green with the Ragin’ Cajuns
Each year, the Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation hosts its Athletic Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Much more than a simple way to raise money for ULL’s athletic endeavors, the event serves as a point of pride for those taking place in the event, all while giving back to the university that has helped build so many economic opportunities here in Acadiana.
With a sold-out roster, 2014 marks the 13th year for the golf scramble. The teams took to the greens of Clubs of Kingwood in Houston, TX. Among those teams was Team Action! Throughout the last few years, our relationship with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has grown into a valued, mutually beneficial partnership that goes above and beyond its business implications. We are proud to support the Ragin’ Cajuns and we look forward to our next opportunity to show that support!
The Arc and Team Action Scramble for a Cause
Action Specialties was proud to take part in The Arc of Acadiana’s Annual Charity Golf Classic! For the past 10 years, businesses and organizations have come together for one cause: Raising awareness and providing assistive funds for those living with disabilities. This year, 60 teams took to the greens of The Wetlands Golf Course here in Lafayette, LA. Mulligans were bought and taken, good times were had, and three winning teams were crowned. But most of all, funds were raised to help further the mission of The Arc of Acadiana!
In addition to being the 10th year for the fundraising event, The Arc of Acadiana is celebrating 60 years of service to the Acadiana area this year! We’re proud to have taken part in this benchmark event and look forward to many more years of involvement with their great organization!
100 Cooking Teams, 1 Cause
Action Specialties was a proud sponsor of the 2014 Stone Energy Gumbo Cook Off! Celebrating its third year, the Gumbo Cook Off benefits the United Way of Acadiana. A $10 donation gained attendees access to fud, fun, music, and much more! With Sammy Kershaw headlining the entertainment and more than 100 teams cooking gumbo, ready to sample, it was an event that’s just like your grandma’s secret gumbo recipe… too good to pass up!
Action Specialties designed, printed, and donated the tee shirts for this great, fundraising event, and we can’t wait until 2015! C’mon Gumbo Weather!
Time to Find Out Whose Roux Rules!
Taking place in historic and beautiful Main Street New Iberia, the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff draws cooking teams from around the US and abroad to put their rouxs to the test. Hundreds of teams compete, but only a few emerge victorious! With categories ranging from “best tasting” to “most comical” competitors, there is something for everything at this world-class event.
As an active supporter of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce and the community as a whole, Action Specialties is always a proud participant in the cookoff. This year, Action Specialties brought home a trophy in the comedic skit category. Now THAT will look good in the trophy case!
Action Specialties Supports the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s Fore a Cure Corporate Golf Classic took place on October 10 at the beautiful Koasati Pines Golf Course in Kinder, LA. More than just your typical golfing fundraiser, the 2-day event featured a live auction, a casino slot tournament, golf scramble, and much more!
With an Executive Chair and Committee comprised of the Who’s Who of the region’s Oil and Gas Industry, Action Specialties is proud to not only take part in the event, but to call these volunteers and organizers our friends and customers. Cancer is a foe that Team Action is all too familiar with. With it hitting us so close to home, we are always very proud to help combat this terrible affliction. Thanks to the American Cancer Society and all of those who participated in this great event.
Shooting Clays for a Cause
For yet another year running, the Lafayette Oilman’s Sporting Clay Shoot was a great success! With proceeds going towards engineering scholarships at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Action Specialties was a proud hospitality sponsor of this great cause.
Hundreds of shooters from the Oil and Gas Industry took to the GOL Shooting Facility to have a good time and raise funds for a worthy cause. Action Specialties cooked up some great food for the attendees and got a chance to spend some quality time with our friends and customers taking part in the event. We stand behind the Lafayette Oilman’s organization and their philanthropic efforts.
Team Action Supports the Annual IADC Golf Tourney
12,000 Tee Shirts, 1 Great Cause!
Action Specialties is the proud merchandise provider AND Courage Sponsor of Opelousas General Health System’s “Paint the Town Pink” Campaign!
As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are as excited as ever to be a part of this great cause, and we can’t wait to see these tees flooding Acadiana! Thank you to our friends at OGH for allowing us to be a part of the effort!
Not Just Supporters but SURVIVORS!
Action Specialties prides itself on not just being a team, but a family. We’ve got three of the strongest women that we know, working right here at Action Specialties, that are survivors of breast cancer. We’re so proud to be able to call them coworkers, friends, and family. They’re living proof that there IS hope for those diagnosed with cancer, and they inspire us each and every day, not JUST in October! Continue reading Action Thinks Pink!
Team Action at the Knight Oil Tools Golf Tourney
At Action Specialties, we make it a point to try to support the philanthropic efforts of our friends and customers. With this commitment in mind, Team Action took to the greens of the Jay and Lionel Hebert Golf Course to Golf to Defeat ALS!
Action Specialties takes part in the 2014 Fall Safety Focus
Action Specialties Outfits ESPN 1420
Whether your team works in an office or out in the field, you want them to look good! The folks at ESPN 1420 regularly take their show on the road, covering local and regional sports, broadcasting live, and working in the public eye. When you’re out and about so much for work, you’ve got to make sure that your apparel program looks great and stands up well under pressure in the field. We were thrilled to create some premium Antigua polos for their crew! Thanks to ESPN and Townsquare media for the opportunity. See you at the game!
Continue reading ESPN Garments in the Game
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!
Team Action Presents Dodgeball!
What do local businesses, recreational sports and activities, and volunteer work all have in common? They’re all HUGE contributors for the Miles Perret Cancer Services’ Games of Acadiana! It’s our pleasure to have been a Champion Sponsor and the presenters of Dodgeball for the Games of Acadiana for yet another year.
Each year, Action Specialties sponsors and operates the dodgeball event for the Games of Acadiana. It gives us a chance to give back to the community, raise money for a great cause, and have a BLAST while doing it!
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!”
“Alison Matte, at Halliburton
Just wanted to say – YOU ROCK!! J Thanks for the help today – you make these last minute requests possible AND my job easy! Don’t know what I’d do without Action Specialties & Marla!"