Trims Unlimited is now a Google Approved Vendor!

Google’s “Small Business” Initiative At the close of 2015, Trims received an unsolicited email from Google that made the office feel like it had won the lottery. Google had begun a new initiative aimed at “small businesses,” and they were inviting a select group of service providers to join the ranks of approved Google vendors. Their purpose: to refresh and augment the company’s current stable of suppliers with suitable, qualified small businesses. How Trims became a prospect is anyone’s guess. However, not caring about the “why,” we instantly filled out the required paperwork and sent it off without delay. Then we waited for a reply. The better part of a year passed without a response. This wasn’t college—so no fat or skinny envelopes were mailed; however, a welcome letter arrived via email. It stated that Trims name had been added to their list. INCREDIBLE! The waiting game began, and it wasn’t until late last fall that we finally received a request from Google’s procurement office and marketing department. Apparently, a college recruiting event was in the offing and collegiate swag and branded gifts were needed. Budget was tight; however, all the items had to appeal to the savvy college student. A collaboration began and a list of suggestions was assembled. Vendor Items that were Under Consideration Grid-It Organizers (http://www.cocooninnovations.com) Fidget Spinners http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/health/fidget-spinner-fad-partner/index.html Lap Top Decals Imprint pins of varying sizes and qualities able to be customized to meet the individualized needs of each event. Stamped on brass or stainless steel, Pantone matched using a four-color process with a butterfly clutch backing. All the pins presented for consideration were able to...

Google’s “Small Business” Initiative At the close of 2015, Trims received an unsolicited email from Google that made the office feel like it had won the lottery. Google had begun a new initiative aimed at “small businesses,” and they were inviting a select group of service providers to join the ranks of approved Google vendors. […]

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Ben Affleck and Theo Chocolate | Fair Trade Gifts

Theo Chocolate: A yummy option for a fair trade gift Chocolate? Ben Affleck? Valentine’s Day? Changing lives? Oh, and brownies? Perfect brownies? What do these things have in common? Besides being the key components of every teenage girl’s dream date from about 1995-2003, these have been cause for a lot of excitement in our office. Ben Affleck, director of the Oscar-nominated film “Argo,” is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an organization working to bring positive change to eastern Congo. ECI recently teamed up with our vendor Theo Chocolate, the first and only Organic, Fair Trade certified bean-to-bar chocolate factory in North America. Together they’re offering a 100 percent Congolese cocoa, with a portion of the proceeds going to ECI to help the farmers and their families. See Ben Affleck talk ECI and Theo Chocolate on CBS here. We’re proud to offer Theo Chocolate, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to share Theo’s very own Chocolate Chunk Brownie recipe: 3 Theo 70% Dark Chocolate bars (3oz. each) ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 stick butter (8T) 3 eggs ½ cup + 2T all-purpose flour ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. vanilla extract, optional Butter an 8 inch baking pan and line with parchment, leaving a small overhang to ease removal of the finished brownies. Preheat the oven to 375F. Unwrap all three bars.  Set 2 whole bars aside. Take the third bar and break 2 sections off (about 1oz.).  Place these 2 sections aside with the 2 whole bars; this chocolate will be for melting. Place this melting chocolate in a heatproof bowl along...

Chocolate? Ben Affleck? Valentine’s Day? Changing lives? Oh, and brownies? Perfect brownies?

What do these things have in common? Besides being the key components of every teenage girl’s dream date from about 1995-2003, these have been cause for a lot of excitement in our office.

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Gift Rap Remix: Discover, Demo, Discuss

Your go-to for cutting edge promotional products and … Ben Affleck? I’m Carolina Mohrlock, the newest addition to the Trims team. I’ll be contributing fresh content to our blog (“Gift Rap”) each week. Here are few things you can expect to see from us: Discovery My Google Reader is fat with news about the latest products and trends. I’ll walk hand-in-hand with the tech bloggers, vendors and B2B mags so you don’t have to, peeling back a layer of heavy text and offering you a glimpse into what’s new. I’ll do the scrolling, you do the discovering. Product test drives We get a sample of a promotional product and then we put it to use. We’ll tell you how it works for us. Like the way we rock the backpack? Need to have the motion-activated light up bracelet? (We don’t blame you. They are pretty awesome.) Maybe you’ll spot a product that’s the right fit for your conference or event. I, your faithful test subject, will be here to make it happen. Case studies Need 60,000 cups, 70,000 napkins and 50,000 cocktail stirrers? We’re small but we do big things. We’ll tell you how. Did we mention Ben Affleck? What does Ben Affleck have to do with eco-friendly chocolate? I won’t leave you in suspense for long. We provide gift solutions that spark conversation. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to chew the rest of the chocolate that’s in your mouth before you get to talking “Argo.” Trims news What have we been up to? Well, working hard and making things happen for our clients. We’ll keep you updated...

Your go-to for cutting edge promotional products and … Ben Affleck? I’m Carolina Mohrlock, the newest addition to the Trims team. I’ll be contributing fresh content to our blog (“Gift Rap”) each week. Here are few things you can expect to see from us: Discovery My Google Reader is fat with news about the latest […]

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Trims Unlimited Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held US Companies

Trims Unlimited: One of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held US Companies Trims Unlimited, Inc. has earned a place on the sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the cream of the crop of entrepreneurial success stories. Described by Agenda Magazine as having “impeccable service and great taste,” Trims provides unparalleled concierge style promotional services to corporate markets. Since 1985, Trims has been transforming the way companies use branded materials to build their businesses through relationships.   About Inc. 5000 Each year since 2007, Inc. Magazine has compiled its list of 5000 private American businesses that have shown outstanding growth over a period of three years. The list highlights the achievements of companies across all industries who have managed to increase revenue despite the economic environment. “Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. Company profiles are featured on Inc.com.   About Trims Unlimited Pioneers in experiential marketing and experts in ways to enhance field, partner and alliance marketing ROI, Trims has an international reputation for providing promotional services that elevate the quality of the customer experience and help drive client sales across a diverse prospect base from SMEs to the C-Suite. Regularly named one of the nation’s top woman owned businesses, Trims has also been recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal, Diversity Inc, the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, the California Governor’s Office and American Express Open....

Trims Unlimited: One of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held US Companies Trims Unlimited, Inc. has earned a place on the sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the cream of the crop of entrepreneurial success stories. Described by Agenda Magazine as having “impeccable service and […]

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Trims honored by LA Business Journal & Inc Magazine

Trims, dubbed one of “Corporate America’s Best Kept Secrets” and the “Ultimate Treasure Hunters” by Departures Magazine, was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of top L.A. women-owned businesses for the 7th year in a row and has again earned a position this year on Inc’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. A pioneer in the field of experiential marketing since 1985, Susan Roth and her team of experts have been providing Fortune 500 companies with strategic promotional products that help build relationships with elite customers and prospects in a personal and meaningful...

Trims, dubbed one of “Corporate America’s Best Kept Secrets” and the “Ultimate Treasure Hunters” by Departures Magazine, was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of top L.A. women-owned businesses for the 7th year in a row and has again earned a position this year on Inc’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies […]

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American Express Small Business Rules: The Trims Unlimited Rule

American Express Small Business Rules: The Trims Unlimited Rule American Express has recognized Trims Unlimited with a Video Profile in their Open Forum series “Small Business Rules”: In 1985 Susan Roth took over her mother’s personal shopping business and turned it into Trims Unlimited, a corporate gift supplier for everything from International conferences to White House dinners. From the perfect gift bag, to a Lifetime Achievement award, to custom fitted cars, when corporate clients need personalized, hard to find items delivered on a tight deadline, Trims Unlimited is there to...

American Express Small Business Rules: The Trims Unlimited Rule American Express has recognized Trims Unlimited with a Video Profile in their Open Forum series “Small Business Rules”: In 1985 Susan Roth took over her mother’s personal shopping business and turned it into Trims Unlimited, a corporate gift supplier for everything from International conferences to White House dinners. […]

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