The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) today announced the top 50 best places to work in the $23.2 billion promotional products industry, with Counselor magazine naming Children’s World Uniform Supply (parent company of Chamber member Business World Promo Supply) number 34 on the list out of over 25,000 companies.
Counselor magazine, part of the ASI Media group, delivers award-winning digital and print content to industry leaders, distributor decision-makers and top salespeople throughout the promo industry. Its Best Places to Work package includes profiles of companies on the 2022 list and offers information on how to create a great workplace.
When asked about it, Children’s World Vice President and co-owner Tim Holliday said: "We are honored to make the ASI list of the top 50 Best Places to Work, and we appreciate all our team does for our customers every day. It’s been an especially challenging last couple of years, and it is very humbling to be recognized in this way."
"The companies on this year's list pulled off an impressive feat," said ASI Editor-in-Chief C.J. Mittica. "They’ve weathered unprecedented economic and societal changes to keep employees productive and happy. They’ve emerged on the other side as good or even better than they were before. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments and learn their secrets in making a great place to work – wherever that may be."
The vast majority of the top-ranked companies are in the U.S., with three based in Canada. California, Texas and Florida topped the states with the most "best" companies at six, five and four, respectively.
To be named a Counselor Best Place to Work, industry firms participated in a months-long survey process where employees evaluated their company on 17 different qualities. The grading occurred on a 1-5 scale, with 5 being most positive and 1 being most negative. To give an idea of the strength of employee satisfaction among all firms nominated, no company scored less than 3.5 in any one category. Counselor then analyzed the scores to determine the final rankings.
ASI's Counselor magazine has honored top companies in the promotional products industry since 2008, with the exception of 2017, as well as 2020 and 2021, due to dramatic changes in workplaces everywhere wrought by the COVID-19 disruption.
Logoed promotional products like pens, caps, bags, T-shirts and other products are generally given away by companies, schools and organizations to help advertise a brand or event or to thank employees, clients or event attendees.
Locally owned by Cynthia & Tim Holliday, Children’s World Uniform Supply has been a landmark business in Sarasota since 1964. Children's World is a school uniform provider for over 30 schools, as well as a specialty book, toy and game store with unique items for all ages. There is an in-store U.S. Post Office that offers stamps and mailing services at the same prices of the regular Post Office. Custom embroidery, shirt printing and promotional products are additional products and services offered through the Business World side of the business. Learn more about Children’s World and Business World at childrensworlduniform.com and businessworldpromo.com.
The Advertising Specialty Institute serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $23.2 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain.