Team Members Honored with SAAGNY 40 Under Forty Distinction

Pictured: Kristina Beal (L) & Stephanie Leonardi (R)

HICKSVILLE, NY – NC Custom (ASI: 44900; PPAI: 111662) is proud to recognize two of their associates that have been included in the 2023 SAAGNY 40 Under Forty list. Stephanie Leonardi, Creative Design Manager and Kristina Beal, Strategic Account Manager were honored at SAAGNY’s annual awards presentation, hosted earlier this week at the Promotions East tradeshow in Atlantic City. Their selection signifies a level of excellence in the promotional products industry and a commitment to going above and beyond in their career path.

We are proud to have this level of talent as part of the NC Custom team” said Lance Stier, Chairman and CEO. “Being recognized with this distinction shows their dedication to the industry and their craft.”

“NC Custom’s growth continues to be a team effort, and to have our associates recognized for that success by such a prestigious organization is a testament to them and also our company,” said David Miller, President. “As our business has grown, we have worked hard to recruit top talent to keep pace.”

Both Stephanie and Kristina have experience on both the distributor and supplier side of the business. Stephanie had creative roles at Positive Promotions on Long Island and Vanguard in New York City before coming on board to lead the creative team in NC Custom’s marketing department. Meanwhile, Kristina has been a social media driven marketing consultant with experience at American Solutions for Business, and now lends her talents to supporting her accounts and making engaging content with a sense of style and panache that make her approach unique.

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SAAGNY’s 40 Under Forty is a celebration of young promotional products professionals in the SAAGNY community. The process of selecting SAAGNY’s 40 Under Forty begins with nominations. Some of the qualities and characteristics the committee looks for include: Leadership skills, Productivity, Innovation, Professional growth and achievement, Creative problem-solving, Personal integrity, Dedication, and a passion for excellence. All recipients must also be a SAAGNY Member in good standing.

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) is the largest regional trade association of its kind. SAAGNY is an organization of approximately 600 firms engaged in the specialty advertising and promotional products industry in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Within our membership are Distributors, Suppliers, Multi-Line Representatives, and Business Services companies.

For For more information, please see www.saagny.org


With over 50 years of combined award-winning experience, NC Custom (ASI: 44900; SAGE: 52303; PPAI: 111662; PPPC: 920802), is a top-40 ASI Supplier, and the leading diversified manufacturer of 3,000 plus items, ranging across confectionery, mints, chocolate, hard goods, health and beauty, wellness, premium apparel and soft goods, servicing distributors in the promotional products industry. NC Custom remains the only food vendor in the promotional products industry that is SQF certified – the highest global standard of food safety. The Company operates out of 2 world-class manufacturing facilities and features an industry-leading assortment of printing, packaging, and decorating capabilities. As a leading manufacturer, NC Custom also features extensive product customization capabilities, including custom shaped mints, custom shaped chocolate, custom formulated lip balm, candles, lotions, and more.  It owns industry brands including Chocolate Inn ®, Taylor & Grant ®, Lanco ®, ACE USA ® and partner brands include M&M’s ®, Godiva ®, Lindt ®, Jelly Belly ®, Mrs. Fields ® and more.


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