Unique Shark-fin Snorkeling Mask Debuted by Nebibo

Nebibo just opened their new B2B website. The founders say, “Our mission is to get kids off their electronic devices and out exploring the world. We’d love for you to come on that journey with us. We started this journey when we realized there was no recognizable and reliable snorkeling brand that parents could feel assured their kids would be safe using. We are that brand!” The product is full-face snorkel mask with a 180-degree view and water-tight seal in the patented shark design. The “fin” is designed to seal in the event the snorkel goes under water. Made of non-toxic materials.

Las Vegas, High Point and Atlanta Markets to Merge

In a joint press release (opens in a new tab) dated May 15, 2018, it has been announced that International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart in Atlanta will combine into an entity to be known as International Market Centers. The total permanent showroom space will be 20 million square feet in three cities: Atlanta and High Point east of the Mississippi and Las Vegas in the west.

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Robert Maricich, the current Chief Executive Officer of IMC, will become Chief Executive Officer of the combined entity. Jeffery L. Portman, Sr., son of AmericasMart founder John Portman, will serve as an advisor to the IMC Board.

“IMC has always had immense respect for AmericasMart and its founders, the Portman family, who established a tremendous reputation in the industry, We look forward to bringing together our two companies to provide exhibitors with exceptional access to global Markets,” Maricich said, “and buyers with even more convenient opportunities to explore top products across sectors.”

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“AmericasMart has long served as a crossroads of commerce,” noted Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr. “This joining of the incredibly powerful talents and resources present in both organizations will sustain and advance that role for the ultimate benefit of the customers we jointly serve.”

The late John Portman, Atlanta architect and developer, founded AmericasMart in the 1960s as part of the 14-block Peachtree Center complex, which includes retail, office buildings and hotels in addition to the three market buildings. Portman’s properties were instrumental in making Atlanta a convention destination.

IMC has recently committed to building an additional 350,000 square feet in Las Vegas and acquiring/constructing two new buildings in High Point.

The transition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Channel Craft – Toys Are “Made in the USA”

Dean Helfer Jr. of Channel CraftChannel Craft (opens in a new tab) began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted Boomerangs and other wooden products. As the years went on, Dean and his crew looked for a permanent spot to set up a manufacturing plant. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA.

Channel Craft has been manufacturing Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles that are “Quality Crafted” right here in the U.S.A. for 30 years now! You’ll find American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value.

They have become the preeminent purveyor of historically significant Toys, Games and Puzzles to complement museums, parks and attractions. You’ll find a broad selection of educational and entertaining Nautical, Historical, Nature and Science related products- it’s what Dean calls Edu-Tainment!

Castle Toy – Fun Toys

castleCastle Toy Inc. (opens in a new tab), established in 1986, is a leading importer/distributor of quality toys. Our distribution is across the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. They offer our products to all leading toy, hobby, and gift stores, mail order catalogs, theme parks and e-commerce retailers.

Castle Toy features die cast sets, dolls, educational toys, science, sports, water, building fun and activity sets.