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Better Know a Sponsor: AdSpark

Charlotte web entrepreneur Matt McGlothlin founded AdSpark Promos in late 2010.  The company sells promotional products such as koozies, hats, pens, t-shirts, and any other product on which you can place a logo.

AdSpark has been a proud Ignite Charlotte sponsor since the third event. Matt says, “The event meshes nicely with our community-based philosophy. We like that the event opens minds and opens doors for people.” McGlothlin also loves the entrepreneurial spirit that surrounds the event. “Facilities such as Packard Place and Lightbulb Coworking are bringing local entrepreneurs into the spotlight. We like to think of our business as a startup because there is nothing quite like AdSpark out there.”

So what makes AdSpark different from other promotional product companies? They strive to use local screen printers and local suppliers as much as possible, helping to support other Charlotte business owners. Discounts are provided on any eco-friendly product ordered, and a portion of the proceeds of every order are donated to the client’s non-profit of choice. This is the essence of McGlothlin’s community-based philosophy.

AdSpark always seems to enlighten us with some of the neat gadgets on which they place the Ignite Charlotte logo: flash drive bracelets, laser pointer pens, and portable mini-mice for your netbook!

Welcome back AdSpark and thank you for your sponsorship support of Ignite Charlotte 5!

Written by: Josie (@JosieMazz), Ignite Charlotte 5 Volunteer

Better Know a Sponsor: Adspark

AdSpark Promo Products is a locally owned promotional products company with a conscience. They offer items from koozies, keychains and t-shirts to usbs, mousepads and mice. All they need is your logo! Their goal is to raise awareness for local non-profits and grassroot events like Ignite Charlotte.

Get this: 5% of any proceeds benefit the non-profit of your choice. In the past, orders have helped  local charities like the YWCA, Down Syndrome Association, Humane Society and Partners for Parks.  Your brand and your non-profit are then mentioned multiple times on AdSpark’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts.

Says AdSpark, “We’re a proud sponsor of Ignite Charlotte 3 because Ignite Charlotte encourages innovation, ideas and community participation. Non-profits thrive on innovation and creativity and we are a strong advocate of any event that does the same. Besides, with names like AdSpark and Ignite Charlotte we were surely destined to work together.”

Thanks AdSpark! You’re the “Spark” that helps us “Ignite” the community!