Remember attending sporting events with huge crowds of people?  We miss those, too.  Have you ever wondered who’s behind the tens of thousands of promotional products, like the t-shirts, mugs and hats seen given away at sporting events? 

In this week’s morning meeting, we learned how former EAOC President Carlos Salazar got his start in the United States, started his promotional products company, Salazar Associates, and how he’s responding to COVID-19 by offering personal protective equipment (PPE) products and hand sanitizing products (still sold out at major retailers), with or without your business logo. 

Since hand sanitizers are still a hot commodity, this is one item that customers and clients would most DEFINITELY keep readily available, every day!  Which means, your logo would be seen several times a day, while also providing your customers and clients a lasting protection against bacteria.

Carlos also has narrowed down the very best in apparel and clothing to have embroidered and silk-screened with your company logo!  There are a lot of apparel companies out there, but Carlos has done the research, sampled the big brands, and knows where to get them without paying a fortune.  Save yourself the time and headache, and order directly with Carlos to bypass the upsells and paperwork you get with other websites.

Salazar Associates offers a wide variety of promotional products to help promote your company and services, increase client loyalty, and promote employee unity.  Their online catalog has over 600,000 promotional items waiting for your logo, with something to fit every budget and taste.  All graphics are done in-house, and have been since 1997. 

To learn more about providing clients and customers a lasting protection against bacteria, or to get your logo onto high-quality promotional products, please visit


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In the past 42 years I have received many good leads that have become good clients.  Many of them are still clients of the firm I am with today (This represented 50% of the clients that I merged into the new firm).  I have used many past and current members for a reliable source of good and reputable suppliers for both business and personal needs, including several members that helped me make profitable investments over the years.

Hal Grimshaw, Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP

I joined EAOC because Phil Kintz asked me. At the time the cost and early meeting time was a concern. The first six months of membership I received and extra $6000 in volume.

Gary Gregg, Creating With Glass

I have been a member for many years in several different classifications. EAOC has always provided me with a steady flow of leads. However the biggest benefit I’ve received has been “outside” of the core purpose of leads. A past member John Valentine, mentioned to me that he had heard about some industrial land for sale in Costa Mesa. I ended up buying it, building a warehouse and running my business at the time (South Coast Stationers) there for about thirty years. It was an excellent investment.

Pete Sloan,

A lead from Past member Bob Hardman eight years ago resulted in $15,000 of business. A lead from Mel Smith eight years ago resulted in $25,000 of business. Benefits of membership include direct business from other members resulting in $10,000 in business and direct business with other members that resulted in excellent service and financial savings.

Carlos Salazar, Salazar Associates

After thirty five years, four children, three dogs and many stories my wife and I felt it was time to refurbish the hose. The now center piece of our house is the new custom cabinets in our kitchen, bath and walk in closet. Phil Kintz Custom Cabinets and Woodworking did nothing short of amazing work. We love our new old home.

Nick Kirkland,  Roger Stone Agency

One of the members invited me to join his poker group. After meeting and getting to know the players, one of them introduced me to their neighbor who hired me to remodel their kitchen. This led to another lead and another kitchen remodel.

Phil Kintz, Knitz Cabinets

Joining EAOC has been a 2 fold blessing. First, it has led to an increase in my business through leads and business conducted directly with other EAOC members. Second and most importantly, is the network of great people and resources that the Association provides. Not only can I count on quality work, great service and superior value, but I also have the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated professionals in their respective fields.

Mike Banhagel, Lawyers Title

I have built my entire business on leads from the EAOC. I started my association management firm in 1981 with one client EAOC. In the last thirty four years the business has grown to fourteen associations. We employ eleven full time and one part time employee. I can trace ten of my long term clients to referrals from EAOC that brings in over $500,000 annually. The network of present and passed members has had a tremendous impact on my life.

Gayle Stewart, Gayle Stewart Enterprises

EAOC has been a reliable source of steady business for me for about thirty years. Thank You EAOC!

Pete Sloan

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