Gabby Businessman Has a Million Specialties
Specialty company features "trinkets and trash and products with class."
Name: Russ Ahlheim, business owner
Business: Ad Source One, a supplier of ink pens, coffee mugs, tote bags, golf balls, tees, divot tools, among thousands of other items. The company also has wearables that can be custom imprinted with an embroidered or screen-printed logo.
Family: Ahlheim and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter, Jennifer.
Professional background: Ahlheim is registered with the Advertising Specialty Institute, which has more than 4,300 manufacturers offering more than over 500,000 different imprintable products. He also is a member of GoSmallBiz.com, an organization that helps small businesses grow by providing access to information and tools to assist in small business development.
Civic involvement: Membership in the Fenton Area, Affton and Lemay chambers of commerce.
Hobbies: Avid bass fisherman, who teaches juggling on the side.
Comments: "I've been in sales all my life, it just comes naturally to me. I'm just a gabby person. I'm not cooped up in an office all day. I love helping people find the hard-to-find products for their company. We have well over a million products we sell."