About

Hey y'all! This is my hello.... 

Amanda Hueneke

Where did it all start? Well, it started in an athletic club. Yep, you heard me- an athletic club in Charlotte, NC in 1999. I worked part-time as the desk attendant handing out locker keys, headphones (and not ear buds), and athletic towels; booking squash and racquetball courts, and greeting members. One day, in August, a member walked up and asked me if I was interested in a full-time job. Well, since I was juggling two part-time jobs- and since I was planning a February wedding, this seemed like a good idea. 


So, I started working as a data entry and shipping clerk with Hoppy Hopkins' promotional products company. Hoppy's been around the business since 1985. I learned quickly that attention to detail was paramount in this business. Every single little typo I made on those pink dot matrix triplicate forms landed back on my desk to be corrected before it would leave his hand to be delivered the appropriate receiver. I learned a lot. I learned that missing the special delivery instructions mattered. Plugging in the quantity price correctly could make the difference in thousands in billing. Getting a PMS color exactly right, mattered. He never let a mistake get by. It drove me crazy, but I got really good at catching my errors before handing him the orders. I learned about shipping, and receiving, and company stores, and fulfillment, I learned the ins and outs of the jargon for apparel, and promo products and ever changing artwork standards (hey, email art was new, y'all!). I learned about handling customer orders, and service and trouble shooting. Eventually, I became his office manager, and I handled all things A/R and A/P too. Then I had my kiddos, and ever since then, I have been working in this business. Even after we moved to Texas 10 years ago. 

And I have to thank Hoppy for bringing me here, to this point where a little over a year ago- I started feeling like I was confident enough and ready to start my own thing. I kept waking up every morning with an idea, and then another, and then another.... until I couldn't leave it alone anymore. Someone once told me that when you're supposed to do something, it won't leave you alone. I had to pull the trigger. With Hoppy's gracious blessing, a nudge from above, and the support of my family- I am here now, as Hello Imprint LLC. 

I believe that a gift- even a promotional product- should feel like an extension of who you are and what the recipient wants or needs. I believe it should be personal. Our brand logo is built from my own handwriting because I want every experience with Hello Imprint to be a personal one that builds a relationship. My clients have become my friends. They know I scout the best price for them, they know I watch the details, and they know I will deliver. As a result, I get to enjoy their loyalty and trust in the buying and consultation process. 

I thank you sincerely for being here, for being a part of my brand, and helping me build it even bigger.  

-Amanda Hueneke

 

P.S.... Now, here's the nitty-gritty stuff that most websites put up. You can put the tissue away, now. 


Our Mission: 

Hello Imprint LLC will bring timely, balanced, appropriate and creative gateway introductions to your audience. We exist to help you say a memorable hello through swag like promotional products, apparel, print, trade show set ups, and signage. 

Core Principles: 

  • Timely
  • Balanced
  • Appropriate
  • Creative
  • Integrity

We will accomplish these by: 

  • Asking questions to clarify client mission and goals
  • Providing responsive and proactive communication 
  • Providing timely delivery
  • Providing products and services that will balance within budget needs
  • Determining the end user's expectations and needs to provide the appropriate product or service

 

Community: 

We will strive to remain active in Frisco and the surrounding communities in the areas of the arts and arts education; veteran's causes; and the Engage Ministry at Preston Trail Community Church. We choose these because these areas are already important to us and who we are. And by "we", I mean my family- who is integral part of this company through their support, time, and yes- the almighty dollar(s). 

 

All that fancy stuff: 

BASI certified ASI- Feb. 2017

MASI certified ASI - Feb. 2018

PPAI Member 730141

Sage Member 235190

UPIC: H730141

 

Community Memberships: 

Frisco Arts Innovator Member

 

 

 Industry Certifications and Memberships: 

     


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”

-Proverbs 18:16 (NIV)