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Personalized custom rod and reel gifts

I’m very excited about a new local vendor relationship with a world famous custom rod & reel maker.  I was searching for a source to purchase Yedi coolers to customize for customers, but found so much more. CEOgolfshop is now offering the very best custom personalized rod and reel gifts. When you need the ultimate in quality fishing tackle for your yacht, wall, or special gift, we’ve got a solution.

The workmanship is incredible. Add a custom image, name, or anything to the rod. The customization is under the finish- your very own one-of-a-kind hand-crafted masterpiece.

  • Personalized custom built rods
  • Custom personalized quality reels
  • Custom personalized rare antique reels with custom mounted displays
  • Custom personalized antique big game rods

Photos coming soon! These items will not be on our web site because each is one of a kind made just for you.  Give us a budget and idea of what you’d like, including specifying brands, and we’ll work with you to create a masterpiece.

Don’t forget, for the water enthusiast we also offer the entire line of Tommy Bahama products, most of which can be personalized, plus custom personalized boat shoes.

Red umbrella’s make a statement for hotel doorman & valet

In busy urban areas, the color of umbrella’s can pull double duty as brand advertising, even without custom imprinting.  From a busy NYC restaurant manager, “We’re known for our red and white umbrella’s. People can be driving down the street in a cab and spot them.”

red umbrella windproof

This double canopy windproof red & white umbrella makes bold statement. Add any logo imprinting, including to all 4 sides. The umbrella is a large 62″, enough for two people, and the second largest walking umbrella made. When purchasing for the service industry, quality is absolutely critical. The last impression you want to make on a customer is getting all wet because an umbrella blew inside out!

Click here to buy the custom imprinted 62″ red umbrella online.

Click here to buy  62″ red umbrellas online for personal use.



CEOgolfshop 10 year anniversary – small business milestone

According to entrepreneur magazine, small businesses account for 60-80 percent of all jobs.  Owner, Christine Speedy, has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, which extends to her entire immediate family. Thanks to loyal customers, CEOgolfshop has thrived in it’s niche market targeting a corporate customers and a wealthy demographic that buys luxury sportswear and custom gifts.

CEOgolfshop logo B&W

ceogolfshop luxury brands

CEOgolfshop was an accidental business for Christine. Always thinking of new ideas, Christine approached a friend in the golf industry with the concept. When he declined interest to invest in the idea,  the ecommerce business was added to her existing marketing company, Schantz Inc., which was already selling services and trade show displays to Marketing VP’s and Directors, prime buyers of custom corporate apparel and gifts. As CEOgolfshop revenues grew, Christine eventually closed the ‘hourly billing’ business of Schantz , to focus on the ecommerce business.

According to Forbes Magazine, 1 in 2 people work for a small business,  and only 33% make it 10 years, CEOgolfshop’s milestone. “All three brothers and I have been self employed for more than decade, ” says Christine. “My father, paternal grandfather, paternal grandmother, and other relatives created successful businesses. Reflecting on the past, my brother Greg, owner of Schantz Home Improvement in Atlanta, GA.,  and I figured that over 100 people probably became millionaires because of opportunities created by our parents and grandparents.” CEOgolfshop has hired everyone from college student interns to older adults needing a new opportunity after economic changes, providing a developmental springboard for new careers.

A single mother, Christine went into business to maximize time flexibility for raising two kids, one now a freshman at the University of Florida, and the other headed to college in the fall.  “I’m thankful to all my loyal customers not only for making a difference in my life, but for empowering me to teach my children and others about running a small business. Equally important, I’m thankful to my manufacturers and suppliers who created opportunities by allowing me to sell their products. Their niche products were absolutely critical to acquiring customers.”

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Tommy Bahama Announces New Co-Branded Collection of Officially Licensed NFL Apparel

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Tommy Bahama, the popular lifestyle brand, has entered into an agreement with the National Football League (NFL) to create an officially licensed collection of premium lifestyle apparel. This prestigious collaboration will yield a distinctive series of highly focused Tommy Bahama lifestyle apparel custom designed solely for the NFL.



“Tommy Bahama is proud to be teaming up with the National Football League,” said Terry Pillow, CEO of Tommy Bahama. “The NFL has a long standing tradition of excellence and a commitment to football fans worldwide. We’re honored to join with the NFL in offering a new line of football-inspired lifestyle apparel that has been designed to connect football fans with their favorite teams and with our brand of relaxed sophisticated apparel.”

The multi-year agreement begins with the release of two custom designed styles for select NFL teams that will be available in late November. The first style is a half-zip pullover that features NFL team logos on the left sleeve and back collar and retails for $148. The second style is a full-zip team jacket with NFL team logos and trim on the inside neck and a large team logo on the back. Made of a luxurious, high tech Italian wool/nylon fabric, the jacket will retail for $295 and is heat insulating, lightweight, and incorporates stretch for comfort.

These special Tommy Bahama NFL team items will be available exclusively online at and select Tommy Bahama retail locations. They will go on sale on November 21, 2013, just in time for holiday shopping.

“Tommy Bahama is a great addition to our roster of lifestyle apparel offerings,” said Leo Kane, the NFL’s SVP of Consumer Products. “We look forward to giving our fans another way to show their team pride at the game, the office, or relaxing at home.”


Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 130 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 14 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.  Through a partnership with Border Free global ecommerce, ships merchandise directly to consumers in over 100 countries. Tommy Bahama products are also available at the finest U.S. retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers. Additional stores will be opening this year.  For more information, please visit

Press Contact: Orsi Public Relations
Janet Orsi or Racine Diaz (323) 874-4073

Press Contact: National Football League
Joanna Hunter (212) 450-2449