Our Story

From the beginning, Artina Promotional Products was founded on the ideals of integrity, innovation and superior service. Its roots couldn’t be more humble – as a recent émigré from Athens, Greece, entrepreneur Chris Bouzounis started his company with only a small printing press in the basement. He produced and sold business cards, branded matchbooks and calendars to local businesses.

Named Olympic Press in honor of his homeland, what set Chris apart was his ability to carefully listen to and understand exactly what his customers needed. With prompt and careful follow-up, those customers issued repeat business and referrals. Today 90% of the company’s 2,500 clients are repeat customers, a statistic that attests to a relentless focus on service and satisfaction.

As the product line expanded, Olympic Press became Olympic Incentive Ideas, a name that highlighted the creativity that often went into helping clients select the perfect item to promote brand awareness, build loyalty, create excitement and increase sales.

In 1996 when the Olympics came to Atlanta, the U.S. Olympic Committee requested the company to change its name. At that time, Chris’ two children, Art and Matina, had developed a growing involvement in the business, so it seemed natural for their names to inspire the firm’s third and final name change to Artina Promotional Products, Now a second generation family business, Matina serves as President and Art as Vice President & Marketing.

The Artina family, which includes their 20+ person team, searches the globe for unique promotional products, awards, apparel and gift items, many of which are displayed in their 5,000 square-foot showroom north of Columbus, Ohio. Experienced and creative sales associates excel at directing a consultative process that guides each customer to the teams most suitable for their goals.

To further help busy customers gather ideas, a comprehensive searchable database was built online, letting visitors quickly shop by item, price point or other select criteria. Maintaining a less than 1% margin of error on shipments has been made possible by a skilled team and system that’s geared toward building long-term relationships.

Now ranked in the top 4% of promotional product distributors nationally, Artina Promotional Products has come a long way from the basement print shop that began in 1967.

The awards we’ve received for integrity and business success have been wonderful, but what truly motivates us is knowing we are helping our clients express their appreciation and accomplish their goals, said Chris Bouzounis.

There’s a lot of heart in this business and that’s what has made the journey so special.

Our Awards

Our History

1967
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1967

Founded in October as Olympic Press.Began as a printer of business cards & calendars.

1970
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1970

Changes name to Olympic incentive ideas to help incorporate the vast array of Advertising Specialists & Promotional Products.

1972
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1972

Olympic moves in to first office building on the corner of Main & James Roads in East Columbus. A small showroom of products is established and employees are hired (Office Manager/Receptionist).

1977
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1977

Olympic hits $1,000,000 in sales.

1981
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1981

Chris Bouzounis buys a 10,000 sq.foot building in downtown Columbus on North Fourth Street and moves the company’s office and showroom there.

1986
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1986

Olympic hits $2,500,000 in sales.

1992
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1992

Chris Bounzounis is a Finalist for the Columbus Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year Award.

1996
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1996

January 1,Company officially changes name to Artina Promotional Products after the US Olympic Committee requests a name change with the Olympics coming to Atlanta in 1996

2003
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2003

Artina hits $5,000,000 in sales. Artina wins the Central Ohio Conway Family Business of the Year Award.

2004
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2004

Chris Bouzounis wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for small Business in Ohio and is a Finalist for the National Award. Chris Bouzounis is a finalist for the Columbus Chamber Small Business Person of the Year Award.

2008
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2008

Artina moves offices to Powell. Artina wins the Better Business Bureau’s Integrity Award for Central Ohio.

2012
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2012

Artina becomes a certified Women owned Business.

2016
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2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

Artina wins Best Promotional Products Company by CEO Magazine.