Life Changes by Aaron Montgomery

It has again been a while since you all last heard from me. Sorry for that! As with most people I had the greatest of intentions but life gets in the way. For me life has changed quite a bit and I’m excited about these changes. As most of you know I was running my own small business called Garment Decorating Supply, LLC. In the month since my last blog post I have passed my company on to a very close friend of mine and started out on a new journey in our industry.

Not to worry, Garment Decorating Supply, LLC is in good hands. Most of you know Terry Combs. He is a blogger on this site and one of the most knowledgeable guys I know in the screen printing realm. Like me he worked at U.S. Screen for many years, and he is continuing on with GDS as if things never changed. He is a great guy who I trust will treat the customer well, so give him a call if you need anything.

I have moved to St. Louis, MO to become the Sales and Marketing Manager for a wonderful small business called Coastal Business Supplies, Inc. The Pickering family (Andy, Wes and Clay) have welcomed me to their business and I’m excited to help them grow. Coastal is an industry leader in sublimation supplies and blanks, heat transfer papers, textile and sign vinyl and also have a large list of available equipment from inkjet, heat press and cutters. I’ll be managing the sales and customer service team, developing our social media and traditional marketing plan and coordinating and attending the industry trade shows. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows again. (Who’s going to Long Beach this week?)

Thanks for following me, and I look forward to continuing to bring you my thoughts on the industry, small business marketing and how we all fit together. I’ll be blogging about the upcoming NBM show, so look for a new blog with the highlights of the show the week of the 16th of August.



I have been in the garment decorating industry for over 10 years, and have worked with many small businesses to help them make money and improve their marketing. I love helping small businesses as I have been involved with or had my own small business since I was a teenager. In my free time, I enjoy volleyball, bowling and spending time with my 11 year old son. I have recently moved to St. Louis by way of Boston, Colorado Springs and most major cities in Arizona.

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