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Shep Moyle
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FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 12, 2002 – Shep and Wendy Moyle, owners of Stumps, America’s leading supplier of party and prom supplies, were recently named Business-to-Business Catalogers of the Year by Catalog Success Magazine.

In the July 2002 issue, Catalog Success magazine named five catalog industry professionals as winners of the first-annual Catalogers of the Year awards. Winners demonstrated innovation in cataloging, measurable company growth, and advancement to the catalog industry as a whole.

According to Donna Loyle, editor of Catalog Success, the Business-to-Business Catalogers of the Year award was given to the Moyles because of their impressive business acumen. Since their purchase of Stumps in 1990, the Moyles have taken the company from a one-catalog company with 40 employees to a 14-title firm with seven websites and 425 employees. They have also made three acquisitions since 1998, including the acquisition of the upscale gift catalog Celebration Fantastic in the first quarter of this year.

“We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Shep Moyle, president of Stumps. “Wendy and I have worked hard over the past 12 years to build a strong business. Our focus has not only been on growth, but on continuing to be an important part of our community.”

Catalog Success is the catalog industry’s most widely circulated trade magazine. Information about the Cataloger of the Year awards, as well as information about Shep and Wendy Moyle, will be featured in the cover story of the July 2002 issue.

About Stumps
Since 1926, Stumps has been America’s leading supplier of prom and party supplies. Stumps ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55 countries. With more than 24,000 products, 14 different catalogs, and seven distinct websites, Stumps provides customers with the complete party solution. Stumps was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Stumps/ one of the “Top 400 Websites in America.” Stumps is the fourth largest employer in Whitley County, Ind. More information about Stumps can be found at

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