Our Point In 2017
It’s been said, that every story has a beginning. And while that’s true, not every beginning is the same. Some start accidentally; some start surprisingly. No matter how they start however, they have a tendency to open our eyes in new ways by making points worth celebrating, reflecting on, and championing — the very thing we plan on doing in 2017. But before we get into that, let us tell you the beginning of Pentel of America’s story and how it started with quality.
You see, in the 60s, Pentel founder Yukio Horie wanted to bring over his high-quality products to the United States. So, he established Pentel of America in the great city of Chicago. And from that moment it didn’t take long before Americans fell in love with the smooth performance of Pentel pens — specifically the Sign Pen.
Now, truth be told, the secret to the initial success of this long-time Pentel staple owes a lot to the 36th President. The story goes that the press secretary to Lyndon B. Johnson attended a stationary show, and just happened to pick up a sample Sign Pen. On a whim one day, LBJ was in need of a pen and borrowed that same Sign Pen. As soon as he wrote with it, it was love at first write. Because from that moment he ordered his own, and it became his go-to pen — always using it while drafting important historical documents, such as his “Great Society” State of the Union Address.
But while having a President fall in love with your pen is impressive, accolades were never the point of why we do what we do. They were merely the result. That’s because since being established, our point has remained the same — to help shape people’s points, their stories if you will, with the highest-quality pens, pencils, or writing instruments.
We know that whether one puts pen to paper or brush to canvas, every writer, artist, and everyday person has a powerful story to tell. That’s exactly why throughout 2017 we will be showcasing these stories — stories that inspire, that build hope, that amaze. And these will come from famous people, important figures, everyday people, and maybe even you, our fans.
Why are we doing this? Because we know that our relationship with our dedicated community is just that, a relationship. So, much like we help shape your stories, you too shape ours.
And even though Pentel of America was established over 50 years ago, we still feel like we are only getting started.
That’s our point. What’s YOUR point?
We want to hear your story and how you came to love Pentel. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @PentelofAmerica and let us know your point by using the hashtag #ThatsMyPoint. We can’t wait to see what you have to write.
PS: Be on the lookout for next month’s story, because you can bet your bottom dollar it’s one that will have you singing.