Ball and Black was established in 2018 as a manufacturer's representative organization for the Promotional Products Industry. We have sales representatives covering the territories of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.


We offer our services to a small group of suppliers, both soft and hard goods. Our services include sales calls to distributors, sales meetings, regional trade shows, distributor end-user shows, distributor end user presentations, inside sales / administrative functions. We strive to offer our suppliers the finest representation of their lines to our distributor network.

Rob Ball​

(773) 251-6481

Rob has over 25 years experience in the Promotional Products Industry. Experience includes; Regional Sales Manager for Linda Misiorowski & Associates, Sales Manager for Prime Line/VisionUSA, Vice President of Sales for The Marketing Team, and Midwest Multi-line Rep

Ben Black

(773) 771-6842  

Ben has over 16 years of experience in the Promotional Products Industry, working as an Outside Regional Sales Manager for Linda Misiorowski & Associates, and top 25 Supplier Prime Resources. Ben is a 3 time winner of Prime’s Regional Sales Manager of the Year Award and, most recently, was recognized by Advantages Magazine as a Top 5 Supplier Sales Representative in the country.

Johanna Black

(773) 610-7014 

Johanna has been in sales for 20 years, with 15 years in technology sales at CDW.  Johanna held the role of Senior Account Manager and was successful at establishing and building long-term relationships with clients, idea generation, identifying problems, and implementing solutions.  Johanna is TAS certified by PPAI and has been serving as a director on PPAChicago since 2020.