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PPB Newslink October 21: PPAI Supports Swift Resolution Of West Coast Port Labor Dispute

As the protracted negotiations between International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) over labor contracts at West Coast ports continue, the number of local, state and national trade associations encouraging a resolution has grown. Read More »

PPAI Supports Swift Resolution Of West Coast Port Labor Dispute

As the protracted negotiations between International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) over labor contracts at West Coast ports continue, the number of local, state and national trade associations encouraging a resolution has grown. Read More »

Alphabroder Relocates, Plans Expansion Of Inside Sales Team

alphabroder (UPIC: BRODER) moved its inside sales team of 70 people to the heart of Philadelphia in the Independence Hall region of the city on October 20. With approximately, 11,955 square feet of space, the new office is located at 400 Market Street, Suite 500. Read More »

Canada Sportswear Corp. Acquires Toronto Supplier

Canada Sportswear Corp. (UPIC: CANA0004) has purchased the assets of Toronto, Ontario-based supplier Ecorite (UPIC: ECORITE). Ecorite’s inventory, staff and decorating facilities have been relocated to Canada Sportswear’s facility in Toronto. Read More »

Icon Blue, LogoBoss Join The Premier Promotional Group

The Premier Promotional Group, an alliance of promotional products suppliers and distributors in the United States and Canada, has added two new members to its ranks: distributors Icon Blue (UPIC: IconBlue) in Los Angeles, California, and LogoBoss (UPIC: LogoBoss) in Dublin, California. Read More »

ZOOMCatalog Secures Second Patent For Its Proprietary Catalog Management System

ZOOMcatalog (UPIC: Zoom-cat), an industry business services company based in Boulder, Colorado, has received a second U.S. patent for a system and method to research documents in online libraries. Read More »

Venture Capital Fundraising In 2014 Eclipses 2013 Commitment Levels

U.S. venture capital firms raised $6.1 during the third quarter of 2014, bringing the funds committed during the first nine months of the year to $23.8 billion, more than 2013’s full year commitment. Read More »

Business Marketing Association To Become A Division Of The Association Of National Advertisers

The boards of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Business Marketing Association (BMA) have unanimously approved plans for BMA to become a division of ANA, effective November 30. Read More »

Newton Manufacturing Hosts Sales Meeting, Trade Show In South Carolina

Newton Manufacturing Hosts Sales Meeting, Trade Show In South Carolina

Newton Manufacturing Company (UPIC: NEWTON) brought its sales representatives and supplier representatives together at the Newton, Iowa-based distributor’s National Sales Meeting & Trade Show at Charleston, South Carolina’s Wild Dunes Resort September 14-18. Read More »

Regulatory And Compliance Issues Explored In Upcoming PPAI Webinars

PPAI’s online education lineup includes in-depth examinations of the promotional products industry’s regulatory and compliance needs. The final installments of both series will be held over the final weeks of October. Read More »

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