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PPB Newslink September 29: Ted Dennison, MAS, And George Jackson Honored As 2016 PPAI RAC Volunteers Of The Year

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has launched a pilot program in collaboration with industry companies to award three college scholarships and provide internship opportunities at three colleges across the country. Read More »

Ted Dennison, MAS, And George Jackson Honored As 2016 PPAI RAC Volunteers Of The Year

Ted Dennison, MAS, of Houston, Texas, distributor TMJ Enterprises, and George Jackson, owner of distributor George Jackson Promotions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been named recipients of the 2016 PPAI Regional Association Council (RAC) Volunteer of the Year award. Read More »

PPEF Launches University Scholarship/Internship Pilot Program

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has launched a pilot program in collaboration with industry companies to award three college scholarships and provide internship opportunities at three colleges across the country. Read More »

Towel Specialties Introduces Blanket, Robe-Focused Cobblestone Mills Division

Baltimore, Maryland-based supplier Towel Specialties (UPIC: TOWLSPEC) has launched a new division, Cobblestone Mills, focusing on blankets and robes for the promotional products industry. Read More »

Geiger Plans Office, Distribution Facility Renovation

Geiger (UPIC: geiger) is converting its former manufacturing facility in Lewiston, Maine, into a 105,000-square-foot office and distribution space. When completed next year, the $12 million project will house the distributor’s 225 headquarters employees and provide space to accommodate 25-50 new hires over the next three to five years, and it will feature one of the state’s largest private solar arrays. Read More »

Indicators Point Toward Improving Economic, Manufacturing Conditions In 2017

In the September 2016 edition of its ITR Advisor, economic research and consulting firm ITR Economics shares its outlook on what to expect going into 2017, highlighting positive trends in industrial production, retail sales in its macroeconomic review, and other factors. Read More »

PPB Named A Finalist For Folio Award

PPB magazine has been named a finalist by Folio: magazine for its 2016 Eddie award recognizing editorial excellence in the Full Issue Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) category for magazines published six or more times a year. This is the first time PPB has been a finalist in the Full Issue category. PPB’s entry was based on its May 2016 issue. Read More »

PPAI’s Upcoming Webinars Explore PANTONE And Technology Issues

PPAI’s webinars in the coming weeks look at PANTONE products, technology issues and other subjects important to industry professionals. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

PPAI Lends Its Support To Legislation Delaying Federal Overtime Rules

PPAI has lent its support to bipartisan legislation, including the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094) and the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813), that would delay and provide relief for new rules issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) addressing some of the most commonly relied-upon exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. Read More »

Tips To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Industry Scams

Whether you realize it or not, you’re vulnerable to scams. Scammers target everyone, but there are always warning signs if you know where to look. If you receive an order from someone that seems suspicious, be sure to do your research before fulfilling the order. Read More »

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