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Let The Election Begin

Let The Election Begin

Four candidates have been selected for election to PPAI’s Board of Directors Class of 2020. Read More »

Pro Towels Acquires Kanata Blanket Company

Supplier Pro Towels (UPIC: PROTOWEL) has acquired Richmond, British Columbia-based supplier Kanata Blanket Company (UPIC: BLANKET). The acquisition is effective August 2015. Both the Pro Towels and Kanata brands will be maintained as well as their respective industry identifiers. Read More »

PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference Gets Underway In The Crescent City

PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference Gets Underway In The Crescent City

The much-anticipated annual PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference opened on Monday in New Orleans, Louisiana, with more than 130 industry women eager to hone their leadership skills, enhance their business proficiency and grow both personally and professionally. This year’s event features two full days of educational programming highlighted with a variety of opportunities to network with and learn from industry peers. Read More »

Sherri Lennarson, MAS, Honored With PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

Long-time industry leader Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS, was presented with the 2015 PPAI Woman of Achievement award on Monday evening during the opening dinner at the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More »

PPB Names The 12 Best Bosses Of 2015

PPB recently asked its readers to help spotlight the best bosses in the industry. From the many nominations, 12 individuals were chosen as this year’s PPB Best Bosses for their ability to create a great work environment, manage by empowerment, mentor and challenge their direct reports and make work a joy. This is the sixth consecutive year in which the magazine has recognized some of the industry’s best people managers. Read More »

Consumer Confidence Dips In July

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index declined in July, a reversal from June’s upswing. The Index stands at 90.9, down from 99.8 in June. The Consumer Confidence Index is based on the Conference Board’s monthly Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted by Nielsen. Read More »

Small Business Owners Turn To Mobile To Run Their Businesses

Mobile phones are an increasingly important part of small-business owners’ arsenal, says small-business directory and service provider Manta in its semi-annual SMB Wellness Index. The company reports that approximately 80 percent of small business owners use their mobile phones for business at least once a day, nearly a 10 percent increase up from its 2012 findings. Read More »

PPB Volunteer Of The Month: Tom Carpenter, MAS

The PPB Volunteers of the Month are individuals who have dedicated their time to fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve. This month PPAI recognizes Tom Carpenter, MAS, national sales manager, Fey Promotional Products Group in Edgerton, Minnesota. Carpenter serves on the RAC Board representing District 4. Read More »

CPSC Rules On Wood Products In Children’s Toys

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a finding that unfinished and untreated trunk wood does not contain heavy elements that would exceed the limits set by the federal toy safety rule, ASTM F963-11. The CPSC has ruled that based on this determination, unfinished and untreated wood in toys does not require third party testing for the heavy element limits in ASTM F963. Read More »

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Four Steps To #Winning Social Media

Social media is one of the fastest-growing and most ever-changing media platforms in existence. What began as an online community for younger generations now encompasses billions of people across the world. It is for this reason that social media has become not only a viable channel for businesses to reach their audiences, but a necessary one as well.
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