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Industry Companies To Ride Out East Coast Winter Storm

This week, much of the northeastern United States braced for record snowfall as blizzard warnings went out from New Jersey to Maine. With winds forecast in some areas to exceed 40 mph and expected snow accumulation of 36 inches or more, cities, transit systems and businesses are hunkering down. While New York and New Jersey have lifted travel bans as the storm’s effects fell below expectations, they remain in place elsewhere in the region. Read More »

Trade Only National Show 2015 Reports Strong Numbers, Positive Responses

Trade Only National Show 2015 Reports Strong Numbers, Positive Responses

The ninth annual Trade Only National Show, held January 21-22 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK, welcomed almost 3,000 attendees during its run. This year’s show featured 350 exhibitor booths manned by roughly 2,000 booth personnel. The show also benefitted from an international flavor, with 56 countries represented on the floor. Read More »

The PPPC 2015 National Convention Begins This Week

The Promotional Products Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) 2015 National Convention began Monday in Toronto, Ontario, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Running through Friday, the 59th annual convention features professional development, trade-show and networking opportunities. Read More »

In Memoriam: William D. Patton

William D. Patton, vice president of Grapevine, Texas-based distributor Branding Resources (UPIC: B567598), passed away January 20. He was 69. Read More »

PPAI 2015 Retiring Volunteers Named PPB Volunteers Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes all volunteers who retired during the recent PPAI Expo 2015 as the PPB Volunteers of the Month for January. The Association began recognizing PPB Volunteers of the Month in March 2014. These individuals have dedicated their time to the progress and fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve. Read More »

Summit Group Raises Funds For Charitable Organizations

Summit Group (UPIC: summit) employees have made it a priority over the past year to give back to those in their community who need support the most. Throughout the summer and fall, the Silver Spring, Maryland, distributor raised more than $20,000 for charitable organizations. Read More »

Five Common Sales Obstacles, Part 1 – January 26, 2015

Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today dusts off the salesperson’s handbook and shares five key tips for overcoming sales obstacles. Read More »

Post-Show Pointers – January 23, 2015

In today’s PCT, we share post-show tips, from both the supplier and distributor points of view. Read More »

Eight Time-Saving Tech Tips – January 22, 2015

Do you have a smartphone, tablet, iPad or other digital device that you depend on for daily communication? My guess is that your answer is a “yes,” especially if you are in a business setting. Now, are you maximizing all the services and features on these devices to truly drive efficiency in your life? My guess is the answer is “no.” Read More »

PPB Newslink January 22: PPAI Technology Summit To Bring Best Practices, Discussion To Nashville

The second annual PPAI Technology Summit will be held August 11-12 in Nashville, Tennessee, following the PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC). Introduced this past year in conjunction with Expo East 2014, the Summit brings together industry IT professionals at all levels to share best practices and case studies, and discuss critical topics such as order management and some of the solutions available. Read More »

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