PPAI’s Director of Business Development Chris Piper traveled to Arizona to meet with a number of the industry companies there and representatives from the regional association, the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA). These visits were an opportunity to learn more about the needs and goals of the promotional products businesses in the state, and how PPAI can help these companies achieve them.
While in Arizona, Piper met with numerous industry companies, among them All Book Cover, Inc.; representatives from Geiger; Embroidery Unlimited; and Promo Town. Ivan Fishman, president of All Book Cover, gave Piper a tour of his company’s offices, showroom and manufacturing facility, where most of its products are made. Of the visit, he says: “I was very pleased when Chris contacted me. I’ve been in the industry over 25 years, and while I haven’t gotten a phone call from PPAI in quite a while, Chris going the extra mile really goes a long way. We ended up having a nice conversation about marketing and advertising, and the avenues available to us to reach out to distributors.”