The spirit of Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W) extends well past its May 22 conclusion. Its lingering influence on the promotional products industry is reflected in a visit Geiger’s David Hawes, MAS+, made to the office of Minnesota State Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D-49B) last week. Rosenthal wasn’t available during PPW!W.
A member of PPAI’s Government Relations Action Council (GRAC), Hawes met with Rosenthal to educate the representative on the promotional products industry and explain its commitment to product responsibility and other issues.
“Our promotional products always have the same purpose: they help solve our customers’ problems,” says Hawes. “Paul was very surprised to learn about our industry’s strong presence his district, and the impressive impact we have on Minnesota’s economy. The fact that 89 percent of our companies are small businesses really resonated with him. He is the chairman of the Minnesota Small Business Caucus and he invited me to attend their next meeting.”