55th Annual PSI Show Wraps With Record Attendance, New Opportunities
The 55th annual PSI Show drew a strong mix of exhibitors and attendees to Düsseldorf, Germany, January 10-12, attracting members of the promotional products industry from Germany, across Europe and around the world.
HALO Awards Gala Recognizes 2016 Supplier And Supplier Representative Of The Year, Account Executives’ Achievements
At its annual awards gala held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2017, HALO Branded Solutions recognized alphabroder as its 2016 Supplier of the Year and Patty Ceranski, major accounts representative for Gemline, as its 2016 Supplier Representative of the Year. The Sterling, Illinois, distributor also honored the achievements of more than 250 of its top account executives, bestowing its Star Awards to more than 50 individuals for sales increases in excess of 20 percent over the prior year, and MVP Awards to 44 account executives for exceptional profit performance.
Reciprocity Road Supports PPEF With $7,500 Donation
Reciprocity Road, an industry buying group that celebrated its one-year anniversary at The PPAI Expo 2017, made a $7,500 donation to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) at a breakfast meeting it held during the show. The donation was supported through contributions from two supplier partners, Hit Promotional Products and SanMar, and will benefit PPEF’s mission of providing college scholarships to the children of industry practitioners.
SuccessFit4Life! At Expo Draws Runners, Raises Funds
On January 9, industry members at The PPAI Expo came out early to put some miles under their running shoes, spend time with industry colleagues and raise funds in support of industry member Tee Hamilton, who is fighting cancer. SuccessFit4Life!, hosted by e-publication FreePromoTips.com, was introduced at The PPAI Expo 2015 as an ongoing program that presents information on how fitness affects personal lives and business success. Suppliers that provided products for the event include Craft Sportswear, Imagen Brands, Fields Manufacturing and Prime Line.
Sealing The Deal On The Expo Trade-Show Floor
This year, the Expo’s show floor was the site of more than just the latest products and innovative industry companies. ADG Promo National Sales Manager Tom Donlin got down on one knee in his company’s booth and proposed to girlfriend Lee Jahns, president and owner of Davenport, Iowa, distributor Creative Marketing. The two have known each other for more than 30 years, meeting when Donlin, then a multi-line rep, called on Jahns, who was working in outside sales. While they kept in touch on social media, after Donlin’s role in the industry changed, years went by before they reconnected last July at an industry show.