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PPB Newslink March 16: Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry

The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »

Eric Alessi Named March PPB Volunteer Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes Eric Alessi, president of Easton, Pennsylvania, business services provider Essent Corporation, as the March PPB Volunteer of the Month. The Association’s PPB Volunteers of the Month 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 »

PPB Newslink February 9: HALO Makes Second Acquisition This Month; Acquires Michael C. Fina Recognition

As first reported in a Breaking News on Wednesday, HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) has acquired New York City-based Michael C. Fina Recognition, a third-generation leader in the recognition and incentives industry. The acquisition is the second in the past week for HALO; the company acquired Catalyst Marketing, Inc. on February 1. Read More »

PPAI’s 2017 Retiring Volunteers Named January’s PPB Volunteers Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes all of the volunteers who retired from their leadership positions during The PPAI Expo 2017 as January’s PPB Volunteers of the Month. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 12: The PPAI Expo 2017 Ends On A High Note

The PPAI Expo 2017 wraps up at 3 pm today, bringing its 15th year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to a strong and successful conclusion. With nearly 1,300 exhibiting companies on-site in more than 3,100 booths, an extensive lineup of education sessions and world-class speakers, and innovative new events to connect with colleagues, Expo 2017 offered something for everyone. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 11: Johnny Cupcakes Hits A Sweet Spot With Marketers

By the time he was 16, Johnny Earle had run more than a dozen amateur businesses, from lemonade stands, yard sales and neighborhood haunted houses to doing magic tricks at kids’ birthday parties. A lifelong prankster with a quirky bent and a love of life, after high school Earle decided to flex his already-experienced entrepreneurial muscle. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 10: Gildan Activewear To Acquire American Apparel Brand, Certain Assets

Supplier Gildan Activewear, Inc. (PPAI 250187) announced today that it has emerged as the winner in the court-supervised auction to acquire the American Apparel brand and certain assets from American Apparel, LLC (PPAI 223870). The transaction is subject to bankruptcy court approval on Thursday, and Gildan anticipates completing the acquisition by early February. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 9: The PPAI Expo Gears Up For Another Spectacular Run

The PPAI Expo has returned to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas this week, marking its 15th year at the state-of-the-art venue, and drawing thousands of suppliers, distributors, reps and business services companies from across North America and around the globe. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 8: Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions

As reported Friday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Braintree, Massachusetts-based Hub Pen Company (PPAI 110772), one of the largest suppliers of promotional writing instruments in the U.S., has acquired New Ulm, Minnesota-based supplier Beacon Promotions (PPAI 113702) in a deal that was finalized in late December. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 5: Small-Business Owners Optimistic About 2017

Small-business owners are beginning the new year on a positive note, says the Staples National Small-Business Survey. It reports that 85 percent of American small-business owners are “optimistic” about the business climate in 2017. Read More »

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