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PPB Newslink March 31: PPB Names The 2015 Greatest Companies To Work For

Ten industry companies have been selected from all nominations as this year’s Greatest Companies To Work For—an annual recognition program hosted by PPB magazine since 2011. The five suppliers, four distributors and one business services company were selected based on nominations by their employees. This year’s honorees hail from Maine to California, and from Minnesota to Arizona, but they share many of the same attributes that attract and keep good employees—some for 20 years and more. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 26: U.S. Manufacturing Activity Climbs

Increases in manufacturing production and successful new product launches helped boost the U.S. manufacturing sector in March. Financial data firm Markit’s Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchase Managers’ Index rose to 55.3 in March, up from 55.1 in February. This is the strongest improvement in the metric and the overall business conditions it monitors since October 2014. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 24: More Paid Time Off Tops Employee Wish List For 2015

More paid time may be a more valuable employee benefit than managers suspect, new research suggests. A survey by staffing firm Accountemps asked workers what, other than additional compensation, tops their wish lists for their jobs, and 30 percent chose more paid time off, with better benefits following at 26 percent. In contrast, when asked which workplace perk they think their employees are most interested in receiving this year, 41 percent of CFOs said better benefits, and 19 percent said more vacation days. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 19: West Coast Ports Clearing Backlog Of Import Cargo

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise to an unusually high 16.9 percent this month over the same time last year, reports the National Retail Federation (NRF) in its monthly Global Port Tracker Report. West Coast ports are working through a backlog of cargo that built up during just-concluded contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Read More »

PPB Newslink March 17: Expo East 2015 Makes Its Mark With Attendees, Exhibitors

Expo East 2015 wrapped up on Sunday, having brought a new show experience to Atlantic City through its co-location with the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS). The show floor was abuzz at its opening on Friday morning as attendees, mostly from the Northeast, flooded into the Atlantic City Convention Center to visit more than 900 booths with new products and ideas for clients, and to learn about the latest technology and services in the decorated apparel industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 12: Expo East 2015 On Track To Be The Biggest Yet

Expo East 2015 kicks off today with a full schedule of education at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Held for the first time in a co-location with the Imprinted Sportswear Show—the largest trade show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry—when the show floor doors open tomorrow promotional products professionals will be joining an expected 12,000 of their peers and colleagues at the largest industry trade show on the East Coast. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 10: Expo East Offers Product Safety Aware Courses Ahead Of The Deadline

Expo East 2015 begins this week at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and before the trade show floor opens on Friday all exhibitors must attain Product Safety Aware (PSA) status. While the majority of exhibitors have achieved PSA status and have designated a Product Safety Ambassador, a number of opportunities will be available at Expo East for suppliers looking to earn the required credits. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 5: L.E.A.D. Local Texas Takes The Industry’s Message To Austin Today

Promotional products industry representatives from across Texas are at the state capitol in Austin today, discussing the industry’s opportunities and challenges with state representatives and senators. L.E.A.D. Local is part of PPAI’s state-level legislative outreach efforts and delivers the industry’s legislative message to state governments. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 3: PPAI Responds To Criticism Of Government Spending On Promotional Products

On February 22, The Oklahoman editorial board published an op-ed on wasteful government spending on promotional products. PPAI responded in a letter to the newspaper, supporting responsible spending and the effective use of promotional products to promote essential government programs. Read More »

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