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PPAI Volunteers, Staff On Capitol Hill This Week For L.E.A.D.

More than 80 PPAI volunteers and staff arrive in Washington, D.C., today to take part in more than 250 meetings with members of Congress and their staffs about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. This is the eighth year for PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), one of the Association’s most powerful and influential efforts to educate legislators about the $21 billion promotional products industry. The meetings begin on Wednesday and run through late Thursday. Read More »

PPAI Staff Are Hitting The Road For PPW! Week

Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week), an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create, takes place next week, and in celebration PPAI staff are hitting the road to connect with and learn about industry businesses in North Texas. Read More »

PPAI Staff Members Visit T-Shirt Tycoon Facility In Texas

Members of the PPAI staff visited supplier T-Shirt Tycoon (PPAI 547092) in Garland, Texas, on Wednesday to learn about the member company’s processes for decorating apparel as well as its business model for working with distributors. Read More »

PPAI Staff Collect Toys, Funds For The Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Organization

PPAI staff hosted a holiday fundraising event on December 14 to support the Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas organization, which gathers and distributes new toys and food to families in need at Christmas within the City of Irving, Texas. PPAI employees donated cash or toys and received lunch from the Waffle Wagon food truck. In total, $1,663 in toy and cash donations were donated to help the organization fulfill its mission. Read More »

BIC Graphic Staff Donates Food, Funds To Red Wing Food Shelf

BIC Graphic USA associates at the Tampa, Florida-based supplier’s Red Wing, Minnesota, facility collected more than 700 pounds of food and raised $2,100 for the Red Wing Area Food Shelf. The annual food and fund drive is a tradition at BIC Graphic. Read More »

Pioneer Balloon Factory Opens Its Doors To PPAI Staff

PPAI staff members visited supplier Pioneer Balloon’s (UPIC: Pioneer) Dallas, Texas, manufacturing plant this week for a closer look at the process behind latex balloons. Mark Jenkins, MAS+, managing director, promotional products for the Wichita, Kansas-based supplier, and a former PPAI Board chair, led the tour and gave an overview of the facility’s operations. Read More »

CPSC Commissioners, Staff Join Product Responsibility Summit Schedule

PPAI and the promotional products industry have established strong relationships with industry regulators, including the Consumer Product Responsibility Commission (CPSC). CPSC commissioners have been an active presence at the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit for a number of years, and 2016 is no exception. Commissioners Robert Adler and Joseph P. Mohorovic are the luncheon speakers on September 19 and 20, respectively. Read More »

PPAI, SAGE Staff Meet With Representative’s Staff During August Recess

On Tuesday, SAGE Director of Information Services Dana Floyd, along with her husband John Porter and PPAI Government Relations Manager Joseph Landeros met with Matt Garcia, chief of staff of Rep. Pete Sessions at the congressman’s office as part of the Association’s August Recess Advocacy initiative. Read More »

PPAI Staff Place Time Capsules During Headquarters Renovations

During renovations to its headquarters lobby, PPAI took the opportunity to place a series of 14 time capsules in the building’s new front wall. The capsules provide a snapshot of where the Association and the promotional products industry stand mid-2016. Read More »

PPAI Staff Volunteer At The Irving Cares Food Pantry

Seeking to give back to their community, this week PPAI employees volunteered on-site at Irving Cares, donating more than 60 hours of work to the charity which provides groceries and a number of services to the local community. To support their volunteer work, the Association generously offered each participating employee four hours of company time to donate to Irving Cares’ needs. PPAI’s headquarters has been located in Irving, Texas, since 1979. Read More »

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