February 2012

IMA’s Promotional Product Provider Council Reorganizes To Better Serve Distributors

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) is reorganizing its Promotional Product Provider Council to offer a broader education platform to distributors in the incentive marketplace. The Council, or PPPC, is transitioning to an IMA Task Force charged with developing education on … Read More »

Calibre International Begins QCA Certification Process

Calibre International (UPIC: HCL) has applied to participate in the Quality Certification Alliance’s (QCA) certification program. The QCA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping promotional products companies provide safe products. Since the compliance program began in 2009, 19 … Read More »

Talbot Marketing Ends A Year’s Celebration Of Its 125th Anniversary With A Caribbean Cruise

Talbot Marketing (UPIC: TALB0001), a London, Ontario-based distributor, celebrated its 125th birthday in 2011. The company was founded in 1886 by Alfred Talbot, who began in printing and eventually expanded his business to include pencils and calendars. Rather than a … Read More »

Ares Sportswear, Dyenomite Apparel Move Into New, Larger Facility

Ares Sportswear (UPIC: Ares) and Dyenomite Apparel (UPIC: DyeNo439) have relocated to a new facility in Hilliard, Ohio. The new facility is more than four times the size of the companies’ previous location. “Our purchase of this building allowed us … Read More »

Sign Up Today To Be A Speaker At A PPAI Event

Experienced industry professionals have an opportunity to support their peers and colleagues in the promotional products field by presenting at a PPAI event or webinar. Act today; the 2012 calendar is filling up. Delivering a presentation at one of PPAI‘s … Read More »

Upcoming PPAI Webinars

PPAI offers a wide range of online training and professional development opportunities for industry professionals looking to further their industry education and expand their skills. Over the next few weeks, PPAI is hosting a number of educational webinars. These include: … Read More »

PPAI Releases Legislative Agenda For Capitol Hill

PPAI has long had a voice in Washington, D.C., to promote and protect the interests of the promotional products industry. The Association is working to make sure lawmakers understand the value, benefits and employment opportunities the industry brings. The promotional … Read More »

David Chen Of Totally Bamboo Joins The SAAC Board

The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) has appointed David Chen, marketing manager at San Marcos, California’s Totally Bamboo (UPIC: tbamboo), to its board. Chen was appointed to fill an opening left by Matt Traverse of Norwood, who relocated to … Read More »

Sweda Company Honors Employee Achievements At Annual Sales Banquet

At its annual Sales Banquet on February 24, City of Industry, California, supplier Sweda Company (UPIC: SWEDA) honored the accomplishments of 16 of the company’s employees in 2011. Sales force employees were nominated for their awards based on their performance, … Read More »

Franchise Business Review Rates Proforma A Top Franchise Opportunity For 2012

The Franchise Business Review, a market research company for the franchise industry, has named Proforma (UPIC: PROFORMA) its No. 7 Top Franchise Opportunity for 2012. The Cleveland, Ohio-based distributor also received a Best In Category Honorable Mention in the Advertising … Read More »

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