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PPAI Names Sen. Gary Peters Its 2017 Legislator Of The Year

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) has been named PPAI’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award will be presented during the PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Read More »

AHCA’s Failure Leaves Small Businesses In Limbo

On Friday, leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from a vote when it became clear that the bill did not have the votes to pass. The AHCA would have replaced the Affordable Care Act (ACA), replacing, modifying or retaining its various provisions. Read More »

Cintas Issues Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results, Completes G&K Services Acquisition

Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547) has reported the results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended February 28. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based distributor’s revenue for the third quarter was $1.28 billion, an increase of 5.3 percent over the same period last year. It has also completed the $2.2-billion acquisition of G&K Services, first announced in August 2016. Read More »

American Refreshments And Supplies Joins Regency Franchise Group

Distributor Regency Franchise Group (PPAI 436730) has grown its franchise network with the addition of American Refreshments and Supplies in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Read More »

PPAI Rolls Out Inaugural SPARK Event For Young Professionals

This summer, PPAI introduces the inaugural SPARK, the premier event for young professionals in the promotional products industry. To be held July 27-28 in Denver, Colorado, SPARK is the latest development in a series of “pop-up” events PPAI introduced last year that offer education and networking opportunities for young people working in the industry. Read More »

PPAI Product Responsibility Summit Registration, Special Room Rates Now Open

The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit is coming to Newport Beach, California, on September 18-20. PPAI is offering special discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, and rooms are expected to fill up fast. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinar Series Explores Responsible Sourcing And More

PPAI’s webinar series turns to responsible sourcing practices, Millennials and more in the coming weeks. Also, continuing into the spring is the Association’s ongoing series revisiting some of the highlights of the PPAI Expo 2017 education programming. Read More »

PPAI Asks Members To Support Opposition To Border Adjustment Tax

The proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) would levy a 20-percent tax on all U.S. imports, including promotional products, while eliminating the tax on exports. PPAI is among the industry businesses and a diverse coalition of companies and trade organizations that have joined together to oppose BAT. Read More »

CPSC, Polaris Announce ATV Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Polaris have issued a recall for the model year 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for burn and fire hazards. The ATVs are sold in the promotional products market by supplier Incentive Concepts. Read More »

Expo East’s Power Luncheon Explores The Future Of Social Media

Expo East’s Power Luncheon introduces sales professionals to the future of social media. Aimed at industry members wanting to stay on the forefront of current technology, the Power Luncheon, featuring technology strategist Crystal Washington, is the premier event in the extensive education schedule coming to Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Convention Center, June 12-14. Read More »

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