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PPAI’s Barnett Joins Future Business Leaders Of America National Conference

PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett joined the Future Business Leaders of America’s national conference this week in Anaheim, California, to deliver a presentation on personal branding as a means of standing out to future employers. Read More »

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Opens In Scottsdale With Record Attendance

The splendor of the Arizona desert in summertime provided a breathtaking backdrop for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference taking place this week in Scottsdale. Read More »

DOL Fiduciary Rule Generates Uncertainty Around Incentives And Awards Programs

The Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule,” an amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act issued by the Department of Labor in 2016, loosens the federal government’s definition of a fiduciary—“persons who provide investment advice or recommendations for a fee or other compensation with respect to assets of a plan or IRA.” Read More »

Ennis, Inc. Issues First Quarter 2017 Financial Statement

Ennis, Inc. has reported financial results for its first quarter, ending May 31. The Midlothian, Texas-headquartered supplier’s net print sales for first quarter were $94.6 million, a 4.6-percent increase compared to first quarter 2016, and its gross profit margin, at $29.9 million or 31.6 percent, was up from $26.7 million and 29.5 percent during the same period last year. Read More »

SanMar Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788) has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Issaquah, Washington, supplier will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its global supply chain.
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Galaxy Balloons Parent Company Acquires Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products

Boss Holdings, parent company of industry supplier Galaxy Balloons (PPAI 113835), has through its subsidiary Boss Pet Products purchased the pet product distribution business and related assets of Garden Grove, California’s Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products. Boss funded the purchase from its existing working capital. Read More »

SAGE Updates Mobile App, Adds New Features

SAGE has released a new version of its app, SAGE Mobile, which adds full order management, discussion groups and other features. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, allows industry distributors access to research and business management operations while on the go, and offers an integrated solution across the SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile platforms. Read More »

PPAI Celebrates Teresa Moisant, MAS, With Woman Of Achievement Award

Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Moisant Promotional Products, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was honored Monday evening with the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement award. The presentation was the highlight of the opening event at the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More »

IMAGEN Brands Honored By Proforma Albrecht & Co.

IMAGEN Brands’ Crown and Vitronic, were recently awarded the 2016 Most Valuable Partner Award by distributor Proforma Albrecht & Co. at its Sales Achievement Awards Celebration at The Monastery in Cincinnati, Ohio in May. Read More »

IMRA Elects New Officers

The Incentive Manufacturer’s Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a strategic industry group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected its officers for 2017-2018. Read More »

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