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PPEF Challenge Gains Momentum

The PPEF I’ll Do Anything challenge is heating up! Nearly $4,000 has been donated—almost halfway there—and the video has received more than 1,500 views. Check it out here. Upon reaching the fundraising goal, Roni Wright, MAS, PPEF chair and vice … Read More »

American Promotional Products Splits From Hyde Group

North Charleston, South Carolina-based distributor American Promotional Products (UPIC: App-Co) has split from its parent company, Southbridge, Massachusetts-based The Hyde Group, and will form a new company called the Affinity Group Inc. Dexter-Russell, a cutlery manufacturer in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and … Read More »

Leadership Development Workshop Tackles Regional Challenges

Take-away solutions to real-world regional challenges were what more than 175 executive directors and volunteer leaders from all 28 regional associations were looking for. And they found that and more at the 2010 Regional Association Council’s 11th annual Leadership Development … Read More »

Nutrition Watchdog Group Plans Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Over Happy Meals

A nutrition watchdog group will sue McDonald’s if the fast-food chain continues to use toys to promote Happy Meals. According to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), using toys to lure small children into McDonald’s is … Read More »

PPPC Study Shows Lower Annual Sales Volume For ’09

A study just released by Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) shows distributor revenue in 2009 was estimated to have decreased 21 percent to $3.1 billion, the first decline since the study began in 1993. The decline was offset somewhat … Read More »

CPPA, SACDV and SAAGNY Coordinate 2011 Fall Shows

Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA), Specialty Advertising Counselors of the Delaware Valley (SACDV) and the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) are hosting their tradeshows during the same week in order to better serve the exhibitors who support … Read More »

R.S. Owens Contributes To Blackhawk Charities

To celebrate their home town’s Stanley Cup victory, employees of Chicago, Illinois, supplier R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. (UPIC: RSOWENS) contributed more than $700 to the Blackhawk charities using a gift raffle featuring prizes of licensed Blackhawk apparel among the … Read More »

Vernon Honors Award-Winning Account Executives and Clients

Newton, Iowa, distributor The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) honored 15 account executives and their clients as winners in the company’s annual Galaxy Awards competition. Vernon’s Galaxy Awards program is a national awards competition that honors and rewards account executives and … Read More »

Geiger Receives Best Promotion Of Year Award

World Advertising Gift Exchange (WAGE) selected Lewiston, Maine, distributor Geiger (UPIC: Geiger) and the Liv® , a medical device for breast cancer screening named after singer Olivia Newton-John, as winner of the 2010 International Carl Rosenfeld Award for Best Promotion … Read More »

Prime Employees Rally After Power Outage

In what might be seen as a textbook example of how to handle a power outage, employees at Bridgeport, Connecticut, supplier Prime Resources (UPIC: PRIME) worked through the weekend after a rare tornado knocked out power on June 24. Jeff … Read More »

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