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Expo 2011 Exhibit Space Contract Due June 1

The PPAI Expo 2011 exhibit space contract is ready to download at the PPAI Exhibitor Resource Center. Everything to get signed up is at your fingertips from any location with an internet connection. Use your Show Access Code at the … Read More »

Product Responsibility Action Group Forms

PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) had its first meeting May 18 to discuss product safety regulation. PRAG will offer advice and feedback to PPAI regarding product safety and responsibility, including state and federal regulations, potential PPAI product certification and … Read More »

Efforts To Support Independent Contractor Continues

PPAI and regional efforts to support independent contractors continues. The Regional Government Relation’s Council of the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) had a booth to inform members of the issue at UMAPP’s annual booth show on May 20 … Read More »

PPAI Signs Letter With Others To Repeal New 1099 Reporting

PPAI joined The National Federation of Independent Businesses and 75 other national organizations in signing a letter to call on federal lawmakers to repeal an expensive and burdensome new tax paperwork requirement included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Read More »

Product Safety Webinar Targets State Regulations

PPAI’s free monthly Product Safety Webinar will be held at 1 pm CDT on Thursday, May 27. This month’s 30-minute webinar will provide an overview of current and proposed state regulations—including California Proposition 65, the Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, … Read More »

New Government Relations Newsletter Launching

PPAI public affairs will launch a monthly government relations newsletter tomorrow titled “Government Relations Today,” for regional associations. The newsletter will highlight pending legislation and advocacy efforts and help enable members to reach out to their representatives. “Public Affairs at … Read More »

Some Companies See Jolt In First Quarter Sales

First quarter business was “hilly” for suppliers and distributors, according to a recent study by Westminister, Colorado, business solutions DinoMarketing (UPIC: DINOMAR.) “Inconsistency is the biggest thing they’re saying,” says Mary Kilburn, lead researcher on the study. “There are periods … Read More »

Welcome To Our New Look

With this issue we’re introducing a fresh face for PPB Newslink and our team is so excited about it that we decided to send it to you early. Next week distribution will return to its usual Tuesday schedule. You’ll notice … Read More »

Sales Volume Study Shows Changes In Market

PPAI’s 2009 study of distributor sales, released earlier this month, showed a number of significant changes in the marketplace. The industry experienced significant consolidation, while sales at larger companies were able to weather the economy at a better rate. Overall … Read More »

PPEF Chair Faces Fear To Help Send Kids To College

Roni Wright, MAS, chair of the Promotional Products Education Foundation, will face her biggest fear—heights-as part of the PPEF I’ll Do Anything Challenge. Once the Foundation receives $10,000 in cumulative donations, Wright promises to soar through the air in a … Read More »

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