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Charitable Contributions: Cintas Provides Scrubs, Garments To Haiti Earthquake Victims

Cincinnati, Ohio distributor Cintas Corp. (UPIC: CINTP001) partnered with Cincinnati-based Matthew 25: Ministries to provide more than 43,000 garments, nearly half of which are medical scrubs, to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The total value of the … Read More »

Community Involvement: Artmetal President To Coach Special Olympic Team

Evan Krofchick, MAS, president of Toronto, Ontario-based supplier Artmetal Promotional Products (UPIC: ARTMETAL), has been selected as a Team Ontario Swim Coach for the 2010 Canadian National Special Olympic Games in London, Ontario. This is Krofchick’s first time to coach … Read More »

iPROMOTEu Welcomed 17 New Distributors In December

Seventeen promotional products distributors joined Wayland, Massachusetts-based iPROMOTEu (UPIC: IPRO9320) in December. Bruce Anderson, Sacramento, California-based Anderson Marketing, Inc. LaVonne Beecher, Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based Safari Specialty AdvertisingTracy Brodd, Winthrop, Massachusetts-based Brodd PromotionsTodd Dugas, East Aurora, New York-based Safety Award Depot Inc. … Read More »

People News: PPPC Director Of Events To Leave Association

Lise Bujold, CMM, director of events for Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC), announced she will leave the organization on January 27 following the 2010 National Convention in Toronto. Bujold organized the past 20 PPPC annual national conventions and tradeshows, … Read More »

PPAI News: The PPAI Expo 2010 Sparked High Energy And Optimism

The level of show-floor activity at last week’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas was a testament to the fact that distributors are optimistic about their businesses. Despite the recession, aisles were full and attendance was down less than 10 percent … Read More »

Industry News: Motivation Show Names New Conference Advisory Board

The Motivation Show has announced the members of a new Conference Advisory Board formed to provide industry expertise and advice in finalizing the program for the 4th Annual Motivation Show Conference: Connecting Engagement and Financial Results. The show is scheduled … Read More »

PPAI News: McKain Compelled His Audience to See Dollars In Distinction

Scott McKain, author of Collapse of Distinction and keynote speaker at yesterday’s packed Opening General Session of The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, challenged his audience to create an experience so compelling that their clients can’t afford to go anywhere … Read More »

PPAI News: Simon Bailey Delivers A Brilliant Message At Tuesday’s Luncheon

Tuesday’s keynote luncheon started out brilliantly as speaker Simon T. Bailey asked the audience to turn to their neighbor and say, “You look marvelous.” He then led the sold-out crowd in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” for PPAI chair … Read More »

PPAI News: Carville Kicks Off PPAI Expo With High-Energy Outlook

Whether you agree or disagree with James Carville, just about everyone in yesterday’s Opening General Session would concur that the man is indeed fascinating. Judging from the nearly full ballroom of PPAI Expo attendees who got out of bed before … Read More »

Regional News: Florida Association Names New Board Of Directors

Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) named its 2010 Board of Directors at its annual Holiday Party in December. The new members are: Past President: Lori Bauer, BIC Graphic USAPresident: Lorrayne Mancari, GeigerPresident Elect: George Matchak, SwedaTreasurer: Robert Sinclair, Southwest … Read More »

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