March 2014

PPAI Responds To Chicago Channel’s Report On Government Purchases Of Promotional Products

Last week, Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV Channel 7 aired an investigative report, “I-Team Treasure Hunt Turns Up Millions In Taxpayer Funded Trinkets,” on wasteful government spending on promotional products, which targeted a local PPAI member. Read More »

Survey Finds 63 Percent Of Sales Professionals Reach Their Quotas

About 63 percent of sales staff are hitting their quotas, a recent report from Qvidian shows. With quotas being a factor in almost every sales position, raising that number has become a priority for most managers. Read More »

Your Numbers Count In PPAI’s Annual Sales Volume Survey. Participate Today.

Each year, PPAI compiles the official distributor sales volume estimate for the industry in order to measure industry growth and to convey to prospective buyers of promotional products the magnitude of the industry. Read More »

SnugZ USA Opens New Facility

Salt Lake City, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, Inc. (UPIC: SNUGZUSA ) has completed its goal of consolidating three manufacturing sites with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 120,000-square-foot facility in West Jordan City. Read More »

Vitabri Canopies Becomes A Part Of Ins’TenT Industries

In a reorganization, Vitabri Canopies (UPIC: V564909) in Huntington Beach, California, is becoming a brand under the parent company, Ins’TenT Industries. Read More »

R.S. Owens Completes 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards

R.S. Owens & Co. (UPIC: RSOWENS) has announced that the Chicago, Illinois-based supplier has completed and shipped the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards. Read More »

Arcon Solutions Joins The Premier Promotional Group

Arcon Solutions, a distributor based in Burnsville, Minnesota, has joined The Premier Promotional Group, an alliance of promotional products suppliers and distributors in the U.S. and Canada.
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PPAI Launches Technology Summit Following Expo East 2014

Immediately after the close of Expo East 2014, the Association is introducing the inaugural PPAI Technology Summit. Running May 21-22 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the event brings together the promotional products industry’s technology leaders to tackle the challenges facing the field. Read More »

Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM, Visits PPAI Headquarters

Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM, president of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, supplier Top Brands, Inc. (UPIC: topbrand), visited PPAI headquarters last week for a new director orientation session. Read More »

Promotional Products Work! Week: Connect With Legislators

Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W) is an industry-wide collaboration of regional associations, distributors, suppliers, multi-line representatives, corporations and small businesses working together to promote the use of promotional products, share facts on the medium’s effectiveness and provide greater access to the market. An annual event, PPW!W 2014 runs April 21-25. Read More »

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