PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink November 25: U.S. Manufacturing, Service Sectors Growth Slows In November

U.S. manufacturing and service sectors showed weak growth in November, according to the Purchasing Managers Indexes (PMI) released by financial information services provider Markit. The manufacturing sector’s November PMI of 54.7 was down from an October reading of 55.9, while the service sector moved from 57.1 in October to 56.3 in November. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 18: Small Businesses Call On Congress To Move On Tax Reform

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has released a survey, “Lame Duck Session Priorities,” outlining small-businesses opinions on key issues and general sentiments about Congress during the remaining days of the 113th session. Among the survey’s findings, small businesses overwhelmingly support enactment of tax extenders during the lame duck period. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 11: The PPAI Expo 2015 Promises Top-Notch Speakers, Education

The PPAI Expo 2015′s speaker lineup includes a Hollywood star, business leaders and promotional products professionals. The keynote and general session speakers are prepared to expand their audiences’ outlooks on relationships, boost idea building and help them manage their creative impulses. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 4: Polyconcept North America Acquires HumphreyLine

As first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News on Friday, Polyconcept North America (PCNA) has acquired Milwaukie, Oregon-based supplier HumphreyLine (UPIC: HUMPHREY). PCNA will now offer HumphreyLine’s full line of U.S.-made promotional plastic products and personal care amenities. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 28: PPEF Names Incoming Trustees, 2015 Board Officers

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has named its 2015 officers and completed its trustee election for the 2015-2018 term. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 21: PPAI Supports Swift Resolution Of West Coast Port Labor Dispute

As the protracted negotiations between International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) over labor contracts at West Coast ports continue, the number of local, state and national trade associations encouraging a resolution has grown. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 14: PPAI Debuts ‘Product Persona’ Industry Branding Campaign

This month PPAI introduced a new industry branding campaign, “Product Persona,” to highlight the use of promotional products in a number of different environments. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 7: Denham, Hullinger and Hareid Join PPAI’s Board Of Directors

PPAI announced the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election last week. The Association welcomes Dale T. Denham, MAS+, CIO of distributor Geiger, and Norm Hullinger, CEO of supplier alphabroder, to its board. In addition, Scott Hareid, president of multi-line representative agency Hareid Marketing, has been appointed as the RAC Delegate to the PPAI board. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 30: PPAI Names 2015 PPAI Suppliers Achievement Competition Finalists

PPAI has announced 35 finalists for the 2015 PPAI Suppliers Achievement Awards competition. The annual awards recognize industry supplier companies’ outstanding craftsmanship, creativity and service to distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 23: It’s The Final Week To Vote In The PPAI Board Election

The election for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2019 closes September 29. Read More »

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