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BDA Expands East Coast Operations With SwervePoint Acquisition

Woodinville, Washington-based distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381), has acquired SwervePoint (PPAI 336283), a Boston-based promotional merchandise firm. With the acquisition, BDA significantly expands its Boston operations and extends service offerings for both company clients. “Over the past … Read More »

PPAI Brings Product Safety Aware Program To Michigan And Ohio

More than 30 PPAI members in Southfield and Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned out earlier this week for live product safety education programs presented by Anne Stone, PPAI’s director of public affairs. The Product Safety Aware presentation is designed for members … Read More »

PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Tools Work To Increase Awareness Of The Medium

In PPAI’s latest initiative supporting the launch of its five-year, multimillion-dollar Get In Touch!® campaign, the Association recently introduced the Get In Touch! commercial spot, People Around The World Love & Connect With Promotional Products. This is the industry’s first … Read More »

PPAI Pyramid Award Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit entries for the PPAI Pyramid Competition has been extended to Friday, July 21. The competition now incorporates the categories previously found in the Technology, Suppliers Achievement, Image and Pyramid competitions. Pyramid award competition categories are as follows: … Read More »

HALO Branded Solutions Wraps Up Record-Breaking Sales Meeting

Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) recently concluded its annual national sales meeting at The Omni Nashville with record attendance of more than 300 of the company’s top account executives and more than 200 supplier personnel from HALO’s Preferred Supplier … Read More »

Recognition Programs Work To Drive Employee Engagement

Key findings in the CultureNext® Employee Engagement and Benchmark Study, released by Maritz Motivation Solutions, a company within St. Louis-based Maritz, report that 80 percent of companies believe their recognition programs are at least moderately effective in driving employee engagement, and … Read More »

APPA Board Member Visits PPAI Headquarters

On Monday, Robert Williams, vice president of the Australasian Promotional Products Association and director at distributor Your Brand Unleashed in Victoria, Australia, met with PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE and the PPAI staff to learn more about PPAI’s … Read More »

PPB Newslink July 13: Senate Delays August Recess, But Opportunities To Meet With Legislators Remain

The U.S Senate has cut its August recess in half, delaying its summer break until the third week in August. The recess is typically a month-long official break in the annual congressional calendar. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back the start to give the Senate more time to work on reform of the Affordable Care Act, and tackle the National Defense Authorization Act and other issues. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 11: CPS/Keystone Announces Management Buyout

Custom Plastic Specialties, LLC, which operates in the promotional products market as supplier CPS/Keystone (PPAI 111040), has announced a management-led buyout of the company in partnership with GenCap America. The news was first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Monday. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 6: Canada Suspends Implementation Of CASL Provision

Canada has suspended the implementation of the final phase of its Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) in response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the nonprofit sector. CASL was enacted in 2013 to protect Canadians from receiving commercial e-mails without their consent, and most portions became effective in July 2015. The law’s final phase, which would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation, was due to go into effect on July 1. Read More »

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