PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink August 27: L.E.A.D. Local California Builds Strong Connections In Sacramento

On August 25, PPAI staff joined industry professionals at the state capitol in Sacramento for L.E.A.D. Local California. L.E.A.D. Local is part of PPAI’s state-level legislative outreach efforts to deliver the message of the promotional products industry to state legislators. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 25: PPAI Announces New Expo East 2016 Show Dates

PPAI, in partnership with the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and in cooperation with the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS), has announced that Expo East 2016 show dates will be moved to March 16-19, 2016, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 20: PPAI And L.E.A.D. Local Head To California Next Week

PPAI and California-based industry professionals are bringing Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) to the state capitol in Sacramento on August 25. This event, L.E.A.D. Local, is part of PPAI’s state-level legislative outreach efforts and is an opportunity to deliver the promotional products industry’s message to state legislators. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 18: Mark Gilman, CAS, Named 2016 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient

PPAI has named Mark S. Gilman, CAS, chairman of the board at Gill Studios (UPIC: gill), past chair of the PPAI Board of Directors and a PPAI Hall of Fame inductee, as recipient of the 2016 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award. Gilman’s nominators credit him for the extensive work he has done in support of education, children and the arts in his community, the state of Kansas and the promotional products industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 13: PPAI Tech Summit Starts Fast And Finishes Strong

IT directors, chief information officers and business analysts were among the 80 industry IT professionals joining PPAI’s second annual Technology Summit, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The opening of the conference dovetailed with the final day of the PPAI North American Leadership Conference and shared an opening reception on Tuesday evening. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 11: PPAI Names 2016 Hall Of Fame, Distinguished Service Award Honorees

As first announced in a PPB Newslink Breaking News on Monday, PPAI has named Steve Slagle, CAE, past president and CEO of PPAI, the 2016 Hall of Fame inductee. The announcement was made at the PPAI North American Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 6: Lori Bauer Honored As 2015 PPAI RAC Volunteer Of The Year

PPAI has named Lori Bauer the 2015 PPAI Regional Association Council (RAC) Volunteer of the Year award recipient. Bauer is vice president of sales, national accounts at Tampa, Florida-based supplier BIC Graphic USA (UPIC: BIC). Read More »

PPB Newslink August 4: The 2015 PPAI North American Leadership Conference Starts Sunday

PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference (NALC) arrives in Nashville, Tennessee, next week, bringing together industry executives and thought leaders for a dive into top-of-mind business issues and ideas affecting the promotional products industry. Running August 9-11 at the Omni Nashville, the three-day event features networking events, emerging business issues, trends and best practices. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 30: BrandAlliance and A Brand Company Announce Merger

Toronto, Ontario-based BrandAlliance and Charlotte, North Carolina’s A Brand Company, parent of distributor Activate! Promotions + Marketing (UPIC: Activate) today announced a definitive merger agreement. The merger, the terms of which have not been released, represents combined annual sales of $90 million. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 28: Pro Towels Acquires Kanata Blanket Company

Supplier Pro Towels (UPIC: PROTOWEL) has acquired Richmond, British Columbia-based supplier Kanata Blanket Company (UPIC: BLANKET). The acquisition is effective in August. Both the Pro Towels and Kanata brands will be maintained as well as their respective industry identifiers. Read More »

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