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PPB Newslink June 30: PPAI Names 2016 Board Candidates

Four candidates have been selected for election to PPAI’s Board of Directors Class of 2020. Distributor candidates are ( from left) Dan McEntee, area vice president at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016), and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA), and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). Read More »

PPB Newslink June 25: PPAI, Promo Marketing To Collaborate On Professional Development Events

PPAI and Promo Marketing Media Group have recently announced they will join forces in 2016, working together on combined leadership conference/Power Meeting events. The two organizations will partner on marketing, sales and planning for the events. The organizations will collaborate to produce the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference/Promo Marketing Power Meeting in June 2016, and the PPAI North American Leadership Conference/Promo Marketing Power Meeting in August 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 23: PPB Best Boss Nominations Open Today

PPB’s annual search for the industry’s best bosses is now under way. The magazine is looking for the most respected people managers in the industry—those who listen, set good examples and help their subordinates achieve their top-level performance. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 18: Emotional Intelligence, Disruptive Innovation Among Hot Topics On Tap At NALC

The 2015 PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC), August 9-11 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee, will welcome leaders from companies across the industry, and experts from inside and outside the promotional products field as they delve into today’s issues, ideas and challenges. Among the speakers leading the conversation will be Dr. Deborah Watts, an area director for The Oliver Group, a leadership consulting firm; Michael Burcham, CEO of healthcare organization Narus Health; and author and speaker Matt Tenney. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 16: PPEF Awards $150,000 In College Scholarships To 106 Students

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, today announced the 106 recipients of its 2015 academic scholarships. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 11: PPAI Asks For Industry Action In New York Chemical Ban

Recent laws passed in New York’s Albany and Westchester counties would ban the sale of some toys in those markets and are contributing momentum to pass legislation at the state level that would ban certain elements, including naturally occurring elements, from children’s toys. The bill could have a devastating effect on the promotional products industry, and PPAI is asking industry members in New York to add their voices to help stop the bill. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 9: Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS, Recognized With 2015 PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

PPAI has named Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS, former PPAI Board Chair and former president of Bankers Advertising Company (UPIC: BACADV), as its 2015 PPAI Woman of Achievement award recipient. She will be recognized with a custom award created by R.S. Owens, a division of the St Regis Group, at a presentation during the opening ceremony of the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference on July 27 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 4: PPAI Announces 2016 Board Officers

Officers have been selected for the PPAI 2016 Board of Directors. They are Tom Goos, CAS, chair; Mary Jo Tomasini, CAS, chair-elect; and Bruce Perryman, MAS+, vice chair, financial services. They will begin their one-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2016. Rick Brenner, MAS+, the 2015 PPAI board chair, will move to the immediate past chair role in 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 2: HALO To Acquire Newton Manufacturing Company

As first reported Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News, distributor HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the business assets of 100-year-old Newton, Iowa-based distributor Newton Manufacturing Company (UPIC: NEWTON). Newton filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Federal Court in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 31. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 28: Consumer Confidence Strengthens In May

Consumer confidence is on the rise, reports the Conference Board. Its Consumer Confidence Index, which declined in April, showed a moderate increase in May, rising from 94.3 to 95.4. Read More »

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