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PPB Newslink August 25: The SAGE Show Brings Top Flight Industry Education To The Southwest

The fourth annual SAGE Show returns to the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas, next week. Running August 31-September 1, the show is bringing in more than 200 exhibitors from around the country. Distributor attendees from across the region will have access to an extensive show floor, plus the same high-quality education that industry practitioners find at The PPAI Expo and Expo East. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 23: BRF Is Ready To Assist Industry Companies Affected By Louisiana Flooding

Heavy rains this month in Louisiana, in some parts nearly 30 inches, have damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes, taken at least 13 lives and left a multibillion-dollar cleanup bill. According to the National Weather Service, the storm dropped more than three times as much water on the state as Hurricane Katrina. For industry businesses affected by the rain and flooding, the Business Recovery Fund (BRF), supported by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), stands ready to help companies in need. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 18: Tech Summit Opens With A Day of High-Energy, High-Level Education

The third annual PPAI Technology Summit got under way Wednesday in San Francisco, California, bringing together more than 100 industry technology professionals at all levels to share best practices and case studies, and to discuss critical topics and some of the solutions available. Introduced in conjunction with Expo East 2014, this is the second year the summit has followed the PPAI North American Leadership Conference, which wrapped up on Tuesday. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 16: NALC Opens In San Francisco More Than 130 Strong

Millennials took center stage on Sunday evening at the opening dinner for the PPAI North American Leadership Conference in San Francisco. Twelve up-and-coming young leaders were recognized during the annual PPB Rising Stars presentation, which kicked off the dinner. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 11: Consumer Confidence Climbing In North America, Flat Elsewhere

North American consumer confidence was on the rise in second quarter 2016, as globally it remained flat. Nielsen’s second quarter Consumer Confidence Index reading for North America was up three points from first quarter to 111, while globally it stood at 98. Up two points from the same period in 2015, global confidence levels have hovered between 96 and 99 in the three years since first quarter 2014. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 9: PPAI’s 2016 NALC Kicks Off Next Week In San Francisco

The 2016 PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) opens next week in San Francisco, California. Running August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, the three-day event brings industry leaders from across the country together with a high-powered speaker lineup. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 4: PPEF Announces Bill Schmidt, Sr. Named Scholarship

First announced Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has established a perpetual scholarship in the name of Bill Schmidt, Sr., CEO of Largo, Florida-based supplier Hit Promotional Products, who passed away in April. Funded by a personal gift of $50,000 from Schmidt’s wife Liz and son CJ, Hit’s president, the Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship is only the fourth perpetual named scholarship in PPEF history. Read More »

PPB Newslink August 2: Industry Companies Step Up For The 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Summer Olympics begin this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, kicking off two weeks of international competition and capturing the world’s attention. Alongside the sports, the athletes and the spectacle will be millions of products emblazoned with the Olympic rings and sponsor logos, and many of those items will be provided by industry distributors Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA) (UPIC: BENS0002) and Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016). Read More »

PPB Newslink July 28: PPAI Announces Inaugural Fellows Program Recipients

PPAI has named the inaugural recipients of the Association’s new Fellows Program. Introduced in the June issue of PPB, the Fellows program recognizes and thanks influential individuals who have actively supported the industry through their personal involvement. PPAI Fellows further contribute to a culture of engagement, involvement and leadership throughout the Association. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 26: Economist Dr. Arthur Laffer Heads Speaker Line-Up At Next Month’s NALC

The 2016 PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) is coming to San Francisco, California, August 14-16 and is bringing a high-powered speaker lineup with it. Business leaders and innovators from across the industry are gathering at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for the latest on today’s issues, ideas and challenges with experts from across the business world, including famed economist Dr. Arthur Laffer. Read More »

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