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PPB Newslink February 14: PPAI, Industry Members Voice Their Opposition To Proposed Border Adjustment Tax

Nearly 400 industry professionals have joined PPAI in voicing their opposition to the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The U.S. House Republican tax reform proposal poses a discriminatory tax on all imported products—including promotional products—and is anticipated to hurt American consumers and the nation’s largest employers by increasing the cost of everyday products. The BAT, which would function as a national sales tax, could drive the unemployment rate back to 2010 highs in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 9: HALO Makes Second Acquisition This Month; Acquires Michael C. Fina Recognition

As first reported in a Breaking News on Wednesday, HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) has acquired New York City-based Michael C. Fina Recognition, a third-generation leader in the recognition and incentives industry. The acquisition is the second in the past week for HALO; the company acquired Catalyst Marketing, Inc. on February 1. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 7: alphabroder Pledges $120,000 To PPEF Tomorrow Fund

Industry supplier alphabroder (PPAI 156993) has stepped up to affirm its commitment to the professional development and success of the promotional products industry through higher education with a Platinum-Level pledge of $120,000 to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Tomorrow Fund. The news was first announced in a Breaking News alert on Monday.
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PPB Newslink February 2: HALO Acquires Catalyst Marketing

As reported earlier today in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) has acquired the business of Catalyst Marketing, Inc. (PPAI 278469), a distributor based in Seattle, Washington. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 31: PPAI Expo 2017 Reports Highest Attendance In Nine Years

Verified attendance numbers are in and PPAI is reporting that The PPAI Expo, which wrapped up in Las Vegas on January 12 after a spectacular five-day run, attracted a total of 12,267 distributor personnel, the show’s largest attendance since 2008. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 26: Industrial Production Set To Rebound In 2017

U.S industry production in 2016 trailed 2015 levels by one percent, reports economic research and consulting firm ITR Economics in the January 2017 edition of its ITR Advisor. Despite the industrial production slowdown, improving conditions for the U.S. consumer have driven the economy forward. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 24: Trends Study Finds Higher Demand For Non-Cash Rewards

The demand for non-cash rewards and recognition programs continues to grow and is one of 10 key trends for incentive travel, reward and recognition programs according to the 2017 Trends Study from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). Read More »

PPB Newslink January 19: Promotional Products Key To Commemorating Trump’s Inauguration

The festivities leading up to Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump begin today with an all-day concert at the Lincoln Memorial. And in Washington, D.C., and across the country, promotional products are playing a big role in how Americans are recognizing and marking the event. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 17: 55th Annual PSI Show Wraps With Record Attendance, New Opportunities

The 55th annual PSI Show wrapped last week after bringing a strong mix of exhibitors and attendees to Düsseldorf, Germany. Running January 10-12, 2017, the show attracted members of the promotional products industry from Germany, across Europe and around the world. Read More »

PPB Newslink@Expo January 12: The PPAI Expo 2017 Ends On A High Note

The PPAI Expo 2017 wraps up at 3 pm today, bringing its 15th year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to a strong and successful conclusion. With nearly 1,300 exhibiting companies on-site in more than 3,100 booths, an extensive lineup of education sessions and world-class speakers, and innovative new events to connect with colleagues, Expo 2017 offered something for everyone. Read More »

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