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Do You Rate An A+ In Customer Service?

     Rendering exceptional customer service is both a responsibility and a smart business decision. Unfortunately, far too many salespeople view customer service as an administrative burden that takes them away from making a sale. The truth is, providing quality customer … Read More »

PPB Newslink 4.6.10

Having trouble reading this email? View it on your browser. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe Instantly.   April 6, 2010 Send News to the Editor: Teresa McUsic   THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES           PPAI Partners With Product Safety … Read More »

What Do You Do For A Living?

     How often are you asked, “What do you do for a living?” What’s your answer? “I sell promotional products.” Does this lead to more questions, or are you greeted with a nod of the head, or even silence?          … Read More »

PPAI University’s Fast Track Discounted This Month For Members

April’s PPAI Member Advantage is a cost break on PPAI University’s Fast Track, an online immersion program adapted from David Blaise’s, “How To Launch A Wildly Successful Career in Promotional Products Sales.” This 24-lesson program answers some of the most … Read More »

PPAI Annual Sales Volume Survey Deadline Extended To April 20

Distributors now have until April 20 to participate in PPAI’s Annual Sales Volume Survey. Complete the survey online at The PPAI-sponsored Annual Sales Volume Survey is the industry’s leading indicator of total promotional products sales. Information reported is confidential, … Read More »

Donate Your Lunch Money To PPEF

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is asking industry members to donate their lunch money on Earth Day, April 22. “Since our inception, PPEF has funded more than 400 scholarships. Every day these students know we are making, or have … Read More »

Global Futurist Rohit Talwar To Keynote At PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference

Rohit Talwar, author of Designing Your Future, will be the keynote speaker at PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference (NALC) to be held August 29-31 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Talwar’s topic will be “Winning in a … Read More »

PPAI Partners With Product Safety Lab To Offer Discount To Members

To aid members in their product safety compliance efforts, PPAI has selected Specialized Technology Resources (STR) as an authorized business partner to provide discount pricing on product testing services to PPAI members. “PPAI’s mission is to provide products and services … Read More »

In Memoriam

Connie Millar, CAS, president and one of three founding principals of Tampa, Florida, distributor Abacus Enterprises of Tampa, Inc. (UPIC: ABACUS), died of breast cancer on March 31. Memorial services were held last Saturday at the Garden Of Memories in … Read More »

Hanesbrands Earns EPA Energy Star Partner Of The Year Award

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, supplier Hanesbrands Inc., parent of Hanes Outerbanks (UPIC: hanesob), earned an Energy Star 2010 Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In conjunction with the award, Hanesbrands announced a worldwide goal to reduce … Read More »

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