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HIRE Act Becomes Law, Provides Incentives To Businesses

The HIRE Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 18, creates a temporary payroll tax forgiveness/job retention credit and increases the direct expensing allowance, among other actions. The law reduces the current payroll tax obligation for an employer … Read More »

Distributor Granted Minority/Women Business Status

New Bedford, Massachusetts, distributor Diversified Marketing Group (UPIC: DIVE0010) has been granted State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistances (SOMWBA) status by the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development. SOMWBA promotes the development of certified minority business enterprises, women-owned business … Read More »

Prime Resources Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Bridgeport, Connecticut, supplier Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME) is celebrating 30 years in the promotional products industry. Built in 1980 by current chairman and owner Bob Lederer, CAS, the company has grown from a start up to a major promotional … Read More »

PPAMS Announces Board, Membership Cards

Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS) has named its board of directors for 2010. Allen Pitnerk of Shelbyville, Tennessee, supplier Economy Pen & Pencil Co. (UPIC: jo-bee) will lead the association as president. Other officers and directors include Vicky … Read More »

Take The PPAI Annual Sales Volume Survey

There’s still time for distributors to participate in PPAI’s Annual Sales Volume Survey. Complete the survey online at Deadline for the survey is April 6. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win two round-trip … Read More »

PPB Newslink 3.23.10

Having trouble reading this email? View it on your browser. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe Instantly.   March 23, 2010 Send News to the Editor: Teresa McUsic   THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES           Healthcare Bill Passage Will Affect … Read More »

It’s A Numbers Game

Online distributor raises eyebrows—and sales—with its proven model. While companies in other industries have found phenomenal success through an online-only sales approach, the majority of promotional products distributors have built their companies as brick-and-mortar businesses based on personal relationship and … Read More »

A Dose Of Nurses’ Medicine

     With increased workloads, demanding staff ratios and challenging work conditions, many employees – across all industries — are feeling burned out. Today’s workers are not signing on and staying on just for the money. They are opting for employers … Read More »

People News

DISTRIBUTOR NEW HIRESBest Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: BEST)—Leslie Shepherd, account executive; Valerie Bennington, executive assistant; Maggie Sahakian, production coordinator; Jenna Peak, research and sales assistant; and Gisella Torres, receptionist SUPPLIER NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONSSenator Promotional Group USA, Inc. (UPIC: SPGUSA)—Melissa Handy, LeAnn Rankin, … Read More »

Flash Back

Does selling technology products scare you? Learn about the fastest-growing product sector and what flash memory has to do with it. With the economy still in recession, and advertising and marketing budgets the first to be cut, we all knew … Read More »

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