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Got Golf?

This mega-category has always been a big player in the promotional products industry—here are a few ways to get in the game. Golf is more than weekend recreation—it’s a dominating U.S. industry, with an economic impact of $195 billion, according … Read More »

Close Up: Todd W. Singleton, CAS

Whether he’s riding the crest of a wave, skiing down a mountain or soaring earthward tethered only by a bungee cord, Todd W. Singleton, CAS, isn’t one to sit around and wait for adventure. After high school he found himself … Read More »

New Member Spotlight

Creative Outlet Media GroupAnita Davis, OwnerPPAI# 432965 UPIC: mechanic Creative Outlet Media Group is a plugged-in full-service ad agency and graphic design firm located in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey. As a full-service advertising agency, it creates memorable advertising for all … Read More »

New Members

These firms were approved for PPAI membership in November 2009. ASSOCIATEAffinity Express PPAI# 362505 UPIC: AffExprs Merchant Plus PPAI# 437043 UPIC: MERCHPLS Promo Biz Coach.com PPAI# 438212 UPIC: pbcoach PromotionalDistributor.com PPAI# 342234 UPIC: 1973 Springboard Net Solutions PPAI# 223216 UPIC: … Read More »

Moisant Named Woman Of The Year By Oklahoma Paper

Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based distributor Moisant Promotional Products (UPIC: MOISANT1) was named a 2009 Woman of the Year by the Oklahoma City Journal Record. The Journal Record launched the annual salute to women in 1981 to … Read More »

Dohan Honored With Chamber Business Award

Allen Dohan, president and CEO of Blanchester, Ohio-based supplier The Allen Company (UPIC: ALLEN), was honored by the Blanchester Area Chamber of Commerce with its Businessman of the Year award. This is Dohan’s first time to receive the award from … Read More »

Carlson Marketing To Be Purchased By Groupe Aeroplan

Plymouth, Minnesota-based distributor Carlson Marketing (UPIC: CARL0003) was acquired by Montreal, Canada-based Groupe Aeroplan Inc. in December for a net purchase price of $175.3 million, including transaction costs of $6.5 million. Groupe Aeroplan’s businesses and Carlson Marketing will continue to … Read More »

PPAI: Visible, Vocal And Active

Last year was definitely one to remember. For the industry, it was an especially busy one for legislative and government issues. PPAI and members worked together to make great progress in this area. For example, did you know that by … Read More »

Regional Members Appeal To Legislators

Regional members continue to reach out to legislators on the issue of healthcare legislation and its impact on the promotional products industry. Wayne Greenberg, MAS, and Bob Hechler met with the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of … Read More »

Bellantone, Hendrick Visit PPAI Supplier In Missouri

PPAI Executive Vice President Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Director of Professional Development and Business Media Melissa Hendrick visited Mary Dobsch, MAS, president of Washington, Missouri-based supplier The Chest (UPIC: thechest), to discuss member benefits such as education as well … Read More »

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