PPAI, SAGE To Provide Complimentary Power Of Two Memberships To Puerto Rico’s CASA Members

More than two months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma ravaged Puerto Rico, the island continues to experience major power outages, affecting many members of the Caribbean Advertising Specialties Association (CASA) who were already struggling to revive their promotional products businesses.

To alleviate a portion of the stress of the ongoing hardship, PPAI and SAGE are offering complimentary Power of Two benefits to CASA members who renew their 2018 CASA membership and pay their dues by December 29. CASA members can take full advantage of both a PPAI membership and a SAGE Total Access subscription now through December 31, 2018.

“This is a very challenging time for Puerto Rico and most of our CASA members. The devastating effects from the recent chain of natural disasters have really put a strain on many small and medium-sized businesses,” says Silvia González M., CAS, CASA president. “There is still a long and arduous road to complete recovery, but words cannot express how inspiring it is to see the promotional products community come together during a time of need.”

Through the Power of Two alliance, distributors receive combined benefits of a PPAI membership and a SAGE Total Access subscription. PPAI leads the promotional products industry with the most comprehensive offering of networking opportunities, education, legislative initiatives and business savings benefits while SAGE provides the most popular promotional product research tool and business management services. Distributors will have membership support and powerful business management solutions, supported by two of the strongest organizations in the promotional products industry.

“This is a step above what PPAI and SAGE have ever offered as a measure of relief to the promotional products community,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “We’re taking strong, decisive and forward-thinking actions to facilitate change and restore the struggling promotional products businesses in Puerto Rico.”

During this time of need, all CASA members will receive the Power of Two benefits at no cost (valued at $495), providing them monetary relief for their membership and services dues and giving them more time to focus on rebuilding their businesses.

SAGE President David Natinksy says, “This past year has been a trying one for millions of people who are still left suffering in the aftermath of recent storms. We are grateful for the opportunity to join forces with PPAI and offer a comforting gesture to our colleagues in Puerto Rico.”

CASA members in the affected region who would like to take advantage of this offer will simply need to contact their SAGE account executive at 800-925-7243 or sales@sageworld.com and provide proof of their CASA membership.

filed under December 2017 | SAGE | CASA | Power Of Two
Comments (2)
Silvia Gonzalez M., CAS, BASI
December 5, 2017
Hi Michael, This offer is for the 72 distributor members of CASA living in Puerto Rico, whom the majority is still without power and internet after 80+ days. The island was completely devastated and there is very little business been done during this last quarter of the year, which is usually the best of the year. Silvia CASA President
Michael L. Driscoll
December 5, 2017
Question: Is your offer to all CASA members who were affected by all of the Hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, etc., in Mexico, and Texas, and Florida? Do you have an idea how many distributors or suppliers this offer may touch? Thank you for your offer to those in Puerto Rico.
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