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PPAI Aware, Summer 2016

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Our Bright Vision For The Future

Our Bright Vision For The Future

In late May, in a dark, smoky room in a hotel basement just outside of the White House grounds in Washington D.C., a special meeting took place. Were Paul Ryan, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meeting to call a truce to the political drama? Nope, it was our PPAI Board of Directors and staff leadership meeting to examine and update the Association’s three-year strategic plan. Okay, it wasn’t smoky or dark, and we weren’t meeting in a basement—we were in a sunny meeting room with an inspiring view of the White House—but our meeting was just as important to the industry’s future. Three months of intense preparation culminated in this two-day meeting. Read More »

Feedback

PPB readers write in about the passing of Steve Slack, a 1992 inductee into the PPAI Hall of Fame, working with the right suppliers and the benefit of PC Today. Read More »

People News

People News

See who has moved in—and up—in the promotional world. Read More »

Etching Excellence

Etching Excellence

Going from hot to cold in a matter of minutes isn’t always an appealing characteristic—unless you’re talking about custom-fired art glass. In that case, supplier Advance Corporation in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, is turning out some very appealing examples. Read More »

Snapshots

Snapshots

Recent events and people in the promotional world. Read More »

Datebook

Datebook

The important events shaping the industry from August through October, 2016. Read More »

New Member Spotlight: Blossomy Promotion

PPB speaks to Candy Wei, market coordinator for new PPAI member Blossomy Promotion from City of Industry, California. Read More »

Committed: A Career Story

Committed: A Career Story

When you hear about someone who’s been at the same company for more than 30 years, you pay attention. It’s so rare to see that type of career longevity these days. Changing jobs and even careers every few years is today’s new normal. But for Robin Breard, working from a young age—and then sticking around—at supplier Custom Printing II (UPIC: CUSTOMCR), the company her parents, Bob and Judy Carlson, founded more than 30 years ago, has been worth every minute and has translated into a great quality of life. Read More »

An Experience To Remember

An Experience To Remember

Here’s what’s been happening at PPAI: The 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference was a resounding success, Lee Strom joined the PPAI Board and the 2017 board officers were announced. Read all about these events in this month’s article. Read More »

American Dragon

American Dragon

This article is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of Michael McKeldon Woody’s new book, American Dragon. Woody’s book tells the story of how American companies can win back business using the principles of fewer (smaller orders and/or more customized products), faster (getting product to the customer as quickly as possible) and finer (manufacturing a safe, high-quality product) to exploit the weaknesses of foreign competitors, drive sales higher and create American jobs. Read More »

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