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Know Your Responsibility For Product Safety

Unlike National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, there is no week or month dedicated to promoting the safety of promotional products. That’s because producing and selling safe and compliant promotional products is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year responsibility for suppliers and distributors. Read More »

Consistent Growth Is No Surprise

How many industries can claim sales growth year over year? Read More »

Industry Advocacy Is Everyone’s Business

In my inaugural Chair’s Letter last month, I shared the two chief goals on which I am focusing this year: Delivering great member value and advocating for the industry. If you read the column, my hope is that it helped you better understand why the outreach to educate our legislators at this time is so critical to protect our industry and what you can personally do to play a significant role in that process. Read More »

With Your Voice, We Can Make A Bold Statement

As part of last month’s ceremonies at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, I was honored to accept the gavel from outgoing Chair Steven Meyer, MAS, and take on the responsibilities of PPAI’s 2013 board chair. I greatly appreciate the tireless effort and all the terrific work that Steven did this past year and throughout his Board tenure. Read More »

What A Year!

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” With so much interest in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, it seems appropriate to start out my final Chair’s Letter with a quote that describes PPAI’s relationship with you—the member. Read More »

Cold. Wet. Homeless.

Many of our sisters and brothers in the TriState area can be described by these three words following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in October. The flooding and wind damage left millions without power and thousands homeless. Our friends have worked and slept wherever they could find warmth and power. Many businesses, both large and small, were left staggering by this epic storm, and they need your understanding and patience as they rebuild themselves from the ground up. Read More »

Help Us Tell Our Story

On the heels of the PPAI board elections and our national election, we are faced with putting our plans and promises into action. Promotional products are a favorite advertising medium, yet they are frequently under fire by those who don’t understand them. Most candidates in the national election used promotional products in their campaigns; however, some people want to limit their use. Read More »

Perhaps Unseen But Never Overlooked

As PPAI President Paul Bellantone, CAE, and I have visited many of the regional associations this year, we’ve also had the opportunity to personally spend time with distributors and suppliers at their offices. For me, this has been one of the most impactful activities as PPAI’s chairman. In this way, I’ve had a chance to see, meet and be amazed by the dedicated, creative and—dare I say—just plain nice people we’ve met. Read More »

Bouquets And Bonfires

Having learned that the U.S. Olympic uniforms were manufactured in China, Sen. Harry Reid said, “I think they should take all of the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.” Read More »

A Million Dollars, A Mustache and You

A Million Dollars, A Mustache and You

A mustache is a statement, a look and a deliberate thing. A man can stay clean-shaven or choose to grow a number of varieties from classic to wild. So how is a mustache connected to $1 million? The answer is PPEF—the Promotional Products Education Foundation. Read More »

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