Tagged 'Chair’s Letter'

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Change? You Can Count On It.

“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”John F. Kennedy You’ve no doubt heard about the closing of yet another consumer company in recent months. Borders … Read More »

This Code Shouldn’t Be A Secret

Guest Columnist Karie Cowden, MAS, PPAI Vice Chair Of Program Services Special thanks to Eric E. Ekstrand, MAS, PPAI 2011 chair of the board, for giving me the privilege of sharing my thoughts with members through his column. When I … Read More »

It’s Courage That Counts

“The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.” Fred Fiedler & Martin Chemers, Improving Leadership Effectiveness The first six months of 2011 sped by so quickly. I cannot believe I’m … Read More »

Accolades To A Great Leader

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” —Eleanor Roosevelt These words ring true to the style of leadership that G. Stephen Slagle, CAE, has given PPAI … Read More »

Making Ourselves Heard

What if the governor of Ohio banned the use of promotional products? This was the question posed by Donna Vorce, vice president of RAC (Regional Association Council) and an OPPA (Ohio Promotional Professionals Association) board member at a recent OPPA … Read More »

A Season For Reflection

April. It’s when I feel that winter has finally given up its hold, and bright sunshine and warmer weather are close at hand. Unlike many of you who live year-round in vacation land, some of us live in the North … Read More »

Leading The Legislative Charge

As you read this article, more than 50 of your industry colleagues are preparing to visit their members of Congress on March 31 for the second PPAI L.E.A.D. (Legislative Education & Action Day). This is the opportunity for our industry … Read More »

Help Us Write The Next Chapter Of PPAI History

“Be More” was the theme in 2010 adopted by our Chair Scott Siegel, MAS, who ushered us into a new decade of encouraging volunteer service in our industry. Scott and his senior class consisting of Tina Montgomery, MAS; Roni Wright, … Read More »

Six Reasons Why I’m Proud And Thankful

As I write this, the short Thanksgiving break has ended and my son, Gabe, left this morning to return to Pitzer College to finish the first semester of his freshman year. After we said our usual goodbyes, and I returned … Read More »

Is Terminology Holding Us Back?

In my September and October columns I wrote about the continued breakdown of our industry’s traditional distribution channels—supplier to distributor to end user—and the opportunities available to suppliers and distributors to increase their sales in the global marketplace. I concluded … Read More »

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