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A Beacon Of Business Acumen

A Beacon Of Business Acumen

Pranav Dalal’s journey into promotional products has been punctuated by ventures into several other industries. He began 25 years ago in the telecommunications industry, followed by stints in finance and IT before moving from Toronto to Los Angeles to work with an incubator firm that hatched several successful internet startups, among them PC Mall and Mac Mall. Read More »

PPAI Joins Industry Leaders In Columbus For L.E.A.D. Local Ohio

PPAI staff members joined a number of Ohio-based industry professionals in Columbus, Ohio, on September 9 for L.E.A.D. Local Ohio, part of PPAI’s state-level legislative outreach effort to deliver the message of the promotional products industry to state legislators. They met with 18 legislators and staff members from the Ohio state senate and house of representatives, including the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority leader and the Senate Minority leader. PPAI is working with regional associations and industry professionals for further L.E.A.D. Local events around the country. To learn more about L.E.A.D. Local and PPAI’s legislative action, visit www.ppailaw.org. Read More »

Denham, Hullinger And Hareid Join The PPAI Board Of Directors

In October, PPAI announced the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election, welcoming new members Dale T. Denham, MAS+, CIO of distributor Geiger, and Norm Hullinger, CEO of supplier alphabroder. The election saw voter turnout climb 30 percent from 2013. In addition, Scott Hareid, president of multi-line representative agency Hareid Marketing, has been appointed as the RAC Delegate to the PPAI board. The new board members and RAC board delegate will begin their terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2015. Hullinger and Denham will serve four-year terms, while Hareid’s term is for two years. Read More »

Close Up: Dawn Ruler, MAS

Close Up: Dawn Ruler, MAS

Long before taking your daughter to work was a nationwide day of celebration, Dawn Ruler, MAS, was a fixture at her mother’s distributorship, doing odd jobs during high school and college. “My mom, Sharon Trube, owned her own company (Concord Promotions) when I graduated from college,” says Ruler. “At the time I did not think promotional products was the industry I wanted to work in.” Read More »

Regional Association Leaders, Volunteers Come Together At 15th Annual LDW

egional association and PPAI volunteer leaders and staff gathered in Grapevine, Texas, September 29 – October 2 for the 15th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC). The four-day event featured seminars, panel discussions and collaborative exercises, as well as networking and consultation opportunities. The week also included a PPAI Board of Directors meeting, a training/planning session for PPAI Committee and Advisory Group chairs, as well as the associated Regional Boot Camp for regional association leaders. Read More »

PPAI Board Approves New Programs And Projects At September Meeting

The PPAI Board of Directors held its fall meeting on September 29, during the Association’s annual Leadership Development Workshop, in Grapevine, Texas. Following are highlights from the meeting. Read More »

PPAI Hosts PPEF Executive Committee’s 2015 Planning Meeting

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) executive committee met at PPAI’s Irving, Texas, headquarters to develop its plans for 2015, including the foundation’s fund-raising efforts and marketing, and to determine how much will be awarded in scholarships next year. The final plans from the one-and-a-half day session were sent to the PPEF Board of Trustees for approval. Read More »

November 2014 Datebook

See what events are coming up in the industry. Read More »

The Book Company Celebrates Staff Milestones

The Book Company (UPIC: BOOKCO) celebrated the 10-year anniversaries of Vice President Roni Wright, MAS, Production Director Ericka Sutton and Warehouse Manager Nick Martinez with a Book Company Creativity Challenge. The Delray Beach, Florida, supplier’s employees grouped into teams and competed in a painting competition. The entire group then judged each painting and prizes were awarded for the winner. Read More »

PPAI’s Brown, Lardner-Stone Join Regional Associations For Product Safety Education

This year, PPAI Director of Public Affairs Anne Lardner-Stone and Product Responsibility Manager Tim Brown, MAS, have visited with regional associations around the country, delivering the product safety education necessary for member companies to attain Product Safety Aware status. Read More »

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