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Just For You

For companies endeavoring to move beyond generic, everyone-gets-the-same-thing gifts, letting end users select their prizes from a bevy of options is a good way to go. New Brunswick, New Jersey-based supplier Smartbox Experience (UPIC: SBOX) offers six categories of themed … Read More »

Green Without Trying

Industry marketers are reevaluating existing products and finding ‘green’ gold. Since wide-spread environmental awareness has brought on demand for eco-friendly products, many suppliers have looked at their catalog listings and realized they already offer “green” products. “There are multiple avenues … Read More »

Donate Your Leftover Products After The Show

Exhibitors at The PPAI Expo 2012 can help provide needed supplies to underprivileged schools in the Las Vegas area—just donate any unwanted products from the booth when the show closes on Friday, January 6. All donated products will be collected … Read More »

SanMar And Blue Star Graphics & Design Donate T-Shirts For The Kids In Need Volunteers At The PPAI Expo

Beginning Friday, January 6, at 3 pm, volunteers and staff from the Kids In Need Foundation will begin working The PPAI Expo 2012 show floor, collecting leftover products and samples to benefit low-income and impoverished schools in Las Vegas’ Clark … Read More »

PPAI Hall Of Fame Member And Past Chairman Of The PPAI Board, Joe Stratton, MAS, Visits PPAI Headquarters

A few days before Thanksgiving, PPAI Hall of Fame member and past chairman of the PPAI board Joe Stratton, MAS, stopped by PPAI Headquarters to share a holiday lunch and visit with staff members. While retired from the industry, Stratton … Read More »

AIA Corporation Employees Raise Funds, Suppliers For Local Animal Rescue Group

AIA Corporation (UPIC: ADVINADV), a distributor headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, held a fundraising campaign and food/litter drive in support of a local animal rescue group, Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. The two-week event raised almost $400 for the organization, while … Read More »

R.S. Owens Names Modesto Duarte Its Employee Of The Quarter

R.S. Owens & Co., Inc. (UPIC: RSOWENS), a supplier headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has named Modesto Duarte its Employee of the Quarter. A member of the R.S. Owens apprentice program working in the company’s design studio, his work has been … Read More »

PPAI’s Bellantone And Board Chair Ekstrand Visit New Jersey-Based Member Companies

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Eric Ekstrand, MAS, chairman of the PPAI Board of Directors, visited a number of member companies during a trip to the Northeastern United States, among them MediaTree (UPIC: … Read More »

Gold Bond’s Thompson Visits PPAI Headquarters

PPAI hosted a visit from Chase Thompson, vice president of sales at Hixson, Tennessee-based supplier Gold Bond, Inc. (UPIC: GOLD0008) at PPAI Headquarters in November. During his visit, Thompson met with the Association’s leadership and participated in a number of … Read More »

PPAI’s Laura McKinney Speaks At CPPA Strategic Planning Retreat

PPAI’s senior manager of regional relations, Laura McKinney, CAE, traveled to Linthicum, Maryland, to participate in a strategic planning retreat held for the board of directors of the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA). She presented an educational session on association … Read More »

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