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PPAI Names Sen. Gary Peters Its 2017 Legislator Of The Year

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) has been named PPAI’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award will be presented during the PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Read More »

PPAI, NWPMA Take Industry’s Message To Oregon, Washington State Capitols

PPAI is joining the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) and its members this week to bring Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) to the Pacific Northwest. Visiting state capitols in Salem, Oregon, on March 1, and Olympia, Washington, on March 2, L.E.A.D. Local participants will meet with the legislators and educate them on their state’s promotional products industry. Read More »

The 2016 L.E.A.D. Advocates: Dan Reading

In May, industry professionals from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with senators, representatives and legislative staff to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities relevant to the promotional products industry as part of the seventh annual PPAI Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). In the fifth installment of a series spotlighting the industry practitioners taking PPAI’s message to Capitol Hill, PPB Newslink spoke with Dan Reading, vice president of Boise, Idaho, distributor In The Bag Promotions, and a first-time L.E.A.D. participant. Read More »

David Hawes, MAS+, Shares Industry’s Message With Minnesota Sen. Al Franken

The spirit of PPAI’s Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) and Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W) extends throughout the year. Their continued influence on the promotional products industry was reflected in a visit by Geiger’s David Hawes, MAS+, to the Washington, D.C. office of Minnesota Sen. Al Franken on June 22. Read More »

The Industry’s Voice Heard Loud And Clear On Capitol Hill Last Week

PPAI took the industry’s message to Capitol Hill on May 25 and 26 as part of its seventh annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). More than 80 member volunteers and staff held nearly 250 visits over two days with legislators and their aides from 30 states to discuss the industry’s interest in issues such as the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, independent contractors, deductibility for business advertising expenditures and legislation to support incentives for wellness programs, among other issues. In addition to the hundreds of personal visits, members from across the country participated in the virtual fly-in, sending nearly 1,000 emails to their legislators to voice their concerns about legislation that affects their businesses and the industry overall. Read More »

L.E.A.D. Makes A Difference In Washington, D.C.

The seventh annual PPAI Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) is ongoing in Washington, D.C., today as more than 70 industry professionals from 30 states meet with senators, representatives and legislative staff to discuss relevant legislation, issues and opportunities. Read More »

PPAI Presents Chabot, Walden With 2016 Legislators of the Year Awards During L.E.A.D.

This week, as part of the seventh annual PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), the Association recognized Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) as its 2016 Legislators of the Year Read More »

PPAI L.E.A.D. Takes The Industry’s Voice To Capitol Hill This Week

Industry leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress and federal agencies for the seventh annual PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). On May 25-26, Association staff and Board Chair Tom Goos, MAS, will lead a group of 80 industry professionals to hold approximately 240 meetings with senators, representatives and legislative staff to discuss pending legislation and issues relevant to the promotional products industry. Read More »

Overtime Rule Changes Raise Concerns Among Businesses

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule change on Wednesday that allows full-time, salaried employees to earn overtime if they make up to $47,476 a year. The rule change, which was first announced in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015, goes into effect December 1 and is expected to extend overtime pay protections to more than four million workers. Read More »

The 2016 L.E.A.D. Advocates: Dani Smith, CAS

On May 25-26, industry professionals from across the country will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with senators, representatives and legislative staff into discuss legislation, issues and opportunities relevant to the promotional products industry as part of the seventh annual PPAI Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). In the final installment of a four-part series spotlighting the industry practitioners taking PPAI’s message to Capitol Hill, PPB Newslink speaks with Dani Smith, CAS, owner of Hermiston, Oregon, distributor Third Day Creations. Read More »

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