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PPAI’s McKinney Joins The PPAM Board’s Strategic Planning Session

Laura McKinney, CAE, PPAI’s senior manager of regional relations, recently joined the board of the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAM) during its planning session for the association’s 2012-2014 strategic plan. The board sought to define what PPAM should be working on and what it should focus on to benefit its members. Read More »

PPAI Contributes To School Supply Drive

This summer PPAI employees joined Irving ISD’s Supplies for Success school supply drive. Held in August, the program encouraged members of the community to donate school supplies to students in need in Irving, Texas, home of PPAI. Working together, PPAI staff gathered a comprehensive selection of school supplies for the drive and delivered the supplies to Irving ISD’s J.O. Schulze Elementary School. Read More »

Galaxy Balloons Hosts A Visit From PPAI

Traveling for the Association, PPAI President and CEO, Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Board Chair Steven Meyer, MAS, had the opportunity to visit the offices of Galaxy Balloons, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Joined by Eric Ekstrand, MAS, immediate past-chair of the PPAI Board, they met with Galaxy Balloons President Terry Brizz, MAS, toured the company’s facility and discussed some of the issues it faces in the modern marketplace. Read More »

Vernon Inducts New Members In Its Anniversary Milestone Club

The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) celebrates employees’ years of service in the Newton, Iowa, company’s Anniversary Milestone Club. The supplier recently inducted 12 employees into the club at its annual employee recognition ceremony. Vernon’s years-of-service clubs were started in 1971 by William F. Vernon, Sr. to honor Vernon employees for their outstanding careers and dedication to the company. Read More »

OPPA’s Promotions At The Bay Adds Island Style To Its Fall Show

In September, the Ohio Promotional Products Association (OPPA) held Promotions At The Bay in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The event was a new twist on its annual fall show, with a laid-back, relaxed style reflective of its island location. Put-in-Bay is an island community on Lake Erie. Promotions At The Bay featured a tradeshow floor; a town hall presentation from PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Board Chair Steven Meyer, MAS; as well as numerous networking opportunities. Read More »

iPROMOTEu Holds “Supplier Palooza” At The SAAC Show

During August’s SAAC Show in Long Beach, California, iPROMOTEu (UPIC: IPRO9320) hosted its fifth annual “Supplier Palooza” party, drawing a crowd of nearly 500 suppliers, distributors and service providers. Read More »

Congressman David Schweikert Visits Geiger’s Scottsdale Office

During Congress’ August recess, Congressman David Schweikert visited the Scottsdale, Arizona, offices of Geiger (UPIC: geiger). He was hosted by Laura Holt, MAS, Geiger vice president; Jamie Ondrejko, CAS, of Geiger; Fran Ford, J Charles (UPIC: JCHARLES) senior vice president; Molly Ginish of Imagery Impressions and president of AzPPA; and Julia Wright, MAS, owner of Wright Choice Promotions (UPIC: wcpaz). Read More »

PPAF Hosts Its 2012 EXPO In Orlando, Florida

The Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) held the PPAF EXPO 2012 in Orlando, Florida, on August 22-23. More than 600 distributors attended the event, which featured education, networking and tradeshow opportunities. Read More »

PPAI Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves For An American Red Cross Blood Drive

Twelve pints of blood were donated to the American Red Cross by PPAI staff members during a blood drive in August. The drive was coordinated by PPAI’s Wellness Committee, a staff group that provides information, programs and events to encourage healthy lifestyles. Read More »

The MAPPS By SAGE Tradeshow Brings Industry Practitioners To Dallas

SAGE’s MAPPS by SAGE tradeshow, held this summer in Dallas, Texas, featured more than 300 exhibitors on the tradeshow floor and numerous education sessions and networking opportunities. For 2013, the MAPPS by SAGE show will be replaced by the recently announced SAGE Show to be held February 26-28, 2013, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Read More »

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