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EMT Staff Meet With Attendees At HALO’s Indianapolis Fall Showcase

Supplier EMT attended the 2014 HALO Branded Solutions Indianapolis Fall Showcase in September 2014. Brian Stidham, key account manager at the Indianapolis, Indiana, supplier met with clients and manned the company’s booth. Read More »

NEPPA Fall Client Show Features Education, Awards And Board Election

The New England Promotional Products Association held its Fall Client Show at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, September 22-23. A reception at the Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre included an annual meeting, the election for NEPPA’s 2015 board of directors, and the presentation of the 2014 Beach Awards. NEPPA also celebrated its 40th anniversary and brought together 14 of the regional association’s past presidents for the event. Read More »

HPPA Features Education, Tabletop Show At Monthly Meeting

The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) put together an extensive lineup for its members at the regional association’s November 5 meeting. PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, joined the group to deliver a presentation on the state of the industry and developments within it, while the The MLR Alliance—comprised of multi-line rep groups The Identity Group, Pinto Marketing, Tuso Marketing and Reisack Sales and Marketing—sponsored lunch for HPPA members and conducted a table top show for distributors to browse and receive product information and selling ideas. HPPA also recognized outgoing board members at the monthly meeting, honored members who had volunteered during the year and awarded scholarships. Read More »

PPAI Staff Help 30-40 Local Families At Thanksgiving

PPAI staff, organized through the Association’s Community Services Committee, turned out in November to help feed local families this Thanksgiving. Staff collected more than 600 pounds of food and ingredients for traditional Thanksgiving meals, as well as $170 in cash and $300 in gift cards. PPAI worked with Irving Cares, a local food pantry, for the holiday food drive. The Association has supported Irving Cares since 2003 and in that time has donated more than 26,000 pounds of goods to benefit hungry families in the community. Read More »

PPAI Staff Join Regional Associations For Product Safety Education

PPAI staff have been on the road, delivering the Association’s Product Safety Awareness (PSA) program to industry regional associations, and updating and educating their members on the latest product safety and regulatory news. In October, PPAI Product Responsibility Manager Tim Brown, MAS, joined the Promotional Products Association of Wisconsin (PPAW) for lunch-and-learn sessions on the PSA program in Pewaukee and Green Bay. Afterwards, he headed west and met with the Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) and the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) in October. Read More »

PPAI Celebrates Halloween With A Costume Contest And Chili Cook Off

PPAI staff celebrated Halloween and cooler weather’s arrival with a costume contest and chili cook-off on October 31. Ten staff members brought their chili A-games to the cook-off, with Senior Marketing Manager Gage Charleton winning the big prize with his “Chili Chili Bang Bang” effort, while prizes in the costume contest recognized the most original, the best DIY and “People’s Choice”. Read More »

Bellantone, Jenkins Visit Industry Companies On East Coast Road Trip

In October, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Board Chair Mark Jenkins, MAS+, embarked on a road trip up the East Coast, visiting with industry companies along the way. On the drive, Bellantone and Jenkins met with companies in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., to connect and learn more about what the Association can do for them and the industry. Read More »

MiPPA’s End Buyer Show Draws Strong Crowds, Education

The Michigan Promotional Products Association (MiPPA) brought the promotional products industry to Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions in downtown Detroit, on October 15 for Promotions That Roar!, the regional association’s first end-user show. The day included a keynote presentation by PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, in Ford Field’s Hall of Legends, an exhibit hall with featuring 80 industry suppliers, and an awards ceremony and reception honoring MiPPA Past Presidents Scott Petrowski and Tim Stedman with the regional association’s Outstanding Service Award. Read More »

Charles River Apparel Invites Customers To Boston’s Charles River Regatta

Charles River Apparel hosted a number of its key distributor customers October 18-19 for the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Charles River is a sponsor of nonprofit rowing organization Community Rowing, Inc., providing apparel for several of the teams competing and Community Rowing staff. Read More »

Trade Show Executive Magazine Awards Top Ranking To The PPAI Expo

The PPAI Expo has been recognized as the 55th-ranked U.S. trade show on Trade Show Executive magazine’s 2014 Gold 100 List. The rankings, published in the magazine’s October issue, are based on a three-part, same-show comparison including show size, growth and attendance as well as innovation, social media practices, green initiatives, global participation and economic impact. The PPAI Expo has been ranked as one of the leading trade shows of the Gold 100 since the list’s inception in 2007. Read More »

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