Inside PPAI: PPAI PromoTalks Discusses Credit Best Practices With Expert Panel

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PPAI’s PromoTalks podcast series brings industry thought leaders, business executives and subject matter experts together for insightful, engaging conversations important to promotional products professionals and their businesses. 

In the May 31 episode of PPAI PromoTalks, “PPB Presents: Expert Advice For Secure Credit Practices,” a panel of experts shared their expertise on managing credit for industry businesses. The panelists are involved in the Industry Credit Group, are members of the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) and are active users of the PPAI Credit Services platform. Panelists included Mike Hopkins, credit manager at Paramount Apparel; Chris Birdwell, credit strategies manager at Pioneer Balloon Company; Eric McMahon, credit manager at Leed’s, and Diane Crimmins, CBF, CGA, group manager for the Promotional Products Industry Credit Group and program administrator for PPAI Credit Services powered by Forius. Learn more about PPAI Credit Services discussed in the podcast at and

The session was moderated by Tina Berres Filipski, director of publications and editor at PPAI. Listen in as these panelists discuss the do’s and don’ts to help make smart credit decisions for promotional product businesses. Tune in to listen to this 35-minute podcast and the full library of 17 podcasts available free on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and at


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.

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