CPPA Honors Regional Award Recipients At 11th Annual Peake Awards
The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) honored industry professionals at the regional association’s 11th annual Peake Awards Ceremony, sponsored by J Charles Crystalworks, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on January 31.
Each year, CPPA presents the Peake Awards to honor association and industry excellence and creativity in eight categories in addition to any Excellence In Promotions (EIP) Campaigns submitted. The EIP awards are designed to recognize campaigns that feature excellence in the practical application of promotional items.
CPPA Board President Bob Titelman, Jr. says, “The Peake Awards has become a signature event for CPPA. It gives us the opportunity to recognize excellence in the region and celebrate those who advance the industry in which we work.”
This year’s ceremony, hosted by emcee Tim Rosica of Rosica Marketing, honored Jolie Porter of The Legacy Group by inducting her into the CPPA Hall of Fame. Porter is the first woman to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals that have made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the regional association as well as to the promotional products industry.
Other 2018 honorees include:
Supplier of the Year: Towel Specialties
Supplier Representative of the Year: Julie Strob, Hit Promotional Products
Multi-Line Representative of the Year: Tim Rosica, Rosica Marketing
Supplier Support Person of The Year: Katie Wheeler, Gemline
Distributor of the Year: Target Marketing Group
Distributor Sales Representative of the Year: Lisa Hobbs, Target Marketing Group
Distributor Support Person of the Year: Webb Mason and Anna Kokoszka, Summit Marketing
CPPA Rising Star: Carly Lowe, Target Marketing
The Peake Aware (Volunteer of the Year): Jeff Franklin, Headwear USA
The Excellence in Promotions Campaign Winners are:
Gold Business to Business Category: Cliff Quicksell,Jr., MAS+, Cliff Quicksell & Associates
Silver Non-profit Category: Joyce Ponton, HALO Branded Solutions
Silver Tradeshow Category: Cheryl Hokanson, Ironmark, USA