Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), provider of a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS) platform for promotional products distributors, hosted its 12th Annual Facilis Bash during the PPAI Expo Direct-2-You on January 12, with close to 600 members and their families in attendance.

In lieu of Facilisgroup's Las Vegas event, this year's virtual Facilis Bash included the TASA awards ceremony and Achiever recognitions. The TASAs are peer-nominated awards that honor those who have gone above and beyond within their roles and their communities. Sales reps earn the title of Achiever by hitting $1 million in sales during the calendar year. In 2020, 182 sales reps reached Achiever status. Achievers were sent a family meal kit and cake to enjoy during the show. The family-friendly evening also included performances by four-time The Late Show comedian Paul Morrissey and magician Chris Herrick.

Among the TASA winners is Hit Promotional Products, Facilisgroup's 2020 Supplier of the Year. CJ Schmidt, president and CEO of Hit Promotional Products, says "Facilisgroup continues to go above and beyond to truly partner with their suppliers, which was even more evident in 2020, and the challenging times we all had to persevere through. The Hit family is so honored to receive this prestigious award."

The 2020 Partner of the Year award, Facilisgroup's highest accolade, went to distributor Promotional Images. In its 35th year in business, Promotional Images boasts 70 percent year-over-year growth, with a dedicated staff of 19 employees.

"In these crazy times that we are living in, we have taken much pride in operating the business on very basic and fundamental values with our number one focus being 'We do what we say we are going to do.' These core values of honesty, empathy, respect for others and our undying commitment to keeping our promises is a major driver for our success," says John Connelly, owner and president of Promotional Images. "A very special shoutout to General Manager Tom Klubek, an extraordinary sales leader and mentor of our team. Without his tireless commitment, selling efforts and unique management style, this award would not have become a reality."

Facilisgroup's new Preferred Suppliers also joined the PPAI Direct-2-You Expo for group presentations, giving the suppliers the opportunity to showcase product lines and offers and answer questions. The new U.S. Preferred Suppliers for 2021 include AZX, Allen Company, Goldstar, High Caliber Line, Maple Ridge Farms, Pop! Promos, St Regis Group and Tekweld.