(Clockwise from top left) Nancy Jolly, vice president of sales at In Stepp Marketing; Sharon Williams, national sales manager at Hirsch Gifts; Brenda Angelini, owner of Proforma Angelini + Diamond, Lara Gryder, CAS, strategic account manager for Imagen Brands, with the awards HPPA presented to them and their companies.

The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) has had a busy year, with the presentation of its 2016 awards at a March meeting of the regional association, and its annual Cool Stuff Show on April 6.

The HPPA awards officially recognize and honor the association’s members. This year’s recipients were:

Ted Dennison, TMJ Enterprises—2016 Volunteer of the Year

Hirsch Gift—2016 Supplier of the Year

Lara Gryder, CAS, Imagen Brands—2016 Supplier Rep of the Year

Nancy Jolly, In Stepp Marketing—2016 Multiline Rep of the Year

Brenda Angelini, MAS, Proforma Angelini + Diamond—2016 Distributor of the Year

HPPA’s Cool Stuff Show was held at the Crown Plaza NW Houston. Participation was up this year for the members-only event; the end-buyer-friendly show drew 300 attendees and 55 supplier representatives.