iPROMOTEu Recognizes Honorees, Preferred Suppliers
iPROMOTEu honored its affiliates and suppliers at various events during The PPAI Expo last month in Las Vegas. The Wayland, Massachusetts, distributor hosted its annual “Thank You” Reception and Awards Luncheon in conjunction with the promotional products industry’s largest and longest-running trade show.
PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, delivered the welcoming remarks at the reception, speaking to a crowd of approximately 350 iPROMOTEu affiliates, guests and representatives of some of the distributor’s preferred vendors. iPROMOTEu recognized its Top Twenty Preferred Vendors for 2017: SanMar; alphabroder; Hit Promotional Products; Polyconcept; TSC Apparel; BIC Graphic; Prime Line; S&S Activewear; Bam Bams; Pro Towel; ETS Express; Magnet Group; Gemline; High Caliber; Heritage Sportswear; Logomark; iClick; Ariel Premium Supply; Delta Apparel and Showdown Displays. High Caliber was the recipient of iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Appreciation Award for exceptional support of iPROMOTEu during 2017, and Janita Yurkonis of Hit Promotional Products was named iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Representative of the Year.
At the awards luncheon, the company recognized and honored affiliates for their accomplishments. The distributor recognized 50 top affiliates based on their 2017 order volume, and another 25 were honored for their sales growth in 2017 compared to 2016. Several other affiliates were recognized for large orders over $100,000. The Rising Star Award, given to Lesley Sattin of California; the Affiliate of the Year Award, given to Mark and Mary Quinlan of Oregon; Most Profitable Affiliate Awards; and the annual Tommy Joyce Memorial Award, given to Ken George of Florida, were presented as well. iPROMOTEu also recognized those affiliates in its Million Dollar Club and Multi-Million Dollar Club for their cumulative career sales volume.