(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the industry. PPAI Media edits these only slightly, including for length, and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

May 16, 2022

American Solutions for Business Hosts Inaugural Accelerate Event

Glenwood, MN – May 12, 2022 – American Solutions for Business recently hosted its first-ever Accelerate event in Minneapolis, MN on May 10-12. This format included 27 supplier partners hosting suite-style meetings with a targeted group of 60 qualifying ASB sales associates. This allowed for personalized conversations surrounding product, trends and how to best service end-user customers.

“Early feedback indicates a positive experience for all involved,” expressed Dana Zezzo, ASB’s VP of Marketing, Vendor Relations & Events. “After relying heavily on virtual resources the last couple years, it’s so exciting to see valuable in-person engagement between ASB salespeople and our supplier partners.”

Attendees were invited to an exclusive facility tour at personal-care product supplier, Mixie (HPG) and tasting experience at the hotel featuring Maple Ridge Farms. The event also included organized socials where attendees could network and relax after a day of education. ASB also hosted charity efforts to support non-profit organization, Reading4Research, in which attendees participated a in suppliers-supported raffle.

May 13, 2022

iPROMOTEu Hosts Successful Supplier Showcase in San Diego
Twenty-Five Top iPROMOTEu Affiliates Meet with Leading Industry Suppliers

WAYLAND, MA – iPROMOTEu, one of the largest and fastest-growing distributors in the promotional products industry, recently hosted its first of four 2022 Supplier Showcases. This first Showcase was held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego. Each iPROMOTEu Supplier Showcase brings together 25 of iPROMOTEu’s top Independent Distributor Affiliates and representatives of leading industry suppliers for one-on-one meetings and group networking. During these meetings, suppliers learn about Affiliates’ customers and current projects in order to better support them. Affiliates also receive exclusive offers and are the first to hear about new products and industry trends. Of course, networking and relationship building are huge components of the event.

“This was our first in-person Showcase in over two years. This popular event is always a terrific opportunity for our Affiliates to learn more about the participating suppliers, to forge stronger relationships, and to enlist support from these suppliers to help Affiliates grow their businesses”said Ross Silverstein, iPROMOTEu President and CEO.

“I came back energized, inspired and more prepared to tackle the next six months and make it a huge success for me and my business” said Naomi Bodway of The Source House, a top iPROMOTEu Affiliate from Wisconsin. “I loved seeing my fellow Affiliates and supplier friends,and forging new relationships, as well as spending time with the iPROMOTEu staff in person. I am so excited about iPROMOTEu’s direction and all the wonderful resources at our fingertips!Kudos to iPROMOTEu for a first-class, productive, and fun event!”

Dave Saracino, Vice President of Sales at supplier Charles River Apparel, said “We had a great iPROMOTEu Showcase in San Diego. It was professionally executed by their team, and we had a chance to spend time with many key Affiliates. From this event, we already have received several orders, sample requests and program inquiries. With our early and very positive ROIand feedback from the Affiliates, we look forward to our next iPROMOTEu Supplier Showcase.”

iPROMOTEu’s next Supplier Showcase will take place in June in Washington, D.C.