Send news to: staff@ppachicago.org June 2016
In This Month's Issue:
11:00am 
Bob Notter
alphabroder

11:45am 
Jeff Reed 
Arial Premium

12:30pm 
Lisa Riska 
Crown and Vitronic

1:15pm 
Paul Prendergast 
E.A. Dion
 
Questions??

Jen Mendoza
Executive Director
staff@ppachicago.org
:: 630-983-7722
PPAChicago's Annual Charity Golf Outing is right around the corner..

  PPW!W a Complete Success!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Promotional Products Work! Week. It was a huge success and a lot of fun! 

We started the week off with two back to back factory tours. Thank you Sharp Print and Dard for opening up your factory doors to us. Our attendees really enjoyed your tours.


Tuesday we offered an education class given by PPAI's very own Tim Brown. His class, as always, was seen as very informative and useful. Thanks Tim! 


Wednesday we took our members for another factory tour, this time to Shockwaves Apparel. After an awesome tour and lunch, guests left with some  scented  apparel.



Thursday was an action packed day! PPAChicago affiliates were in Washington for L.E.A.D while back at the office our annual charity drive and Member Appreciation Lunch was taking place.
(Jason Newton, Pacesetter Awards, and Bob Notter, PPAChicago Treasurer, representing PPAChicago and PPAI for L.E.A.D. with Congresswoman Robin Kell)


Bob and Jason went to a total of 12 meetings!


We collected over 9 large bags and 16 boxes by the end of the day. Riverside Foundation is immensely appreciative for the donations. A HUGE thank you to all the participating members who donated items to this event!



"More than a membership, it's a partnership"
Members enjoying each other's company at our annual Membership Appreciation Lunch, the conclusion to our PPW! Week. 
  (PPAChicago Executive Director; Jen Mendoza, Vice President; Matt Gallegos, RAC Delegate; Peter Wiggins, and Director; Tom Moriarty)
Distributors, did you know you can attend the ASI Chicago Show coming up in July for FREE?

That's just one of the benefits to being a member of PPAChicago....

Become a PPAChicago Member Today!
 

Have questions? Comments? 
Contact:  Jen Mendoza
Executive Director, PPAChicago
630-983-7722
staff@ppachicago.org

PPAChicago: The Prairie
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If interested, please check out the details here:  2016 Advertising Rates
Well Deserved Recognition 

 
Tom Moriarty of Table Top Promoz, in Mount Prospect, has been awarded the 2016 President's Award from the Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago - PPAChicago. "We give the President's Award to outstanding volunteers who give their time and energy to help the association in all aspects of its mission. Tom Moriarty has been an exceptional, active member of PPAChicago who was first introduced to the association while attending the New Products Showcase in Glen Ellyn at the beginning of 2015," says Jen Mendoza, Executive Director of PPAChicago. 
 
In addition to being the 2016 President's Award winner, Moriarty is now a Director on the 2016 PPAChicago Board of Directors. "[We] are looking forward to seeing how he can assist us in helping give back to our members and the promotional products industry," says Mendoza. 
SAVE THE DATES!
PPAChicago Charity Golf Outing  July 11th
ASI Chicago  July 13 & 14th