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What is your sustainability story?

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023. The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, when millions of people across America celebrated by filling their local streets, parks and auditoriums to demand a healthy, sustainable environment. It was clear at that time that cities were riddled with smog, polluted rivers, rampant pollution, and other environmental hazards.

Since then, Earth Day has not only been celebrated around the world by people of all walks of life, but it has recently pushed forth into a lifestyle choice of products that can be reused or recycled to continue to promote the health and well-being of the environment with the hopes of creating a sustainable future for our children. In the past, events, festivals and overall awareness campaigns mark the day, with the hope of preserving the environment.

You might think protecting the Earth is a monumental task, one that can only be performed by superheroes. Believe it or not, there are many things we can all do to make a difference. Sometimes the smallest changes can have the largest impacts.

Let's build a new story together and be superheroes for the future!
NWPMA 2023 Fall Showcase is here!

Holiday Inn Portland Columbia Riverfront
909 N Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217

September 26th & 27th, 2023
Calling all the NWPMA Supplier Superheroes out there! Don't let the savings pass you by. Register for the NWPMA Fall Showcase by May 1st, 2023! It's time to take advantage of your membership discounts and register today!
Passing of a Cherished Friend
Stuart James Johnson, Founder of CFS Promotional Products who ran it in partnership with his wife Sharon, recently passed away in March 2023 at age 79.

Stuart was a valued member in the industry with a strong passion for reinventing products to fit the market. His generous heart and spirit will be sorely missed.
NWPMA Has Openings - Interested in Volunteering?
Are you interested in volunteer opportunities? NWPMA currently has room in the Marketing & Social Media Committee for volunteers to help promote upcoming events. If you are interested, we would really enjoy the possibilities to grow together.

Email if you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the Marketing Committee.
2023 NWPMA Coupon Book Has Arrived!

Did you hear? The 2023 NWPMA Exclusive Coupon Book has arrived. Within this coupon book, you can access up to $1000 in discounts. The coupon book alone can save you so much from some of our great supplier partners. In addition, add the PromoHunt extension to your web browser to see all of these coupons as you visit the supplier websites. Great tools that save time, money, and resources for our members.

(You must be logged in to view the Coupon Book)
Wild Wednesday Webinar
“2023 State of the Industry with ASI, CEO, Tim Andrews"

Presented by Tim M. Andrews,
President & CEO, ASI Central

The 2023 State of the Industry will provide a comprehensive overview of the promo industry’s most pressing issues along with strategies for success and the latest sales, product and market trends. Bring your questions for Tim!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Breaking news impacting promo
  • Recent sales, product and market trends
  • Predictions for 2023 and beyond

April 26th, 2023 9:30AM PST
2nd Annual Power Partners in Person
Embassy Suites, Tigard, OR
Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
Traditional trade shows don't allow for focused time on your specific projects, but this event has your personal success in mind. We have coordinated the event for you to see a new product category at every suite you visit.

Ready to get started?
Our team will review your application, to ensure we have everything needed for the supplier team to get started and send you a confirmation email.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
Did you know that NWPMA offers a number of incredible member benefits that includes Supplier Live Friday's? Supplier Live Fridays are a great way to showcase new products, engage with distributors as a new supplier, or even reach distributors that you don't always have an opportunity to see in person. Each Friday, NWPMA hosts a 15 minute supplier Q&A that tells your story to followers. If you are interested in participating as a Supplier, please make sure to sign-up today!
Check Out Who's Coming Up on our Supplier Live Series
April 21st, 2023 at 10:30AM
Julie Warnock, Bath Promotions

May 12th, 2023 at 10:30AM
Nolan Plummer, NC Custom

May 19th, 2023 at 10:30AM
Lori Bolton, Totally Bamboo
Superhero of the Month

We all have unsung heroes that walk among us; the person who goes the extra mile for a client, the customer service person who makes a distributors' order happen, or even that person who volunteers their time for charity..... We would like to honor those Superheroes among us, and would love to hear from you.

Send in your nomination to:
Include the name of the person, and the reason for the nomination.
Job Board

Tired of placing advertisements on some of the popular job sites just to find candidates that have zero industry experience? Or not getting much response equal to the expense of your advertisement? We are here to help. For the small price of $50/Month for the advertisement.

You will be able to access the newly formed NWPMA Job Board beginning in 2023. In the meantime if you have questions about this new program, please reach out to for more details.
Membership Renewal Reminder

The 2023 NWPMA Membership Renewal Reminders went out in October. Thank you so much for being an NWPMA member--we appreciate you! We would like to take this time to remind everyone to renew their membership and take advantage of the amazing benefits that membership includes.
In order to renew your membership, please login using your business email and password to view and complete payment for renewal.
President: Jillian Heilman
Vice President: Brinton Slaeker
Secretary/Treasurer: Thea Bruce
Director: Ian Brudenell
Director: Thomas Dalis
Director: Connor Rubin
Past President: Dan Hamilton
President Elect: Stacy Midkiff
Director: Makenzie Murphy
Director: Angela Wong
Director: James Matson
Executive Director: Shay Murphy