View this email in your browser. - Edition: November 2022

A World of Thanks!

As seasons change and holidays approach, it is always a reminder of the people and places that we are grateful for. Embarking upon the closure of 2022, and welcoming 2023, NWPMA's entire board of directors would like to take a moment to say thank you! The entire association is built upon a wonderful group of colleagues, members, and friends. We are so grateful for every single member, and excited for a bright and engaging future.

A World of Thanks to all the members and futures members of NWPMA!
Welcome New Board Members!
Introducing the 2022-2023 Board of Directors
Mackenzie Murphy
Mackenzie comes from a primary background is in healthcare, however she decided to make a leap of faith after hearing about TravelChair and promotional products from her husband. Being relatively new to the promotional industry, she has taken it upon herself to be a sponge and absorb all the learning opportunities.
Her growth in TravelChair can be seen as a microcosm for her potential in the industry at large. She continues to learn something new daily and was presented with the opportunity to take the next step in my journey of becoming a board member for the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association.

Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, spending time outside with her husband and dogs, and being a thrifting enthusiast.
James Matson
James spent his youth growing up in Portland and moved to Eugene in the 80’s for college. He fell in love with the area and has made it his home ever since. Both his parents were from Central Washington and met at Washington State University.

In 1999 he was on the three-man team that started Pacific Headwear.
For 20 years James had the best education that money could not buy, and his experience with Pacific Headwear gave him industry insight and a deep understanding of the commitment it takes to be successful in life and business. He says his new career as a Multi-Line Rep is really a dream come true and he cannot wait to see what this next chapter brings.
Connor Rubin
Connor Rubin has been part of the industry now for 5 Years. It started on the supplier side as an Inside/Outside salesman at 19 years old on the East Coast with Headwear USA. Over the years, his role changed and expanded into different parts of the business; from Inside sales to Outside sales, to Accounting and Managing Production.
In July of 2021 he moved across the country to Olympia, WA and continued his journey with Headwear USA until November 2021 where he partnered with Steve DeMars and began working under West Coast Branded Solutions as a Multi-Line Rep. Coming up on his first year as a Multi-Line, he has been able to use his experience and knowledge from previous years to increase sales and build lasting relationships in his territories.
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
The Magnet Group Announces New Regional Sales Manager
The Magnet Group has announced its most recent hire is Steve Parker. As Regional Sales Manager, he will cover: CA, AZ, OR, NV, WA, HI, PR, and MX. VP of Field Sales, Dave Glaser shares, “Steve is so well known and loved from his years on the distributor and supplier sides along with his history of giving back to the industry as previous SAAC President. He is
a perfect fit for the future of The Magnet Group.
Supplier Live is on a short break and will resume again in 2023!

Be one of the first suppliers to begin 2023 strong. Did you know that one of the many amazing benefits included with your membership includes the NWPMA Supplier Live Series? Every Friday, NWPMA hosts a 15 minute supplier Q&A that provides the opportunity to showcase new products, get product ideas in front of hundreds of distributors, and tell your story to followers along the way.
Tuesday Learning Lab
“Wellspring Business Solutions "

Presented by Nicki Witek, Owner

Learning Outcomes:
  1. How to verify and optimize your Google Business Profile.
  2. When and what to post on your Google Business Profile.
  3. Using copy and keywords on your website pages, as well as citations/online directory listings to gain better organic search engine rankings.  
1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Certification PIN Number with your survey.

December 6th, 2022, at 9:30AM PT
Wild Wednesday Webinar
“The 7 Deadly Sins of the Promotional Products Buyer"

Presented by Paul Kiewiet, MAS+, Coach, Speaker, Facilitator, Executive Director - MiPPA

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to talk about the power of promotional products
  • Position our medium as an effective problem-solving tool
  • Help your clients understand why working with a professional will improve results.
1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Certification PIN Number with your survey.

December 14th, 2022, at 9:30AM PT
The countdown is on! Don't miss your chance to save on #PPAIExpo registration fees by registering before December 4th, 2022, at

BUT THERE’S MORE! As a regional association member, you can get 50% off registration for The PPAI Expo 2023 if you are not a member of PPAI. Reach out to for your discount coupon code.
Exhibitors, Registration is Open for the 2023 Spring Showcase!

Early Bird Registration Ends December 16th!
Membership Renewal Reminder

The 2023 NWPMA Membership Renewal Reminders just 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.