View this email in your browser. - Edition: November 2023

Thankful for Everyone!

The trees have changed and the sidewalks are filled with amazing arrays of color that create the most beautiful colorwheel--deep reds, burnt orange, dark forest green, and more. Just as memorable as the beauty outside are the people and places in our life that fundamentally change our daily lives.

Small seemingly insignificant moments can be the difference for those around you. So I challenge each and every member to take a moment to say to a co-worker, significant other, friend, or family member: "you did an amazing job today", "your passion for that idea is infectious", "I'm so excited to create that idea with you".... Sometimes one small sentence can change anothers persons day for the better.

As we work to close out 2023 and welcome 2024, NWPMA's entire board of directors would like to take a moment to say thank you! NWPMA is filled with a wonderful group of colleagues, members, and friends, and we are so very grateful for every single member, and excited for a bright and amazing future.

Thank you to each and every member or future member of NWPMA! We are so excited to create an even brighter 2024.
Come Join us for Our Upcoming Event!
Mix & Mingle With Us!
Calling all members! You are invited to join us on Thursday December 7th, 4PM - 6PM

We are gathering to celebrate the closing of 2023, as we prepare for the upcoming Holiday and new year. Let's get together to "mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet":

17705 140th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

We can't wait to see you there! Please RSVP today.
Welcome New Board Members!
Introducing the 2023 - 2024 Board of Directors
Brandy McDonald
Brandy McDonald, the owner of Proper Print Source, boasts nearly two decades of dedicated experience in the printing and promotional product industry. She has consistently demonstrated her expertise in delivering high-quality printing solutions and innovative promotional products throughout her career. Brandy's deep understanding of the industry trends and her commitment to customer satisfaction have made her a respected figure in the field. Her passion for creativity and attention to detail have helped her build a reputation for excellence.
Vern Boyles
Vern purchased Andrews in March 2000 with absolutely no knowledge of the Specialty Advertising Industry as it was then known.
Gratefully, the industry and more slowly, Vern metamorphosed into the “Valued Merch with a Mission” industry. Andrews includes a team of 14 located in Washington, California, and the Philippines.
Andrews is a member of The Partnering Group, a CommonSKU advocate, and grateful beneficiary of terrific vendor partnerships.
Vern is the proud husband of Susan Kydd, father to four and grandfather to four wonderful humans! His private passion is mountain biking where he serves on both the Statewide Board for Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the regional board Cascade To Sound Chapter of the EMBA.
President: Stacy Midkiff
Vice President: Nicole Stachowicz
Secretary/Treasurer: Thea Bruce
Director: James Matson
Director: James Fedewa
Director: Vern Boyles
Past President: Jillian Heilman
President Elect: Thomas Dalis
Director: Angela Wong
Director: Connor Rubin
Director: Brandy McDonald
Executive Director: Shay Murphy
Sad News About Vicki Kettle
It's with a heavy heart that we share that Vicki Kettle, our friend and business associate previously with BDA for 13 years has passed. Vicki was an amazing friend and colleague to so many and will be greatly missed.

Vicki was known for touching the lives of many in the industry and those with the pleasure of having known her were all the better for it. We would like to send our thoughts & prayers to her family.
Supplier Live is on a short break and will resume again in 2024!

Be one of the first suppliers to begin 2024 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.
The countdown is on! Don't miss your chance to save on #PPAIExpo registration fees by registering before December 7th, 2023 at

BUT THERE’S MORE! As a regional association member, you can get 50% off registration for The PPAI Expo 2024. Contact to learn how.
Registration is Now Open for the 2024 Spring Showcase!
Mark your calendars for this years' Spring Showcase. We will be celebrating 35 Years of NWPMA, and are excited to see everyone there to help celebrate.

Exhibitors - Make sure to sign up by 12/1/2023 to take advantage of your early bird special.
Membership Renewal Reminder

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.