Wearing Green on St Patrick's Day

You might be surprised to learn that in Ireland, not so long ago, about the only green you would see adults wear on St. Patrick's Day was a fresh shamrock which was pinned onto a lapel or tucked into a cap or hat. And children probably didn't wear any green at all, except for the small amount included as a color on special St. Patrick crosses which they made themselves and wore to mass on St Patrick's Day morning. How different it is today! People all over the world love to dress up in all kinds of wild outfits, especially if they are going to a parade. Even in Ireland, the day has become a splashy festival like Mardi Gras in New Orleans - especially in Dublin - and very few people think of it as the religious holiday it once was.
Have you registered for the Spring Showcase?
So many exciting new adventures await at the NWPMA Spring Showcase 2022! This years showcase will feature 2 Educational Opportunities, Party in the Park on April 5th, and a wide variety of fantastic suppliers for the showcase on April 6th. Don't forgot, the Spring Showcase is also an excellent opportunity to use the event as your own End-Buyer Show between 10AM - 2PM. Client tickets are only $10 per person--the hunt for your next great idea begins here!
As we adventure towards the Spring Showcase we've added a small element of mystery. In the days leading up to the event, beginning on March 23rd, 2022, checkout our social media pages.
We will be providing clues to a specific product, from one of the suppliers at the Spring Showcase. During the showcase, locate the products using the clues you were provided and you will find 7 different tokens. Collect all 7 tokens and you will be entered to win a premium product valued at over $50. Let the Hunt Begin!
Check out this incredible schedule of events!
Tuesday, April 5th from 3:30PM - 5PM
Room 405 - Greater Tacoma Convention Center
How to Maximize (ok squeeze) Your Marketing Dollars - Presented by Cliff Quicksell, MAS+
Tuesday, April 5th from 5PM - 7PM
Party in the Park Next to the Tacoma Convention Center
Party in the Park is a social event aimed at networking. FREE Event - Fun, Food, Drink & Networking!
Wednesday, April 6th from 9AM - 10AM
Room 405 - Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Keynote Speaker discussing the State of the Industry - Presented by Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI President
Wednesday, April 6th from 10AM - 2PM
NWPMA Spring Showcase Exhibits Open
Let the hunt begin!
HURRY! Last Chance - Deadline for Scholarship Applications is March 15th, 2022

The NWPMA Success Scholarship, is an NWPMA exclusive scholarship that is available to current members, member companies and their children. The scholarship application for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. The application deadline is March 15th, 2022!

You will need to login to your account in order to submit an application.
Members Give Back to the Community
Recently several memebers at Kaye Smith participated in a Valentine themed Sock Drive to benefit Tukwila Pantry and The Portland Rescue Mission. Many participants helped coordinate the promotion, collection and delivery of said socks such as Patti Morriset, Lisa Wolf and Craig Thiemann. A donation of $10 per pair will be donated to our selected non-profits courtesy of the Lester & Bernice Smith Foundation. Great Job Everyone!
510 pairs collected in Renton including Bellevue and 110 in Portland.
New Exclusive Event for 2022 - Power Partners in Person
HURRY Space is Limited. Last day to sign up is March 31st, 2022

Tradeshows typically do not have enough time available to focus on specific projects for you as the Distributor. With your success in mind NWPMA has put together the Power Partners in Person Event specifically with our members in mind.

Date: Monday, May 16th
Location: Embassy Suites Bellevue, 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Time: Two sessions available
Morning session: 8:45am - 12:30pm
Afternoon session: 12:45pm - 3:30pm
March 18th, 2022 at 10:30AM PST
Michelle Fishman - CFS Promotions
March 25th, 2022 at 10:30AM PST
Jon Pierce - Showdown Displays
April 1st, 2022 at 10:30AM PST
Conner Rubin - Westcoast Branded Solutions
April 8th, 2022 at 10:30AM PST
Steven Myer - Gemini Line
Tuesday Learning Lab

March 15th, 2022 at 9:30AM PST
"Creating a Brand that Matters"
presented by Bill Petrie, Managing Partner, brandivate
Wild Wednesday Webinar

March 30th, 2022 at 9:30AM PST
“AMPlify Your Sales”
presented by Jason Nokes, PromoPulse
Have You Accessed the Value of Your Membership?
PromoHunt is a valuable tool that links the NWPMA Member Exclusive Discount Coupon Book with your web browser to help you take advantage of all the discounts available to you. Don't just take our word for it--check it out for yourself.

Membership Renewal Reminder

Thank you so much for being an NWPMA member--we appreciate you! IRenewals were due November 2021, but it's never too late to review you membership. Don't miss out on the many benefits that membership includes: Spring & Fall Tradeshows, the NWPMA Coupon book with over $1,000 in supplier discounts, 10% off SAGE services, Free monthly webinars on business topics, Scholarships, Supplier Live Fridays, and so much more!

In order to renew your membership, please login using your business email and password to view and complete payment for the 2022 renewal.