Daniel Baird with Purple Frog Graphics has joined the GCPPA Board of Directors, replacing Joe Vasco, who resigned last month. Baird will serve the remainder of Vasco's term, which runs through 2020. During his time on the Board, Vasco served as the professional development co-chair, overseeing two of our most popular events this past year - Promo on the Go and the Factory Tour. We're grateful for Joe's service to GCPPA and wish him continued success.
The nominating committee has finalized their slate of officers and directors to serve on the 2020 GCPPA Board of Directors. The proposed slate was approved by the Board of Directors in November and will be voted on by the membership on December 11, 2019 at the Holiday Party & Annual Membership Meeting.

The slate includes:
  • President - Joseph Miller, AIA LogoTools
  • Vice-President - Ofelia Minagorri, Hit Promotional Products
  • Treasurer - Kerry Worden, MAS, CIL, Geiger
  • Secretary - Susan Lewandowski, BEL Promo
  • Director (2 year term) - Amanda Delaney, CAS
  • Director (2 year term) - Amy Wind, TSF Sportswear

In addition to the directors listed above, Steven Lazarus, MAS, with Promotional Breezes will serve as Immediate Past President. Matt Castillo with Vantage Apparel and Daniel Baird with Purple Frog Graphics each have another year remaining on their term.

The 2020 Board of Directors will be elected and installed during our Holiday Party & Annual Membership Meeting on December 11, 2019. In accordance with our bylaws, at the annual meeting any member may submit, in writing, a nomination for Director only.
ASI Orlando, scheduled for January 5-6, is timed perfectly to see all that's launching for 2020. It's your first opportunity in the new year to discover new products and collaborate with suppliers so you're prepared to win over your clients in 2020. GCPPA members can attend the show for free and can earn $25 for the association when they turn in a voucher at registration.

Last month some dedicated GCPPA members spent the morning at Feeding South Florida. They inspected 2 tons of food, boxed/sorted 9,021 pounds, and created 7517 meals to feed approximately 9,000 people!
If you're looking for a way to give back to your profession and get to know other promo professionals - now's your chance. If you'd like to become more involved in your association, please click the link below and let us know. We're looking for all commitment levels!

Holiday Party & Membership Meeting
Dave & Busters
3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020

You're invited to join us for games, trivia, networking and dinner - along with our annual membership meeting. In addition to installing our board for 2020, we’ll give you a recap of 2019 and announce our supplier, multi-line rep, and distributor of the year.

Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-member before December 4, 2019 and include admission to the meeting, dinner, and game tokens. 

At the event we'll be collecting items for 1,400+ children in our local foster care system that need your help this holiday season. Please bring NEW toys, gift cards and books to our Holiday Party & Annual Meeting for these victims of abuse and neglect. All donations will go to Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County.

WEBINAR: Diamond Goldfish - Excel Under Pressure and Build Better Client Relationships
presented by Stan Phelps

Expanding upon the well-known Silver and Golden Rules, this workshop covers how we act and react to situations when we are under pressure. Like a diamond, pressure and heat helps mold and shape us, but more importantly, it also has a similar effect on the people we interact with. Participants will learn the Diamond Rule and how to M.I.N.E. for stronger relationships.

Attendees will learn: 
  • Tools: Get equipped with the M.I.N.E. process for building relationships under pressure.
  • Skills: Understand your style, and the style of those you come in contact with.
  • Empathy: Gain a deeper appreciation for what causes other people stress and find ways to reduce it.

 1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin number with your survey.

About the Speaker:
Stan Phelps is the Founder of He is a TEDx Speaker, Forbes Contributor, IBM Futurist and Certified Speaking Professional that focuses on customer experience and employee engagement. Throughout his career Stan held many marketing leadership roles with adidas, International Management Group, PGA of America and Synergy. He’s the author of 10 books: Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish, Golden Goldfish, Blue Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Service Edition, Red Goldfish, Pink Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Franchise Edition, Yellow Goldfish, and Gray Goldfish. They all focus on the little ways to drive differentiation, increase loyalty, and promote positive word of mouth. He has spoken at over 400 events in 16 countries. Stan holds a JD/MBA from Villanova University and a Certificate in Achieving Breakthrough Service from Harvard Business School. He lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife Jennifer two boys, Thomas and James. 

MAY 13, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach

After a highly successful first year, our end-user show is back in 2020! Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for PromoCon.
OCTOBER 6, 2020
Fall Expo & Tech Summit
Hugh's Culinary, Oakland Park, FL

Our 2019 Fall Expo & Tech Summit was one of the most successful Fall shows in recent GCPPA history and planning is already underway to make 2020 even better! Make plans now to be in South Florida on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 for the GCPPA Fall Expo & Tech Summit.