Upcoming Events
February 28
Webinar At Your Desk

12:30 PM
LinkedIn Foundations for Promo Product Sales
Details and Registration

March 27
NoVA Showcase

10 AM - 2 PM
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
Details and Registration

June 3-5

Atlantic City Convention Center

Sept 5
Fall Promo Expo

10 AM - 2 PM
The Hotel at the Univ of MD
7777 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740

Congratulations to the 12th Annual 
Peake Award Recipients!
CPPA  honored regional performers at the annual Peake Awards Ceremony, sponsored by J Charles Crystalworks, at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover on Feb 5, 2019.
Each year CPPA proudly presents the Peake Awards to honor excellence and creativity in our association and industry.  The Peake Award Event honors recipients in nine categories in addition to any Excellence In Promotions (EIP) Campaigns submitted. The EIP awards are designed to recognize campaigns that feature excellence in the practical application of promotional items.   Read more here

Kendra McDougal Inducted Into The  CPPA Hall of Fame
CPPA is pleased to announce that Kendra McDougal was inducted into the CPPA Hall of Fame during the 12th Annual Peake Award Ceremony on February 5, 2019 in Hanover.
The CPPA Hall of Fame originated in 2007 and was designed to recognize individuals that make an outstanding and lasting contribution to the regional association as well as to the promotional products industry. Individuals inducted have made a significant difference in the association, for our membership and ultimately in the community. McDougal joins previous inductees: Jim Hayes, Steve Yaniga, Hersch Wellman, Mike Harper Senior, Murray Siegel, Robert Titelman Senior and Jolie Porter.
CPPA is pleased to announce that we are partnering with PromoHunt.com to provide 
1-Click access to CPPA coupons when you visit supplier websites

Make the most of your CPPA membership with PromoHunt
to save thousands of dollars using coupons!
PromoHunt is a browser extension and toolbar that automatically displays helpful information when you visit supplier websites.  Starting today, PromoHunt will display CPPA coupons each time you visit a supplierʼs website. Basically, thousands of dollars every year, for free!
How does it work?
PromoHuntʼs extension detects which supplier website you are visiting and then automatically displays their:
  • Phone Number & Sales Extension
  • Orders Email Address
  • CPPA Coupons
  • Negotiated Pricing (American Solutions for Business, AIMastermind, Peernet, & Reciprocity Road-more coming soon)
  • Product Reviews
  • And more...
How can I see CPPA's coupons?First, make sure that your CPPA membership is current as the coupon book is only available to CPPA members. Then from your Google Chrome or Firefox browser, visit PromoHunt.com  and just follow the steps on their website. You can also reference this step-by-step video to see how to install PromoHunt and access CPPA coupons:  link.promohunt.com/RA-Distributor-Signup
It takes less than a minute to sign up for PromoHunt and their team is always available to help you out.
CPS/Keystone Honored for Excellence in Service 
with PPAI Gold Pyramid Award
Er ie, PA CPS/Keystone (Custom Plastic Specialties, LLC) is a winner of the 2019 PPAI Gold Pyramid Award-Supplier Star. The award was announced and presented at the PPAI Pyramid Award Celebration held January 15, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.
Since 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Awards have recognized and honored promotional products businesses and helped shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. CPS/Keystone was presented the Gold Pyramid Award in the category for suppliers with annual sales volume of $10,000,000 to $20,000,000.  Read more here  
Consider hosting a Nosh & Knowledge Event in 2019

In an effort to bring more programs to the entire CPPA territory, we have developed lunch and learn opportunities called "Nosh & Knowledge". These luncheons allow our distributor members (and non-members) to enjoy a hosted lunch while getting industry education. Additionally it is an opportunity for our supplier sponsors to reach a larger group of people at one time maximizing their time and money.

As a CPPA member, you receive 10% off of SAGE products and services!
Industry News
Woman Of Achievement
Nominate An Industry Power Player

Thousands of women in our industry have demonstrated excellence in leading and motivating their teams and organizations. Only a select few have had a larger impact on the success of the professionals around her.
The PPAI Woman of Achievement Award highlights the achievements of women leaders in the promotional products industry who have demonstrated brilliance in their companies and communities, on either the local or national level. Take a moment to tell us who you think should be this year's nominee.

How to Write an Elevator Pitch That'll Score You New Business
Cynthia Measom  GOBankingRates  Entrepreneur
Saying the wrong thing could cost you thousands..
As a small-business owner, generating revenue is your responsibility, so along with all the  other challenges you face in business , you also have to invest time and effort into securing clients. One way to drum up new business is to deliver an effective elevator pitch 00 a 30- to 60-second speech that compels prospective clients to learn more about your business.

It might seem like an old school idea, but spend time creating the best elevator pitch possible, and you'll find that it pays dividends. Land clients, tap into new markets and  build wealth -- using other people's money .  
As a member of CPPA, your employees and their children
are eligible for college scholarships through PPEF
Apply at  www.PPEF.us  - Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2019

P PEF has awarded $1,742,000 in scholarships to 1,013 students