JULY 2019 
Upcoming Events
July 17
CPPA Night at the Ballpark

7:05 PM
Orioles vs Nationals
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

August 2019  CPPA Nosh & Knowledge Series

August 5 - Sponsored by Ariel Premium
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant
8130 Corporate Drive
Baltimore, MD 21236

August 6 - Sponsored  by Ariel Premium  
Bar Louie
150 Gibbs St.
Rockville, MD 20850

August 20 -  Sponsored by BIC Graphic
Brix Sports Bar & Grill
8675 Pulaski Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21237

August 21 -  Sponsored by BIC Graphic
1699 Rockville Place
Rockville, MD 20852

August 22
Webinar At Your Desk
12:30  PM
How To Streamline Your Orders; Writing A Purchase Order Once!

Sept 5
Fall Promo Expo

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

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CPPA Cares Makes Summer a Little Brighter for the Children at Sarah's House Day Care Program

CPPA Cares, the newly formed philanthropy committee, recently held a Summer Camp Donation Drive which was a huge success thanks to donors like: SanMarInk GenerationHPC Global, Summit GroupImagen BrandsCheryl Faust HokansonTim Rosica and Millennium Marketing Solutions.

The drive was to benefit Sarah's House which is a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing with an array of other services for families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County, MD. 

Sarah's House day care center has a full schedule planned for the summer, including several field trips and a sleep away camp for the older children.
They had an immediate need for t-shirts for the children attending the field trips. In less than 10 days, a logo was created, and shirts and the decoration of shirts was completed for both the children and the staff. In addition, CPPA collected flip flops, beach towels, water toys, string backpacks, water bottles, lip balm and pillows to complement the planned activities for the children.

"This is our first season sponsoring this program and we not only accomplished our fundraising goals, but raised awareness for such a wonderful cause," said Tiffany Kanak, CPPA Executive Director. "Making children smile is always one of our goals and with the help of Promotional Marketing Supplier & Distributor businesses, we anticipate enhancing and increasing our donations year after year."

"It is with a heart filled thank you that we show our appreciation to those that donated to this project and helped bring smiles to the faces of the children at Sarah's House. We couldn't do it without sponsors as supportive as they are to us," said Cheryl Hokanson, CPPA Cares Committee member.
For more information about Sarah's House, please visit: https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/sarahs-house/

You may also like/follow Sarah's House and all of their activities by visiting their Facebook Page.
American Solutions for Business Contributes to Local Relay for Life
Glenwood, MA  American Solutions for Business recently contributed over $2,100 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Glenwood, MN. Leading up to the relay on Friday, June 7th, the team of ASB employees held several fundraising events that included a company breakfast, bake sales, sold Memorial and Honorary Name Cards, HOPE calendars, Scratch n' Give cards, and Luminary Bags. On the evening of the event, the team also held several fundraising efforts at their themed "carnival campsite" where they sold cotton candy and carnival games.
Of the ASB team that participated, three team members are cancer survivors, which contributed to much of the passion and commitment that inspired others to join the cause.
"I'm incredibly proud of this group," said Larry Zavadil, ASB Founder & President. "The survivors, family members, friends and colleagues who have joined together to raise money and help make positive impact perfectly embodies the American spirit and culture. We're lucky to have them."  
CHOCOLATE INN| LANCO Expands Customer service team
Hicksville, NY  Chocolate Inn| Lanco is growing its customer service support staff with the addition of Dina Townsend as Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative and promotion of Beth Shapiro to Assistant Customer Service Manager. Both experienced promotional products and service representatives, Townsend and Shapiro will help continue the company's tradition of providing the highest level of customer service. 
"While we continue to broaden our reach in the food, hard goods, and wearables categories, we want to maintain that hands-on customer service feel that that our clientele has come to expect," said David Miller president of Chocolate Inn| Lanco. "The extensive knowledge base that both Beth and Dina bring to the table will help us accommodate the increase in customer requests while providing an additional informational resource for customers when making purchasing decisions."
Townsend comes to Chocolate Inn| Lanco most recently from Universal Music Group where for the past five years she worked in the merchandising department after working for several years on the music side. In her new role at Chocolate Inn| Lanco, Townsend will be fielding customer questions and requests, while also offering guidance to customers on promotional products to add to their portfolio.
"I'm extremely happy to join the team here at Chocolate Inn| Lanco and look forward to using my experiences in the music industry to provide the best customer service and drive sales," said Townsend.

Shapiro has been in the promotional products industry for more than 20 years, first on the distributor side and then the supplier. From working on both sides of the industry and in different positions, she understands what customers are looking for and how suppliers can help them achieve their promotional goals and sales. As Assistant Customer Service Manager, she will support the Customer Service Manager in leading the customer service team, ensuring they maintain the highest customer standards while also imparting her knowledge of the industry to help staff become an invaluable resource for customers.
"I'm thrilled to be taking on this new role at Chocolate Inn| Lanco and look forward to continue to find ways to fulfill customer's needs at the highest level while working toward company goals," said Shapiro.
American Solutions for Business Raises  $600  For Local Humane Society

Glenwood, MA  American Solutions for Business hosted a fundraising event called "Dogs for Dogs" at their headquarters location. Nearly 100 people were served grilled hot dogs, raising $600 to benefit the Pope County Humane Society. As an added incentive, raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win prize baskets. 
"We're grateful to all who came for lunch - it was great to see everyone support the cause!" said Marci Henke, ASB Event Planning Coordinator.
This effort is just one of many fundraisers ASB holds throughout the year that benefit area non-profits.
"We had a great turnout for this event," said Justin Zavadil, ASB President. "It's exciting to see our employees come together so often to support the community." 
Industry News
Product Responsibility Summit 2019
September 15-17 · Alexandria, Virginia · The Westin Alexandria

You and your compliance team need to attend for these five reasons alone:  
The Product Responsibility Summit is September 15-17. Bonus this year, Wednesday, September 18, join us on a free add-on tour of the CPSC's National Product Testing and Evaluation Center. Limited seating fills up quickly, so register today to secure your spot.

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Neaman, Pottebaum And Mahre Named PPAI 2020 Board Officers 

PPAI  has announced its 2020 Board of Directors officers as Ira Neaman, CAS, chair; Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, chair-elect; and Bill Mahre, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Current chair Brittany David, MAS, will take on the role of immediate past chair when the new board officers begin their one-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2020.
Neaman steps into a role vacated by Sharon Willochell, CAS, who has left the industry. Neaman will immediately assume the role of the 2019 chair-elect. His appointment, along with the other board officers, was made by the PPAI Board Officer Nominating Committee in accordance with the Association's bylaws and after thoughtful, careful deliberation. Their selection is supported by the entire PPAI board.      Read More