MARCH 2019 
Upcoming Events
March 27
NoVA Showcase

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

March 28
Webinar At Your Desk
12:30 PM
Would YOU do Business With YOU?!
Details and Registration

April 25
Webinar At Your Desk

8:30 AM
Eliminate Your Apparel Competition TODAY!
Details and Registration

April 30
Pints and Promos

4 - 7:00 PM
Brookeville Beer Farm
20315 Georgia Ave.
Brookeville, MD 20833
Registration Opening Soon!

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
CPPA  Members... Do you have a college age student? If so, be sure to consider applying for a PPEF Scholarship.
Scholarship deadline is TOMORROW, March 15, 2019
Apply at

P PEF has awarded $1,742,000 in scholarships to 1,013 students
Charles River Apparel Welcomes Jillian Heilman!

Sharon , MA Charles River Apparel is excited to announce that we have recently hired Incentive Source sales representative Jillian Heilman to cover the Pacific Northwest for Charles River Apparel.  Jillian has an extensive background in the industry, as she has spent the last 10 years at BDA, Inc. Her last role with them was as their Supplier Development Manager at the Corporate HQ in Woodinville, WA.
While at BDA, she has earned several awards, including: "2013 BDA Incentive Trip", "2013 Circle of Excellence Winner" and "2008 Circle of Excellence Nominee". Prior to BDA, she worked for 6 years as a Marketing Analyst and Product Development Manager among other roles for Nordstrom, Inc.  Jillian has earned her B.A. in Finance and Economics from Eastern Washington University.  
She started as a multi-line sales-rep a little over a year ago while working for Incentive Source. Jillian is carrying several premium lines, and is now adding her first apparel line in Charles River. She is a welcome addition for us and we are looking forward to what she will bring to the Charles River team!

Bridgeport, CT - Prime Line®, the hard goods and decoration division of alphabroder, held employee recognition ceremonies at its Connecticut and South Carolina facilities honoring employees nominated for alphabroder-Prime Line Corporate Team Recognition Awards.         Read more here
Tekweld Expands National Accounts Program with 
Jenne Promotion
Hauppauge , NY -  Tekweld's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Ray Rodriguez, has announced the promotion of Dan Jenne to Director of National Accounts. The company's newly created position has the goal of developing strong working relationships with larger promotional products distributors with a national presence. Jenne will report directly to Rodriguez. The promotion was effective January 1, 2019.

"We are excited about the creation of this important position within Tekweld, and the promise that it holds for the company's continued growth. We are equally excited that Dan has accepted the position and its challenges," remarked Rodriguez while attending the recent ASI Show in Orlando, Florida.
  Read more here  
CPPA Members.......are you taking advantage of your Member Benefits?

CPPA Coupon Book - Did you know that you can save thousands of dollars by using the member only coupon book?

The coupon book is located in the Members Only section on the CPPA website.

CPPA has also partnered with to provide 1-Click access to CPPA coupons when you visit supplier websites.  Make s ure to visit  and follow the steps on their website to install the browser extension and toolbar which will make accessing the coupons even easier! You may also reference this step-by-step video to see how to install PromoHunt and access CPPA coupons:

It takes less than a minute to sign up for PromoHunt and their team  is always available  to help you out.
As a CPPA member, you receive 10% off of SAGE products and services!
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.

Industry News
PPAI Women's Leadership Conference
June 24-26, 2019 - New Orleans, LA

Have You Made Your Nomination Yet?

PPAI® has several highly-respected awards that recognize notable work in the promotional products industry. These awards identify individuals for their outstanding professional achievements and commitment towards their communities and the industry. PPAI depends on members like you to submit nominations for these prestigious awards. Submission deadline is Friday, April 5.
Why Happy People Earn More Money
Content Provider  GOBankingRates  Entrepreneur
Studies have shown that happy people perform better at work.
It's generally assumed that greater wealth leads to happiness. In fact, several studies have tried to pinpoint the magic income level for happiness, including the oft-cited Princeton University study published in 2010 that found that happiness rises as income rises up until you hit $75,000 a year -- at which point happiness doesn't improve as you earn more. A more recent study conducted by Purdue University in 2018 found that $75,000 is still the target income for emotional well-being, but for true life satisfaction, the ideal income is $95,000.
But instead of wealth leading to increased happiness, the opposite might be true: Happiness leads to greater wealth, and several studies support this idea.           Read More

Register Today For WLC Before It Sells Out

Reach new heights in your career at the 2019 PPAI® Women's Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Join industry professionals from across the country to form new business relationships, make new friends and catch up with colleagues. You may even have time to soak in some jazz and unique Cajun culture tha the city is known for.

The PPAI Women's Leadership Conference is a three-day journey designed to develop and celebrate the work of women who are at the forefront of shaping the promotional products industry.  Scheduled for June 24-26, 2019, the sough-after WLC is known to sell out quickly- so avoid the waiting list and register today.

PPAI Women's Leadership Conference
June 24-26, 2019
Omni Royal Orleans
612 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 529-5333