MAY 2019 
Upcoming Events
May 15
Social/Networking Event during Promotional Products Work! Week
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

May 23
Webinar At Your Desk

12:30 PM
Outsourc e Like A Supplier All-Star

May 30
Webinar At Your Desk
12:30 PM
Your Marketing Success Begins With A Great Visual

June 3-5

Atlantic City Convention Center

July 17
CPPA Night at the Ballpark

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

Sept 5
Fall Promo Expo

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

THANK YOU for your generosity!!

CPPA would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone that participated or purchased a "Hey Buddy" bear in our recent PromoCares regional challenge.  We were able to raise nearly $550 to send to the Promotional Products Education Foundation  as well as donate 62 bears to the following organizations:

Knights of Columbus, Children's Hospital Center Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Sheriff's Office of Anne Arundel County who will use the bears for children in domestic abuse situations or other frightening scenarios involving children.

Charles River Apparel Launches a New Philanthropic Initiative for 2019: Clothing for a Cause
Sharon, MA  - Charles River Apparel launched Charles River Cares, its charitable giving program, in 2010 with the mission of expanding Charles River Apparel's philanthropic impact in the community. This year, in addition to its core programs, and building off of last year's Colors for a Cause, Charles River has launched Clothing for a Cause. 

Charles River's Clothing for a Cause is a new initiative that aligns three customer favorites with three important causes. 10% of the total sales from each of these styles, from May 1st through December 31st, will be donated to specific causes: First DescentsCamp for All Kids and the Pets & People Foundation.                               

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Get Connected during 
Promotional Products Work! Week - May 13-17

Next week, during Promotional Products Work! Week, May 13-17, the industry will collectively shine the spotlight on the benefits of working with promotional professionals and the power of promotional products.

Here are examples of how you can GET Connected and Plug-In to the Power of Promo:

Designate a DAY OF SERVICE supporting  a local charity, school, the military or  community group.
Volunteer your time or donate promotional  products.
*  Raise awareness and money for a good  cause!
* Speak at schools and universities, chambers  of commerce and business groups.
Host a "Chamber After Hours" tabletop  show.
* Conduct a live webinar or Facebook event. 
* Study up on PPAI's "Little Black Book" of industry data and share information about our impact on the economy with legislators, politicians and officials.
Send emails, write letters, share blog posts supporting our positive contributions. 
* Honor a local official with an awards ceremony, press release and media photo op.                              
                                             Read more or Get the Toolkit
CPPA Members.......are you taking advantage of your Member Benefits?

CPPA Members save 10% on SAGE products 
Yes, save 10% in addition to the amount you save if you are also a member of PPAI. CPPA provides a list to SAGE on a quarterly basis of our members. Double check your SAGE payment to see if you are receiving this discount.                       Click here for CPPA Membership Benefits
Calling all Suppliers and MLR's - Would you like to host 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
Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D)
Will You Add Your Voice?

May 15th - 16th, more than 70 PPAI members will once again take our message directly to Capitol Hill to ensure lawmakers recognize our $24 billion industry employs over half a million Americans. They will address issues of tax reform and its impact on small business; the role of independent contractors within the promotional products industry; global value chains and the effective use of promotional products.

Will you add your voice to theirs?  Consider sending emails and making phone calls so that you will be adding your voice to the conversations other members will be delivering in person in Washington, D.C.
It is easy to participate.  Click this link to access and send  pre-written emails or call your member of Congress.

It is understandable not everyone can make the trip to Washington, but by adding your voice it will ensure that everyone in the industry is able to join together to protect the industry that has been so good to all of us.   Thank you for your support of this important program.
Expo East - June 3-5, 2019
Education Day June 3 | Exhibits June 4-5
Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ

Expo East Keeps You Ahead Of The Trends

From client meetings to creating campaigns, running the day-to-day operations of a promotional products business can take up a lot of your time. Expo East understands your time is valuable and makes it a priority to keep you ahead of all the promotional products trends. 
With dozens of education sessions and attracting nearly 400 exhibitors, Expo East will completely immerse you in the world of promotional products. You'll head home with an arsenal of new ideas and trending products to make even your toughest clients happy. 

How to 10X Your Business, Income, and Life
Steve Costello  * Guest Writer  Entrepreneur
Seven lessons on sales, marketing and execution to 10X your results, straight from the world's most successful entrepreneurs.
Grant Cardone  is a top sales expert who's built an $800 million real estate empire and teaches the 10X principles that led to his own success at the 10X Growth Conference, an event that brings together some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to share their top strategies for massive growth in business and in life.

But Cardone doesn't just preach the concept of 10X. He's not afraid to take the plunge-literally-when it comes to 10Xing everything he touches.                               Read More
2020 PPAI Pyramid Awards

It's Perfectly Okay To Show Off 
Now is the perfect time to submit your showstopping work that made your clients say, "wow."  

Enter the  2020 PPAI Pyramid Awards - Client Programs & Supplier Decorating categories because your work deserves to be noticed and celebrated.  With so much to gain, you really have nothing to lose.

Deadline to enter is May 24.

All submission materials due by June 5.

Ready to enter the Pyramid Awards but aren't quite sure where to start?
Contact Christina Sanders at 972-258-3070 or