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Virtual Happy Hour Regional Panel Discussion
Bring Your Own Beverage and J oin your Friends from
CPPA, NEPPA, PAPPA, SAAGNY and TRASA for a Discussion with your Regional Presidents
on Wednesday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m.

Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, grab a seat in
front of your computer, phone or tablet, and join us online to connect with others in our regional community.  

Let's catch up, share ideas and hear from
YOUR regional 
CPPA President Jeff Franklin
and your other regional Presidents.

CPPA Member Update
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 
CPPA has created a temporary page on our website to help educate & update our community. This is a public forum for our local promotional products community (both CPPA members & non-members alike) to post about their company's current operational status as well as obtain  
up-to-date information. This page contains links with 
wealth of information about the virus and how it is affecting our industry.

Have you been joining our webinars?

CPPA has provided over 30 webinars this year for our members to view, most of which offer credit for the education session.  These credits may be applied towards working on obtaining your CAS/MAS certification.  

If you haven't had a chance to participate in the live webinars, you mind find links to the recordings at:  

Now is a great time to catch up on these as the certification process offered through PPAI is free until the end of June.  You may find more details here:  

AAkron Line Donates Face Mask
Ear Savers to Frontline Workers  
AKRON, NY  - AAkron Line, a top 40 promotional products supplier and manufacturer, has donated over 5,000 face mask ear savers to frontline workers in their local communities in Western New York, Chattanooga, TN, and San Francisco, CA.

AAkron Line recently introduced an exclusive design of an ear saver that allows elastic bands of the face mask to be comfortably hooked together to prevent rubbing behind the ears. The Fask Mask Ear Savers are made in the USA of a latex-free, thermoplastic rubber.

"These soft and durable ear savers will help keep first responders comfortable while staying safe. It's our way to say thank you for all they are doing," says Devin Piscitelli, CEO and co-owner of AAkron Line.

Speaking of Webinars........

CPPA is here to 
help you Connect, Collaborate, Learn, and Grow!
Suppliers ~ Have you thought ab out presenting a CPPA webinar?

Distributor members want to learn about new innovative processes, tech options, how to sell your products, target audiences, case studies, and ways to improve their business and yours!

Stay connected with Distributors Without Leaving Home! 
Reach Out to CPPA  today to schedule a webinar!

Do you have news you would like to share with the CPPA Community?

Would you like to have a profile published? Got an amusing or interesting industry story to share? Send it to:

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Industry News
PPAI Expo 2021
From PPAI President & CEO Paul Bellantone, CAS

A Message from 
PPAI President & CEO 
Paul Bellantone, CAS

Each week, over the past couple of months, I've reached out to you by way of these emails and video updates. My goal has been to stay in touch with you and, in some way, offer words of encouragement and information to help you through this pandemic. I hope these updates have been helpful. As we look ahead, PPAI will continue to offer opportunities and solutions for individual and company growth.

One such solution will undoubtedly be  The PPAI Expo 2021. For 18 years, the promotional products industry has gathered in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to celebrate the power of promotional products. And we are planning to do the same in 2021. The PPAI Expo will certainly look different than it has in the past, but its purpose will be the same-to provide community, knowledge and a forum to do business. You can trust that we will have your safety in mind as well.                Read More
Ryan Jenkins  * Contributor  Speaker and Author, Co-Founder of
The global health crisis will alter how Generation Z approaches work, views employers and pursues education.
This year's public health crisis has reoriented our relationships with each other, the media, technology and the work we do. Humanity has never experienced such a swift and universal shift. 
The return back to "normal," will change  education, jobs and industries. But perhaps the biggest changes will affect the future workforce,  Generation Z. Gen Z (those born after 1998) grew up in a post-9/11 world and during the Great Recession. Now, during the most formative time of their lives, they face a challenge like no generation before them. This unprecedented event will have an indelible influence on their behaviors, decisions and expectations. 
Read More
Industry Spotlight
By ZoomCatalog
Industry Spotlight Interviews: The Promotional Products Industry before, during, and-eventually after-the Coronavirus  

The last few months have been quite different. We've all been inside, trying to maintain normalcy and routine, while we continue to push our businesses forward. These times have proved to be tough, but many suppliers and distributors are finding success and opportunity in this new market that is evolving.             Read More

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