NOVEMBER 2019 
Upcoming Events


December 5

6 - 9:00 PM
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076
 
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January 29
CPPA Winter Expo

Education: 9 - 10 AM
Show hours: 10 AM - 2 PM
Laurel Park
3600 Laurel Fort Meade Rd
Laurel, MD 20725
 
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March 24
NoVA Showcase

Education: 9 - 10 AM
Show hours: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
 
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CPPA News
Deadline for nominations is December 6, 2019

Please help us recognize CPPA members that are 'Peake' performers in our industry.

Awards are given in the following categories: 
  • CPPA Distributor of the Year
  • CPPA Supplier of the Year 
  • CPPA Distributor Sales Representative of the Year 
  • CPPA Supplier Factory Representative of the Year 
  • CPPA Multi-Line Representative of the Year
  • CPPA Distributor Support Representative of the Year
  • CPPA Supplier Support Representative of the Year
  • CPPA Rising Star
  • CPPA The Peake Award
  • CPPA Excellence in Promotions Campaigns
RiteLine announces new positions for Meyer and McMillan
 
Dallas, TX  - RiteLine's President,  David Zheng, is excited to announce that 2012 PPAI Chairman Steven Meyer, MAS, will be the companies first Vice President of Customer Development/Operations. Zheng says "Steve has been with RiteLine since our conception and has led RiteLines commitment to being an industry leader. His new role will strategically assist us in managing our growth as we continue to meet our customer's needs going forward".


Zheng also announced that, 30 year industry veteran Mike McMillan, will be joining the RiteLine team as Vice President of Sales. Mike comes to RiteLine from top 40 distributor Halo Branded Solutions where he was Regional Vice President for the Southwest Region.   Mike has extensive knowledge and experience in the Writing Instrument space of Promotional Products where he spent many years with BIC Graphic USA and HUB Pen, both at the Management level of each. McMillan says, "I loved working at HALO Branded Solutions where they model first rate Distributor excellence, ethics and culture.  However, I am excited to return to my roots of the Writing Instrument category of Promotional Products where I spent most of my career with BIC Graphic first and then HUB Pen.  I did my due diligence before making this decision and I believe RiteLine is supremely positioned to become a dominant Supplier in this space very soon."  
CHOCOLATE INN| LANCO
Stier & Miller Named ASI Power 50

 
Hicksville, NY  Chocolate Inn / Lanco's Managing Partner/CEO Lance Stier, and President David Miller were named to ASI's Power 50 list for their leadership and influence in the promotional products industry. This is the second time the pair has received this high honor.
 
"I am honored for David and I to receive this award on behalf of our team," said Stier. "We are only as good as the team members around us, who work hard every day together, to achieve great things. I thank our team for all their hard work and am excited for us to continue to GET AHEAD together, as we continue to grow and expand our dynamic business."
 
Hosted by ASI's (Advertising Specialty Institute) publication, Counselor, the ASI Power 50 is a ranking of the most influential members of the industry and is selected via a rigorous process. Candidates are nominated by field professionals, ASI's editorial team and a peer vote based on their personal and professional achievements, and influence on the promotional products industry.
 
"It is the team behind Lance and myself that allows us the confidence to move forward into new and exciting areas," said Miller. "The end result is the ability to offer additional diverse and creative products to our distributor client base."
 
Stier and Miller made the 42nd slot this year, up 6 spots from last year. They're recognized as an ASI Power 50 for their forward-thinking strategies, which lead to continued growth of the Chocolate Inn | Lanco brand and its offerings. These include an exclusive partnership with Mars to represent the My M&M's B2B product line to the professional products industry, and the launch of a standalone brand and website offering apparel decoration and design services to distributors. Through these initiatives, Chocolate Inn | Lanco increased their 2018 sales more than 12% to $55 million.
 
This is the second top industry honor that Chocolate Inn | Lanco received this year. The company was previously named to the ASI Top 40 Supplier list with a ranking of 29.  
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Industry News
L.E.A.D. 2020
May 6-7, 2020 - Apply Today

Take The L.E.A.D As An Industry Advocate

Members like you are undoubtedly the promotional products industry's most effective advocates. When you talk about your successes and your challenges, members of Congress listen. PPAI's Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) delivers our industry's message to Capitol Hill. Join us for meetings with congressional members on May 6-7, 2020.
 
Are you new to advocacy? Don't worry. PPAI trains industry professionals like you to help educate members of Congress about the power of promotional products and the strength of our industry.

For questions or information on PPAI's other legislative efforts, contact Maurice Norris .
PPEF - Giving Tuesday
December 3, 2019

Help Fund Scholarships On Giving Tuesday

On December 3, people around the world will come together for an international day of charitable giving.

This year, you can help the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) reach its fundraising goals of raising money for college scholarships. Set a reminder on your calendar and keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks.

To make a donation, visit www.ppai.org/givingtuesdayppef