January 2020
Who is exhibiting on Jan 28?  
Click here for the list and the floor plan

President's Message

Hello and Happy New Year!
If you're as excited as I am, we are in for one awesome year! I can confidently tell you that PAPPA is one of the strongest regional associations and it's all thanks to you - our members!
First, I want to thank our now past President John Davis. John did an incredible job of growing PAPPA, he was able to maintain a strong board and oversee the second New Jersey show and first Lancaster show! John's leadership has sustained PAPPA's growth and I look forward to working with John in 2020. I'd also like to thank Gary Cervi, Lora Dunnigan, Peter Zales and Ted Harris for their board service to PAPPA. Without our amazing volunteers PAPPA would not be as strong as it is today. And I'd like to welcome our newest board members - Tom Clouser, Christa Deeden, Wanda Banks-Green and Staci Whittington! I look forward to working with you and continuing to make PAPPA great!
With a new decade comes new initiatives. We are launching a new website in February, and we will be partnering with the Ronald McDonald House. Our new website will be user friendly and be a valuable resource for our members. Our partnership with the Ronald McDonald house will allow us to work with a local charity that gives back to families suffering hard times. We will be hosting an event later in 2020 where we will donate the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House!
I encourage everyone to become a PAPPA member. PAPPA is a valuable resource and it helps facilitate the relationships with suppliers and distributors. We will be hosting four trade shows in 2020. Our Winter show, January 28th at the Springfield Country Club; our third end user show in Collingswood, New Jersey, our second end user show in Lancaster, PA and our Fall Expo in Valley Forge! In addition to our trade show, we will be hosting a number of social events throughout the year. We also will be promoting supplier breakfasts and lunch and learns. PAPPA is in place to help you grow your business and network with other promotional products professions. I highly encourage you to become a member and take full advantage of what we offer. If you are a member, please considering volunteering at a trade show or an event!
I look forward to seeing all of you in 2020.
I wish you a prosperous year!
Brian Deissroth 
PAPPA President 2020

Distributors are you registered?

Monday, January 27 

  • Cocktail Party & Awards from 5 to 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 28 

  • Professional Development from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    Continental breakfast provided. Pre-registration required.
  • Exhibit Hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -
    first 100 distributor members to enter the show receive a hard copy of the 2020 coupon book
  • Distributor member drawings at 1:45 p.m.
    Y ou may be the lucky winner of a $100 Amazon gift card. Must be present to win.
Click here to register today. Pre-registration closes Monday, January 27 @ 5 p.m. After that time, registration will be handled on site.

Why Pre-Register?
Saves time waiting in line waiting to have your badge made. It also helps us pre-determine food counts for breakfast and snacks at the show.

Congratulations to the 2020 PAPPA Premier Members

These members attended 5 or more events in 2019 (other than shows).

They will receive member perks at the 2020 PAPPA Shows. These perks are individually earned, not by company.

Wanda Banks-Green, ZAG Branding Solutions
Ken Cecco, Kenneth Cecco & Associates
Gary Cervi, PCNA
Amy Chernow, PPL Promotions
Mark Colfer, Showdown Displays
John Davis, Geiger
Michael Kaufman, Wear It's At
Christian May, Integrated Promotions
Steve Mitchell, Steven Mitchell Inc.
Matt Riehl, Jules Scheck Associates

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Membership Renewal 2020

Have you renewed your dues for 2020? Now is the time to renew so that you don't miss out on the great things PAPPA has planned for the new year.  

Click here to renew your membership dues or to join.
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Distributor Membership Perk

The 2020 PAPPA Membership Coupon Book is now available for all distributor members. This book is an electronic link that you can save to your desktop for easy access. Use 2 or 3 coupons and you can easily get your membership fee back.

Thank you Zoom Catalog for providing PAPPA with this electronic book.

Be one of the first 100 attendees at the show on Tuesday, January 28 and you will receive a hard copy of the coupon book.

Coupon links will be emailed to all member distributor companies after the Winter Show.

Here is a sample of the suppliers participating in the book: Akron, American Ad Bag, Bagmakers, Beacon, BIC, Chocolate Inn/Lanco, CPS Keystone, Cutter & Buck, Fey, Mineral Springs, Pacesetter Awards, Pilot, Sock 101, Stormtech, Tekweld and Tri-Mountain.
Distributors and Exhibitors
Gather Your Unwanted Samples and Help Children in Need

Can you take 15 minutes between now and show time on Jan 28 and gather your unwanted samples, overruns, and misprinted product and bring it with you to the PAPPA Show on Tuesday?

Your generous donations with help those in need in the Philadelphia-area.

Most needed at this time are school supplies.

Gather your pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, folders, bags and book bags and bring them to the show. Thanks in advance!

ASIĀ® and PAPPA are teaming
up for an informative, free networking event.

Monday, March 16; 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  at ASI, 4800 E. Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053

Click here fo r the full schedule and to register
Learn at your Desk
Webinar Library Available to You

Watch the District 1 webinars and receive PPAI credit on your transcript towards your TAS, CAS, or MAS!

There are 22 webinars to choose from.
Click here to view the list on the PAPPA website under the Professional Development tab. Thank you SAAGNY for making this library available.

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2020 Calendar
Webinars, Shows & Events
January 23 - District 1 Webinar 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
"What is Your Data Telling YOU" 
presented by Eli Braun and Adam Sedaka. Click here to register.  
January 27 - Pre-Event Social & Awards Program
5 to 7 p.m. @ Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA  
January 28 - Winter Showcase @ Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA
Exhibitors click here to register
Distributor registration opens in December

February 27 - District 1 Webinar 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
"Get To Know Promo Pulse" presented by Jason Nokes. Click here to register.  

March 26 - Lunch n Learn at ASI from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  See registration link above. 
March 26 - District 1 Webinar 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
"Have you thought about The Uniform Program business?" presented by Brett Garran.
Click here to register.

April 14 - South Jersey Client Expo @ NEW LOCATION Scottish Rite Theater and Grand Ballroom, Collingswood, NJ

April 15 - Lancaster Client Expo, Spooky Nook, Manheim, PA

May 4-8 - Promotional Products Work! Week

June 3-5 Expo East, Atlantic City, NJ

September 29 - Fall Promotions Client Expo, Valley Forge Casino
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