April 2022 PAPPA Newsletter
President's Message
It was nice to see many of you at the PAPPA Winter Show in January at the Springfield Country Club and hear the familiar buzz of exhibitors and distributors talking about business in the ballroom.
We are now gearing up for the Spring client shows next week in South Jersey, April 26, and Lancaster, April 27. We hope our distributor members plan to attend at least one show and support our PAPPA suppliers and reps. Make sure to register if you haven’t already so that we can have your badge ready for your arrival.
Current PAPPA members are welcome to invite clients to the show. If you are not a PAPPA member, you are welcome to attend as a distributor guest for $25 per person.
This is a perfect time to re-connect with exhibitors and PAPPA members. Think Spring! Think PAPPA! Plan to attend one of the Spring shows!

Happy Selling,

Staci Whittington, PAPPA President
2022 PAPPA Shows & Events

Tuesday, April 26 - South Jersey Client Expo @ Collingswood Grand Ballroom
  • Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
  • PAPPA Members free / Non-members $25 per person
  • Distributors click here to register and/or see who is exhibiting

Wednesday, April 27 - Lancaster Client Expo @ Spooky Nook, Manheim, PA
  • Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • PAPPA Members free / Non-members $25 per person
  • Distributors click here to register and/or see who is exhibiting

September 20 - Allentown Client Expo @ Bear Creek Mountain Resort
September 21 - Scranton Client Expo - location TBD
September 22 - Fall Promotions Client Expo @ Lu Lu Shrine Center

Check the PAPPA website for show and event information www.mypappa.org

Thank You Show Sponsor Custom Engraving Studio
PAPPA May Education Series

Join us Tuesdays at 9 a.m. via Zoom

Free for PAPPA members / $10 for non-members

May 3 - Sanmar Reports on Latest Trends with NEWTOPIA

Vicki Ostrom, Sanmar, will discuss two field guides, SMART Wardrobes and Fresh CHOICE, we're looking for solutions for the world's problems and for the new challenges before us in our everyday lives. Each step we take in our NEWTOPIA that we're building together is led by what we hope are a collection of SMART CHOICES. Click here to register for May 3.

May 10 - Hiring, Retaining & Motivating Top Staff

C.J. Mittica, ASI Editor-in-Chief, and Sara Lavenduski, Executive Editor of Digital Content,
will share highlights from the 2022 Counselor Best Places to Work package, featuring tips for hiring and retaining top employees in a tight job market while creating a winning corporate culture at your workplace.
  • Redefining a great place to work in 2022
  • Top tips from winning companies
  • Creating a company culture in the age of remote, hybrid and in-person work models
Click here to register for May 10.

May 17 - 2022 State of the Industry

Bob DeFord, ASI Senior VP of Distributor Sales and Marketing will share a comprehensive overview of the promo industry’s most pressing issues, including strategies, case studies and tips for finding success in a complicated, ever-changing world, along with the latest ASI research. Click here to register for May 17.

May 24 - SAGE New Online Project Management Tool: Projects

en Haynes, SAGE Corporate Program Manager, will discuss Project Management in SAGE Online. Time is everything. With SAGE Project Management, you know where each of your projects are always, so you can hit deadlines with ease – and get results. This tool helps distributors stay on track and manage all of their projects in one spot. Click here to register for May 24.

PAPPA Membership has its perks:
  • In person shows in the Philadelphia area, Lancaster, Scranton, Allentown and South Jersey.
  • Virtual Events
  • Professional Development
  • Summer Social Events

If you already renewed your membership dues for 2022 - THANK YOU!

Click here to renew or join PAPPA
Contact Ben Haynes, Corporate Program Manager, at ben.haynes@qti.com or call 214.560.4551 
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