December 2020 PAPPA Newsletter
Happy Holidays from PAPPA
President's Message

To our valued members,
What a year it’s been. Never in my wildest imagination did I think this year would have been the year of zoom meetings and drop shipments. So much has changed in the last nine months. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to you and the value we hope you receive by being a member of PAPPA.

We exceeded attendance expectations and outperformed ourselves at our annual Winter Expo back in January. We quickly transitioned from an organization that thrived on in person events to an organization that found its way in the new virtual world. We hosted 25 coffee talks which were facilitated by our supplier partners, 6 fireside chats that featured industry leaders such as Paul Bellantone (PPAI), Tim Andrews (ASI) and Bill Petrie (Brandivate) and released a new state of the art website.

We hosted our first Virtual Experience in July that featured 20 supplies and 70 distributors and we were able to conduct a safe, productive and educational in person trade show at ASI in October. Our number one goal has been and is to provide our members with the utmost value to make their business the most successful it can be. I encourage everyone to engage, get involved and at some point if time permits, volunteer. Our organization is stronger when we engage, interact and share.

Thank you for allowing me to be the President of PAPPA during this unprecedented year. I would like to extend a warm welcome to PAPPA’s new board members Nick Valentini, MVP Promos, and Rick Colvin, info-Graphix, who will begin their terms in January. Also, thank you Casey Flores, Spider Image, and James Przybyszewski, Hit, for your extended interest in serving another term on the board. I look forward to working with our incoming President, Mark Colfer and the PAPPA board in 2021 in my role as Past President to continue making PAPPA great.
 Brian Deissroth
PAPPA President
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Thank you PAPPA Members and Friends for a most interesting year!
Here is a year in review. Check it out.
Thank you Casey Flores for creating this!

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Have you renewed your dues yet?
Are you a friend of PAPPA considering becoming a member? We hope you do.

If you already renewed your membership dues - THANK YOU!

Renewal notices were sent to members two times in December via email - first to the owner and secondly to the owner/staff. We are using Wild Apricot for our membership database and website should you see a reference to "Wild Apricot" in the subject line.

If you didn't renew yet or wish to join click here.


Welcome Rick Colvin, Info-Graphics (left) and Nick Valentini, MVP Promos. Also, welcome for a second term Casey Flores, Spider Image, and James Przybyszewski, Hit

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2021 Premier Members will be Announced in January

Thanks to everyone who attended our virtual experiences in 2020

PAPPA Coffee Talks, Fireside Chats and the July virtual Experience! We are tallying the attendance and will be posting a list of members who attended 5 or more of our virtual events in 2020 for our list of 2021 Premier Members.
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FIRESIDE MEMBER CHATS @ 4 p.m. are back

Registration opens soon
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11

Save The Date PAPPA Members
Coffee Talks
Tuesdays @ 9 a.m.

Bring your own cup of coffee or tea and pull up a seat!
Registration opens soon

January 19 & 26
February 9, 16 & 23
March 9, 16, 23 & 30

2021 PAPPA Shows & Events

January 11-14 - PPAI Expo Direct 2 You - visit the PAPPA virtual lounge

February 2 - New Products Virtual Event

April 14 - Winter Showcase (rescheduled) @ Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA

April 27 - South Jersey Client Expo @ Collingswood Grand Ballroom, Collingswood, NJ

April 28 - Lancaster Client Expo @ Spooky Nook, Manheim, PA

May 13 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Client Expo – location TBD / May 18 rain date if needed

June 10 – Allentown Client Expo – location TBD / June 15 rain date if needed

Sept 23 – Fall Promotions Client Expo - King of Prussia area Location TBD / Sept 28 rain date if needed

Check the PAPPA website for show and event information updates -

Contact Ben Haynes, Corporate Program Manager, at or call 214.560.4551