May 29, 2020 - a weekly newsletter for our members
How U Doin'?
Check out the new PAPPA website at
What can PAPPA do for you?

Question from a distributor:
Does anyone know anything about CO-OP advertising and how to tap into this market? If so, please share with us.

Email Executive Director Patti Ward @

Click here to register for the Tuesday, June 2 Coffee Talk
@ 9 a.m. with The Magnet Group & Rob Craxford, Multi-Line Rep

To register for the June 9, 23 & 30 Coffee Talks please visit the new PAPPA website at
(there will not be a Coffee Talk on June 16)

We are currently seeking suppliers to join us for Tuesday Coffee Talks in July. If you are interested please email Patti Ward --
SAVE the Date
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thank you everyone who completed the South Jersey Client Expo Survey. Based on the results, the PAPPA Board decided to move forward with a NEW Experience! We are currently planning an event that will be outdoors and will be for suppliers and distributors.

The next South Jersey Client Expo will be April 27, 2021 at Collingswood Scottish Rite Theater & Grand Ballroom
Board Member
James Przybyszewski

How did you get involved in the industry?  
I took a shot at working in outside sales and took a job with Admints which led to my career with Hit Promotional Products.
Outside of work, what do you find yourself doing?
I recently adopted a new pup and have been doing a lot of home renovations on my new house as of lately, But not finishing them is starting to catch up! Lol 
Last City you traveled too ?
Pittsburgh PA
What’s your favorite movie?
Erin Brockovich
What’s your favorite quotes?
As of Pandemic Life it is “Hey can I get you on a Zoom for 5 mins” 😊
Board Member
Amy Chernow

How did you get involved in the industry?   I started a corporate gift basket business after my kids were born and my clients started asking to put their logo on items in the baskets. 
Outside of work, what do you find yourself doing? I love spending time with family and friends. We like to travel, whether it’s near or far, especially to the beach.
Last City you traveled too ?  Lisbon, Portugal – for our anniversary
What’s your favorite movie?  The Sound of Music
What’s your favorite quotes?  “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
Wednesday, June 3 @ 4 p.m.
Regional Association Happy Hour
Panel discussion with regional presidents
Plan to attend and support
PAPPA President Brian Deissroth.

No need to pre-register. Copy the link below and paste into your calendar for June 3. Click on the link at 4 p.m.

Use your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Meeting ID: 812 2308 1605
Password: 303844
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Join us for the next Fireside Chat Happy Hour Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 5 pm.

Special guest Paul Bellantone, PPAI President & CEO, will be joining us!

Click here to register for June 11.

The Fireside Chats provide an opportunity for distributors and suppliers to share ideas about the current status of making sales calls, future of trade shows and the industry. Thanks to the 26 people who called in for May 28 chat.

To register for the June 25 Happy Hour, visit the new PAPPA website at
New PAPPA Website
Have you logged into the new PAPPA website? Hopefully you have successfully logged in by now and you are finding the site to be an added resource. If you haven't logged in, check your inbox for an email that was sent May 21 inviting you to log on. PAPPA is using Wild Apricot (WA) for the new site. WA is an member/association based platform and is a perfect fit for PAPPA.
In the email you will find your website user ID. When you go to the website, you will have an opportunity to choose your own password.
Once you create your password, you can log in to the members only tab on the upper right corner to access the following:
  • register for the upcoming webinars
  • access the membership listing and sort it by name, company or member type
(supplier, multi line rep, distributor, decorator or business services)
  • access the 2020 coupon book link
  • access the multi-line rep listing
  • register for webinars in the webinar library
The owner or principle of each company is considered the bundle administrator and can make edits to your company listing.

June Webinars
Have lunch with us and learn! Join us for free regional webinars at your desk from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. brought to you by CPPA, NEPPA, PAPPA, TRASA and SAAGNY
 Watch these webinars and receive PPAI credit on your transcript towards your TAS, CAS, or MAS!

Monday, June 1 Presenter: Meredith O'Brien Storm Duds Topic: Why Umbrellas and Ponchos Should Be One of Your Go To Promotional Items.. Especially During Covid- 19!
click here  to register

Tuesday, June 2 Presenter: Jacob Dobsch, The Chest Topic: Get to Know- The Chest
click here  to register

Wednesday, June 3 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Happy Hour Regional Panel Discussion.Bring your own beverage and join your friends from CPPA, NEPPA, PAPPA, TRASA, and SAAGNY for a virtual drink with your regional presidents. click here  for more information

Thursday, June 4 Presenter: Charles River Team Topic: Current State of Charles River Appeal 
click here  to register

Friday, June 5 Presenter: Brian Porter, Starline Topic: Beyond Products... The Tools to Drive Sales in a Virtual World  click here  to register

Monday, June 8 Presenter: Danielle Luciani, Victorinox Topic: A Brand for Brands
click here  to register

Tuesday, June 9 Presenter: Mark Charbonneau, AAA Innovations Topic: Leading the Way with AAA
click here  to register 

Wednesday, June 10 Presenter: Jackie Walker, IMAGEN Topic: Future Events and Ideas for Promotional Products
click here  to register

Thursday, June 11 Presenter: Ty Beck, Timbuk2 Topic: Ignite the Brand- Timbuk2's Story and Why It Matters
click here  to register

Friday, June 12 Presenter: Ashlyn Engrebretson and Adria Ayers, Label Works Topic: Pivot to Print with Label Work
click here  to register

Monday, June 22 Presenter: Tom Sferratore, Incentive Concepts Topic: Making Business Better: Incentives, Branded Cororate Gifts and Event Experiences
click here  to register

Tuesday, June 23 Presenter: Tim Mason, Fossa Apparel Topic: Fossa Summer Essentials
click here  to register

Thursday, June 25 Presenter: Cathy Cain-Blank Topic: Hot to Plan Your Sales Enablement Strategy and Sell More Effectively click here  to register

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