January 2018
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PPAMidwest News
E.A. Dion, Marks Company’s 50 th Anniversary

ATTLEBORO, MA (January 17, 2018) – 2018 marks the 50 th corporate anniversary for the E.A. Dion Company, which began in 1968 when the company founder Edward A. Dion, Sr. began producing and marketing jewelry from the back room of a plumbing supply store in Attleboro Falls, MA.   Read more E.A. Dion
Beacon Promotions Announces
New Customer Care Representative

Mandi Smith joined the Customer Care Team at Beacon in the fall of 2017. Mandi worked as a graphic designer and retail associate at a business product company before coming to Beacon. Mandi will be handling the states of Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Read more Mandi Smith
2018 Promotional Product Supplier of the Year: Towel Specialties
With its ingenuity and outstanding service, the Maryland-based supplier takes the top spot in 2018. Each year, ASI recognizes one of over 3,000 factories as Supplier of the Year among all product categories. This year Towel Specialties received this prestigious award.

DistributorCentral Announces New eCommerce Platform: PEAK
Gardner, Kansas — DistributorCentral is launching a new eCommerce platform, named PEAK which will revolutionize the buying experience for the promotional products industry, giving distributors a world-class eCommerce solution for a fraction of the cost. Read more Distributor Central

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – January 5, 2018 – The Pro Towels Family of Brands, including Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket Co., Neet Feet and Superior, is excited to announce the recent hire of Chris Hart as National Accounts Director. Read more Chris Hart
Wild Wednesday Webinars - Lunch and Learn at your desk!
Quickbooks Premier and the Ad Specialty Distributor presented by Harriet Gatter
Wed, Jan 31, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Take a tour of QuickBooks Premier to see the pros and cons of its Order Management and Accounting capabilities for our unique and complex industry. Learn how to best use this software which is the #1 Accounting software for small to medium sized businesses.
Industry News
PPEF Support Continues To Grow Thanks To Las Vegas Expo Attendees
Promotional Products Education Foundation once again welcomed generous support from attendees at The PPAI Expo this week.
PPAI Honors Nevins, Woods, Duggan and Lazarus At Chairman's Leadership Dinner 

The late Janelle Nevins, formerly senior vice president at Silver Spring, Maryland-based distributor Summit Group, and David Woods, MAS, retired president and CEO of Neenah, Wisconsin, distributor AIA Corporation, received PPAI's highest honors Monday night as they were inducted into the 2018 PPAI Hall of Fame. The presentation took place at the Chairman's Leadership Dinner during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. Read more Chairman's Leadership Dinner 
Go Bigger Than a Resolution
Kim Walsh Phillips   VIP Contributor Founder and CEO of Elite Digital Group

To achieve your highest aspiration, first bring it into focus, then reverse engineer the steps you need to get there, all the way back to today. Do today's step, now. But remember to seal the deal. Read More