TRASA August 2022 Newsletter
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President’s Message
It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the year!
I hope that you have found TRASA’s shows and virtual experiences that we have offered so far to be of benefit to you. Your support of the shows, Toolbox Talks, and District 1 Webinars is important to the success of TRASA, YOUR association.
When possible, Buy TRASA First! Distributors try to support our supplier members and utilize the coupon book that is available online with more than 70 supplier member coupons.
I hope that you will support TRASA and plan to attend the September Client Expos on Tuesday, Sept 13 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North and Wednesday, Sept 14 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. Exhibitors want to see you! A busy show floor makes for happy exhibitors who will return for our future shows. (For more information about the shows see below)
The word support is emphasized in this article because I want to call out a special person who supported TRASA in countless ways as a volunteer and most recently as President. I would like to thank Tim Wingert for his service to TRASA for the past several years and for his efforts to lead the association through the pandemic. On behalf of the TRASA board, we wish Tim well in his new position outside the industry.
See you at the fall shows,
Jenn Edwards
TRASA President
Thank You
Fall Show Product Sponsors

Belpromo - show bags
Snugz/Sweda - lanyards

Wanted: Pen & Notebook Sponsors
Contact Patti Ward for more information
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TRASA 2022 Show Calendar

Door Prizes & Samples at Both Shows!

Tuesday, September 13 - Fall Showcase & Client Expo
Pittsburgh Marriott North
Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Exhibitors click here to register

Distributors click here. (log in first if you are a member to avoid the guest fee)
Members free admission / non-members $25 per person

Only members can invite clients to this show.

Wednesday, September 14 - Erie Client Expo
Bayfront Convention Center
Exhibit Hours: 10 a.. to 1 p.m.
Exhibitors click here to register

Distributors click here. (FREE for distributors to attend)

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March 1 TRASA Spring Expo @ Printscape Arena, Canonsburg, PA
March 2 Altoona Client Expo - format/details TBD

Check the TRASA website for event updates
Welcome New TRASA Board Members
Ian Kalna, The Hershey Group

Ian was appointed to the board to replace Keleigh Sykes, Vantage Apparel, who recently stepped down from the board.

Thank you Keleigh for your board service.
Vonne Matthies, DVL Designs

Vonne was appointed to the board to replace Tim Wingert who accepted a position outside of the industry.

Vonne is located in the Erie, PA area. She is very interested in building the Erie Client Expo and TRASA offerings north of Pittsburgh.
Look Who is Registered to Exhibit
at the Fall Shows!

(Suppliers/Reps - if you are not listed below, you are not registered)

Alert! Only 22 tables left for this show and then it will be sold out.

AAA Innovations
Augusta Sportswear
Brooks & Brooks
Cotton Heritage
Delta Apparel
ERB Safety and Fame Fabrics
ETS Express
Harry Fotopoulos & Associates
Imagen Brands
Jules Scheck Associates
K.C. Fields and Associates
Kenneth Cecco & Associates
Koozie Group
Leed's/Bullet/Journal Books
Moderne Glass
Northeast Marketing
Snugz USA / Sweda
Suntex Industries (NEW)
Team Walter B
The Marketing & Sales Group
Acme Screenprinting
Augusta Sportswear
Brooks & Brooks
Cotton Heritage
ERB Safety and Fame Fabrics
ETS Express
Harry Fotopoulos & Associates
Snugz USA / Sweda
The Marketing & Sales Group
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Distributors join us for a Toolbox Talk

August 16 @ 11 a.m. via Zoom

Hosted by New TRASA Supplier Member
Keepsake Box USA
located in NJ

Free for TRASA distributor members; $10 for non-members
Going to Promotions East Oct 10-12?
Distributor Members! Use code: TRASA22 (when prompted on the registration form)when you register so that TRASA gets credit for your attendance

Planning to go to the show and want to carpool? Contact Patti Ward, TRASA Executive Director, 412-860-0699
Contact Ben Haynes, Corporate Program Manager, at or call 214.560.4551