A re you registered to attend the TRASA Holiday Showcase on September 20?
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September 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

We are one week from our TRASA Holiday Showcase and are so excited!
 
With this new venue and focus on the upcoming holiday season, we are sure that our show will get everyone geared up for the fourth quarter selling/buying season!  
 
The show floor will be decked out in the spirit of holiday, and we want to share a few reminders to make this a fun, memorable and most importantly, successful event!
  • The pre-event party will be held the night before on Thursday, September 19, with an open house from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  The golf awards will be presented at 6:30 pm. Everyone who attends the party will earn a Premier Member point. Click here to register.
  • Booth Contest!  We are encouraging suppliers to decorate their booths in the spirit of our holiday theme.  Most spirited booth will win a an extra table for our spring show.  We encourage suppliers manning the booth to dress up too!   
  • There will be holiday treats on the show floor for all to enjoy!
  • Our charities for this event are Animal Friends and Education Partnership.  Animal Friends is in need of dog food, cat food and milk bones. You may drop donations off at the reception area at the show.   Education Partnership will accept pens, markers, hand sanitizer, sticky notes and backpacks. 
We look forward to seeing you all on September 20!  


Kristina Fredericks, MAS
TRASA President
 
Friday, Sept 20
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event Sponsors


Distributors please thank & support the following exhibitors when you see them at the show:

AJJ Enterprises
APPI Sales
Augusta Sportswear Brands
BIC Graphic
Brooks & Brooks
Champro Sports
CPS/Keystone
Harry Fotopoulos & Associates
Harvey Sorin Associates
Hit Promotional Products
Hub Promotional Group
IMAGEN Brands
Jules Scheck Associates
Kenneth Cecco & Associates
Leed's/Bullet/JournalBooks/Trimark
Mike Valentini Promos
Mineral Springs Custom Labels Inc.

Moderne Glass
Notes Inc.
Partyka & Associates
Pittsburgh Print House
Pro Towels
Robert Craxford
SANMAR
Showdown Displays
Sock 101
Soundline LLC
Stitches Embroidery Inc.
Sweda Company LLC
Tekweld
The Magnet Group
The Marketing & Sales Group, Inc.
Tri-Mountain
Vantage Apparel


TRASA Golf Classic
 
Cranberry Highlands Golf Course
September 19, 2019

Join us for the TRASA Golf Outing on Sept. 19 at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course in Cranberry Township, PA the day before the Fall Showcase. Scramble format beginning at 8 a.m. Cost per person $75-includes range balls, 18 holes & lunch. Exhibitors are welcome to join us! Winners recognized & awards presented at the pre-event party at the show site.

 All members who golf will receive one point toward TRASA Premier Membership status.

Click here to register.
Thanks to Everyone who Attended the August 8 Pints n' Promos

Thank you Steve McWilliams for organizing Pints n' Promos at Cupka's Cafe 2 in the South Side. We would also like to thank our event sponsors: Imagenbrands, Trimark, Moderne Glass and Sanmar. 

We look forward to offering another Pints n' Promos in 2020.








August Business Builder Breakfast
Thank you Co-Sponsors Vince Deissroth, APPI, and Brian Deissroth, Vantage Apparel

Thanks to everyone who attended the August 8 breakfast at the Robinson Eat n Park. Super presentations and good conversations had by all.









2019 TRASA Calendar
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September 19 - TRASA Golf Classic - $75 per person. Click here to register. Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, Cranberry Township, PA

September 19 - Pre-Event Party from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand @ Gateway Center in the King's Garden Room. Click here to register. Free for TRASA members.

September 20 - TRASA Fall Showcase & Client Show
 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown @ Gateway Center. Show hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 3 - Altoona, PA - Business Builder's Breakfast sponsored by Bernice Dysard, Mineral Springs Custom Labels from 8:30 to 10 a.m. @ Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 3300 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602. Click here to register.

November 7 - Business Builder's Lunch co-sponsored by Don Spencer, Fey Promo & Brian Deissroth, Vantage Apparel from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. @ Panera Bread, 12071 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090
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New Perk for Members
TRASA Premier Membership
 
How can you become a premier TRASA member?

It's easy. Just attend 5 TRASA social and/or educational events (tradeshows not included) between now and the end of this year and you will earn Premier Member Status through the end of 2020.  
 
(Current membership dues are required to benefit from the Premier status. Points are earned per person, not per company.)
 
Premier Member Launch: To help you get started acquiring points, everyone will receive 2 free event points.
 
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Contact Andy Evans, Sr. Strategic Account Lead, at 800-925-7243 x4526
Contact:
Patti Ward, TRASA Executive Director
patti@trasa.net
412-860-0699 work/cell