Arizona Promotional Products Association
August 2017 AzPPA E-Newsletter
AzPPA Expo Preview
Coming Events for June & July
Last Month's Event
Sponsor Highlight
Make a Splash with AzPPA
Featured Member Benefit
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It's Almost Here! The AzPPA Expo - August 29th, 2017
The largest industry trade show in Arizona is back!
This Year at the Mesa Convention Center! 
201 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Join us for our signature event of the year!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Breakfast Educational Session - 8:00 am
Show Floor Opens (distributors only) - 10:00 am
Keynote Luncheon - 11:30 am
Client Orientation - 1:30 pm
Show Floor Open to clients with distributor escort - 2:00 pm
Show Closes - 3:30 pm

We have some wonderful speakers for you this year!

Our breakfast event will give you a
 fascinating overview of PPAI's new #GetInTouch campaign with Kim Todora.

And you can't miss our luncheon keynote with Kimber Lanning, the founder of Local First Arizona and owner of Stinkweeds Records. Kimber will help us learn more about leveraging our local presence to increase our impact!

Your clients are invited to attend the last couple of hours of the day. At 1:30 we'll host them with a brief orientation reception (with some yummy goodies!), and from 2:00 - 3:30 they are allowed on the show floor with you as their escort. Register for the number of end user attendees you want to bring when you complete your own registration. You can always go back in to register more right up until the deadline of August 14th.

Click here for a link to registration. AzPPA Members - you get a discount on all parts of the event, so be sure to check your previous emails for the access code. 
Last Month's Event

Our 2017 Bowling Event! 


We had a great time and great competition as always! Thanks to our participating sponsors McCreary's Tees, Huffermen, SanMar, Browse25, IDLine, Proinnovative, and Raining Rose!
And big thanks to our event organizers, Donna Day (McCreary's) and Melissa Hoffman (Huffermen)!
Click HERE for a link to all the photos from that evening. And if you missed it, make plans to join us next time! 
Coming Events
Charitable, Social, and Business Networking!  
AzPPA Offers it All! 
Check out our calendar for the rest of 2017 and make plans to join us for some or all of the fun! We'll be posting more information about each event as it is made available, and keep an eye on the website for updates! 
New Feature:  Sponsor Highlight!
Did you know that this year AzPPA has introduced a ground-breaking, new sponsorship program - the first of its kind in the promotional products industry!

Supplier-members have the opportunity to be listed as a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Sponsor, or to be the Official Sponsor in one product category.  (Want more information about sponsorship?  Contact Jim Gordon, our sponsorship chair -, or check out the link to sign up: 

In this edition of the AzPPA electronic newsletter, you'll get to know more about one of our 2017 Silver Sponsors, Raining Rose!  Thanks for answering our questions, Anna Wiese! Raining Rose is based in Iowa, but now have a strong presence in Arizona since Anna has taken on this territory.  
AzPPA:  How long has your company been in the Promotional Products Industry?

Raining Rose: Since 2003

AzPPA:  What are your key markets?

Raining Rose:
Healthcare, Dental, Education (Universities and K-12) Financial and Corporations
Make a "Splash" with AzPPA!

Supplier Members -  Plan for 2018 Now!
Take part in our industry-first sponsorship program!

Supplier Members, if you want to make an even bigger "splash" with our AzPPA membership, consider participating in the newly introduced AzPPA Sponsorship Program.   Click here for complete details on how to partner with us in the coming year.  And if you still have questions, reach out to Jim Gordon, our VP and Sponsorship Chair at

Click on the logos to visit the websites for our current sponsors:
  Thank you, McCreary's Tees - 
Our Official Apparel Sponsor for 2017!

Our 2017 Platinum Sponsor: 
             SanMar SanMar
        Our Gold Sponsors for 2017:
                      American AdBag
                         BIC Graphic
               Halls & Company/ID Line
                         Nelson Ad Pro 

                         Our Silver Sponsors for 2017:
Aakron Line
Bamboo Studio/Aunt Beth's Cookie Keepers
Langton Promotional Sales
Monahan & Associates
Raining Rose 

Featured Member Benefit - SAGE
AzPPA Members Receive Discounts on SAGE Services!

SAGE has introduced their new and improved version of SAGE Online!  Contact your account
 manager today and let them know that you're an AzPPA member, and you could receive a discount on your SAGE Total Access and Business Suite package subscriptions.  Or sign up today at:

Featured Member Benefit - McCreary's Tees
McCreary's Tees Small Quantity Order Fee Waiver!

As the Official Apparel Sponsor for AzPPA, McCreary's Tees is offering to waive the $2.00 or $5.00 fee tha t is norma lly charged on smaller orders for active AzPPA members.  This is another great benefit of your membership. 

You can contact McCreary's Tees at 602 470-4200 for details.

Featured Member Benefit - Constant Contact
We've partnered with Constant Contact - 
Have you signed up yet?

The AzPPA Board is always looking for ways to increase your member benefits. And now we're featuring another benefit. Even if you're already using Constant Contact for your email marketing, you  will be able to benefit from AzPPA's partnership.

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