Arizona Promotional Products Association
October 2017 AzPPA E-Newsletter
AzPPA Expo Preview
September UMOM Tour
Oktoberfest Happy Hour
Upcoming Elections and Events
New Member Highlight
Make a Splash with AzPPA
Featured Member Benefit
Featured Member Benefit
Featured Member Benefit
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Webinars
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The AzPPA Expo - August 29th, 2017 - Did You Make It?
We had an amazing day and so appreciate everyone who took part!

Thank You to our Amazing Volunteers! (We hope our list is complete, but if we missed anyone, we apologize in advance!)

Nancy Clawson - Volunteer Coordinator Extraordinaire!
Karie Cowden Nancy Majewski
Donna Day Linda Martin
Jeri Day Lucinda McNeill
Charity Gibson Janna Mundis
Mary Glock Jamie Ondrejko
Jim Gordon Krysta Paffrath
Goose Gosewisch Dawn Patterson
Nancy Gosewisch Stewart Rice
Tony Halitsky Vicki Snyder
Vickie Halitsky Sharon Stover
Mallory Hawkins Damon Subasa
Marc Hawkins Andy Trotti
Melissa Hoffman Stephanie Welch
Connie Johnson Laurie Wilcoxen
Eric Johnson Kristi Williams

Check out the Expo 2017 Photo Gallery on our website for more fun photos!

Last Month's Event

Honoring our 2017 President's Charity - UMOM New Day Centers and the Matthew 25 Foundation
On Friday, September 29th, a group from AzPPA had the privilege of touring the UMOM New Day Center in central Phoenix. We saw the various levels of housing options and support that they offer, as well as the day care, after-school activity center, teen zone, cafe, kitchen, and computer resource center. There are so many opportunities to provide support for this worthy organization. 

Please contribute as much as you can at our upcoming events. Along with the donations that were contributed at our Expo and on the day of the tour, AzPPA will be raising funds for this organization for the remainder at 2017. They are counting on your assistance!

Oktoberfest Happy Hour - Prost!
Put on Your Lederhosen, Get Your Oom Pah Band Warmed Up, and Strengthen Your Stein Hoisting Arm -- It's time for AzPPA's Oktoberfest Happy Hour!
Upcoming Elections and Events
Interested in More Industry Recognition? 
              Having More Influence with AzPPA? 
                         Increasing Your Industry Knowledge?

I t's time for Nominations for the 2018 AzPPA Board of Directors. We would love to have your participation and welcome your ideas! Nominations are open through October 20th. Click here  for the nomination form listing the requirements, and send in your application, bio, and photo as soon as possible. Elections will be held electronically from October 23rd through November 3rd, and the 2018 Board will be introduced at our Holiday Party on December 7th, 2017.

Can You Believe We're Already Talking About the End of the Year??

Thursday, November 9th will bring our very popular Supplier Speed Networking event. And Thursday, December 7th is the date for our Annual Holiday Party. Watch the website and for emails announcing the details for all of our upcoming events.    
New Member Highlight!

It's a Record-Setting Year for AzPPA Membership!

Your 2017 Board of Directors has been working all year to grow our membership. As part of this effort, this year we have been featuring new members in the newsletter.  In this edition, we hear from two new distributor members.
Member Name: Dale Worden
  1. AzPPA: How did you get started in the Promotional Products Industry?
Worden: I was a sales manager at a company called Crown Marketing Group in Clearwater, FL. We sold incentive travel packages business to business. Vernon was a client of Crown, and Crown was a client of Vernon. Knowing their company well, I responded to an ad Vernon placed for a division manager in Tampa, Florida and got the job.


Member Name: Miriam Bowen

AzPPA: How did you get started in the Promotional Products Industry?

Bowen: I started in Graphic Arts by making print products for my own pet industry company.  Then I started offering print products I had developed to other pet industry
professionals, including a few promotional products. With my graphic arts skills, I
found promotional products less time-consuming and more profitable than print

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 AzPPA Sponsorship Program.   Click here for complete details on how to partner with us. 
Sign up today and be recognized as a sponsor for the remainder of 2017 as well as all of 2018!
  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 2017 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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