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September 2017


Amber Dys /
S&S Activewear

Jacob Epstein / Headwear USA

David Mikulecky / Orbus

Annalee Oakley / Chatty Snaps

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PPAChicago Set Sail On the Mystic Blue
Members enjoyed each other's company as they gathered at Navy Pier to set sail for a two hour excursion on Lake Michigan. The event sold out and will most likely become a staple event. Thank you to everyone who attended. It was loads of fun!
***Thank you again to our Event Sponsor HIT***

( PPAChicago 2017 Board: Directors; Ben Turry, Mellisa Kopf, Matt Staff, Executive Director; Jen Mendoza, President; Matt Gallegos, Vice President; Colleen Krause and Director; Ben Prasad)


 60th Anniversary Gala
November 8th
Meson Sabika in Naperville, IL

Goldstar Expands Midwest Presence
Goldstar is excited to announce the expansion of their outside sales team with the hiring of Parker Melvin as Midwest Region Sales Manager based in Chicago, IL.   Following 7 years of experience managing Sales for 3 Key Industry Distributors, Parker has jumped to the supplier side will take on the states of IL, WI, MN, IN, OH, MI, MO, KS, ND, SD, NE, IA, KY & WV for Goldstar. Parker comments, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the kind of service to distributors that I valued so highly as a distributor myself. A great partner in a factory rep is invaluable to distributors in this increasingly competitive business."
The expansion of Goldstar's Midwest territory is joined by the recent promotion of Charles Duggan, to National Accounts Manager who now oversees key accounts. Howard Cubberly, Goldstar's General Manger comments: "Parker is a great addition to our team and his experience on the distributor side should be an asset in effort to continue our growth in the region using a customer centric approach to leverage "Simplicity" TM, our ease of doing model to help our distributor partners add more value for their end buyers." "This move will also help Charles Duggan better focus on integration with our existing Key Account Partnerships."