October 1, 2020
Industry Designation Scholarships
Interested in pursuing your industry certification? Each year, UMAPP offers up to three scholarships, each in the amount of $500, for individuals to pursue industry education and work towards a designation.
Collegiate Scholarship Winner for 2020-2021

With the support of industry member companies and individuals, the Promotional Products Education Foundation provides college scholarships to promotional products industry employees and their children to support general studies and industry-related educational goals.

UMAPP partners with PPEF to offer a $1,500 annual college scholarship to one of our members or their children. It is called the "UMAPP Collegiate Scholarship".

For the 2020-2021 academic year, congratulations goes to:

Jake Pundsack (member employee, Lisa Pundsack)
Kelly Promotions, LLC, Melrose, Minnesota

Applications are available in mid-to-late January each year. Watch for an eblast or go to our website at www.umapp.org. View a list of all winners for the PPEF and regional scholarships HERE.
The Playbook to Restart Businesses
A supplement to PPB Magazine

What is the playbook?
The Playbook To Restart Businesses, a new PPB digital supplement, is a free, informative, visual guide designed to help distributors visualize new and creative ways to incorporate promotional products into a business's reopening plan. From hair salons to retail stores, the guide features seven kinds of work environments and the products relevant to keeping them clean and safe for customers and employees.
UMAPP's Newest Members

Logojojo Custom Label Craft Coffee - Supplier
Ellie Bathe
750 2nd Street NE
Hopkins, MN 55343

Promotional Designs, Inc. - Distributor
Brian Katers
2280 S. Ashland Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
Have Overruns or Extra Samples?

Donate misprints, overruns, seconds, dead stock, or products that are otherwise not up to quality standards.     TROSA is a 501(c)(6) organization who contacted UMAPP in search of needed supplies.

Wish List: Pens, Markers, Highlighters, Water bottles, Flash Drives, Tote Bags, Post-It or sticky notes, Sharpies, Binder Clips, Paper Clips, Staples.
Our Rising Stars

UMAPP's very own Executive Board Member and Secretary, Alyssa Inkrott (Raining Rose) and UMAPP member, Colton Young (Storm Creek) recently made PPB's 2020 Rising Star List.

It's no surprise to us here at UMAPP that these two were noticed and recognized as one of this year's rising stars. There are other inspiring minds as well from across the country noted in the September 2020 issue of PPB Magazine.