Welcome our New Executive Director, Laura Munari, MAS!
The Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA) has contracted with Laura Munari to be their Executive Director effective immediately. Ms. Munari has been in the promotional products industry since 2010, working as a distributor sales representative before becoming the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association (RMRPPA) in 2019.
In addition to welcoming Laura, the AzPPA Board of Directors extends gratitude and well-wishes to outgoing Executive Director, Betsy Andrade, MAS, who is retiring. Ms. Andrade served in the Executive Director role for more than 4 years, and had been a volunteer Board Member and Past President of the association for several years prior to that. She will stay on for the next few months to help facilitate a smooth transition.
Damon Subasa, MAS of Peerless Umbrella and 2020 President of AzPPA, said: “We are proud to have Laura taking on the Executive Director role with AzPPA. She brings a wide variety of experience to the position, and we are looking forward to benefiting from her expertise.”
Laura Munari said: “It is an honor to affliate with AzPPA in this new capacity. I am a strong believer in the benefits that the regional associations of PPAI have to offer to their members, and hope to help the Arizona region become even stronger than it is today.”
Join us on Tuesday, October 27th for a 30 minute video presentation from Mindy Reynolds, ReyCo Promo. ReyCo is a new multiline representative company whose lines include CNIJ, AdnArt, and Vantage, among others.
The Joy Bus is a Not for Profit organization whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with a fresh Chef Inspired meal and a friendly face. Our vision is to elevate the livelihood of our patrons with the joy of culinary sustenance. Founded in 2011 and named in honor of our dear friend Joy who struggled with the painstaking side-effects of cancer, ultimately losing her life to this horrific disease. The Joy Bus will relieve the burden put on families during this time by providing healthy meals specified to meet our patron’s needs. The Joy Bus delivers not only quality meals to your doorstep but compassion and a smiling face.
Join Us in Raising Donations for The Joy Bus Diner throughout the Month of October!
Promotional Products Work! Week is an industry-wide event dedicated to celebrating the power of promotional products and the value they create. This annual event serves as a cornerstone for recognizing the importance of working with promotional professionals while creating awareness for promotional products as a powerful and effective advertising and marketing medium.
PPAI's Expo 2021 Transitions to a Virtual Live Event
The end of September traditionally marks the opening of registration for The PPAI Expo 2021 in Las Vegas. Our team at PPAI has worked tirelessly over the past months, shifting with every obstacle, making backup plans for our backup plans, with the continued goal of having an in-person live event in January 2021. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks it has become clear, with health risks, travel restrictions and ever-changing guidelines on large expositions, we are unable to host an in-person version of The PPAI Expo 2021. So, instead of a message to kick off registration, we are announcing the transition to a completely virtual live format for 2021 and giving it a new name: PPAI Expo Direct-2-You.
The 2020 Coupon Book is Still Available - Save $$ Today!
Use just 2 to 3 coupons from this great savings resource, and you will have more than paid for your company's membership in AzPPA for 2020!
Just renew or join today and log in to the www.AzPPA.net website with your email and password. When you're logged in, you'll see the Members tab at the far right side of the menu bar.
Follow the drop-down menu to the 2020 Coupon Book for ACTIVE 2020 Members ONLY!
Calling All Decorators!
Screen Printers - Embroiderers - Engravers - Digital Printers - Pad Printers - Transfers - ANY TYPE OF DECORATING!
If your business specializes in decorating ANY blank product - apparel or hard goods - we have a membership category just for you!
We understand that your business is different from a traditional Distributor or a traditional Supplier. Benefits of membership in the ALL NEW Decorator Category include:
* Flat rate membership fee
* Exhibit at our supplier shows and events
* Annual access to the AzPPA Distributor membership list
* Attend supplier events even if you are not exhibiting
* Access to the Members-Only Coupon Book for great savings!
Join today! Change your current membership category. Share with your friends from the Decorator community!
A Message from Anne Stone Regarding PPAI's Certification Programs
As Paul Bellantone recently announced, we’ve made a number of staffing changes here at PPAI and I am now overseeing professional development for PPAI. But don’t worry, I’m still here for you with any product responsibility or government relations issues.
I am excited to take on this new responsibility and as my first order of business I want to share with you the latest information regarding PPAI’s educational opportunities.
* FYI - Most PPAI Webinars are available to you even if you're not a PPAI member, as long as you belong to AzPPA! Contact email@example.com and ask to become an Associate Member based on your membership in AzPPA!