2018 December/2019 January
AzPPA E-Newsletter
December 2018
Our Holiday Party was a lovely event! We enjoyed an elegant evening at the Raven Golf Club and celebrated a wonderful close to 2018.
Our hostesses for the evening, Janna Mundis (retiring Professional Development Chair) and Donna Day (Events Chair for 2018 and 2019!)
Santa gave out yummy treats to all attendees, ably assisted by his charming elf, Debbie Umberger!

(To see more photos of our event, visit www.azppa.net and look for the Photo Gallery!)
Congratulations to the 2018 Recognition Award Recipients!
Recognized for their outstanding support to AzPPA members during 2018 were:
2018 Hardgoods Supplier of the Year - BIC Graphic
2018 Apparel Supplier of the Year - SanMar
2018 Decorator of the Year - Arizona Cactus Needles Embroidery
2018 Multi Line Representative of the Year - Langton Promotional Sales
2018 Volunteer of the Year - Nancy Clawson
Thank You and Congratulations!
Your 2019 AzPPA Board Members!
Your 2019 AzPPA Board of Directors will be led by Jim Gordon. His board will include Damon Subasa, President-Elect; Marc Hawkins, Vice President; Michelle Thelen, Secretary/ Treasurer; and Directors: Donna Day, Eric Johnson, Mitch Shreder, Sarah Weber, and Anna Wiese. Jamie Ondrejko, our 2018 President, will remain an active member in 2019, serving as the Immediate Past President.

Special thanks go out to the retiring members of the AzPPA Board of Directors: Nancy Clawson, Goose Gosewisch, and Janna Mundis. Nancy Gosewisch, 2017 President moves into the ranks of our honored Past Presidents.
Donate Today To Help Disaster Survivors and Support our AzPPA President's Charity!

In 2017 – 2018 we have experienced what seems to be an ever-growing number of natural disasters - fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods. The 2018 President’s charity is PPDRF, the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation which has been set up to help promotional products industry members get back to business in the wake of a federally-declared natural disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies - computers, cell phones, office supplies - promotional products catalogs and samples, provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get an affected business up and running as soon as possible. Make sure that your donations are designated as coming from an AzPPA member so that our region can receive credit. Read more about this effort on the PPAI website . Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. The link is on our website: www.azppa.net .
Welcome to the Board,
Anna Wiese!
 Joining the 2019 Board of Directors is Anna Wiese, from supplier member and sponsor, Imagen Brands. Click here to read more about Anna.
Did You See Our 2018 Annual Report?
Click the image to see a recap of the accomplishments from 2018 from YOUR association!
January 13 - 17, 2019
It will be here before we know it!

Click here for more info about the upcoming PPAI Expo in Las Vegas in January.
Watch the "Get In Touch" video for some marketing inspiration!
We're so happy to have you as part of the AzPPA Family!
We had a few new members join during the past couple of months. Welcome!!

Crystal D
Webb Company

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Membership renewals are due for ALL AzPPA members by
January 1, 2019!
Log in to www.azppa.net with the email you use for membership, create a password if you need to, and make sure your account is current!
Important Links

AzPPA Wild Wednesday Webinars
Wednesday, December 19th - Why Should They Choose You? How to Define Your Value Proposition - Paul Kiewiet, MAS+

PPAI Webinars
December 12, 12:00 noon - An Overview of PPAI Certification Programs

January 30, 12:00 noon - Managing Your Finances in the Cloud with QuickBooks Online

On-demand topics are available whenever you log in to ppai.org.

Save the Dates!
Watch for more details about some great events coming for AzPPA in 2019!

February 26, 2019 Diversity Round Table

April 1, 2019
End User Show

Benefits of Membership
McCreary's Tees:
As the Official Apparel Sponsor for AzPPA, McCreary’s Tees is offering to waive for AzPPA members, the $2.00 or $5.00 fee that is normally charged on smaller orders.   You must ask for this waiver at the time the order is placed, whether on an order placed via the website or via telephone.  
This is another great benefit of your membership.  
You can contact McCreary’s Tees at 602-470-4200  for details

For more information about the benefits of Membership in AzPPA, click here .
Find savings from PromoHunt, SAGE, Zoom Catalog, Constant Contact, FedEx, Merchant Services, and more!

Contact hello@promohunt.com for more details.

Contact www.zoomcatalog.com to find out more!

Contact your SAGE representative for more details.
for more details and to get started.
Sponsors and Affiliations
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